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Cookies for Breakfast! 
 
Feb. 24, 2010 5:15 am 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2010 5:16 am

Cookies for Breakfast!

 

On Sunday, I was following my regular meal planning routine. I usually start by going through the grocery store ads and using what's on sale to help inspire me. I didn't find much. I stewed and started flipping through cookbooks and the piles of recipes I've collected, still not much. 

Then, I thought, I've spent all this time an effort reaching out to people, trying to help them find ways to make healthy delicious meals, maybe they can help me. I tweeted, posted to Facebook and several cooking sites seeking inspiration.

The first person to respond was Ruth on Facebook. "I am missing cookies today. I haven't seen desserts on your blog, so what about a breakfast cookie," she asked.

Now that's a challenge. First, because I generally don't bake. I kind of fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to cooking. I read recipes, but rarely follow them exactly. I see them as more a guide than a scientific formula. You generally can't get away with that in baking. That's not to mention cookies are not generally breakfast food, or particularly healthy. Now that's some inspiration.

I started with the healthiest cookie I could think of, oatmeal raisin, upped the fiber using whole-wheat pastry flour and some bran cereal, and added some tangy apple chutney to balance the sweet with a little savory. Quinn loved them and didn't wait until breakfast for his first. And with all the fiber, one is very satisfying for about 209 calories with 10 grams of fat and 3 of fiber per cookie.

Hey Ruth, let's eat!

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.

Deal of the Day: We made cookies, so how about some Calphalon Classic Bakeware 14-by-17-Inch Cookie Sheets 2-Pack on sale at Amazon.
 
Comments
Feb. 24, 2010 12:18 pm
Hi, which rack in the oven should i bake cookies on?
 
Feb. 25, 2010 5:16 am
Middle rack.
 
 
 
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
 
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