Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cookies for Breakfast

I've been trying several new recipes for breakfast lately in an attempt to break away from cereal.  We LOVE cereal at our house but it is a highly processed food, even the "healthy" kind, and we are trying to limit those as much as possible.  (Couldn't tell it by the Butterfinger Bliss recipe I posted last week, right?  *Smile*)

Laura, at Heavenly Homemakers, has a lot of great recipes, many of which we are trying.  Her Giant Breakfast Cookie recipe looked great.....and I can attest that they taste great, too! 

While the cookies were baking, Luke kept saying, "But we don't eat cookies for breakfast.  They are for snacks!"  After he saw I was seriously giving them cookies for breakfast, he went running to tell Chloe and Jacob the great news! 

Here is my modified recipe:

Breakfast Cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips  (Any excuse to get in some chocolate!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix butter, applesauce, honey, eggs, salt, soda, cinnamon, and buttermilk.  Stir in flour, wheat germ, and oats.  Fold in raisins and chocolate chips.  Spoon heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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