Spiced Breakfast Cookies are the perfect super flavorful addition to your morning routine.
It’s my younger brother who’s a huge fan of these cookies. He called them “Birdie Bites” because the flax seed and wheat germ reminded him of bird seed.
The ingredients in this recipe are super nutritious. The more I researched these ingredients, the more I wanted to share this recipe and talk about some of them.
Turmeric has some cool health benefits from being an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, improving memory, helps prevent cancer, among other benefits. The benefits from turmeric come from the pigment that gives the yellow color to the spice.
The number one commonly cited benefit from turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory properties. There are so many fairly common health conditions that come with chronic inflammation, and it’s great knowing little things that you could add to your meals to lessen it.
Another benefit of turmeric is that it is an antioxidant. In case you don’t remember, antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals which are unstable compounds compounds in the body. These free radicals are tied to many illnesses, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Pretty good stuff.
Although all these health benefits are great, it should be noted at you actually have to consume quite a lot of turmeric to receive these benefits. I found that curcumin is only about 3% of turmeric powder by weight, so it’s pretty small. Definitely keep that in mind before going out and cooking every recipe you can find with turmeric!
I was recently reminded that we should be eating three servings of whole grains each day. Oats are a very versatile whole grain. They seem like the easiest whole grain to add to your regular diet. They are full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Oats contain more protein than most other grains, making them a meaningful addition to your breakfast. They really add to a filling breakfast and will help you stay energized until lunch time.
Flax seed has been on the list of superfoods for a while now, so its no wonder that I wanted them in these spiced breakfast cookies.
Just one tablespoon provides quite a bit of nutrients including 1.3 grams protein, 2 grams of fiber, 1600 mg omega 3 fatty acids, and some calcium, iron, and magnesium. It’s the omega 3 fatty acids that are most often highlighted when it comes to flax seed.
Spiced Breakfast Cookies
- 2 cups Rolled Oats
- 1/4 cup Whole Flax Seed
- 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
- 1/4 cup Wheat Germ
- 1 cup Shredded Coconut sweetened or unsweetened
- 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips optional
- 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries
- 2 tbsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Cloves
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 4 Eggs
- Begin by preheating your oven to 325F.
- Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Pour in melted coconut oil and mix together with dry ingredients. You want to mix the coconut oil in before cracking cold eggs on top of it to keep the texture consistent instead of solidifying all of the coconut oil before it is incorporated.
- Crack in the 4 eggs and mix thoroughly with the rest of the ingredients.
- Scoop roughly 1/4 cup amounts of the mixture into muffin tins and press together. Alternatively you can cook them in the shape of cookies on baking sheets by pressing them by hand.
- Bake your delicious Spiced Breakfast Cookies at 325F for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Below are some pages to reference if you want to learn more about the health benefits of this delicious Spiced Breakfast Cookies.
10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin – This page goes more in-depth as to the benefits from eating turmeric. I summarized a few of the benefits up above, so check out this article for more of the benefits!