These Easy Breakfast Cookies are one of my favorite nutritious breakfast recipes.
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Weekday mornings are crazy in my house. We are usually all rushing around trying to get ready for work and school. That means breakfast is usually something fast – like these better-for-you breakfast cookies. They are easy to make and chocked full of nutrious ingredients. But the best part is, my son devours them!
There are so many ways you can jazz up these cookies, too. You could easily add fresh fruit such as blueberries, mashed bananas or strawberries. Or, add dried fruits, nuts or coconut. The possibilities are endless.
My son thinks he’s getting a treat but I know he’s getting a good breakfast. These cookies are packed with good-for-you ingredients such as bran, whole wheat flour, ground flax, wheat germ and protein-rich Greek yogurt.
Did you know that many Americans are not getting enough protein in their diets? Many nutrition experts recommend 25-30 grams of protein at every meal. Most of us tend to get eat most of our protein the evening, which means we are only getting 13 grams on average for breakfast.
Backloading protein at dinner can affect how your body uses it. Many experts recommend spacing out your protein intake throughout the day to make the most of the important benefits it provides.
Adding a glass of milk to your breakfast is an easy way to start your day off right and get closer to the recommended amount of protein before noon. And, I can’t think of a better combination than milk and cookies…for breakfast!
If you find that you don’t have time for breakfast, give these cookies a try. They’re perfect to eat on the go. And, be sure to power up your mornings by adding a glass of milk which has 8 grams of high-quality protein in each 8-ounce glass and either a 5.3 ounce container of plain nonfat Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup mixed berries on top or a 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup cantaloupe.
Getting 25-30 grams of protein can help energize your morning. You’ll feel fuller longer so you can focus on the things you want to accomplish.
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Easy Breakfast Cookies Recipe
Easy Breakfast Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine crushed cereal, flour, wheat germ, flax seed, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and cinnamon; stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce, vanilla and the egg; stir to combine.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined; allow batter to sit for 2-3 minutes.
- Drop by spoonfuls on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until set.
- Recommended serving size is 2 cookies.
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- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
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- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.