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No-Bake Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies

April 12, 2015

Need a quick and filling breakfast on the go? These No-Bake Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies are ready in 20 minutes and can easily be packed for those mornings when you find yourself running out the door.

Need a quick and filling breakfast on the go? These No-Bake Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies are ready in 20 minutes and can easily be packed for those mornings when you find yourself running out the door.The last time I posted a recipe for breakfast cookies I talked about how much they reminded me of my time living in Montreal. And now I’m here writing this post from the train on the way to Montreal for the weekend. Once again, breakfast cookies have me thinking about the second greatest city on earth (bonus points if you can guess the first…).

I still can’t wrap my head around the idea that I graduated from McGill almost 4 years ago. It actually feels like yesterday. At the same time, being a university student feels like a whole other world.

When I first graduated I missed school a lot. I’ve always really enjoyed learning and the predictability and routine of school vibes well with my neuroses.

Need a quick and filling breakfast on the go? These No-Bake Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies are ready in 20 minutes and can easily be packed for those mornings when you find yourself running out the door.I mostly missed school because that immediate post-grad period was an incredibly anxiety-provoking and overwhelming time. At that point in my life I would have done anything to turn back time. I honestly believed that waking up everyday feeling confused and worried was what everyday for the rest of my life was going to look like. It was terrifying.

I don’t feel for anyone who is in the middle of this life change. You feel so much pressure to deliver on your education and figure out your career path by tomorrow but you also have such limited life skills to have the vaguest sense of what that might be. I’m pretty sure I called my Mom everyday for a year declaring my latest career choice. I went from everything from a PhD in psych, psychiatrist, genetics counselor to chef. Somehow “professional food blogger” never made it onto the list…

Need a quick and filling breakfast on the go? These No-Bake Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies are ready in 20 minutes and can easily be packed for those mornings when you find yourself running out the door.But life has a funny way of working out. I sit here now on my way back to visit my alma matter, writing a post for my hobby food blog turned career. Did I know that The Healthy Maven would eventually become my job when I started it? HELL NO. Not in my wildest dreams (like for real I had no idea you could even monetize a food blog..). Yet here I am.

So for all of you that are in or are about to to experience the craziness that is the post-grad mind-f*ck (sorry no better term to describe it!), take a deep breath, remember you don’t have to have it all figured out and rest assured that time will make everything clearer. Do something different (like start a blog!), try out everything and eventually you’ll stumble upon what sticks.

4 years ago I was eating breakfast cookies in Second Cup studying for my last university exam. 3 years ago I was a research assistant in NYC freaking out about life on a daily basis. 2 years ago I was miserable at my research job in Toronto. 1 year ago I started working on my first ebook. And today I sit here writing this post. If that isn’t proof that all you need to do is trust in time, then I don’t know what is!

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No-Bake Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies

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Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine oats, protein powder, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt.
  2. Add in carrot and apple.
  3. In a separate bowl combine almond butter, brown rice syrup and banana.
  4. Add to dry mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Slowly add in almond milk until a dry but slightly sticky texture is reached.
  6. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  7. Use a large cookie cutter or your hands to form “batter” into 10 large cookies and place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Store in freezer for 20 minutes to harden.
  9. Remove from freezer and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks or in freezer for several months.

*You can try to substitute brown-rice syrup with honey or maple syrup, but do so at your own risk. Neither are as sticky as brown-rice syup so the cookies may not hold together very well.

Need a quick and filling breakfast on the go? These No-Bake Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies are ready in 20 minutes and can easily be packed for those mornings when you find yourself running out the door.Recent post-grads, does this resonate with you? Any advice for our friends THM readers?!

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  • Reply
    Beverley Cheng
    April 17, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I know what you mean about university life being a whole different world! I graduated from UBC in 2013, and LOVED living in Vancouver. Now i’m in Toronto and am so super happy to be living in this city now. UBC life seems so far away!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Exactly! There are moments when I miss Montreal but I couldn’t be happier to be where I am right now!

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    April 15, 2015 at 3:23 am

    urgh, absolutely resonates right now especially- But hey, perseverance and self believe trumps all.

    Now this recipe I am on top of- Cookies and no bake = win.

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    April 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    True story–I thought you said life has a “yummy” (rather than funny) way of working out. HA. PS that little cookie cutter is everythang.

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    [email protected]
    April 13, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I’m digging the idea of the grated carrots and apples in these. Fruits, veggies and oats, oh my.

    I think it’s crazy we expect 18 year olds to go to school, then decided what they want to do for the rest of their life, study that and then get a job in that same field. Heck, we’re not even allowed to drink at 18, so how can we be expected to make such a major life decision. I like the try, try, and try again approach until you find what sticks.

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    hayley @healthyregards
    April 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Ah I have been out for almost a year now and literally it has been one heck of a roller coaster. I still miss school a bit but have gotten better. It is just hard to not know where you are going!

    And always, deliciously scrumptious recipe I want on my plate right now.

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    Denise
    April 13, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I love all of your recipes but was wondering if you could provide nutritional information,especially fat,sugar,and calories.thanks so much

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    Jen @ Chase the Red Grape
    April 13, 2015 at 6:12 am

    I graduated 8 years ago now (gosh that makes me feel old!) and I graduated with a degree in history and a clear plan of what I wanted to do. But things didn’t go that way and although scary at the time when I didn’t get accepted into the post grad I had planned on since I was an early teen I just carried on living and learning and now I couldn’t be happier. Sometimes the qualifications we learn through living life after our degree are the most fascinating! Now I am training to be a health coach and have really found my passion! And am glad you have too!

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    Les | Balanced Berry
    April 13, 2015 at 1:25 am

    This definitely resonates with me. I had the world’s biggest quarter life crisis a few years back trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. While I have a better idea now than I did then, I have definitely learned to relax and enjoy the journey!

    Ummm and these cookies. So many noms.

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    paula
    April 12, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    What about using molasses instead of rice syrup? That’s thicker then honey

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    Kelsey Yoki
    April 12, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Resonates with me 100%. That time after finishing my undergrad was scary and stressful at times, but I really tried to make the most of it. I wanted to allow myself a season of rest before becoming serious about finding a full-time job. And even though I eventually did find one at the end of last summer, eight months in and I still question myself. Which I think is good! I think it shows that I’m probably not in my forever place…and that’s okay! Every day we live and every job we work at helps us to learn more about ourselves and where we want to see ourselves in the future.

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    Brittany
    April 12, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Yup, sounds about right! My path has been alllllll over the place, but that’s ok!! These cookies look delicious, and I hope you have a fantastic time in Montreal.

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    Lauren
    April 12, 2015 at 7:19 am

    It is pretty crazy isn’t it. I can so resonate with ringing your mum and changing your career choice 98 different times. Here I am 3.5 years out of school and now back in school on the other side of the world. Mental how things turn out – all I can say is just trust!
    These cookies are perfect for me for said school and running out the door 🙂

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