Great Grains No Bake Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Great Grains No Bake Breakfast Cookies Recipe

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No Bake Breakfast Cookie

Can you believe that we’re spiraling quickly towards the end of January already??? Every new year brings thoughts and reflections to what you can do to make a new, or better you. Did you know that by the end of the first month almost half of everyone has jumped ship on those good intentions, though?! That means while it very likely that while you started out strong a few weeks ago, life and all the complications it bring is already threatening to mess up your mojo!!!

Don’t worry! I’ve found that the BEST WAY to kick-starting the year well is by making small changes that are so easy and delicious or fun that they don’t feel like a sacrifice. Becoming your best you is a life-long process, so it’s got to be something you are willing to live with forever! For me, this means getting active while doing something fun, like watching shows on my tablet while jogging or playing at the park with my kids. It also means eating food that’s as nutritious as it is delicious.

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We all know that the importance of breakfast can’t be overstated. And, fortunately, it’s never been easier to find a healthy and tasty breakfast options! Lately, my family has been loving Post cereals! (Tyler *literally* did a happy dance when he saw the boxes–go watch it here) They contain fiber that prepares your body for the day and keeps you full until lunch. And they have whole grains that are packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Plus I can find all their yummy varieties (like Post Cereals Great Grains, Post Cereals Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted, and Post Cereals Grape Nuts Original) at Walmart! So stocking up during my weekly trip is a breeze (ok, these days it’s honestly more like 3 times a week, but I live RIGHT next door so it’s ok). With all of these delicious and better-for-you options, you’re bound to find a favorite for everyone in the family.

All these cereals are delicious to eat as-is (the kids favorite) or with milk (if you’re like most Americans) and a great way to kick-start your day before diving into school or work.

Grape Nuts always gives me big-time nostalgia because it was the only thing I ate for breakfast for I think about a year when I was in my young teens. I remember cooking up their hot recipe and munching on it curled up in a blanket tucked into the corner of our itty-bitty kitchen on snowy Wyoming mornings.

Because it is the time of year when all those good intentions start to slip, not to mention the fact I have a wicked sweet tooth that only raises it’s ugly head late at night, I put my mind to creating something for our family that would be nutritious enough for breakfast, but delicious enough for my dessert. As a result these Great Grains No Bake Breakfast Cookies were born and they totally fit all sides of the bill!!!! Here’s what you’ll need:

Great Grains No Bake Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Post Cereal
  • 1 Cup Crunchy All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Honey
  • (Optional) 1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Melted for drizzling

Take all ingredients and combine in a medium to large mixing bowl. You can use 2 cups of Post Cereals Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch as shown here, or you can use 1 Cup of the Great Grains Cereal (there are a ton of different varieties so pick your favorite!) and 1 cup of Grape Nuts. The thing I love about this recipe is it’s sooo forgiving and easy to change out the cereal, so you’ll always get a slightly different but delicious taste!

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Combine ingredients well, smooshing down the cereal so it crunches into little pieces and combines with the peanut butter and honey.

Chill for one hour in the fridge.

Take out and shape into cookies! I found this works best if you use a big spoon to scoop the amount out, and then use your hand to shape them the rest of the way.

If wanted drizzle with melted dark chocolate (trust me, you DO want to! 😉 )

Keep chilled until ready to serve! They’ll hold up out of the fridge, but they’re just so tasty chilled!

Even if for some reason you’re not a cereal person you should still seriously tries these!!! They’re so delicious and I love how they really taste like a cookie to me (I’m really picky when it comes to nutritious food that tries to be dessert), but they’re also jam-packed full of nutrition!

Looking for more amazing recipes and inspiration? Check out This Awesomesauce Cereal Anytime Board on Pinterest (my happy place!) and don’t forget to Pin This Post as well!

Want the recipe right now? Here’s a handy-dandy printable version for you!

Great Grains No Bake Breakfast Cookies Recipe
These no bake cookies are delicious enough for the biggest sweet tooth, but nutritious enough for breakfast!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Post Cereal
  • 1 Cup Crunchy All Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Honey
  • (Optional) 1/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Melted for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Combine in a medium to large mixing bowl.
  2. You can use 2 cups of Post Cereals Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch, or you can use 1 Cup of the Great Grains Cereal any variety) and 1 cup of Grape Nuts.
  3. Combine ingredients well
  4. Chill for one hour in the fridge.
  5. Form into Cookie Shape
  6. If desired drizzle with melted dark chocolate
  7. Keep chilled until ready to serve! They’ll hold up out of the fridge, but they’re just so tasty chilled!


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