Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The official Breakfast Club Cookie


You've listened to me go on and on about the Cookies for Breakfast club for months now.

Clearly I have a serious problem.

Last week I attempted to quit cold turkey and enrol myself in the Oatmeal for Breakfast club. It shouldn't have been that hard since I really love oatmeal. Right?

Wrong.

I still eat oatmeal for breakfast....followed by at least two cookies.

Fail.

Instead of kidding myself and living in denial, I decided to create a cookie that really can be considered breakfast-worthy by the general public. It turns out this was an incredible idea and the results are pretty freakin' delicious.


These cookies are very much similar to a granola bar. It's like trail mix all stirred up into soft and chewy cookie dough.

I mixed in rolled oats, whole almonds, dried cranberries, raisins, flax seeds and sunflower seeds. The dough is made with both white and whole wheat flour, sweetened with brown sugar and honey, and flavoured with a generous teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leaving the almonds in whole form adds some great crunch and toasty flavour, since they roast up slightly while the cookies bake. Eating one of these cookies creates a bit of sensory overload, making it perfect for waking you up in the morning!

And how about fiber? Got it! Almonds, whole wheat flour, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit.....it is all a source of fiber. Flax and sunflower seeds are sources of essential fatty acids that help our brains function more efficiently - I could definitely use that in the morning. There are B vitamins, Vitamin E, loads of minerals... I mean, come on! This is totally legit.

To top it all off, the scent of these official Breakfast Club/Trail Mix Cookies baking in the oven will make your neighbours swoon. Don't be surprised if you get a few knocks at your door from people asking to "borrow a cup of sugar". Surrrre.

I think this will solve my problem. I'm happy to announce that the Cookies for Breakfast club is still in production and feeling good! I hope this delicious recipe will make you feel more comfortable about joining this club.

Do you have any breakfast-worthy cookie recipes? A girl's gotta switch it up once in a while...


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20 comments:

  1. I must try this. I simply must! I think it would be a fave of hubby's too! :)

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  2. My typical morning is oatmeal followed by two cookies too! sometimes, I even go for a little spoon of ice cream (you didn't hear that). I just made these oatcakes that have sort of fixed the cookie urge with tons of fiber and nuts, but these look super yummy too!-Heather

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  3. I like the way you think! These look delicious AND perfectly acceptable for breakfast :)

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  4. Cookies for breakfast? I'm game! These look delicious! I love all the goodies in them too :-)

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  5. @souffledays I've totally been known to eat ice cream for breakfast. It's the greatest.

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  6. oooo what a great idea!! Cookies for breakfast and I am in!

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  7. Oh my gosh! I'm with you - cookies for breakfast, a slight problem. I need to make these - asap. Thanks for the great idea! I'm printing out the recipe RIGHT NOW.

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  8. As soon as I saw the almonds peaking out of the cookie, I knew I would love this recipe! Thank you for sharing it...these will be in my kitchen real real soon.

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  9. These look amazing! Thank you for sharing! How many cookies (approx.) does this recipe make? 3-4 dozen?

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  10. @Whitney Fretham This recipe makes about 15 rather large cookies - you can definitely make them smaller and lower the baking time by a few minutes.

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  11. Wonderful cookies. They look amazing. Now who would want to kick the breakfast cookie habit? Madness I say.

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  12. A cookie that's masquerading as a granola bar ... or is it the other way around? Wither way, I like it!

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  13. Yays for cookies for breakfast! I love how healthy these cookies are!

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  14. I made these cookies this weekend, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! They are surprisingly chewy and sweet, with nutty/seedy goodness as well. I made into 30 smaller cookies (using a 1" baller), and baked for 9 minutes to perfection! Thank you for this recipe- I'll definitely make these again and again!

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  15. This cookies are perfect for a fast breakfast, with a glass of cold milk or orange juice. My family love them.

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  16. These look like the perfect cookie. Flax and sunflower seeds always add yummy goodness to a dessert. Can't wait to try!

    (I keep having visions of teens dancing across the library book shelves holding these cookies....Molly Ringwold anyone?) :)

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  17. I love the idea of a healthy cookie for breakfast!

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  18. Any thoughts on figuring out a calorie count?

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  19. I have tried many different breakfast cookie recipies and this is one is definietly my favorite..SO SO good !!...I despise dry cookies so added a little orange juice ( about 1/4 cup mabe a little less) into the batter after I added the flour mixture..turned into really chewy and moist cookies..definiely adding this one to my recipie book :)

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  20. My son and I made these yesterday, and we are so pleased with them! I love being able to grab a cookie for breakfast, thank you so much for the recipe!

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