Would You Serve These to Your Children for Breakfast?

December 20, 2010 at 2:37 am 2 comments

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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.

Spiderman's Breakfast Cookies

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 70

Calories from Fat 27

Total Fat 3.0g

Saturated Fat 1.3g

Cholesterol 9mg

Sodium 13mg

Total Carbohydrates 9.7g

Dietary Fiber 0.8g

Sugars 5.4g

Protein 1.5g

Opinions please…

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mom  |  December 20, 2010 at 3:30 am

    What’s sucanat????
    Mom

    Reply
    • 2. fitforakid  |  December 20, 2010 at 3:43 am

      From Wikipedia: Sucanat (a contraction of “Sucre de canne naturel”, which was introduced by Pronatec in 1978) is a brand name for whole cane sugar. Unlike refined and processed white sugar, Sucanat retains its molasses content; it is essentially pure dried sugar cane juice. The juice is extracted by mechanical processes, heated and cooled at which point the small brown grainy crystals are formed.

      Unlike regular brown sugar, sucanat is grainy instead of crystalline. Of all major sugars derived from sugar cane, Sucanat (not a “processed” sugar) ranks the highest in nutritional value, containing a smaller proportion of sucrose than white cane sugar. However, Sucanat is not a significant source of any nutrient apart from simple carbohydrates.

      Hi Mom!

      Reply

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