We have discovered another food allergy… peanuts. Sigh. I actually thought we were good with peanuts, it took her trying it three or four times to actually react. She finished a rice cake with some peanut butter on it and immeditely following she started screaming and was covered in hives. It was a little scary! Fortunately, her breathing was fine and it the hives slowly went way. So here we go again with another food challenge!

In our house, we make ‘breakfast cookies’. It is similar to the recipe listed below but with peanut butter versus sunbutter. Now that peanuts are not an option I had to come up with an alternative breakfast cookie. So here it is:

I made a small batch to test it and see if she would like 

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Hazel’s breakfast cookies (sunbutter granola bites)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free if need be)
  • 1/4 cup Sunbutter (made from sunflower seeds) 
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (or any dried berry)
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)

Combine all the above ingredients.

In a bowl, plate or baking sheet flatten out the mixture and refrigerate for about an hour.

Form into balls or squares. If you use a baking sheet, you can cut them into bars.

AND the result….. She loves them! That smile quickly turned into tears when I would not give her the whole batch!

Note: here is the Sunbutter I used. It is a spread similar to peanut butter but made from sunflower seeds.