WW Friendly Recipe of the Day: 10 Recipes for Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipes? Cookies for Breakfast?
Yes, it's possible to start your day with cookies as long as they are made from one of the healthy breakfast cookie recipes, that I've gathered here.
The Skinny on Healthy Breakfast Cookies
I know it's a cliché but, for most people, a healthy breakfast is important to get the day started right.
Did you know a study from the American Journal of Epidemiology found that people who skipped breakfast were 4.5 times more likely to be obese? If that isn't reason enough to eat breakfast, I don't know what is.
Breakfast cookies offers an acceptably convenient, healthful and delicious start to the morning. These recipes are lower in sugar than the average cookie, packed with nutrients and, with ingredients like heart-healthy nuts and fiber-rich oats, can hardly be considered a "junk" food.
These cookies are a great make ahead healthy option that are also super portable!
With a plate of healthy cookies—from one of these recipes—on the counter, or a bag of individually wrapped treats in the freezer, you can just grab one and go. Perfect for breakfast or a nourishing snack.
According to my calculations, these breakfast cookies with dried cranberries from Ellie Krieger have about 190 calories and:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Ellie Krieger's Breakfast Cookies Recipe
- ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup (1 small jar) strained carrot baby food
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup bran cereal flakes
- ⅓ cup raisins or dried cranberries
- ⅓ cup walnut pieces, lightly toasted and chopped
- Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until well combined.
- In a large bowl, beat butter, oil and sugars with an electric mixer on medium high speed, until sugars have dissolved and mixture is light in color, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula if necessary to make sure everything is well blended.
- Add egg, carrot puree and vanilla and beat an additional 30 seconds.
- Add flour mixture and beat an additional 30 seconds.
- Add oats, flakes, raisins or dried cranberries, and walnuts and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Dough will be slightly sticky and less cohesive than traditional cookie dough.
- Using 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter, form a ball and place on a lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining batter, spacing about 3 inches apart. Wet hands and use palm of hand to flatten cookies until about ¼-inch thick.
- Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are fragrant but still soft in the center. Remove from the oven and let cookies cool slightly, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Source: This delicious breakfast cookie recipes comes from The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger. I love her sensible approach to healthy cooking and eating.
More Healthy Breakfast Cookies for Weight Watchers
Low Fat Peach Breakfast Cookies
Hungry Girl, Lisa Lillien, creates another winning WW friendly recipe with these Low-Fat, Low-Sugar Peach Blender Breakfast Cookies. They mix together easily and pour (or scoop) right from your blender onto the baking sheet (affiliate link), making for very little kitchen cleanup. You’ll get six large cookies with this recipe that can be individually wrapped and refrigerated for a speedy grab-n-go morning breakfast.
Oprah's Healthy Sugar Free Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies
The secret to these sugar free cookies is natural sugar from apples, bananas and raisins. In addition to being free of refined sugar these wholesome breakfast cookies are low calorie, low fat, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegan and most importantly they taste great. They make a great grab-n-go breakfast, lunchbox, after school or anytime snack.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
If you are looking for tasty healthy banana cookies that are low fat, vegan and gluten-free—this is the recipe for you.
More Light & Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipes from around the Web
All Natural Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Today's breakfast cookie recipes was sent to me by Sue, who found it on some junk mail. It was originally called "Sugarless Oatmeal Cookies." (Cookie Madness)
Blueberry Oat Breakfast Cookies
These blueberry oatmeal breakfast cookies are filled with lots of goodness and what I like to call a mix between a muffin and a cookie—and at 1 SmartPoint, each you can have a few… or 5 (Drizzle Me Skinny)
A few weeks ago I was reading a blog by someone in California who mentioned breakfast cookies. Shortly after hearing of breakfast cookies, what should appear on the shelves of my local grocery store but Quaker Breakfast Cookies. The cookies turned out great! They were fat, soft, round and perfect for wrapping individually. I'm looking forward to playing with the flavors. If not for breakfast, they make a great snack. (Cookie Madness.)
FiberOne Breakfast Cookies
I'm back with another healthy breakfast cookie recipes from The Sneaky Chef. (Eggless Cooking)
Fig and Nut Breakfast Cookies
These oversized cookies are more like muffin tops, but calling them cookies makes them seem a bit more indulgent. They're chock-full of exercise-friendly ingredients like dried fruit and nuts. They're ideal with a glass of skim milk for breakfast after a morning workout. (Cooking Light)
Oat Raisin Breakfast Cookies
These Oat Raisin Cookies freeze really well. If you make the batch of 12 cookies and don't trust yourself not to eat the whole lot in one sitting just pop them in the freezer and take them out one at a time when needed. (The Pointed Kitchen)
More Healthy Breakfast Cookies for Weight Watchers
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