Does anyone else regret siging up for Victoria Secret’s catalog?
Like okay, send me one catalog once month and that’s acceptable. But I swear those things are bombarding my mailbox 4 times a week and the bikini madness needs to stop. Because I have cookies to eat. And cupcakes to frost. I do not have time for Victoria Secret models to haunt me on my baking days.
Regardless, bikini season is approaching, ever so quickly. And if you live in California you know it is bikini season almost all year round. I just choose to ignore that. You see, I enjoy winter hibernation. It’s a great excuse NOT to wear a bathing suit and to nosh on homemade, buttery chocolate cookie goodness.
And yet, these cookies are bikini approved. They are the healthiest cookies to ever come out of my kitchen with no refined sugar, butter, oil or eggs needed! And if you happen to be gluten free, this recipe can easily be modified for ya. Just use gluten free oats to make your oat flour and opt for a gluten free cereal! Vegan? No problem there. Trade in the honey for brown rice syrup! Everyone wins, that’s always a good thing.
These may not be your typical browned butter cookie, but come on, we gotta find the balance people. And we gotta flaunt our polka dot bikinis, cookie in hand. These cookies aren’t just meant to look good in a bikini though. They are meant to satisfy you at breakfast when you feel like dessert. When you want to indulge but don’t want to feel like crap afterwards. Or when you want a yummy pre workout snack without feeling fatigue. Life shouldn’t be meaured on our bikini wearing looks. Just wear what ya want and eat what makes you feel good. Like these cookies.
These “feel good” cookies are filled with deliciousness like peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips and blueberries to name a few. There is some apple butter to help replace the fat and add natural sweetness. Some oat flour AND something else super fun. Cereal! To make these cookies a little more heartier and tastier, you will grind up one of your favorite cereals into flour. This puts a fun little twist on your typical breakfast cookie. And makes it even more acceptable to have at breakfast.
I reccomend crumbling some over greek yogurt
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1 cup cereal of choice (I used Trader Joe's High Fiber O's)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup apple butter (or apple sauce)
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup honey (or brown rice syrup)
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup granola of choice
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Place your cereal in a high powered blender or food processor and pule for a few seconds until it forms a flour texture. Combine cereal flour, oat flour, cinnamon, and baking soda in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a sepreate bowl combine apple butter, peanut butter and honey. Whisk until fully mixed then pour into dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until a batter forms. Fold in chocolate chips, blueberries and granola.
- Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons big of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking tray. Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes until tops look golden.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before placing on a cooling rack. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Or store in the fridge, covered.
- After the first day my cookies got very soft. Definitley not complaining though!
- Makes 16-20 cookies