It started when my wife went to a grade school breakfast this week and loved something call a “breakfast cookie”. Call me out of touch but what is this? So Google time again, there’s a recipe for everything. Yep, way too many recipes. So I let my physician training kick in to pick one.
I wanted no white flour, no white sugar, and lower fat if possible. I want it all, low glycemic and low fat. Well just using those criteria, I eliminated about 90% of the recipes. Many labeled “healthy” were a lot of sugar, butter and flour. NOT Healthy. I ended up with two good recipes, one from Food.com and the other from WebMD. I went with Food.com and added some nuts. Otherwise I mostly followed the recipe
Rating: 9 Taste 9 Texture 9 Ease 9.5 This is not a “cookie” in a dessert sense of the word. This with a piece of fruit or low fat milk will make a good healthy relatively low glycemic breakfast.
Total time: Very quick. 10 minutes prep and 16-18 minutes times two for baking.
Notes: add any nuts and dried fruit you want. I got 18 cookies out of this recipe. That makes them about 110 calories and the fat about 1 gram per cookie. You must bake these on parchment paper or a baking mat. If you don’t, it is going to stick horribly. Stand mixer is not required but just makes this easier.
powder. Turn on mixer and mix well. Add baking powder and soda and again mix well. With mixer on medium, slowly add the bran flake mixer to the yogurt mixture. After well mixed, add chopped walnuts and raisins.
- 2 cups bran flakes ( I used store brand)
- 2 cups oatmeal (not quick)
- 2 T wheat germ
- 1½ T cinnamon
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ cup plan nonfat yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 t vanilla
- ⅓ c honey
- ½ cup dried skim milk
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 convection
- In a large bowl place the 2 cups of bran flakes and using your hands and a large spoon, crush.
- Add the oatmeal, wheat germ and cinnamon and mix well. Set aside.
- In the stand mixer bowl crack and place egg. Beat on a medium speed for a few moments. Add yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, honey and skim milk powder. Turn on mixer and mix well. Add baking powder and soda and again mix well.
- With mixer on medium, slowly add the bran flake mixer to the yogurt mixture.
- After well mixed, add chopped walnuts and raisins.
- Cover two half sheet pans with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, place scoops of dough about 6 per sheet, flatten slightly.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes. If doing two sheets at a time, rotate after 8 minutes.
- Remove and place on cooling rack
September 10 2014