Apple + Cinnamon Breakfast Cookie
These little cookies make a portable healthy breakfast or snack that go perfectly with your morning tea or coffee. I’ve combined my apple + cinnamon porridge recipe that contains rolled oats, hazelnut, vanilla + muscatel with a little apple and heart healthy macadamia nut oil to make these delicious cookies. You can pump up the protein by replacing the raisins with omega 3 rich walnuts and make them gluten free by using rolled quinoa in place of the oats. I often stuff a few of these cookies into my cycling jersey to enjoy with my coffee after the ride.
What’s great about them
Oats are a great source of soluble fibre that fills you up, so you feel fuller for longer. According to studies, the beta-glucan fibre found in oats can help regulate your appetite for up to 4 hours as well as help lower cholesterol. Cinnamon improves insulin’s efficiency, which helps regulate blood sugar levels. A Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that inclusion of cinnamon in the diet lowered blood glucose levels. The amount used was ½ a teaspoon. I’ve also used macadamia nut oil in this recipe which works as an anti-inflammatory and replaces traditional trans fats + margarines found in most store bought cookies.