A Take on Morning Cookies

Jennifer chose this week’s recipe. To me, a recipe that calls for eating a cookie for breakfast is worth trying.

In essence, they are cookie muffins crossed with healthy cookies. They are soft and cakey cookies made from whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, bran cereal, canola oil, pureed carrot baby food, sugar, and a small amount of butter. Interested? What about flavoring them with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla and adding walnuts and raisins? (Flavorings are essential and should not be skimped on.)

Honestly, this recipe intrigued me, and I was eager to try it. Because I am not a morning person (at all), we don’t prepare or serve hot breakfasts during the week. Nevertheless, we always have a muffin in the freezer if we want to eat it in the morning. As such, I was happy to see Jennifer pick this as an alternative breakfast.

I made the following substitutions/changes:
Getting started Instead of using bran cereal flakes, I used equal amounts of oats
Secondly, I used some applesauce instead of carrot puree.
Three. Instead of raisins, I used dried cherries. At the moment, dried tart cherries are my favorite.

Overall, they weren’t wrong. Cinnamon and nutmeg, as I alluded to already, really added flavor to these dishes. So far, I’ve eaten one, but the rest are in the freezer for quick breakfasts. I might microwave one for a few seconds and spread some peanut butter or jam on it. Or maybe I’ll go nuts and put peanut butter AND jam on it.

I don’t know if I would make these again. My husband cannot eat whole wheat, so I must make these for myself and something else for him. Additionally, I still prefer muffins to these cookies.

There is a certain amount of room for experimenting with these cookies and adjusting them to personal preference. Therefore, I encourage you to read the recipe and consider how you might modify it to suit your tastes. Food Network reviews are also an excellent source of ideas. Additionally, I think these cookies can be made even healthier by substituting the sugar for agave nectar and adding flaxseed.
I am looking forward to seeing what my other baking ladies did with their cookies, and maybe they will inspire me to make another batch.

The whole recipe for these cookies can be found here.

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