Scottish Oatmeal Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Several weeks ago, the kind folks over at Bob’s Red Mill sent me a sample of their Gluten Free Scottish Oatmeal.

scottish oatmeal breakfast cookies via treble in the kitchen

I honestly had no idea what Scottish Oatmeal was and kind of thought it may be similar to steel cut oats…but I was wrong!

These oats are not cut like steel “cut” oats, they are not rolled like common flat rolled oats are…they are ground.  The oats have a fine texture that is slightly more course than oat flour, but similar.  Oats are full of fiber, they have the ability to keep you full for a long period of time, and they taste darn good!

I am always looking for different things to make on the weekend for Brian to eat for breakfast during the week.  He isn’t always the biggest breakfast eater, so I know the easier I make it the more likely he will be to eat it.

Because of the flour-like texture of these oats, I thought a breakfast “cookie” would be a fun experiment to try.

Scottish Oatmeal Healthy Breakfast Cookies

I made two versions of the cookie–one with protein powder and one with no protein powder.  While Brian enjoyed both, he liked the cookie with no protein powder a little bit better.  These cookies kept him full all the way through lunch-time and he ate them all up!  Sounds like a success if you ask me ;)

When making the two versions, I wanted to make sure the stats were as close to each other as possible so I plugged all the ingredients into SparkPeople to check on the nutrition stats.

scottish oatmeal breakfast cookies via treble in the kitchen

Scottish Oatmeal Healthy Breakfast Cookies (with protein powder)

Yields 6 cookies

Nutrition Information:  Calories-322.7, Protein-12.4g, Sugar-18.8g, Carbs-45.8g, Fat-13.1g

  • 1 cup Scottish Oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (I used natural peanut butter)
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg (or flax egg)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (I used apricots and cranberries)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds and pepitas)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place all dry ingredients accept dried fruit and nuts in a large bowl (oats, soda, protein powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg) and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the nut butter, banana, applesauce, egg, honey and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Add in the dried fruit and nuts.
  6. Place 6 equal-sized portions on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.

scottish oatmeal breakfast cookies via treble in the kitchen

Scottish Oatmeal Healthy Breakfast Cookies (with protein powder)

Yields 6 cookies

Nutrition Information:  Calories-325.1, Protein-11.3g, Sugar-18.3g, Carbs-46.8g, Fat-13.3g

  • 1 cup Scottish oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (I used natural peanut butter)
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg (or flax egg)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • 1/2 dried fruit (I used apricots and cranberries)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place all dry ingredients accept dried fruit and nuts in a large bowl (oats, soda, oat flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg) and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the nut butter, banana,Greek yogurt, applesauce, egg, honey and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Add in the dried fruit and nuts.
  6. Place 6 equal-sized portions on a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.

ENJOY!

Question of the Morning:

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Comments

  1. Those look awesome! I haven’t made baked goods with protein powder before, but I have a feeling some of my chocolate protein powder could add a fun twist to this recipe :)
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