CEimB: Breakfast Cookies

by Joanne on July 2, 2009

This weeks CEimB recipe was chosen by Natalie of  Whats For Supper.  Make sure to check out Natalie’s blog for the complete recipe or go HERE for the link.

The first way to eat a Breakfast Cookie

The first way to eat a Breakfast Cookie

Since the title of the recipe is “Breakfast Cookies”, I made them for breakfast. Quick and easy. In 30 minutes the cookies were mixed, in the oven and my bowls and utensils were cleaned. 

There were a few changes and a couple of screw ups.  My changes and screw ups  resulted in a tasty, not too sweet cookie that was a bit dry for Ted but a good dunking treat for me.  

  • Reduced the butter to 1 TBS from 2
  • Used 2 TBS Natural Peanut Butter and no oil

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  • No granulated sugar added
  • Used 1 large banana instead of baby food carrots (I have some frozen bananas in the freezer that need using up and this was a prime opportunity to use one of them.)*See Below.

 

 

 

 

  • Instead of 1/2 cup oats, I used 1 cup – This was an error. I don’t know whowhatwhenwhere, or why this even happened.  My only guess is that I always use 1 cup of oatmeal when making my favorite oatmeal cookies. I must have had a relapse from the present moment.
  • I added 2 scoops of Protein Powder to make it a breakfast POWER cookie.

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  • I baked the cookies 16 minutes…another mistake.

*Do you save your over ripe bananas?  If you don’t want to waste left over bananas, you simply put the over ripe fruit in a freezer bag.  When you are ready to bake banana bread, cookies, or some other delicious goody, simply remove the banana(s) from the freezer and let defrost for an hour or so. Make sure you peel it over a bowl because once it defrosts, it is very mushy.

Other than ingredient changes, I followed the directions, adding the protein powder with the oats and baking on Silpat sheets instead of parchment.  Mixing entailed ditching the spoon and using clean hands since the batter was sticky and thick – probably due to doubling the oats.

The way we ate the cookies:

Crumbled the cookie over cooked oatmeal to add sweetness and crunch to morning steel cut oatmeal:

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The second way to eat a breakfast cookie

Ted enjoyed the taste and therefore countered the dryness by pouring his protein drink over the cookie…see the pink cookie?

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The Third way to eat a breakfast cookie - Ted's way

The best use for this cookie is to dunk it in milk, coffee or, my favorite dunking “juice”  = TEA

The Fourth Way - The Final Way - Joanne's Way to eat a breakfast cookie

The Fourth Way - The Final Way - Joanne's Way to eat a breakfast cookie

Thanks Natalie for a unique twist on our CEimB Thursday cooking adventures.

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15 Comments

  • At 2009.07.02 08:20, Pam said:

    Great ideas! Love your pictures, too. Glad a phoenix arose of the ashen crumbs of your screw ups!

    • At 2009.07.02 09:57, Heide said:

      Love the idea of adding protein powder to the mix. I’m going to try that next time, and maybe add it to muffins too!

      Also excellent tip for freezing the ripe bananas — I always let them get all super-ripe and then forget to use them and then it’s too late… Thanks so much for the tip!

      • At 2009.07.02 10:00, Rosie said:

        Breakfast Cookies oh my word its not breakfast here its early afternoon, but I still would love to try one!! It is good to refine recipes and this one sounds an absolutely beauty 😀

        • At 2009.07.02 10:46, Lauryn said:

          I love all of the ways you ate your cookies!!! Crumbling them over oatmeal sounds delicious!!! Your cookies look awesome!! And I bet the banana in the cookies tasted great!

          • At 2009.07.02 11:23, Liz said:

            They look delicious! I love the idea of peanut butter and protein powder! I had one for breakfast yesterday and they were pretty satisfying but didn’t stick around as long as I had hoped for the number of calories. I think the extra protein would help a lot.

            • At 2009.07.02 12:47, peggy said:

              sounds like you made as many substitutions as I did. I actually loved these cookies!! Yours look delicious. And thanks for the banana hint. I’ve never tried freezing, but I need to do that. happy 4th.

              • At 2009.07.02 12:51, pamela said:

                First of all, Butter Cream Toffee Protein Powder sounds quite delightful. Smart idea to add it and the PB to the cookie. Crumbling it over oatmeal sounds and looks really good, too.
                And I always freeze my extra bananas. Love ’em in my oatmeal, not to mention banana bread.

                • At 2009.07.02 14:27, nick said:

                  I have this to say after reading your post:

                  “Is there really a BAD way to eat a cookie?”

                  Admittedly though, they do look perfect for dunking. Coffee for me, but I could see tea working as well – though I find it difficult to dunk anything into the ridiculously expensive oolong tea that I like.

                  Q: After a tasting a store of many, MANY varieties, what do you think the chances are that I like the one that cost nearly twice as much as the next most expensive?

                  A: ~100%

                  • At 2009.07.02 16:09, Cathy said:

                    Love your ideas! I really like the concept of a breakfast cookie. This recipe really seems like it is tailor-made to be tinkered with. Yours look great!

                    • At 2009.07.02 21:15, Sara said:

                      Great post! I like that you made them a healthier too. I will try some of your changes next time.

                      • At 2009.07.02 22:44, Alyssa said:

                        I liked the take on the different ways to eat the cookie!! I wonder if these cookies would be good crumbled over some baked fruit like apples maybe? 😉

                        • At 2009.07.02 23:41, Maria said:

                          great suggestions!
                          this was fun to read…..good spin on things!

                          • At 2009.07.04 15:32, Natalie said:

                            I am glad that you liked them. What great ideas on how to consume them. Thanks for baking along with me!

                            • At 2009.07.05 10:54, Leslie said:

                              They look like they were really tasty in a variety of ways! After doubling the oats, I think you proved this recipe is goof proof!

                              • At 2009.07.05 22:17, Maria said:

                                congrats on your photo!

                                also, I agree about the fondant and its taste……you would think someone could up with a tastier alternative!

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