These spiced almond breakfast cookies turn almonds into almond butter for a healthier breakfast cookie that smells like the holidays and tastes delicious.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. The opinions and text are all mine.
That little “kettle” on the stove. Yes, kettle, not pot or saucepan as I call it these days, but kettle like my mom called it. Vancouver is quite chilly during the fall because of all the moisture in the air. It really gets you to the bones and it’s harder to warm up. The sky is grey and moisture hangs in the air whether it’s raining or not. Every day we would walk home from school and as soon as we opened the front door we were greeted with warm air and smells. It wasn’t from the food that was cooking, though that often happened too, but it was from the kettle of spices on the stove making our house smell like fall or the holidays. That’s what inspired this spiced almond breakfast cookie and our decision to continue our partnership with Fisher Nuts.
This was before the time of Bath and Body Works and Scentsy, instead Mom got a little kettle of spices, cranberries and orange peel onto the stove to simmer in a little water and it filled the whole house with the most wonderful aroma and made you feel warm inside. I’m kind of missing that right now. I wish we understood how much our parents did for us while we were little and just how lucky we were to all be together as a family as now we are all spread out across multiple states.
That’s where these breakfast cookies come in. We love using good products for our family as it makes us feel better on the inside and we believe it sets our children up to make wise food choices in the future. I mean think about it, you buy what your mom bought. She only used wheat bread, you probably do the same. We choose to use and work with Fisher nuts because it is the only brand of recipe nuts entirely without preservatives.
Fall also makes me think about New York city. I have no clue why. I’ve always thought about that big bustling city, the changing leaves and weather and everyone in black scurrying down the streets. I’ve really grown to love New York and I already adore Alex Guaranschelli, do you know her? She’s amazing in the kitchen and you all have a chance to enter to win a trip for two to New York, $500 spending cash and a chance to meet the famous Food Network chef at her restaurant (which I’ve been to and met her, it’s amazing), Butter. See the bottom of the post for details and good luck!
And in the meantime, make sure you make these spiced almond breakfast cookies for the kids in the morning. It will start them off with a heart healthy breakfast that smells amazing and will have them feeling warm from the inside out!
Spiced Almond Breakfast Cookies
- 1⅓ Cup Raw Whole Fisher Nuts Almonds
- 2 Overripe Bananas, about 1 cup
- ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Molasses
- ½ Teaspoon Dried Orange Zest (found by the spices)
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
- ¼ Teaspoon Cloves
- ¼ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
- 2¼ Cups Old Fashioned Oats
- ¾ Cup White Chocolate Chips *optional
- ½ Cup Craisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper. If you don't have either, spray lightly with cooking spray to avoid sticking.
- In a blender, preferably a twister jar from Blendtec, blend the almonds to create a thick almond butter. If it gets too hot, set aside to cool so the cookies will bake properly.
- Add ¾ Cup almond butter to a large bowl along with the bananas, maple syrup, molasses, orange zest, and spices. Mix, mashing the bananas as you stir so that they are well incorporated but small chunks remain.
- Add the oats, chocolate chips and craisins and fold everything together.
- Using a cookie dough scoop or two spoons, scoop the dough into balls on the cookie sheet. Press the tops gently to flatten them out as these will not spread at all.
- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and serve warm or place in a sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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