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The Winner and Some Really Great Breakfast Cookies!

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Have you been looking for some interesting breakfast ideas? I always start my day with a big green drink but often want a little more. These raw breakfast cookies, made with sprouted raw flaked oats, are just the thing for those mornings (or any other time of day). I packed these with flavor! They are a burst of  sunshine with tons of orange, maple and cranberry flavor. My batch disappeared very quickly, so quickly I almost didn’t get a chance to photograph them! I have also included one of my favorite breakfast beverages. Spicy Almond Brazil Nut Milk. It is wonderful slightly warmed.


Orange Burst Breakfast Cookies


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup sprouted raw flaked oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • zest from 2 oranges
  1. In high-speed blender, blend cashews, orange juice, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla until smooth. (if there are some small chunks, that is ok.)
  2. In separate bowl, stir together oats, walnuts, cranberries, chia seeds and zest.
  3. Pour wet mixture into the dry mixture, stir together.
  4. Shape into golfball size balls. Flatten slightly. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 2-3 hours.


Spicy Almond Brazil Nut Milk

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup brazil nuts
  • 4 dates
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 5 cups water
  1. Place all ingredients in high-speed blender. Blend very well.
  2. Strain through nut-milk bag or a couple of layers of cheese cloth.


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  1. Susan wrote on September 20, 2013

    For the nut milk? Please feel free to do that if you wish. I always presoak and dehydrate almonds so they are ready to go.

  2. Katja wrote on September 20, 2013

    Hey, why didn’t you soak the almonds?

  3. Debbie wrote on September 16, 2013

    I added 1/2 cut of chopped dates to this recipe. They seemed to bind together better!

  4. Lisa R wrote on August 15, 2013

    How many did this recipe make? I am counting calories, and I wanted to figure out the calorie count of each cookie, but I haven’t made the recipe yet.

  5. Jarome wrote on June 5, 2013

    Perfect breakfast! Amazing! :)

  6. Jean Blum wrote on May 26, 2013

    Hi Susan- At this point l have 0 energy and only eat a SAD diet because l cannot prepare food and cannot afford someone else’s preparation. But l do dream of getting back to good food again. l ALWAYS read and enjoy your messages and recipes. l consider you a path-setter! Thank you.
    Jean-(not-as-young-as-l once-was.)

  7. Lynx wrote on May 25, 2013

    Mmm, the almond milk sounds great, never tried making it spicy! Any ideas for using the excess almond flour mix?

  8. Susan wrote on May 24, 2013

    This recipe won’t work with nuts and seeds as a substitute. I would suggest taking a look at the recipe index to find recipes that fit that category. :-)

  9. Cyndy Whitaker wrote on May 24, 2013

    I can’t have any grains. I can use nuts and seeds.

  10. Callahan McDonough wrote on May 24, 2013

    hi there are so many of your recipes that look fabulous ! & I am a health foodie from the 1960’s. But, I would never take the time, have the time to make these and yet would be perfect for me for breakfast. Is there a place, line that sells a version of these? thanks much.


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