Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Breakfast Cookie DIY

We decided to make Breakfast Cookies today.

They are super healthy cookies, that don't taste like cardboard.
And they are camouflaged by chocolate chips & cinnamon sugar,
so the kids have no clue they are eating a healthy cookie.

And I can eat more than one without worrying about my pants fitting the next day. Bonus.

Here's the recipe:

2 cups whole grain cereal flakes (Special K, Total, etc)
3/4 cup of Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 tbsp of Wheat Germ (full of nutrients, like iron, protein, vitamin B, & folic acid)
1 tbsp Flax Seed (good source of Omega-3's)
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 canola oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup low fat ricotta cheese (sounds crazy, but this is what makes the cookie super moist)
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
Cinnamon sugar for dusting

Crush cereal in a bag with the bottom of a glass.
Them mix cereal, flour, wheat germ, flax seed,  baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, mix egg, sugar, oil, vanilla, and ricotta.
Combine ingredients.
Mix in chocolate chips.

(Note: You can add whatever extras you'd like in these breakfast bars.
Dried fruit would be great, raisins, or nuts.)

Spoon tablespoons onto greased baking sheet, flatten cookie with spoon,  sprinkle with cinnamon sugar & bake 15-20 minutes until the edges brown.

I promise you they are delicious.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thanks...sounds good and the boys would love cookies for breakfast!