Even I surprised myself when I tasted these eggless, nut free, gluten free, and dairy free morning treats. WOAH, these allergy-friendly blueberry chia vanilla breakfast cookies actually taste good? A healthy breakfast cookie my toddler LOVES? A recipe that’s so easy, it will be on rotation? Yep, yes, and yeah.
No but really, when I had my sites set to create an uber healthy breakfast cookie packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, AND void of many foods that are common allergens, I figured it would taste like cardboard. But I had to try – maybe it’s due to my current feeling of failure with potty training that made me think, “If I can do this, I CAN DO ANYTHING!”
Ugh you guys, potty training. I know, I know – they say don’t push it. But I’m so over buying diapers for two. And come on, my toddler can swing a golf club better than most adults, puts dishes away from the dishwasher, and has memorized a handful of his favorite books. The kid is smart enough to pee in the big potty, but he refuses.
And I’m sorry, but please don’t tell me the M&M trick will work (one for pee, two for poo’s) because it doesn’t. And he’s never had M&M’s. But that’s beside the point – even when I bribe with raisins (his favorite ‘junk food’), IT DOESN’T WORK. NOTHING WORKS
Luckily patience is my strong suite, so I’m trying to be chill, and wipe poopy diapers with a smile on my face. But nothing gave me a bigger smile than seeing his reaction after taking a bite of these blueberry vanilla chia breakfast cookies.
Despite my deep-rooted fear of failure in making a super healthy breakfast cookie that is omitted of dairy, gluten, soy, refined sugar, eggs, and tree nuts (yes, NONE of that stuff in these babies), I overcame and pretty much knocked it out of the park (if I do say so myself).
So first let me tell ya all the good thing happening in these blueberry chia vanilla breakfast cookies:
Fiber, manganese (a mineral used for bone production and blood sugar control), magnesium, omega-3’s, vitamin K, and antioxidants just to name a few….
What, ALL of that in a COOKIE?! YUP. And with the help of Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides, these breakfast ‘treats’ are also packed with protein to fuel them all morning and of course, collagen. Wait, collagen? For kids?
Collagen is shown to aid digestion and attribute to overall ‘tummy’ health, due to the same same amino acids that are found in healthy guts. AKA if your little ones have belly issues, Vital Proteins products might be a helpful supplement to add to their diet (something my son does NOT have problem with….ugh all the poopy toddler diapers I change…#notcool). Plus the rich flavor of vanilla in every scoop totally takes the flavor of these cookies to another level.
All this talk of kid-friendly cookies, but what about the adults?! Duh, these blueberry vanilla chia cookies are good for us too (because we’re really just kids, with more grown-up appearances). When I need a grab-and-go breakfast or pre-workout snack in the morning, these are my new go-to.
Now let’s talk about the important things – the yummy factor. Rich vanilla flavor with bursts of blueberry, in a cookie that’s soft and chewy – much like original oatmeal cookies we all know and love. And one of the easiest cookie recipes ever – no need to drag out your mixer or let the dough chill. Just combine, bake, eat. Easy peasy.
Need more breakfast inpso you can eat on the go? When you’ve finished these allergy-friendly blueberry chia vanilla breakfast cookies, try paleo banana cream pie cookies, gluten free chocolate strawberry waffle sticks, paleo pizza egg cups, or these super fun healthy breakfast banana boats (another great allergy-friendly option)!
- 2 cups quick oats
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Powder
- ½ cup gluten free flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon coconut milk (you can sub for almond milk if desired)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds combined with 6 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon water
- ¾ cup dried blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds and water. Let sit at 5-10 minute to let the chia seeds soak up the water. This will be your egg replacement
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, collagen powder, flour, and baking soda
- Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, milk, and chia egg mixture. Mix until combined
- Fold in the dried blueberries (you can use fresh blueberries, these will bake into the cookie differently, causing the blueberries to be more 'wet' in the cookie rather than the dried blueberries, which bake cleaner)
- Using wet hands, take roughly ⅓ cup of the mix and mold into cookies. Place on a parchment-lined or greased baking sheet
- Bake for 20-25 minutes