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Vegan Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies! These cookies are lightly sweetened and perfect for breakfast or snacking. Easily gluten-free.
Let’s have cookies for breakfast! Want to?
Honestly, I’ve been searching for more recipes that I can make and freeze for easy meals and snacks once baby arrives. Cookies seemed to be a natural choice, especially loaded with cherries, shredded coconut, and macadamia nuts.
These Vegan Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies remind me of a granola bar in cookie form. Sweet enough to be a snack yet wholesome enough to be breakfast. Make a batch of them in advance and freeze whatever you aren’t going to eat over the next few days. Then, defrost in the fridge overnight or place in the oven to gently warm for 5-10 minutes.
If you like banana bread, then you’ll love Vegan Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies. I wanted to keep them vegan and easily gluten-free so everyone could enjoy. They’re thicker than a regular cookie, but with enough chew to feel hearty.
I’ve been known to slather ’em in additional cashew butter, so feel free to go that route as well.
I found a giant tub of cashew butter a few months ago at Costco for less than $5 and have been using it as often as possible. I love the tropical undertone (and the cost), but if you can’t find cashew butter- don’t worry. Any nut butter will work.
Same goes for the mix-ins. For Vegan Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies, mix-ins are easily customizable. I choose tropical with coconut, cherries and macadamia nuts but chocolate chips, other dried fruit and nuts will also work.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!
Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies! These cookies are lightly sweetened, packed with fiber and nutrients and perfect for breakfast or on-the-go snacking. Vegan and easily gluten-free.
I got a big container of cashew butter at Costco for less than 5 bucks, so I’ve been using this one more often. However, I know that it can be hard (and sometimes expensive) to find cashew butter- therefore, feel free to sub in any other nut butter of your choice.