For me these serve as a sweet treat, an in between meal snack and even breakfast. They have oatmeal which is definitely a healthy thing to eat. Oat fiber is awesome. Milk, maple syrup and peanut butter are all things I have associated with breakfast one way another. ;)
At any rate, they are yummy and easy to make. Recipe follows. It is courtesy of Karen Campbell, from Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health.*
Fast Cookies for School Lunches
Makes about 8 cookies
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup almond milk
1/4 cup cocoa
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups oats (for less texture use "quick oats")
1/4 cup walnuts, optional (a plant source of Omega-3's)
Put maple syrup, almond milk, and cocoa into a saucepan, bring to a boil, then simmer for 3 minutes. Add the peanut butter and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla, oats, and walnuts. Stir well, then form into small cookies.
* Recipe is produced by the permission of Karen Campbell. Available in Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health. Published by The Experiment, available wherever books are sold, $14.95.