Most of us wake up in the morning and contemplate whether we should eat breakfast or not. For those of us who chose the later, it usually turns out to be disastrous–aka, you’re that person in lecture hall whose stomach is growling uncontrollably. Don’t be that person anymore.

If you want to look forward to breakfast, start your morning off with one of your favorite childhood indulgences, cookie dough. You can mix your edible edible cookie dough (#salmonellafree) into a protein shake, cookie dough chewy bar or even a 4-ingredient cookie dough stuffed pancake. I mean, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Protein Smoothie

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:3 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoon protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter cup cookie dough
Photo by Jayna Goldstein
Photo by Jayna Goldstein

Step 1

Add banana, almond milk, protein powder and cookie dough into a blender.

Step 2

Blend ingredients until smooth.

S'mores Chewy Granola Bar

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon s'mores cookie dough

Step 1

Mix oats, ground flax seed, and honey until combined.

Step 2

Mix in cookie dough until combined. Mixture will be slightly sticky.

Step 3

Form the dough into desired shape — we did rectangular — and place onto parchment paper.

Step 4

Let bar sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Take out and enjoy.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Pancakes

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:7 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:2-3
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 ripe banana

Step 1

Place oats into a blender and blend until they reach a flour consistency.

Step 2

Add in the banana and egg and blend until combined.

Step 3

Place a spoonful of batter onto a heated skillet.

Step 4

Let the pancake cook for 1 minute, then drop 1 teaspoon of cookie dough on top.

Step 5

Add another spoonful of batter on top.

Step 6

Cook for another 2-3 minutes and then flip the pancake.

Step 7

Cook for another 2-3 minutes and repeat the same steps to make 1-2 more pancakes (depending on how large your banana was).

Photo by Jayna Goldstein
Photo by Jayna Goldstein