The Bfast Cookie

Heyyyyy πŸ˜€ Hope your Monday is treating you well!

I thought I’d start the morning off with a how-to video on the little breakfast beauty I came up with a couple of years ago. Since my eating style has changed over the years, this new breakfast cookie includes my current modifications, but please alter it to suit your nutritional preferences and needs.

Hope you enjoy!



-1/3 C oat groats ground into flour (or 1/3 C old fashioned oats)

-1/2 scoop protein powder (I prefer Sun Warrior but back in the dairy days, it was all about the Designer Whey)

-cinnamon, pinch of sea salt

-1/8 C – 1/4 C milk of choice (I roll with almond)

– 1 T nut butter of choice (raw almond butter is the fave here)

-1/2 smashed banana

-mix-ins!!! Mesquite, cinnamon, cacao, maca, goji berries, pumpkin, dried fruit, whatever you’re feeling

bfast cookie

Have you tried a breakfast cookie? What’s your favorite combo???

It’s WORKOUT TIME (wahoo!!!) then tax time over here *shudders* See ya this afternoon!



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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet on March 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I only tried a breakfast cooking once and just wasn’t a fan – I think it was the consistency. I’m gonna give it another shot and try some different flavors in there!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet on March 15, 2010 at 8:45 am

    oops *cookie not cooking!

  3. Heather (Heather's Dish) on March 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

    i love your videos…so cute πŸ™‚ i’m glad you did this one, since a breakfast cookie sounds like heaven to me πŸ™‚

  4. Erica on March 15, 2010 at 8:46 am

    CUTE video! Love it! Ugh- we did ours this weekend. We got killed- blah! Hope yours aren’t too too bad

  5. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on March 15, 2010 at 8:47 am

    You are so stinkin cute πŸ™‚
    I LOVE the bfast cookie! I do one with oats, soy milk, chocolate protein powder, crunchy almond butter, and dried cranberries. SUPER good πŸ™‚

  6. Jenny on March 15, 2010 at 8:48 am

    The cookie is such a delicious bfast!! Keep the great ideas coming!

  7. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on March 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I STILL haven’t tried a breakfast cookie…maybe this week is the week to do it!

  8. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) on March 15, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Cookie-gasm!!! I still remember the first day I made these. Such a lovely day.

  9. Babycakes on March 15, 2010 at 9:10 am

    haha, love the “filmed by Seksi Pilot Media”. Your videos are always so fun. And your hair looks gorgeous! Happy Monday πŸ™‚

  10. Shayna @ Cuts and Curves on March 15, 2010 at 9:16 am

    I LOVE BREAKFAST COOKIES! Honestly, one of my favorite breakies. My favorite combo is filled with chocolate flavors… cocoa and chocolate almond milk. It’s like a reece PB cup with the natural PB I add to it. YUM! Thanks so much for creating them. Changed my life πŸ˜‰

  11. Ange on March 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Thanks Gina – you rock sista!! Can’t wait to try this tomorrow

  12. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman on March 15, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Could your hair be any more awesome? I think not. I have thick hair envy.

  13. Anna on March 15, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I seriously burst out laughing when I saw that brief “Seksi Pilot Productions” at the end. Another great vid!

  14. LisaG on March 15, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Okay, now that you’ve tutored us on making the famous cookie, I have to try it. It looks wonderful.

  15. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather on March 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Great video! The first time I made a breakfast cookie I wasn’t a big fan, but I made one last week and made sure to to sweeten it too much… turned into perfection! I took it with me on the go. It was so portable and great.

  16. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now on March 15, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I’ve never made a breakfast cookie but they do look good. I’m sure it’s one of those things where I avoid making one out of fear and then as soon as I do, I love it and make them all the time!

  17. Amy on March 15, 2010 at 9:45 am

    What brand is the mesquite from? Do you pick this up at a health food store? Thanks for sharing your breakfast cookie video – I can’t wait to try it!

  18. Janiek on March 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Is the protein powder nessecary to make the breakfast cookie or is it something you add for health benefits?

    With love,


  19. Jo on March 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    “Filmed by Seksi Pilot Media” – hahahahahaha love it!

    Thanks Gina, I tried this ages ago but haven’t had one since, I think I’ll make one later for tomorrow.

  20. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on March 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    I love that you did this because for some reason my attempts have failed. Thanks!

  21. Erin M. on March 15, 2010 at 9:57 am

    loveee the bfast cookie! thanks for the video. What is the g-free recipe/mix you used to make the pizza dough and pilot’s sandwich bread a couple of days ago? thanks so much!!

  22. Paige (Running Around Normal) on March 15, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Huh – I’ve been making mine differently than you! I consider almond butter a “wet ingredient” and then add the mixins in once I have it flattened in a cookie πŸ˜€ Either way, it tastes phenom!!
    Love the video πŸ™‚

  23. skinnyrunner on March 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

    lovin the video! i have made just a simple one with banana, i think its time to get crazy and try something new!

  24. Theresa on March 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

    OMG! Could you be any cuter? You need to be on TV, you’re so photogenic. Love the “Seksi Pilot Media” tag at the end – funny!

  25. Lauren W. on March 15, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Seriously, when I have a breakfast cookie waiting for me in the morning, it totally makes my day! My fav is one with banana, coconut, raisins and chia seeds. Sooo delicious. Thanks Gina!

  26. Jessica on March 15, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I do need to try the bfast cookie! I’m not in to hot oats, so this might be a good substitute.

