Sunday, June 16, 2013

Breakfast Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen

¼ cup milk powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup protein powder
1 ½ TB cinnamon
1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal or granola
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
2 cups rolled oats
½ cup wheat germ
1 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 eggs
½ cup plain yogurt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup honey

1. Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl, mix together milk powder, baking soda, baking powder, protein powder, cinnamon, cereal, flours, oats, wheat germ, & brown sugar.  Stir in raisins, nuts, & chocolate chips. 
2. In medium bowl, beat eggs.  Stir in yogurt, applesauce, butter, vanilla, & honey.  Add to dry ingredients & mix until dough forms.  
3.  Using wet hands, press onto oiled cookie sheets (2 inches diameter). Bake 10-12 minutes or until cooked through. Wrap individually or sandwich peanut butter between two cookies. Freeze extras.  

For variety and to boost protein, spoon 2 tablespoons of peanut butter between two cookies.

Nutrient Content: (for about 3 cookies)
214.5 calories, 5.6 g protein, 1.9 g fat, 47.8 g carbohydrate, 4.3 g fibre, 328.1 mg sodium, 308.8 mg potassium, 3.0 g iron.
Excellent source of iron, thiamin, vitamin B6, magnesium, niacin, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin B12, calcium and folate.