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Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 24
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Cookies for breakfast? It’s just like you’ve always dreamed! Secretly healthy and not-so-secretly delicious, these make-ahead breakfast cookies get a boost of protein thanks to hearty quinoa. And all that chocolate is definitely worth getting out of bed for—hey, they might even make a morning person out of you.
Updated Jan 24, 2020
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  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups Bisquick Heart Smart™ mix
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup M&M’s™ dark chocolate candies


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In a stand mixer, beat together coconut oil, sugar, vanilla and egg. Add Bisquick™ and mix until combined.
  • 2
    Stir in quinoa, coconut, nuts, cranberries and M&M’s™.
  • 3
    Scoop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies set.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Change up the flavor of these breakfast cookies by adding in dried blueberries, raisins, granola or sliced almonds.
  • tip 2
    Give your breakfast cookies a super protein boost by stirring a scoop of protein powder into the cookie dough.
  • tip 3
    If you’ve got a big appetite, scoop the balls of dough so they’re twice as large, and increase the cook time by five minutes for monster-sized breakfast cookies.

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More About This Recipe

  • Start off the morning right with plant-based protein baked into tasty trail mix breakfast cookies. Cooked quinoa gives these cookies a hearty texture, while coconut sugar sweetens the mix. It’s a delicious way to have breakfast ready to go in the morning!
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