  27. Jessica @ The Process of Healing on March 15, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Yum… thank you so much for the video! I’m going to have to try that πŸ™‚

  28. Stephanie on March 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for the bfast cookie tutorial! i’m always looking for something quick for breakfast to eat on my way into work. I’m definitely going to give this a try.

  29. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful on March 15, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I actually had one this morning! YUM! One question-do you dehydrate your oat groats after soaking them or just soak, rinse, and put in food processor?

  30. Danielle on March 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Hi there! I tried the Bfast cookie recently and Loooooooved it! One quetsion though, even after a night in the fridge, it was pretty gooey. Is it supposed to solidify and be cookie like, or is it meant to be eaten with a utensil (vs my fingers) πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

      definitely eaten with a utensil – unless you’re feeling a little barbarian πŸ˜‰

  31. Jeannette on March 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Tried my first breakfast cookie a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it. I just wish I could remember to make it every night! That’s the only downside, is having to prepare it ahead of time.

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 am

      i know, sometimes i wake up a little sad when i remember i didn’t make one the night before

  32. Laura J. on March 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Loved the bfast cookie how-to video! Girl, you need to be on the Food Network! πŸ™‚
    Haha I totally cracked up at the end when it said “Filmed by Seksi Pilot Media.” Too cute!

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 11:40 am

      hahah, thanks girl <3

  33. fittingbackin on March 15, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I haven’t had one yet but am still wanting to – it’s on my list with green monsters! πŸ™‚ I must get protein powder…

  34. Kelly on March 15, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Yay, thanks for posting this video!

  35. Lauren @ eater not a runner on March 15, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Love the video! I’ll have to try one soon πŸ˜‰

  36. Heather on March 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

    The famous bfast cookie gets its own video! So cute. This could be altered and personalized SO many ways-my mind’s a racin’!

  37. ashley on March 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for the recipe and video! I haven’t tried this yet – but I hope to soon :-).

  38. Amara on March 15, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Seksi pilot video! Ha! Thanks for doing this. So it doesn’t firm up the same as a cookie, but it’s not gooey the next day? Is that right?

  39. daisy on March 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I have a question for you Gina or maybe someone else can help me. I heard one of the best things to drink for recovery after a workout is chocolate milk. but will almond milk with chocolate give me the same benefits?

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

      the reason that’s said is because chocolate milk is an excellent combination of carbs and protein for a post-workout recovery snack. you can get the same type of combo out of choosing from a lot of other fun options like a piece of toast with 2 egg whites, greek yogurt and a little cereal, protein powder with almond milk and banana, the list goes on πŸ™‚

  40. on March 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    oh I cannot view this at work! I will look forward to it this evening though-have a great day πŸ˜‰

  41. Sara on March 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I made a breakfast cookie for the first time the night before my birthday and when I woke up I had such a nice birthday breakfast! It really made my morning. Thanks for posting this!! I need to go get some almond butter STAT!

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      that’s awesome- breakfast cookies are my birthday breakfast of choice too πŸ™‚

  42. La on March 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Never tried one but I’ll definitely have to soon! I love your videos, they’re so fun.

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      thank you! <3

  43. Sarah Aboukhater on March 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I love my breakfast cookies! Have them almost everyday. I add so much to them-oats, almond butter, chocolate hemp protein powder, almond milk, chia seeds, maca, stevia, goji berries, raisins & cacao nibs. They are amazing and make me so happy with my faux coffee every am. I bought the Sun Warrior (vanilla), tried it once but didn’t love it. I am almost out of the chocolate hemp so I’ll be using it soon and hopefully it will grow on me.

  44. Kate Austen on March 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks so much! Your food blog (along with a handful of others) has helped me to totally re-vamp the way I eat. I now “get it” on how to eat healty (not diet-food).

    I am ALLERGIC to bananas. So sad because they’re so good. What would you substitute in place of a banana for the cookie?

    Thanks so much! Kate

    • Heather on March 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

      KateMaybe you could try to use mashed sweet potato instead of banana πŸ™‚

      • Kate Austen on March 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

        Hmmm a mashed sweet potatoe would be about the same consistency and sweetness (a little less sweet, which is okay). Thanks Heather!


    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm

      applesauce is a great substitute πŸ™‚

      • Kate Austen on March 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

        Okay. I have 2 substitutes I can keep in mind now. Thanks!

  45. bobbileigh on March 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I will have to try the b-fast cookie again. Whenever I have tried them I cannot get them to be the smooth consistency that you have mine are always chunky, I tried adding more milk and it just made them runny. Any ideas?

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      combine everything with the milk before adding the banana- for some reason this helps the texture

  46. Kaylee on March 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Hey Gina,

    Could I substitute buckwheat groats ground down instead of the oats? Or quinoa flakes maybe? I havent had oats since going gluten-free so I’m trying to think of a substitute for them that could work…

    Thanks for the video!

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      yeah, i’m pretty sure either one would work!

  47. Becca on March 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to make this! Very helpful, and it looks delicious, of course.

  48. Alicia on March 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    YUM! Thanks for posting this. Now I really need to try it. I didn’t realize mesquite had so much protein. Gotta love the filming company name πŸ˜‰ I’ll have to pick a combo and look at the nutritionals in comparison to my typical bowl of Oatmeal. I think I’d be more creative with a cookie than I am now with my oatmeal (banana and PB add in’s). Sounds like a perfect breakfast in the summer when I don’t want something hot.

    • Fitnessista on March 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      thanks, alicia πŸ™‚
      that’s exactly why i love it- the combos are endless and it’s hot here in GA!

  49. bobbileigh on March 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for the tip I will have to try that this week!

  50. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on March 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks for the video, you’re too cute!


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