Breakfast Cookies

If you missed yesterday’s post, please click over and check it out.  I need your kitchen-related questions.  All those quandaries you’ve never voiced?  Now’s your chance.

Now, on to the good stuff.  Breakfast Cookies.

You heard right.  Cookies for breakfast.

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Here’s the skinny.  This isn’t dessert masquerading as breakfast simply because it’s served in the morning.  I know that trick.  Blueberry Crumb Cake.  Baked French Toast.  Chocolate Chip Scones.  Come on, people.  Just because you serve eggs with cake doesn’t mean it isn’t cake.

Most breakfast baked goods are technically dessert (which I fully accept and endorse on a weekly basis).  Not Breakfast Cookies.  They are legitimate start-your-day-right food.  Just look at everything that goes into them:

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Whole wheat flour, oatmeal, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, and coconut…just to name a few of the star performers.

In an effort to even further legitimize baking cookies for breakfast, I did something I have never ever done, and I may never do it again (so enjoy this one-time event).  I calculated the nutritional information for you!

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This recipe makes 16 very large cookies (my kids eat half of one and are full, ditto me), and each cookie has just over 300 calories.  Plus 6 grams of protein and lots of whole grain goodness.

Ugh.  Enough already.

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You know what?  Breakfast cookies are delicious, and they are dang convenient too. Here’s why.

As with my Chocolate Chip Cookies, the best way to keep these cookies fresh is to store them in the freezer.  When you need breakfast on the go, take one from the freezer, nuke it for 20 seconds, and bam! you have fresh-baked taste first thing in the morning.  With one batch you can have lots and lots of breakfasts ready to go and waiting for you in the freezer.  Double it and you won’t fix breakfast for a month.  Sure beats a pop tart!

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Just look at all that delicious texture and baked-in goodness!  Crunchy, sweet, chewy.  And perfectly complimented by a cup of tea or a dark cup of coffee.

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Happy Breakfasting!  Click below for the recipe!

{Breakfast Cookies}

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