I am writing this post after a so relaxing one hour run when I tested the power of those clean breakfast cookies on my body. A perfect refined sugar free breakfast recipes before a long run. I always run very early in the morning before 8.30 am about 2 or 3 times a week. But I found extremely difficult to eat a full breakfast before a long run. If I eat too much in the morning I feel heavy and I am having stomach cramps while running. So my method before a morning run is always the same now. I am drinking about 2 cups of water when I wake up – it sounds crazy but it activate my metabolism and give me a full hydration before having my morning coffee. Coffee is a dehydrating drink so having lots of water before is a good idea especially before running. Even if I am having a very clean diet I still can not start my day without a coffee. That is the only cup of coffee in the day where I add some milk about 1/4 cup for 1 cup of black coffee. I am mainly drinking calci-trim milk because it is low in fat – like lite milk – but also boosted in calcium. I also love variety in my morning and I switch with soy milk, almond milk and oat milk through the week. Those are better to control my carbohydrates intake but I still enjoy some cow milk few times a week.
I eat while drinking my coffee. This morning I had few of these gluten free cookie. It sounds very very sweet in my mouth as I do not eat any sugar anymore. But the good thing is a small amount of them were enough to fuel up my body for one hour run without energy crash.
I have to admit those sugar free cookies are really dense and you have to love seeds as well as they contains quite a lot. I added lots of seeds to boost the fibre intake of those cookie and balance the high amount of carbohydrates brought by the dried fruits. In others word I made them the perfect balanced breakfast cookies for a pre diabetic on the run ! I really enjoyed them as I love my supercharged granola bars recipe too. Both are just very different and this recipe is much quicker to make as the only think to do is pouring all the ingredient in your food processor and mix for few minutes!
You will get a thick sticky cookie batter and I made about 15 cookies of approximately 20 g. It means they should each contains 7 g of carbohydrates for 2 g of fibre and about 45 cal.
Because the batter is really sticky I recommend you to use g paper on a tray to bake them. I sprinkle some extra linseed on the top of the cookies before baking. It is optionnal but I like the taste it added.