Saturday, March 12, 2011

Breakfast Cookies



As I've mentioned in the past, I'm not much of a breakfast person. Nothing sounds worse to me first thing in the morning then eating. Luckily for my kids, my husband loves breakfast. Being the baker-man that he is, my kids are always enjoying waffles, pancakes and cinnamon rolls. So when he took off to Texas for two weeks, I had to step it up in the morning and take on the role of the fun breakfast maker.



Imagine how much fun I had greeting my kids first thing in the morning with the phrase "I'm making cookies for breakfast!" Yeah that's right, mom can be cool too! But these aren't regular cookies, they're packed with banana, peanut butter, wheat germ and dried fruit. For good measure I threw some chocolate chips in there, because, well, you know. They're fluffy and have more of a cake-like texture, but they're so delicious and go great with milk. So go ahead, make cookies for breakfast!



Breakfast Cookies
By Food.com

Ingredients

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup wheat germ
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins or 1 cup other dried fruit
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine peanut butter and butter and beat on medium with an electric mixer.

3. Add brown sugar; beat until combined.

4. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined.

5. Add banana, baking soda & salt; beat until combined.

6. Add flour & wheat germ, a little at a time, and beat until combined.

7. Stir in rolled oats, dried fruit and chocolate chips (if using) by hand.

Per Cookie: 170 cal, 7g fat, 23g carb, 2g fiber, 4g prot

24 comments:

Liz said...

Way to be the cool Mom! These do look great!

Mary said...

They look mighty good to me. I'd love to start my day with one or two of these. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tammy said...

awesome, can't wait to try these! I'm going to be the coolest mom around...cookies for breakfast!

Kim said...

Yum! For some reason I am always drawn to these kind of granola bar/breakfast cookie type recipes. There's just so many variations. Love these and also love the peanut butter and banana combination.

Joanne said...

I ADORE breakfast but pancakes and waffles are usually the kind of thing I eat as breakfast-for-dinner. In the morning it's all about healthy stuff...oatmeal, etc. And these cookies would totally fit the bill!

Ann said...

Not only are you the cool breakfast maker you are the healthy breakfast maker.

MaryBeth said...

These look great and sound like they would really help to keep me going in the morning...

Holly said...

My kids would just love these! Sound great!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Those look amazing! Great job Teresa!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Erica said...

Wow! Cookies for breakfast- that sounds like so much fun! They look nice and thick too- YUM!!!!!

Pam said...

Now that's my kind of breakfast!

Barbara said...

Super idea for kids, Teresa! It looks like a delicious, healthy and filling cookie for adult breakfasts too!

girlichef said...

Okay, you twisted my arm. I will eat cookies for breakfast.

Val said...

Did someone say breakfast cookies??? I just made a cup of tea and I think these would be perfect for me right now!! = )

Julie said...

This would be way better than the McDonald's I'm always craving for breakfast. The kids would think it's really cool to get cookies at breakfast :)

Cheryl said...

Memories, I used to make a version of these for my husband a long time ago!

The Blonde Duck said...

They sound great for breakfast or dessert!

Reeni said...

I'd like these for breakfast or anytime! Irresistibly delicious!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh fun cookies

Barbara Bakes said...

A breakfast cookie never looked better. Love the addition of chocolate.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Tuesday!

theUngourmet said...

My daughter isn't much of a breakfast fan either but I bet she'd be all over these yummy cookies! ;)

Have a great week!

Deborah said...

Cookies for breakfast? Count me in!!

Katy ~ said...

LOL, you ARE a fun Mom and these terrific cookies just elevated you even further, I'm sure. Who doesn't love cookies for breakfast. I know that I would LOVE these!!