Would You Serve These to Your Children for Breakfast?
These were in the “Breakfast Cookie” category on Cookie Madness.
They are yummy. I made them tonight for tomorrow morning’s breakfast.
Here’s the recipe:
Loaded Breakfast Cookies (adapted from Cookie Madness)
Makes 36 servings
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sucanat (or granulated sugar or more brown sugar)
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup whole wheat all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 2 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped pumpkin seeds (or walnuts)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high-speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, sucanat (or other sweetener), cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour. Stir in rolled oats, flax seed meal, wheat germ, chocolate, raisins, and chopped pumpkin seeds (dough will be a little crumbly).
2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
So, what do you think? Better than half a slice of whole wheat bread with jam, or worse? I’m thinking better because of the good things they have in them.
But probably worse than the favourite go-to of oatmeal with a tsp of brown sugar.
Lil C is not getting much in the way of variety in his diet these days. Perhaps the flax, wheat germ and pumpkin seeds will up his nutrition quotient a bit.
Here is the nutritional information:
Per Cookie (approx. 17 g)
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Total Carbohydrates 9.7g
Dietary Fiber 0.8g