Daily Dose of Inspiration

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Breakfast Cookies

I have just discovered a wonderful recipe from Clean Eating Cookbook. I have had this book for three years and every recipe is easy and delish.
This is one of my faves. Fruit and Nut Breakfast Cookies. This is a nice alternative to muffins. The girls loved them and I love the fact that I was able to make these while the girls were wild and crazy this morning.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light oil
3 egg whites
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 finely chopped dried figs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup bran flakes ( fyi I didn't have this)
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 cup slivered almonds (fyi I used chopped)
1 Preheat oven to 350 F
2 Combine sugar, oil, egg whites in a bowl and stir in dried fruits and vanilla
3 Lightly spoon all-purpose flour into measuring cup and level with knife. Combine whole wheat flour, bran, baking soda, flax seed and spices. Stir with fork.
4 Add flour mixture to egg mixture and combine. Fold in almonds.
5 Drop by tablespoon full onto baking sheets lined with parchement paper. Bake for 12 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pans and transfer to wire racks.
Enjoy with a warm cup of coffee or tea.
Nutritonal value per cookie:
Cal. 154
Fat 6g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 12g


Alisa said...

My family loves breakfast cookies {what's not to like?} Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be trying these.

Ashlee said...

Cookies for breakfast? Sounds like my kind of cookie~

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Hello - cookies for breakfast??? Why have I never heard that this is ok? These sound great - I'm printing out the recipe now. Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

These sound great! Can't wait to try them out! I found you thru Under The Table and Dreaming.

~Kelli @ Smidgens

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

These sound yummy, and they seem versatile too, I'll have to try them!

Stephanie Lynn said...

These look fabulous! {and yummy too!} Thanks so much for sahring this recipe...it's going in my have to try list! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I am always looking for recipes without butter. Great one and a keeper...Saving it!