Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t love an ooey gooey homemade cookie fresh out of the oven? But if you're like most people, cookies are probably a mostly-forbidden food and certainly not fit for breakfast. Until now.

This cookie recipe is made with teff, a teeny tiny grain that packs a powerful punch. It's gluten-free, high in iron, and according to Dr. Oz helps strengthen bones, reduce PMS symptoms, and can even help you lose weight. What?! What?!

Plus, having cookies for breakfast is FUN. Starting your day with a treat that's made from a supergrain, healthy fats, and a natural sweetener is great fuel for writing or any creative endeavor. Try them and let me know! 

Teff Almond Butter Cookies

I love making these cookies because they are so easy to make. If you are avoiding nuts, try it with sunflower seed butter. Best of all, I make them in my Vitamix.


  • 1 ½ cups teff flower
  • 1 cup almond butter, creamy
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, (slightly heated so it’s liquid)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup stevia-sweetened chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to the blender and mix until smooth. Gently take a small spoonful of the mixture and roll in into ball and then squash it onto a coconut-oiled cookie sheet. Add as many chocolate chips as you like to each cookie. Bake for 15 minutes.