Fresh and tasty, these cookies are healthy too!
On busy mornings rushing the kids out the door to school, rushing to work yourself putting a healthy breakfast on the table may seem just about impossible. Its so simple reach for what is fast, neat and easy to eat but unfortunately, those food items are usually processed, high sugar, high sodium, low fiber and low nutrition. Even seemingly healthy things, like protein or granola bars aren't usually nearly as nutritious as we'd like them to be. Here's a recipe from Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Cookbook for a breakfast treat that is easy to make, great for you and the kids will actually eat!
Eat Clean Breakfast Cookies
½ cup brown sugar
½ c grapeseed oil or melted butter
¼ c dried figs chopped
¼ c dried cranberries chopped
1 t vanilla
1 c all purpose flour
½ c whole wheat flour
½ c bran flakes crushed (Read the label! Some brands are very high sugar and/or contain HFCS.)
2 T ground flax seed
½ t baking soda
¼ t cinnamon
¼ t allspice
Combine sugar, oil and egg whites, add fruit and vanilla. Combine flours flax, bran flakes, baking soda and spices. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, dough will be very thick! Divide into 12 cookies. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper of sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Other tasty quick breakfast ideas: make a parfait with organic vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit and muesli, try an organic nut butter sandwich with sliced bananas on whole grain bread, or make a veggie filled baked egg casserole and warm it up a slice at a time!
Have your own great breakfast ideas? Please add them to the comment section!
For more info on Tosca Reno's Eat Clean diet go to: www.eatcleandiet.com/
For my review of the Eat Clean Diet diet go to: www.livewellinkc.com/index.php