Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Breakfast Cookies

Finally, I'm back with a food post! Before I begin, to all of you that left kind and congratulatory wishes on my last post, I thank you and appreciate your sentiments. Life is still a bit rocky day to day with baby adjustments, but it's time for a food update, so let's get going!

This is a new cookie recipe, and it's kinda' special - at least imo! Special because they are flour-less (no wheat, spelt, or barley flour) and are made without sugar (they do have brown rice syrup and maple syrup, but no unrefined sugar). (*Okay, I sometimes include a sprinkling of carob chips, but you may omit those if you so choose!) These cookies also have nut butter (or you can use a seed butter), ground salba, dried fruit, and coconut oil. With all these nutritionally superb ingredients, and because they aren't as sweet as dessert cookies, I've named these Breakfast Cookies.

And, really, these cookies can be part of a busy morn' breakfast. Why not, when you're eating so many healthful ingredients? Maybe start with a green smoothie, and after a couple of these cookies, you'll be powered up for the morning!

I love that our girls don't realize just how healthy these cookies are when they munch on one. For them, simply a cookie... for mom, a nutritional big-hitter disguised as a treat!

20 comments:

nora said...

yum! now i just need some salba...
oh, and i never got to make the banana choc cake bc i was so busy helping w the organic dinner at my school that night, then finals season, and then a 3 wk trip to europe! but i'm home now, and i'm going to make it ASAP! thanks dreena :) it will just be a very very late veganversary party.

Michelle.S said...

welcome back! I hope you are surviving those crazy newborn days! The cookies look fabulous. :-)

sweetkaroline said...

no flour at all in those cookies? wow, cool!

Good luck with the baby!

Laci said...

this morning I munched on some almond buttered toast along side my green smoothie- now I can enjoy something even better! :-)
Glad you are getting used to your new family member! What is her name, if you don't mind sharing?

shelby said...

Sounds AMAZING!

cardiovegsular said...

ooh, those breakfast cookies look and sound really great! and congratulations on the baby! she's going to have a childhood filled with lots of yummy teats! :)

veggievixen said...

yummie. i don't think i've ever had a cookie for breakfast. i love baking with coconut oil! new discovery, but i love it. what a great recipe.

Paulina said...

I love healthy cookies such as these! Congrats on your baby :)

Margaret Isham said...

These look great and I love cookies for breakfast. Thanks SO much!

Emmanuelle said...

yummy! will the recipe be in your next cookbook?

Tatiana said...

Welcome back! Enjoy the new baby...take lots and lots of pics =) Goes by so fast!


Awesome Vegan Girl

Carrie™ said...

For mornings when all I have time for is a grab & go breakfast, these would be perfect!
I hope you're getting some sleep & that adjustments aren't too terrible.

HayMarket8 said...

Cookies for breakfast? I will have to spend some time convincing my partner that I should be eating cookie in the morning! Yumm! Hooray for me sweet tooth.

Peace, Love and Veganism said...

congrats again!!! I just wanted to say (totally off-topic - well, not completely), that I absolutely love your salad dressings. I make the ones from ED&BV all the time, to rave reviews. They perk up any kind of salad I care to make. Also, I've made every single hummus from that book, too! I just love the Black Bean-Orange, and the olive one. Thanks for all your creative work!

maybepigscanfly said...

What an amazing sounding "cookie"! Dreena you are super mom, creating this recipe while taking care of an infant. I just don't know how you do it.

Good luck with baby.

Dreena said...

Thanks guys for the terrific comments you've left!

Peace, love, veganism, that is awesome to know - thank you! I do love my sauces/dressings/dips, etc... maybe *too* much. :)

Maybepigscanfly - I won't put on the supermom cape just yet since I did create the recipe before having babe... though, I have tested it a couple of times since she arrived, so maybe I'll wear a temporary 'S' tattoo - ha!

The Veg Next Door said...

I also had oatmeal cookies on the brain today. I made the Supercharge Cookies from ED&BV. I omitted the dried fruit. The cookies were yum-o! What a wonderful afternoon snack.

Candi said...

Yum! I usually don't make breakfast, but I will make cookies like this with such awesome ingredients!!

I love your books and recommend them to everyone!

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Vanessa said...

I love cookies.......Just I loveeee it.........When I was reading your blog that time I was feeling hungry.....

Vanessa