I have news: I’m moving to British Columbia! Forever.

Vegan Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

Paul got a fancy new job out there and the two of us are packing up our Montreal life and heading west this summer.

Vegan Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

We’re excited, naturally. We’re looking forward to having some stability instead of moving every few years and are especially pumped for the warmer weather and cozy mountain life. Nowadays our evenings consist of long chats about what our new life will be like. We have questions like when can we get a dog? And should we rent or buy a place first? And when we move there, we’re going hiking EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND right?

And then we have big questions like…I wonder how long it will take to make new friends? And how often will we see our old ones? And what about our families?

Well, moving is tough. And a few of the questions I have written here barely scratch the surface of the conversations we’ve had. In order to move to B.C., I have to quit my job, which sucks, but hey! I work a contract job anyway! Life is about moving forward.

Vegan Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

What I love about this blog is that no matter where I live, whether it’s Switzerland or Sicily or Montreal, I always know this space is here and it’s something that I genuinely love to do! There’s always good food and fun experiences to write about. That’s the beauty of it.

Vegan Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

In a few hours, I’m flying out to Vancouver to check out the area that I will soon be calling “home”. I packed a few of these cookies in my bag so that I’m not tempted by airport fare and also because I love them SO MUCH! They’re a vegan version of my peanut butter and banana breakfast cookies and they are equally as delicious if you ask me. Studded with dark chocolate chips, these beauties are super moist and jam-packed with almond butter and banana flavour. I love them any time of day, whether I have them for breakfast, after a run, or in the evenings with some tea.

Breakfast cookies also taste fantastic with a peanut butter and honey glaze, if you’re feeling wild! But right now, these are exactly what I want.

Vegan Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

Enjoy your weekend!

Vegan Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12-16 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 1/2 tbsp water
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate (chips or chopped chunks)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine flaxseed and water and let set for about 2 minutes, until it achieves an “eggy” texture.
  3. Add in the mashed banana, almond butter, vegetable oil, brown sugar, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine. Add the whole wheat flour and almond flour and whisk again. Fold in the dark chocolate and rolled oats and stir with a rubber spatula until evenly distributed. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  4. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, drop the cookie dough in uniform spoonfuls that are about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons big.
  5. Bake for 15 to 16 minutes until the cookies are slightly golden brown.
  6. Let rest on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

Based off of this non-vegan peanut butter version

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2016/04/07/vegan-almond-butter-dark-chocolate-breakfast-cookies/

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23 Responses to Vegan Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

  1. How exciting! I think you will absolutely love the west coast life 🙂 And love these cookies, too!

  2. Sues says:

    Congratulations on the move!! I’ve heard such awesome things about Vancouver. And it’s so true that your blog (and readers!) will always be there no matter where you go 🙂 And these cookies look delicious and are easy to take along!

  3. Cookies for breakfast? Whoo hoo!!! And congrats on your upcoming move!

  4. moving is always exciting..but yea i hear you about friends and families. you just gotta lure people in Vancouver with these cookies. you will make BFFs in no time 🙂

  5. WUUUUTT. I love BC! Where are you going to be living? Vancouver? Victoria? You can hang out with all the Vancouver bloggers and drive to Portland (when I move back, ehem) to hang out with me!

  6. That’s such exciting news! I am just finishing my undergrad in Montreal, but the plan is to move to BC when I’m done. I am so excited to follow along on your adventure and see what it’s like! ps. these cookies look stellar <3

  7. Lena says:

    You’re picking a good time to come out to Vancouver – the rain has finally stopped and hiking season is almost here! Also visit Tofino on Vancouver Island if you haven’t already!

    • katrina says:

      The weather was/is amazing today!! I’m in Chilliwack area for most of my stay, actually, but I will DEFINITELY check out Tofino when I move here in September!

  8. Trina says:

    Cookies instead of our usual boring breakfast! My family is going to love it when I surprise them with these! Thanks!

  9. Medha says:

    These are gorgeous! Cookies for breakfast is always a win, especially with creamy almond butter 🙂 Good luck with your move- sounds super exciting!

  10. Yay! Welcome to the west coast/best coast! 🙂 You’ll love Vancouver – it is such a fun city with soooo much good food. Cookies for breakfast are basically my favorite thing ever. These look so delish!

    • katrina says:

      AHHHH I can’t tell you how excited I am!! When we flew over the mountains this morning my eyes were filled with happy tears!!

  11. What a fun and exciting move! Congrats! Yummy cookies too!

  12. Vancouver!! you’ll love it, and I love your positive attitude on it. I’m planning on visiting Van in May in case you’ll be there!

  13. Cakespy says:

    BC is cool! I lived in seattle for a long time. I have a feeling you’ll love the vibe there. And as for these COOKIES! They look like a fantastic am delight.

  14. Joanne Bruno says:

    EXCITING!! So much awesomeness to look forward to and a whole new part of Canada to explore! I’m sure you’ll make new friends quicksnap and find a new job just as easily.

    I want to join in on this breakfast cookie party! Any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, am I right?

  15. How exciting that everything is about to change! BC sounds like a lovely place to live! I love that about blogging too, it’s something you can always take with you, and the more you do and experience, the richer your content becomes. All the best for the move!

  16. These look incredible! I’m also moving to BC this summer and am excited for the same reasons. I can’t wait to go hiking every weekend! 🙂

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