This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Are you a breakfast person? For most of my life, I was not. I learned my skipping breakfast, and often lunch, was setting me up for weight loss failure. I was eating more than a day’s worth of calories during the night. It had me gaining weight. I have been eating breakfast ever since. I have been introducing more vegan foods into my food plan. One of my new favorites is my Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe.
I went to my doctor a few weeks ago. They did some follow-up blood work. I am officially diabetic. This means I must drastically change my diet. I have eaten a diet heavy in sugar, processed foods, dairy and carbs for most of my life. The diagnosis did not surprise me. It scared me. I want to be around for may years to come. To give myself a fighting chance, I had to give up many favorite foods. My kids having a mom is more important to me than a container of ice cream or a chocolate cake.
I will not lie. It has not been an easy road. Giving up foods I have eaten for decades was not simple. I have fallen off the wagon more than a few times. The key is to get right back up and get on the wagon again. I have scoured the Internet and many cookbooks for diabetic friendly recipes. It took some time to find recipes that satisfied my cravings that kept me on my new food plan. My Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe is the a delicious and healthy way to start my day!
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- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup cranberry trail mix (I get mine in the organic section of the grocery store)
- 1 tablespoon VeganSmart Vanilla Nutritional Shake
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup mashed banana
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar substitute
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt and VeganSmart powder.
- In your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream your vegan butter and brown sugar until fluffy and pale. Add in your vanilla, water, banana and applesauce.
- Add the dry mix into the wet mix. Using a spoon, not your mixer, add in the oats, nuts, cranberries and coconut.
- If your mixture is too wet, cover with plastic and chill for a few hours.
- Add a dollop of mix, using a large ice cream scoop, Allow room for some spreading. Bake 16-18 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
I love my easy and nutritional Vegan Protein Breakfast Cookie Recipe. What is your favorite go to healthy breakfast option?
robin masshole mommy saysMarch 27, 2017 at 2:23 pm
It sounds like you are on the right track to a healthier lifestyle. Who knows, maybe you will kick the diabetes like so many others do.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysMarch 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm
I’m not even vegan, and I want to eat as many of those as possible! They sound AND look so good!
Bill Sweeney saysMarch 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm
Those look really tasty. I have a friend who recently went vegan, and she’s been having a difficult time getting in enough protein. I’ll have to show these to her.
Vera Sweeney saysMarch 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm
So. These are awesome. Not only do they sound delicious, but they answer the question of how to get in extra protein on an all plant diet.
jenn sparks saysMarch 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm
These look delicious!! Pinned this recipe for later. I have given up so many of my old favorites, and now I’m in sort of a rut. I havent really tried baking anything in this new way of eating, so this recipe will certainly help me get into it. My favorite breakfast option is a protein shake right after my workout. In addition to the protein powder, I add a banana, some soaked chia seeds, cinnamon and cacao powder.
Mandee saysMarch 27, 2017 at 4:48 pm
These look delicious! I’m always looking for new recipes and I think this is a snack my whole family would enjoy!
mycraftingworld saysMarch 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm
I like greek yogurt and berries. I usually have blueberries here. I also like just plain oatmeal with raisins.
Liz Mays saysMarch 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Now that is an awesome source of protein to start the day with. I think that Vegan Smart shake will be awesome for the protein boost when you need it.
Marcie W. saysMarch 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm
Cookies for breakfast?! My kids would be all about these and they seem like a great way to pack in some extra early morning protein!
laura schag saysMarch 27, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Those cookies look wonderful. I am glad you sent the recipe. Can not want to try them.
Joely Smith saysMarch 27, 2017 at 8:29 pm
These look absolutely YUM! Such a healthier way to snack! Also good for after a workout, or for people like myself who get low blood sugar!
Shannon Gurnee saysMarch 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm
My friend and her daughter are vegan and are always on the lookout for vegan recipes. I’ll have to send this one to her!
