pear & oat breakfast cookies

Pear & Oat Breakfast Cookie Featuring USA Pears

Prep

10 mins

cook

22 mins

serves

12

Indulge in this sweet, healthy morning cookie recipe, great for the cold fall and winter months. This pearfect cookie includes (you guessed it!) fresh Barlett Pears from our long-time friends at USA Pears. Make sure to keep an eye out for them and other seasonal pears like Anjou and Starkrimson in upcoming Farmbox Direct deliveries for the holiday season!

With time always feeling the most crunched on a weekday morning, an easy, healthy breakfast is a must. Between making sure my kid is ready for the school day and getting myself ready for a day full of meetings, there just isn’t a lot of time to sit down and have a slow breakfast every morning. Thus, making a recipe that can be prepared in advance, allowing me to save time and energy deciding on what to cook so essential. As someone who is always striving for the perfect balance between healthy and time-efficient meals, I’ve discovered that these pear and oat breakfast cookies are an absolute go-to. They contain juicy, fresh USA pears that you can find in your Farmbox Direct orders this holiday season, as well as superfoods like walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds to support an awakening morning brain. Today’s recipe can be made in large batches and conveniently eaten throughout the week to cut back on daily cooking time and make your life easier. Let’s jump right into why I’m loving these breakfast cookies.

  • They’re nutritious – As we know, the body needs a variety of several different vitamins and minerals to make sure it’s functioning at its best. One of the easiest ways to ensure you’re getting all the nutrients you need is to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. At the heart of this recipe is sweet, delicious USA pears that you can find in your Farmbox Direct fresh produce boxes. Pears contain vitamin C, copper, and potassium, as well as antioxidants to help the body keep a boosted immune system, which is essential during the colder months. Including more pears in your diet awards the body anti-inflammatory properties, which can help lower inflammation and reduce your risk of heart disease. With only about 100 calories, you’ll want to make sure you always have this fruit with its infamous butter-like texture on hand. 
  • Portable – When there isn’t time to sit down and eat a slow breakfast, having something that you can easily take with you becomes a lifesaver! Whether you prefer to sit down and drink your morning coffee alongside nibbling on your breakfast or if you prefer foods that travel well — you can grab a couple of these breakfast cookies and you’ll be all set. They are a great breakfast food due to their concentration on brain-supporting foods, the real brain food. The coconut oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, and walnuts accompanying the pears and oats are all wonderful sources of brain-boosting, healthy fats that are vital for learning and memory. After all, the human brain is made up of nearly 60% fat, so eating nutritious sources daily is crucial for keeping your brain in tip-top shape, especially in the mornings. 
  • Time-friendly – With only so many hours a week to dedicate to meal-prepping, it is important that you choose one or two meals on your menu that will give you the most bang for your buck, or in this case the most taste for your time! There are multiple ways to meal prep, all of which will help reduce any future kitchen, crunch-time stress. You can slice and dice the produce needed for your upcoming recipes, pre-cook staple items like beans, lentils, and quinoa, or, one of my personal favorites is to make meals in bulk. Today’s pear and oat breakfast cookie is perfect because you make several at once, and then they are ready-to-go when you are. Think of them as a healthier, more nutritious alternative to store-bought granola bars, which are often filled with tons of added sugar and preservatives.

Here at Farmbox, we are big on encouraging different ways to make healthy eating and living accommodate a busy lifestyle. And while on the topic of saving time, we definitely recommend you give us a try. Our fresh produce delivery service allows you to gain some extra time in your week by avoiding the need to go to the grocery store for your weekly fruits and vegetables. With just a few clicks on our website, you can be confident that tasty, farm-fresh groceries are delivered to your door. Take advantage of our partnership with USA Pears so that you don’t miss out on having these yummy pears delivered to your home! 

Now let’s jump right into this pear and oat breakfast cookie recipe. Be sure to try it out for yourself and give us a tag at @FarmboxDirect and make sure to use the hashtags #FarmboxDirect #FarmboxLiving and #USApears so that we can see how the recipe turns out. Lastly, be on the lookout for receiving fresh, juicy USA Pears in your orders, they are the pearfect, healthy addition to the many tasty upcoming holiday recipes.

pear & oat breakfast cookies

Ingredients

2 eggs

1 medium banana

1 medium pear, we recommend USA Pears

1 ½ cup rolled oats

½ cup whole wheat flour

½ cup chopped walnuts

⅓ cup maple syrup

3 tbsp coconut oil, melted

2 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp flaxseed meal

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana until smooth. Add eggs, maple syrup, and coconut oil and whisk until well combined. Dice pears into small pieces, discarding the core.
  2. Fold in pears, rolled oats, whole wheat flour, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until a sticky dough forms.
  3. With a lightly oiled ¼ cup measuring cup, spoon the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press the cookies with the back of the measuring cup to flatten. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly toasted and golden, and the pears are tender. Allow to cool before serving. Store cookies refrigerated in an air-tight container, and enjoy within 5 days!
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pear & oat breakfast cookies

Pear & Oat Breakfast Cookies

Ashley Tyrner
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12
Servings: 12
Author: Ashley Tyrner

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana medium
  • 1 pear medium
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, mash the banana until smooth. Add eggs, maple syrup, and coconut oil and whisk until well combined. Dice pears into small pieces, discarding the core.
  • Fold in pears, rolled oats, whole wheat flour, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until a sticky dough forms.
  • With a lightly oiled ¼ cup measuring cup, spoon the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press the cookies with the back of the measuring cup to flatten. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly toasted and golden, and the pears are tender. Allow to cool before serving. Store cookies refrigerated in an air-tight container, and enjoy within 5 days!

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Pear & Oat Breakfast Cookie Featuring USA Pears