Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Breakfast Cookies (10-Ingredients + 1-Bowl)

March 27, 2020

Gluten Free

By: Jasmine Briones 

These lemon poppyseed breakfast cookies are easy to make, require just 10-ingredients and are perfect for on-the-go! And, most importantly, they are delicious!

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Spring is finally here! It warming up and getting sunny out here in the Pacific Northwest and we couldn’t be happier. We are celebrating the start of spring with these lemon poppyseed cookies! And not just any cookies– lemon poppyseed breakfast cookies.

This blog post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill

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These cookies are made with 10 good-for-ya ingredients and are SO easy to put together. Here’s what you need for this recipe.

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If you didn’t know, not all oats are gluten-free. They naturally do not have any gluten, but due to being processed in the same facility as gluten ingredients, most cannot be called gluten-free. The Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free rolled oats (linked), however, are certified gluten-free and are made in a gluten-free facility!

Almond flour is also a great addition to use in gluten-free and paleo baking that lends a nutty flavor and moist texture. Bob’s has a ton of recipe inspo on their website to help you get more ideas on how to incorporate it into your baking!

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If you are looking for more cookie recipes, we’ve got you covered!

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Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Breakfast Cookies (10-Ingredients + 1-Bowl)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 52 minutes
  • Yield: 9 cookies
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These lemon poppyseed breakfast cookies are easy to make, require just 10-ingredients and are perfect for on-the-go! And, most importantly, they are delicious!


Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (or chia seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (plus more if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

Glaze (Optional):

  • 5 tablespoons organic powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add in all of the wet ingredients and mix together until uniform. Tip: be sure to zest the lemon before you juice it to make the process of zesting easier for you! Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. In a blender or food processor, add in 1/2 cup of rolled oats and process until a flour is formed. Add the oat flour and remaining rolled oats as well as the rest of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix everything together until uniform. Cover the bowl and set it into the refrigerator to chill for 25 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  4. Roll 3 tablespoon-sized scoops of dough into balls and place them evenly spaced on the prepared cookie sheets. Press dough the dough until it is about 1/2-inch thick (as the cookies won’t spread when they bake). Continue until you have formed all of the cookies– we formed 9.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and transfer them onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. As the cookies cool, prepare the optional glaze. Simply add the powdered sugar and lemon juice to a small bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  7. Once the cookies have cooled, dress them with the glaze. We also like to add more lemon zest on top to give them an extra lemony kick. The glaze will set as it sits overtime but to speed up the process, you can place them into the fridge for 10 minutes. You can also eat them with the loose glaze, just be sure to have a napkin handy as it might drip. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the optional glaze.
  • We have not tested it but applesauce should work in place of the banana if you do not have any on hand. Just not that it may not be as sweet but you can just add extra glaze on top or a tablespoon or two of sugar to the dough.
  • Category: Baked Goods, Breakfast, Cookies
  • Method: Oven

Keywords: Cookies, Lemon, Poppyseed, Breakfast, Vegan, Gluten-free, 10-Ingredient

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: This recipe is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, but all opinions remain our own. The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Maneesha says:

    Wow this looks great! Do you have any substitutions/recommendations for this recipe if we do not have poppy seeds?

    • Chris Petrellese says:

      You might be able to leave them out. They can also be found at most conventional grocery stores 🙂

  2. TT says:

    Made these tonight for this week’s meal prep and they came out great as all your recipes do. Thanks for what you both do…

  3. TT says:

    Made these tonight for this week’s meal prep and they came out great as all your recipes do. Thanks for what you both do…

  4. Bri says:

    I have a banana allergy but these look sooooo good. Any recommendations for a sub for banana?

  5. Haley says:

    I made the entire 2 cups oats into flour because I didn’t read the recipe carefully. Could
    that cause mine to turn out weird? The dough looked okay but they turned out very brownish colored, crispy ish on the outside and soft in the inside. But more like a veggie burger texture not like a cookie. The glaze was delicious though and definitely saved e day.

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