Lemon Ginger Pre-Workout Breakfast Cookies

By Morgan Shupe on May 27, 2014

These Lemon Ginger Pre-Workout Breakfast Cookies will help you start your workout—and day—strong. Bananas and oats for both instant and sustained energy combine with cashews and coconut oil to help improve your performance.


  • 2 bananas, pureed
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped fine
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup oats, ground
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup cashews, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a food processor, combine banana, water, cashew butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, maple syrup, ginger, lemon zest and juice. Process until well combined.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well combined.

  4. Roll cookie batter into balls (1-2 tablespoon sized) and flatten onto cookie sheet.

  5. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.