Veronica Solomon saysMarch 27, 2017 at 9:13 pm
I would love to incorporate this in my diet. It looks very good
Pam saysMarch 27, 2017 at 9:16 pm
I have such a hard time getting in protein at breakfast. These might be just the ticket!
Kim L saysMarch 27, 2017 at 9:33 pm
Being diabetic my self i noticed i must have breakfast. A lot of mornings start with fruit and oatmeal. With a bottled water and freen tea
Paol Trenny saysMarch 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm
I like to eat steel cut oatmeal with turkey bacon in a cup.
Paol Trenny saysMarch 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm
I like to eat steel cut oatmeal with turkey bacon in a cup. It is easy and filling. Thanks!
Nancy saysMarch 27, 2017 at 9:51 pm
I like to eat eggs for breakfast. I like scrambled eggs. I also like hard boiled eggs.
Felicia saysMarch 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm
This looks and sounds delicious. What a great way to add protein!
heather saysMarch 27, 2017 at 10:19 pm
Breakfast Cookies are the best – and I really love the fact that this is vegan! A healthy yummy start to our day is what I love.
Dogvills saysMarch 28, 2017 at 1:12 am
The cookies look amazing. I am not vegan, but I would love to try your recipe.
Annemarie LeBlanc saysMarch 28, 2017 at 1:52 am
There cookies look so delicious! I will have to set aside some time to make a large batch of these treats. We are a busy family, always rushing out the door in the morning. These cookies would be great to have on the go. Really healthy, nutritious and delicious!
our family world saysMarch 28, 2017 at 2:41 am
These cookies are irresistibly delicious, and unlike other desserts don’t leave you feeling miserable and heavy afterwards.
Oyinkan Ogunleye saysMarch 28, 2017 at 3:38 am
I’m definitely going to try and make it!
Sohair saysMarch 28, 2017 at 6:26 am
This looks very delicious,I’m just amazed with the delicious recipes u post ty
Victoria heckstall saysMarch 28, 2017 at 7:20 am
I don’t know whether to savor these few remaining bites and relish in how truly delicious they are or weep over their soon-to-be absence. Yes, these cookies are that good; and they’re healthy.
Chasity L Boatman saysMarch 28, 2017 at 9:03 am
These look delicious, especially for being vegan. My sister decided to become a vegan a year ago. I’ll send this to her.
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysMarch 28, 2017 at 9:13 am
That looks SO delicious! Would love to try this vegan cookie recipe!
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy saysMarch 28, 2017 at 9:49 am
My oldest daughter would love these! Perfect for a quick breakfast before school!
monique s saysMarch 28, 2017 at 9:58 am
oatmeal with fruit is my go to healthy breakfast option
Rachelle saysMarch 28, 2017 at 10:06 am
MYmother is a type 2 diabetic and is having a hard time finding recipes that are easy and taste good. I’ll have to share this with her!
Nancy @ whispered inspirations saysMarch 28, 2017 at 10:40 am
Great recipe! My hubby loves protein cookies! I’ll have to surprise him with these! Thanks!
Amanda Love saysMarch 28, 2017 at 10:42 am
That cookie recipe sounds delightful! There’s nothing better than food that keeps you on your toes especially early in the morning. I would love to give this one a try.
Kiwi saysMarch 28, 2017 at 10:59 am
Im not vegan myself but I have friends who are. This is interesting and good it has a lot of protein in it.
Natalie saysMarch 28, 2017 at 11:04 am
I am not a breakfast person, but I know that without it I will have low energy for the rest of the day. Sounds like a great vegan recipe!
Janice Crespo saysMarch 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm
These cookies do look good. I think cookies are my biggest weakness, and like you are, I should follow your example and eat healthier. My favorite quick breakfast is yogurt. I am dealing with depression after my daughter died by suicide 16 months ago. I am trying to incorporate more foods like blueberries, strawberries, etc., that help to increase my dopamine levels.
