Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin- Sunflower Seed Breakfast Cookie

Good morning!! Yes it is Sunday, I actually know what day it is today. I haven't had a day off in over 8 days now, so I'm a bit loopy! Couldn't get to the gym for 3 days in a row, and this morning I woke up extra early to make sure I workout before I do anything else today. I really miss my workouts. I feel amazing right now and my endorphins are running wild! I need this but when I'm working every day and up to 9 hours, who wants to workout? I don't even have a huge appetite because I'm just tired!! At least falling asleep is really easy ;) 

The recipe I share with you today I made last week. I had to make my pumpkin breakfast cookie better then my first attempt. It was good but I thought I added too much pumpkin and spice. It was overkill! I've been enjoying this sunflower seed butter I picked up from Trader Joe's few weeks ago. Honestly it like crack in a jar, you can't have just 1 serving but several!! It good on ANYTHING! I knew the sweetness from the sunflower seed butter, would compensate for the not so sweet pumpkin. It sounded like a good combo and it was a good combo! 

Pumpkin- Sunflower Seed Breakfast Cookie (by Fallon)  
½ cup or 40g of old fashion oats
1 tbsp of brown rice protein powder
1 tbsp canned or fresh pumpkin
1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
1-2 chopped medjool dates
1/2 packet stevia
Spices to your liking: pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove
Unsweetened vanilla almond milk or any liquid
Toppings: dollop of vanilla coconut yogurt, raw sunflower seeds and ground flax

Mixed your oats and protein powder together. I like to add my stevia and spices next. Then I added a tablespoon of pumpkin and the nut butter. Mix it till it kind of sticks to the oats and then I'll add the chopped dates. Mix around and then slowly poor in the almond milk till you get the right consistency you are looking for. I like when it comes together and is moisten, not overly liquidy (made this word up!). Flatten to a plate and set in the fridge over night. In the morning add the toppings and ENJOY! I had a honey vanilla chamomile tea to go with it. I really really enjoyed this breakfast. 

You have to try this. You will be so happy you did.

I promised this would be the last of pumpkin recipes for a while. Can you believe I still have pumpkin leftover? lol. I'm not sick of it but I definitely can't have it every day. I rather eat chocolate every day instead ;)

While I wait for my boyfriend to call me today, I'm off to bake some cookies for his Halloween care package. I already baked the other batch the other day and will share that recipe with you soon. As well as the one I'm making today. Might be a double post.. who knows! 

Enjoy your Sunday. How I MISS having this day off. 



Pam said...

What a great idea and a delicious breakfast. I love anything with pumpkin.

Shelby said...

Heck Fallon, I get confused what day it is just working 5 days a week. ;-)

Love your breakfast!

Fitnessista said...

nice bfast cookie :D