If there’s one health “trend” that I’d like to see in 2022, it’s the idea of cookies being a breakfast food. Especially when they’re this delicious, vibrant, and healthy! My Gut Heathy Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies are the perfect cookie to help you start your day off on the right foot, while ensuring that you’re supporting both your gut health and your overall health, in the process. They are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based ingredients, but don’t be hesitant – they still taste like delicious cookies!
Friends, when was the last time that you got to eat cookies for breakfast?! For me, if I’m being honest, it was just the other day, when I was rummaging through my pantry in search of ingredients to make a cookie that would fulfill my morning sweet tooth cravings. I grabbed a load of my favorite, healthy ingredients, and whipped these bad boys up. And let me tell you, the impromptu breakfast cookie did NOT disappoint!
In fact, it was so good that I just had to share them with you here. These cookies have a little bit of everything that I love. They’re sweet, they’re slightly salty, they’re nutty, they’re fruity. Should I go on?! Think of these as a healthier twist on a “kitchen sink” cookie, except made with ingredients that are good for your gut!
Plus, I’m excited to partner with my friends at Seed, the maker of the amazing DS-01™ Daily Synbiotic, to bring you this recipe. Seed’s Daily Synbiotic is a huge part of my daily life, and is the number one product that I rely on for maintaining my optimal gut health!
For me, maintaining a healthy gut comes down to two main things: 1. Making sure that my diet is full of gut healthy ingredients (and, subsequently, is lower in inflammatory ingredients) and 2. That I am also taking the right supplements. And when I say supplements, I really mean making sure that I’m taking a quality probiotic. Because let’s be honest, probiotics = life (literally!)
For the past few years, I’ve been taking the Seed Daily Synbiotic, and it has been a game changer, and that’s because it’s both a probiotic and prebiotic rolled into one. And, not to mention, the capsule is made with two layers, so that the inner probiotic capsule actually makes it to your colon (and eventually the small intestine) intact.
Most probiotics on the market die in your stomach, thanks to our stomach acids and such, rendering them ineffective. And, Seed contains 53.6 Billion AFU, which means it’s powerful AF. Like all things in life, you can’t take a supplement for a day and expect it to work a miracle. Be consistent and commit to supporting your gut health. Trust me – it’s worth it.
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To make these cookies, you need some basic cookie ingredients as well as some special gut healthy ones. What constitutes a gut healthy ingredient, you may ask? To find this out, I consulted with Seed’s Periodic Table of Microbiome Friendly Foods. This periodic table shows the most beneficial ingredients for supporting our gut health. And luckily, some of my favorite ingredients were on the list.
For this recipe, I wanted to highlight a few of these key ingredients:
And to make these cookies, you’ll also need the following healthy ingredients as well:
Making these cookies could not be any easier! Simply start by preheating your oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Next, mix together ALL of your dry ingredients in a bowl, followed by all of the wet ingredients.
Once they’re fully incorporated, let the mixture sit for approximately 10 minutes. This is KEY!
Then, use a cookie scoop to form 8 perfectly round cookies. Line them up on your baking sheet and and gently press down with the palm of your hand to flatten them out, so they don’t spread!
Finally, bake for 15-16 minutes, or until done. Once they’re done, let them cool, and then enjoy!
If you are interested in trying out Seed, I’ve linked it for you, and you can use code KALEJUNKIE15 at checkout to save 15% off your first month’s supply of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic. I can’t wait to hear how Seed is working for you, so if you decide to try it out, be sure to come back and leave a comment below!
I’d love to see what you made – tag @kalejunkie
in your posts and I’ll re-share!