BeyondFit Breakfast Cookie

By Blair Lindler

The holidays are (finally) past, and a new year is upon us.  Hard to believe that 2013 is already here!!  With the ringing in of a new calendar year comes the season of reflection for New Years Resolutions, and one of the top resolutions is always “I want to lose __ pounds.”

Well, my goals are a little bit different… 

  • I will continue to live the fat loss lifestyle- including eating habits & regular weight training based workouts with leisure walks on off days.
  • I will decrease my percent body fat- in the process, I will not worry about what the scale reads (might even throw it out)…  Because weight loss does not equate fat loss.

My goals being revealed to you, I began searching for new options for breakfast.  Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me – I’m not much of an oatmeal girl (something about the texture), and I rarely have time to make eggs (plus the texture of the make-ahead egg muffins irks me).  Can you tell I’m a picky eater? And then I stumbled upon what I am considering gold…

Coach Blair’s BeyondFit Breakfast Cookies


  • 1.5 C uncooked oatmeal (quick cooking or regular)
  • 2 ripe and mashed bananas
  • 1 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 C raisins (to taste)
  • ¼ C chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (more/less to taste)


  1. Combine the applesauce, vanilla, and cinnamon first
  2. Add all other ingredients
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes
  4. Spoon onto cookie sheet (either use non-stick spray or use parchment paper)
  5. Bake 30 mins at 350 degrees until golden brown and done
  6. Let sit on cookie sheet for 5mins before removing to cooling racks
  7. Let cool completely before storing in air-tight container

They’ve got enough natural sweetness yet it’s not overwhelming, they’ve got the crunch of the nuts, the surprise of the raisins, and they’ve been working as a fabulous grab and go breakfast option!  AND they sneak in the oatmeal that I should be eating!

 I also use them as an afternoon snack with some natural peanut butter on the side.

This is definitely a good way to start my 2013 – with a good recipe that makes my life a little bit easier! 🙂

What are some of your favorite fast and on the go fat-loss friendly breakfast options?

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