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Warming Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

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Warming Breakfast Cookies served on white plates with almond milk

 raw / gluten-free / vegan

How does this sound for tomorrow’s breakfast… A giant healthy cookie dipped in raw Young Thai Coconut yogurt?  Sounds a little naughty doesn’t it?

The base for these cookies is made from oats that are chocked full of fiber. What else is hiding inside these appropriate for breakfast cookies? Well, walnuts for starters and they contain the plant-based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is anti-inflammatory. There is also evidence that walnut consumption supports healthful cholesterol levels.

Ginger… just ONE of the great things about ginger is that it has a warming effect and stimulates circulation.  We all need a little warmth on chilly mornings.

Psyllium has soluble fiber which can help lower cholesterol, relieve both constipation and diarrhea, and is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, and other intestinal problems. Psyllium has also been used to help regulate blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

I’m on a roll, don’t stop me now…

Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy, and endurance. It also increases digestion and helps the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. (2)

Ok, ok, just one more… cardamom is believed to possess anti-depressant properties.  (3) So, this isn’t your typical cookie, now is it? While you might feel guilty eating a cookie for breakfast… but by the time you have polished off that last crumb, you have introduced some inflammation-fighting, a warming effect throughout the body, fiber to keep your bowels moving at a safe speed, a happy thyroid and lastly… a joyful heart!  What a great way to start the day.

a close up of Warming Breakfast Cookies Ingredients:

yields 22 (1/4 cup measurement) cookies


  1. Soak, drain, and rinse oats.  You want to keep rinsing until the drain water is clear.
  2. In a large bowl mix together oats, walnuts, ginger, psyllium, coconut oil, sweeteners, maple extract, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, and salt.
  3. Use your hands to mix this up… get everything well coated.  Besides, it’s fun!  Just be sure to remove your rings.  I had to fish out one of mine.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop, place the cookies on non-stick sheets that come with the dehydrator.
    • I did 9 per tray, leaving space in between them.
    • Once a tray is full, pick it up by the bottom 2 corners.  Lightly tap the tray on the countertop 2x, turn the tray, and do this on each edge.  This will somewhat flatten the cookies, making them the perfect cookie shape.
  5. Dry at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, reduce to 115 degrees (F), and continue to dry for 8-10 hours or until the desired dryness/moisture is achieved.
    • Halfway through, transfer the cookies to the mesh sheet to speed up the dry time.
    • Dry times will always vary depending on the climate, humidity, model of the machine, and how full it is.
  6. All to cool, then store in an airtight container.  This will freeze well too!

over head view of gluten free Warming Breakfast Cookies The Institute of Culinary Ingredients:

Culinary Explanations:

  • Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F)?  Click (here) to learn the reason behind this.
  • When working with fresh ingredients it is important to taste test as you build a recipe.  Learn why (here).
  • Don’t own a dehydrator? Learn how to use your oven (here). I do however truly believe that it is a worthwhile investment. Click (here) to learn what I use.

raw gluten free Warming Breakfast Cookies stored in a jar for gift giving

2 thoughts on “Warming Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Judy Groveman says:

    I was correct when I commented to my sister that if any client of hers is depressed she might tell them to make warming breakfast cookies…because on reading your comments you state that the cardamon acts as an anti-depressant. We love these. The tap tap on the counter top worked! Made it so easy.

    When I like one of your recipes I tend to get philosophical about it. I like how they combine tree (walnut) field (oat) and root (ginger). When I was cutting the walnuts I was thinking of how they look like the human brain and they will be good for my brain.

    After reading your skin care regime this evening I’m thinking maybe next time I might add some organic rosewater (cardamon/ginger/rose). I am owning these…I thinking I’ll be playing around with subtle variations over the season…maybe orange essential oil…that would work too.

    They’re in the fridge for the happy week ahead, with little crumbled papers in between, inside a ball jar, and this week I’ll get the saw out and select a warming breakfast cookie knob for the lid!

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Judy,

      I am beyond thrilled that you are enjoying this cookies. :) I love using the “tap on counter” technique to naturally flatten/shape cookies. Plus it’s just kind of fun. hehe

      I absolutely love you philosophical take on these cookies. Truly beautiful. I love how your mind works. And yes, the fact that the walnuts look like brain… truly indicates that they are a healthy fat for the brain. I am actually reading a book that is all about what foods are meant for different parts of the body. Very fascinating.

      I will smile every day this week, knowing that you are enjoying your Warming Breakfast Cookies. Thanks so much for sharing, it means a lot. Blessings, amie sue

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