Let's Eat "Healthy" Cookies for Breakfast!
Cookies for Breakfast?
What could possibly go wrong? Well, see what happened when the lovable Sesame Street character Ernie invited Cookie Monster over for breakfast.
There's a Better Way
I'm not advocating that you start your day with soft-boiled cookies or cookie juice, and I'm not suggesting chocolate chip cookies loaded with sugar. You can start your day with a portable eat-on-the-go treat that is sweet and healthy like these cookies made with banana and oatmeal.
Banana Breakfast Cookies
Samantha is a "busy wife and tired mama of two energetic boys and a sweet baby girl living in the Texas Hills Country. She loves cooking, eating, and blogging." And she created these tasty (but healthy) banana breakfast cookies.
You might be wondering if these really are a good nutritional choice for that important first meal of the day, so I tallied up all of the ingredients, plugged the information into an online calculator, and this is what I found:
|Serving size: 2|
|Calories from Fat||180|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 20 g||31%|
|Saturated fat 3 g||15%|
|Unsaturated fat 6 g|
|Carbohydrates 44 g||15%|
|Sugar 18 g|
|Fiber 6 g||24%|
|Protein 10 g||20%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 99 mg||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Fat is at an acceptable level unless you go overboard with a double-cheese hamburger for lunch or dinner, and those numbers for fiber and protein are great.
I made one change to Samantha's original recipe; instead of chocolate chips (which you can see in her photograph) I used raisins and that is the basis for the nutritional information above.
And by the way, these cookies do not contain flour so are a good choice for those who are gluten sensitive.
Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
Kristine developed this recipe for Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies that are simply to die for. Although I am an unabashed chocoholic, my special request for birthday cake is always "Carrot Cake (my recipe, of course).
The carrots and apples in this recipe keep the cookies soft and moist, flax seed and oats are great sources of fiber and nutrients, and honey adds the sweetness. Kristine also provides suggestions for how to alter the recipe if you want to avoid using wheat flour and/or honey.
Savory Breakfast Cookies
Sausage, onions, eggs, cheese—isn't this everything we want for breakfast? I do! And the author of these savory breakfast cookies has given us the savory that we crave AND for those on a low carb diet these are quite tasty and clock in with a Weight Watchers 4 Smart Points.
The SparkRecipes nutrition calculator gives us these nutritional numbers:
- Calories - 134.7
- Total Fat - 10.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.7 g
- Monounsaturated Fat - 2.7 g
- Cholesterol - 64.3 mg
- Sodium - 198.4 mg
- Potassium - 80.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 2.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
- Sugars - 0.5 g
- Protein - 7.4 g
Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookies
Trish says "Sometimes we want breakfast for dinner and sometimes we want dessert for breakfast. Who am I to argue? These cranberry almond breakfast cookies are my solution to busy mornings and trust me on this, it’s a winner."
No Bake Breakfast Cookies
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and founder of the popular blog I Heart Naptime. She inspires her 3 million followers on Pinterest to over 3 million followers on Pinterest to explore "dreaming up delicious recipes, thrifting and thinking of all the possibilities an old treasure can become." Her recipe for no-bake breakfast cookies is quick and nutritious.
Lemon-Blackberry Breakfast Cookies
Kristin is the author/owner of the blog Iowagirleats.com; in 2013 she was diagnosed with celiac disease. As a result she has had to alter her diet to remove gluten from her cooking and baking. She explains what to avoid and how to adapt. Her lemon-blackberry breakfast cookies are gluten, egg, and dairy-free.
Deep Dish Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies
Oh good Heavens! This is the finale! I mean, really can it get any better than this? Amanda created a totally fudgy, chocolaty, decadent cookie, Deep Dish Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies, that you can eat for breakfast with a cup of coffee and have an amazing caffeine buzz that will carry you to lunchtime.
But don't stop with just this one recipe. Runningwithspoons.com is a wonderful food blog with beautiful photography and imaginative recipes.
© 2017 Linda Lum