Healthy Cookies for Breakfast? But of Course! | Assembler’s Kitchen

I’ve been threatening to make these healthy cookies with garbanzo beans for a while when I first saw them on Spabettie. Kristina got her inspiration from Christen (Purple Bird Blog) who makes a number of AMAZING hummus delights. (Between their VERY smart glasses and VERY smart names – I knew this would be good.) Little by little I found the ingredients on accident, so I was running out of excuses to not make them. When I found myself out of my regular AM staples this morning, I busted out the food processor – although it took me a while to find – and committed to having these garbanzo-bean-based healthy cookies for breakfast.

Kristina’s version uses six ingredients:

I added nuts too, cuz that’s how I roll. And I did NOT peel the little suckers (sorry – that’s NOT how I roll). I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I don’t think leaving the skins on them was a problem at all. <Side note: you MUST see the commentary on peeling the beans on Purple Bird Blog – hysterical!>

I’m particularly fond of this assembler type of recipe for these healthy cookies because no chemistry is required. And yes, I successfully used my food processor without hurting myself ;)

To see the recipe for these healthy cookies and AMAZING photos, visit Spabettie and Purple Bird Blog. Seriously – SOOOO good – straight out of the oven and cooled down – they’re soft, plenty sweet for me, and really delicious!

In the words of Kristina, “Make these now!”

And in my words, “Make a double batch!”

Healthy Ingredients = Healthy Cookies

Injury Free Food Processor Use

Tick Tock Little Cookie Balls

Voila! Breakfast is served!

And yes, my theme song played in the background :: Still Crazy After All These Years :: Perfect!

More Healthy Cookie Recipes

Maple Pecan Breakfast Cookies :: 100 Days of Real Food
Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
:: What Would Cathy Eat?
Lowfat Banana Bread Cookies
:: Friends for Weight Loss
Coconut Macaroons :: Domestic Divas Blog
Sesame Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
:: Chasing Tomatoes

Any healthy cookie recipes to share with us?

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  1. weeee! so happy to know I’m not the only one who eats these for breakfast. so dang good. Jason has a week long meeting with his team and I’m making several flavors for them. :)

    so, how many batches have you made by now? ;)
    Kristina @ spabettie recently posted..these make me FEEL GOOD … for many reasons

  2. Oh man. Cookies for breakfast. Looks so yummy! Breakfast is the one meal of the day when I have the most willpower to eat very healthy day in and day out:)
    Karen@WaistingTime recently posted..Isn’t It Ironic

  3. tj says:

    Holy garbanzo bean these look good! :) Can I come over for breakfast? :)

  4. Cookies for breakfast sounds like a healthy balance to me!
    Tracy @ Commit To Fit recently posted..Fitblog Plank Challenge- Week 6- Six Packs of Motivation

    • Kris says:

      Balance – I long for that. But if this counts…..
      You will love these! And uh, way better than most of the “healthy” cereals out there LOL

  5. Mmm…I’m taking a week off after FHBC and I’m thinking I’ll have to try this! Sorry I don’t have a cookie recipe to share yet!
    Casey (The Hippie Health Nut) recently posted..It’s About More than a Bikini

    • Kris says:

      LOL so good! Kristina and Christen are amazing – I’m not a recipe maker – only a recipe trier LOL Can’t wait to see you!

  6. lindsay says:

    ahh yes! breakfast of champions here Kris! such good ingredients.

    and GF love!

  7. Ooooo…I bet they are GREAT with coffee. I have to admit, I made the dessert hummus and wasn’t impressed, although my stepdaughter loved it. I think I’d much prefer these cookies!! Can’t wait to try…
    KCLAnderson (Karen) recently posted..I Remember Dad

  8. Kalina says:

    Hey I want to make these, but I can’t find the recipe you are talking about!! I looked all over both blogs and couldn’t find it!! Can you send it to me?? These look incredible!

  9. I JUST saw this… been CRAZY busy with our move over these last few days! Thanks for the shout out, lovely lady!! Yours sound tremendous, Kris!! :D
    Christin@purplebirdblog recently posted..A Trail Ride and Random Musings

  10. Mandy Chavez says:

    And my mind is swirling…. I think I’d much prefer these cookies!!
    Mandy Chavez recently posted..Many Cures


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