We’ve all been told that and it turns out that it is true! After a good night’s rest, we need a little fuel to kick our bodies into gear.
What do YOU do for breakfast?
We are usually oatmeal or cold cereal and a piece of fresh fruit or some V8 Fusion Juice (cut 50/50 with water). I have stockpiled quite a bit of dry cereal and am finally starting to see the bottom of the pile – we are down to 12 boxes. (From a few months ago when I was up to 40!)
It is time for something new in our house…and I have 16 canisters of Quaker Oats staring at me every time I open a certain cupboard. I am going to make Granola and Breakfast Cookies later this week! Most of the ingredients I have on hand…I just need to pick a few things up tomorrow when I hit the grocery store. I need the Craisins, Apricots, Almonds and will get a baby food serving of the Prunes for this.
Here is the breakfast cookie recipe I got off a friends blog:
Cran-almond Breakfast Cookies
1 1/2c Brown Sugar
3c rolled oats
4 c flour
1T Baking soda
1t baking powder
1/4c canola oil
1/2 c prune puree
2 T water
5 egg whites
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
3/4 c unsweetened dried cranberries
1/2 c chopped almonds
1/3 c chopped apricots
1/3 cup apple sauce
1/2 c honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
In large bowl, stir together the oats, flower, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the canola oil, prune puree, water, egg whites, vanilla, honey and applesauce. Mix until well blended. Add the cranberries, almonds and apricots. Scoop cookies using an ice cream scoop or roll into golf ball sized balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets and flatten to 1/2 in tall with wet hands. These cookies do not flatten very much while baking. In preheated oven bake 14-16 min.
Don’t they sound yummy?
I will share pictures and a review on this after we make them
Now…off to find a good granola recipe, LOL!