We love our breakfast cookies and while I had intended to make these for breakfast I ended up whipping them up quick one afternoon for an after school snack. I decided to play around and make some cookies using freekeh! It is packed with protein and I am always looking for healthy filling snacks for the family. I wanted something simple and lemony so I went with lemon coconut. These aren’t a light cookie, they really will fill you up.
Lemon Coconut Freekeh Cookies
Makes 30-32 small cookies
1/2 cup freekeh, about 2 cups cooked (used Freekeh Foods Organic Original Freekeh)
3/4 c oats, or oat flour
1/4 c ground flaxseed
1/3 c raw agave, coconut nectar, maple syrup, or honey
2 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
lemon zest, 1-2 lemons
1/3 c finely shredded unsweetened coconut
Cook freekeh and let cool 10 minutes. If using leftover freekeh warm in a microwave a couple of minutes so it is warm. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl whisk together agave, lemon juice, lemon zest and coconut oil. In a food processor combine oats, flaxseed, and coconut and pulse a few times to break down the oats. Add cooled freehek to the food processor and pour wet mixture over the top. Pulse/ process until well combined. Drop spoonfuls, one tablespoon at a time, on a baking sheet baking sheet. Leaving a small space between each cookie as they don’t spread out when baking. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden on top. Remove from the oven, let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before removing and transferring to a cooling rack. If not eating within 24 hours store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
What is the nutritional information?
Sorry I do not count calories and I don’t provide it as so many of my recipes have multiple options and it would take extra time that I just don’t have. I would suggest using an app like My Fitness Pal to enter it in using the ingredients you would use to calculate it out.
Looks delicious? In place of freekeh could I use cooked quinoa or oats?
I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for certain but it probably would. I think cooked quinoa would swap out fine, just may need to adjust the sweetness. If you want to use oats don’t cook them and don’t use quick cooking oats. If you do try them let me know how they turn out! Next time I make a batch I will try them with quinoa or oats.
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