Would you like to start your morning with a piece of cake or a cookie from time to time? With this giant breakfast cookie, that’s no problem at all. Since this delicious variation of microwaved baked oats is a healthy and quick breakfast. And how to make this healthy breakfast cookie is what I’ll show you in today’s post.jump to recipe
A cookie for breakfast please
Now you’re probably wondering where I came up with the idea of having cookies for breakfast. After all, shouldn’t our breakfast be balanced and nutrient-dense? Absolutely, it definitely should be. But the great thing is that this giant breakfast cookie is actually pretty healthy by itself. Because it’s basically a type of baked oats. And baked oats, in turn, are nothing more than an oatmeal cake. So more or less a kind of oatmeal made in the oven. And I already told you how healthy oatmeal is in another post of mine.
from baked oats to a Giant Breakfast Cookie
But in case you’re now wondering how I went from baked oats to cookies, I don’t want to deprive you of this story. A few weeks ago, I did a little survey on my Instagram account. And there I also asked for recipe requests. A few great ideas came out that way. Including the desire for quick microwaved baked oats. I loved the idea, especially because I’ve been wanting to make a baked oats recipe for a long time. And so when I was working on this recipe, this delicious giant breakfast cookie was born.
My giant breakfast cookie
The great thing about this cookie is that it’s really easy to make. But at the same time it is also very healthy and delicious. But how exactly is it made? First of all, you need to finely grate one or two carrots. Then you also have to roughly grate half an apple. For this I prefer to use a box grater for this. Because there I have a fine and coarse grater at the same time. That’s perfect for this recipe.
On the one hand, the carrot and apple give the cookie a lot of juiciness, so they substitute for butter or oil. On the other hand, of course, they are full of vitamins and fiber. In addition to that, we need some oats and an egg for our cookie. The egg here not only provides the binding, but also some protein. Last but not least, we add a moist Medjool date and some cinnamon for just the right amount of sweetness.
Once all the ingredients are mixed, the cookie will go into the microwave. In my microwave, 3 minutes on the highest setting worked perfectly. However, that’s only 800 watts for me. So it may be possible that it goes a little faster in your case. However, if you don’t have a microwave, that’s not a problem either. Because you can also use the oven for this cookie. Here it needs about 15 minutes at 180°C/375°F convection oven. And finally, the cookie will definitely work in the Airfryer as well.
The Toppings for your Healthy Breakfast Cookie
But what would be breakfast without delicious toppings? Clearly, there would be something missing. Therefore, this delicious giant breakfast cookie also needs a few tasty toppings. However, you have a wide choice here. Because from soy yogurt, to a protein pudding to some nut butter everything works well . But since we have a cookie that reminds me a bit of carrot cake, a healthy cream cheese frosting fits perfectly too. Therefore, I put down a simple and quick version of it in the recipe below.
Last but not least, I like to top my cookie with some fresh fruit. Again, anything can be used for this. And preferably whatever is in season right now.
And in the future we’ll have even more baked oats recipes
For the future I can promise already the following: there will definitely be more baked oats recipes here at JBR. Because especially microwaved baked oats are a really simple and healthy breakfast. And since you can even prepare them so quickly, it’s just perfect. So I hope you’re looking forward to more delicious (microwaved) baked oats recipes too!
But for now, I hope you enjoy this one. And if you’re looking for more yummy breakfast ideas, I’m sure I have some more for you here.
Giant Breakfast Cookie
for the cookies
- 3/4 cups rolled or quick cooking oats
- 1 big carrot or 2 smaller ones
- 1/2 apple
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup egg white or 1/4 cup unsweetened amlond milk
- 1 medjool date
- 1 tsp baking powder
Frosting (alternative toppings are listed in the blogpost)
- 50 g fat reduced cream cheese
- 80 g low-fat Greek yoghurt
- 1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice + some zest
- 2 tsp powdered erythritol alternatively 1 tsp of regular erythritol, some stevia or a 1 tsp of honey
- Peel and finley grate the carrot. Then wash and coarsely grate the apple. Cut the date in half, remove the stone and chop finely. Put everything in a bowl and mix together with the remaining ingredients to form a "batter".
- Spray a plate (like a soup plate) or small baking dish with some baking release spray (alternatively grease with ¼ tsp coconut oil) and spread half of the batter in it. The dough should be in something 1.5 to 2 cm thick. Now place the cookie in the microwave for about 3 minutes at 800 watts.(Alternatively, bake in the oven at 180°C/375°F for about 15 minutes).
- In the meantime, mix the cream cheese with the yogurt, lemon juice, a bit of grated lemon juice and the powdered erythritol to a smooth frosting.
- Once the cookie is ready, transfer it to a plate, let it cool briefly and meanwhile prepare the second portion in the microwave.
- Serve the cookies with the Forsting (or other topping of choice) and some fresh, seasonal fruit.
- calories: 264 kcal (/328 kcal)
- fat: 6 g (/9 g)
- carbohydrates: 36 g (/39 g)
- protein: 13 g (/20 g)