Tuesday, November 3, 2009

FOR REAL, Healthy Breakfast Cookies


I've been on the hunt for an easy on-the-fly breakfast for Dominic (and me) I thought a breakfast cookie of sorts would do the trick and began my search. I found recipes like the following "The Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Cookie": ...Combine 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, 4 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1 tsp baking powder... Add 5 eggs and 1/4 cup vegetable oil... what????

I must have missed the "healthy" ingredients; brown sugar, 5 eggs, white flour..vegetable oil??

Nope, not for this Mamma! I LOVE these FOR REAL Healthy Breakfast Cookies! I made the usual changes, sub'd out the oil for coconut oil (go get some!) and added whole milk yogurt, our little dudes need the good fats.

When balling these up, a larger amount works better than a smaller amount, work the dough in your hands back and forth to get it to stick together, place on cookie sheet and flatten into cookie shape on the pan - Enjoy!! Donielle


Dry Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ (if you have raw wg, then throw in a skillet and toast up for a few minutes)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt

Wet Ingredients:
1/4 cup amber agave nectar or raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg white
2 TBL plain / vanilla whole milk yogurt
2 tsp Blackstrap Molasses

Good Stuff:
1/3 cup dark chocloate chips
1/4 cup raisins and/or chopped dried apples or any dried fruit
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Preheat the oven to 300F. Smear cookie sheet with Coconut Oil, set aside. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate, smaller bowl. Add the wet mixture into dry mixture, stir until thoroughly combined. Add the Good Stuff, stir until well coated. Ball the dough into hands, place on cookie sheet and press down a bit to flatten cookie (these don't rise, just brown). Bake in center of the oven for 18 - 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Remove from oven, let cool completely and enjoy. I wrap ours individually, great for breafast or a snack on the fly.

I can't remember where I found this recipe, as soon as I find again, I'll post the original link (for due Props!).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try it out !!! - Katie

H said...

yummy

genevieve said...

i am totally making these this weekend so i can start rebounding from Thanksgiving at my mom's right away!! ;)
Love, Zen

www.smellwhatimcookin.com said...

Word! You will love them Zen. Tell the fam i say "hi"! And hey, where's my recipes to test? I'm excited to try them out for you :)

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