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Healthy Breakfast "Cookie"

Posted this originally in - The Children's Table

This recipe is from Tosca Reno’s Book The Eat-Clean Diet for Family and Kids. She calls them Breakfast Hermits but I think they'll go over better with the word cookie. :)
I’ve included tweaks. She has a lot of “best-quality” olive oil and baking powder “with no alum”– I used plain olive oil and baking soda. See other tweaks below.

Healthy Breakfast "Cookie"

Healthy Breakfast "Cookie"


Yield: 5 dozen (depends on how big you make them) * Prep: 20 minutes * Chill Time: 2 hrs * Cooking Time: 10 minutes

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup protein powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves+
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon+
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg+
1/8 tsp ground mace *
1/8 tsp ground cardamom+
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup agave nectar **
1/2 cup olive oil
4 egg whites++
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses (unsulfured)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tbsp plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup raisins
1 cup unsalted raw slivered almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened dry cranberries


Sift all dry ingredients in bowl (including spices).
Cream olive oil and agave nectar together until smooth.
In separate bowl beat eggs then add olive oil mixture. Mix well. Add molasses, applesauce, vanilla and yogurt, again mix well.
Add raisins, cranberries, almonds and dry ingredients. Mix well. Dough should form a ball.
Wrap with plastic and refrigerate.

Preheat oven 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make small balls and press down lightly. Cook 10 minutes.

*left out
**used honey
+next time I think I’ll use Allspice
++next time I’ll use 3.

GirlC GirlC 6 years 5 weeks
zeze zeze 6 years 5 weeks
Can I leave out the protein?
girrly girrly 6 years 34 weeks
They look so good!
GirlC GirlC 6 years 36 weeks
Thanks for this Red Lady.
Red-Lady Red-Lady 6 years 36 weeks
FinnLover... 1 cup of corn syrup can be substituted for 1 cup of molasses; however, the result will be less sweet and lose the robust flavor of the molasses. In baking, 3/4 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup of water can be substituted for 1 cup of molasses. Increase the spices to compensate for the loss of the molasses flavor.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years 37 weeks
Thanks! I'll try it someday.
GirlC GirlC 6 years 37 weeks
Yeah that's probably a better idea.
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 37 weeks
Honey - strong honey Finn - i would use that... :)
GirlC GirlC 6 years 37 weeks
Maple syrup?
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years 37 weeks
It sounds pretty healthy and tasty. I wonder what I could use instead of molasses. I can't find that here.
sofi sofi 6 years 37 weeks
Very interesting. I like your substitutions, too! Thanks :)
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 37 weeks
GirlC GirlC 6 years 37 weeks
They are chewy and taste great.
Lorelei-LeFae Lorelei-LeFae 6 years 37 weeks
Yummy! What's the texture like? Are they crunchy? Chewy? Flakey? Great ingredients. I'll have to try this out.