Kathy saysMarch 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm
Those look amazing. I need to give them a try. I love how many different ingredients are in them too. Yum!
Cat saysMarch 28, 2017 at 1:37 pm
You had me at the phrase “breakfast cookie!” But seriously, this is a great idea for an on-the-go breakfast in the middle of the week! May have to try this one myself–thanks!
Natalie saysMarch 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm
I normally do protein shakes for breakfast because of time. This could be a fun, well-rounded substitute.
uprunforlife saysMarch 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm
Those cookies look so good. I have to keep a few sweet treats that won’t blow my calorie budget around the house to satisfy my sweet tooth. With a few chocolate chips and cranberries, these would be perfect a snack or breakfast.
Melissa Dixon saysMarch 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm
This would be perfect for grabbing and going! I love a quick tasty one like this, thanks for sharing!
adriana saysMarch 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm
These look so great! What a perfect breakfast idea. I’ve never been big on breakfast but something like this – I could get into for sure! Yum!
Dana saysMarch 28, 2017 at 3:18 pm
I made the transition from vegetarian to vegan a little more than a year ago. It’s been really hard to find things I like to eat so whenever I see vegan products and recipes like this I get really excited about trying them out. This looks delicious!
Sarah Bailey saysMarch 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm
Oh my gosh how absolutely delicious do these sound, I would love to have them as a snack anytime!
Bethany Stout saysMarch 28, 2017 at 5:46 pm
These look so yummy and healthy. I have been trying to find healthy recipes since I am losing weight and these will fit my diet plan perfectly. Thanks for sharing.
Jennifer Van Huss saysMarch 28, 2017 at 5:47 pm
Those look delicious! I always have a hard time finding time to eat in the mornings! This is a great way to grab something, healthy on the go!
Louise Bishop saysMarch 28, 2017 at 8:04 pm
I’ve not heard of this brand but glad I’m hearing about it now. I have the same problem but I’m not diabetic. So sorry to hear about the diagnosis.
Karrie Truman saysMarch 28, 2017 at 8:44 pm
I love breakfast and I’m so glad I’ve never struggled with eating it. I can only imagine how much stinks.
Louise Bishop saysMarch 28, 2017 at 9:05 pm
Those looks so good! I just love your recipes.
Stephanie Pass saysMarch 28, 2017 at 9:24 pm
This would be so perfect for my husband on his long commute to work every day. He’s always looking for a good source of protein to snack on.
Anosa saysMarch 28, 2017 at 9:50 pm
Oh, this is another good idea. Healthy food and good thing is that it can easily be packed. Perfect for those who are always on the go.
Crystal saysMarch 28, 2017 at 10:38 pm
Getting protein in first thing really helps me stay on track. I need to make these cookies to help myself “be good.”
Christine Lee saysMarch 28, 2017 at 11:19 pm
Looks delicious. I love a good vegan breakfast cookie. My favorite go-to breakfast right now is homemade cinnamon and nut granola with almond milk.
Eloise saysMarch 28, 2017 at 11:23 pm
Well I’ve never heard or tried a cookie like this, but there’s always a first for everything… looks delicious, I’ll have to give this recipe a shot this weekend : )
Melanie Phelps saysMarch 28, 2017 at 11:57 pm
I have been looking for something I could make my hubby and he can take on the run driving to work, This sounds like I need to try. I like most of those ingredients, will have to hide a couple and sneak them in for hubs though!!!
Starla saysMarch 29, 2017 at 1:16 am
Yum! Those look and sound so good. One of my favorite go to breakfast are definitely overnight oats. Prepare a day or two in advance and they are delicious. I love that you can switch up what you add in them as well!
Brianne saysMarch 29, 2017 at 11:26 am
These look super delicious! I will definitely have to try these!
katrina gehman saysMarch 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm
that looks really good. i have a few friends coming soon that are vegan and have been looking for some recipes. i may have to try this.
