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A good friend of mine inspired my toddler and I to whip up a tasty twist on her No-Bake Breakfast Cookies. Truly it didn’t take too much of any persuading on her part. Who wouldn’t want a cookie – let alone at breakfast! – and if you can skip the tedious task of baking them? Where do I sign up?

While I did not have the ingredients on hand to make this version, my munchkin and I were happy that our own take turned out deliciously. My favorite part (besides the bake-free aspect) is that my toddler couldn’t get enough – and little did he know that he was chowing down on brain-boosting healthy fats from the chia seeds and nuts, not too mention each one provides as much protein as an egg. Score for mom.

I hope you and your little ones enjoy these addicting cookies as much as we have!

No-Bake Chia cookies

Yields 15

Prepare a batch of these chocolatey, chia filled no-bake cookies for your next hurried morning for a no-guilt breakfast on the go!
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Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup natural crunchy peanut butter
  2. 3 TBSP honey
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1 cup whole grain cereal (we used Multi-Grain Cheerios)
  5. 1 cup old fashioned oats
  6. 1/3 cup raisins (boil them and allow them to soak a few minutes to make them extra plump!)
  7. ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
  8. 2 TBSP chia seeds
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, or using your stand mixer, combine all ingredients until peanut butter and honey are evenly distributed.
  2. Once combined, invite your kids to help you squish the mixture into balls (roughly 2-3 TBSP each).; This part was our favorite! Good luck not eating the entire batch!
  3. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to one week (or freeze!).
Nutrition information per cookie
  1. 175 calories, 11 grams fat, 2.5 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 16 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar, 6 grams protein, 0% vitamin A, 2% vitamin C, 2% calcium, 8% iron
By Jessica Corwin, MPH, RDN
Adapted from www.MomToMomNutrition.com