Friday, November 13, 2009

Cookies for breakfast!

Good afternoon -- hope everyone is having a Friday full of fabulousness! I am sitting at my desk sipping a soothing cup of green tea and snacking on a Kashi TLC Fruits & Grains bar. I must say, the chocolate-coconut variety is yum!

No time for a photo of today's recipe, but I could not wait to share my latest creation:

Breakfast cookies!

These little half-spheres of goodness are soooo tasty, and even better, they are entirely wholesome and healthy. I eat them for breakfast with a slathering of almond butter on top and they taste completely decadent! Hope you enjoy....

Breakfast Cookies

2 cups Fiber One
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup pumpkin or cottage cheese (I've found that both work equally well)
1/4 cup cranberries (optional)
1/4 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Finely crush the cereal using either food processor or a rolling pin (the latter method definitely counts as a workout!). In a large mixing bowl, add the crushed cereal, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl (or in the same bowl of the food processor), whisk together or process the egg, brown sugar, applesauce, vanilla and pumpkin or cottage cheese. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and combine just until mixed. Add in the other mix-ins (nuts, berries) if you're using them.

Drop dough by tablespoonful onto the baking sheets, leaving about an inch between cookies. Flatten cookies with the back of a fork. Bake about 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Leave cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Makes about 16 cookies.


Dolce said...

Healthy homemade cookies?? You just made my day :)