Emily saysMarch 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm
Oh these cookies look really good! I love that I can make them on the weekends and then have a good breakfast all week.
Laura saysMarch 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm
I’m a big smoothie person. Makes for a quick, and healthy breakfast.
Marty C saysMarch 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm
“Power” oatmeal. I add dried fruit, chopped nuts, etc to the oatmeal box so it’s all ready to go — all I need to do is make the oatmeal in the morning.
Shaney Vijendranath saysMarch 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm
My husband would really enjoy this. I’ve never made these type of cookies before but I think I need to since I am always wanting to snack on something.
aaron reck saysMarch 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm
I don’t know a lot of healthier ways to snack and I would like to learn more. Teach me please!
Angela Saver saysMarch 31, 2017 at 12:06 am
My favorite healthy is sliced apples with peanut butter or oatmeal with peanut butter & maple syrup!
Ana Rose | Roads and Pages saysMarch 31, 2017 at 5:05 am
I remember my mom while I was reading your post. She is also diabetic. She consulted a doctor and after weeks of taking the medicines she received another surprising news. Her uric acid gets high. She gets so depressed because the doctor tells her that there are many foods which she must not eat. My mom has a good appetite and knowing she cannot eat much as she wants make her unhappy.
Madeline saysMarch 31, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Lately I’ve enjoyed eating bulgur for breakfast. It’s very filling so I’m not hungry before lunch.
Tandi Cortez saysApril 2, 2017 at 7:20 pm
My favorite Go To Breakfast are Granola Bars! They are great for taking along! 😀
Jamie Williams saysApril 3, 2017 at 12:16 am
My favorite healthy go to breakfast items are oatmeal and chocolate whey protein smoothie. The smoothie gives me a full stomach and some extra energy.
laura schag saysApril 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm
I really need to try a healthy breakfast. I eat what ever is around. I think I will give these cookies a try!
Maria B saysApril 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm
I love eating some apple and cinnamon oatmeal. It so good especially on rainy day like today.
Lana simanovicki saysApril 6, 2017 at 11:05 pm
My son is vegan and he’s 14 he would love these breakfast cookies
Aduke @ Aduke Schulist saysApril 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm
These look amazing. I’m glad they are vegan too as I’m trying to make that switch to be healthier.
Teresa Organ saysApril 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm
I’m not a vegan or breakfast person but these cookies do look good. I could use some healthy shakes in my life. Thanks for the chance to win.
Lindsay A. saysApril 15, 2017 at 1:31 am
Yum!! A quick & easy breakfast for me is 1/2 cup oats, 1 scoop (flavored) protein powder, milk of choice, and sometimes I add 1-2T of peanut butter or other nut butter. Once all mixed up, I add 1c chopped fruit of choice.
thebigmansworld.com has lots of vegan friendly/protein powder recipes!
rachel grover saysApril 16, 2017 at 2:37 am
bananas, apples, oranges!
mmmm, yummy and healthy!!
Edye saysApril 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm
I love oatmeal! It is healthy, filly, and nutritious 🙂
amy rice saysApril 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm
I have actually been putting a scoop of my vanilla protein with my coffee and blending it with ice. It is so delicious.
Leela saysApril 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm
Keeping it simple. Bacon, eggs, potatoes and fruit.
Phillip Cardwell saysApril 28, 2017 at 9:44 pm
The Sunday Mode saysMay 12, 2017 at 7:36 am
As soon as I saw applesauce I knew these would be good, thanks for this recipe! They look delish 🙂
Julia // The Sunday Mode
Teresa saysJune 15, 2017 at 9:35 pm
I can’t wait to try this recipe as I found out I am allergic to dairy, soy, eggs. I really need some new ideas for Breakfast.
I hope you are doing well with your diabetic diet. Good for you! I just found out my mom who is diabetic will be having to have her leg amputated. Really, really sad news today.
Thanks for sharing your recipes as I just found you on Twitter tonight.