Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Breakfast Cookie

Happy Sunday! Are you enjoying the last few hours of your weekend? I know I am. I'm finally home for good after a very busy weekend and I'm looking forward to putting my feet up and relaxing tonight. The temperatures have dropped quite a bit over the past few days, so I think we'll be cuddling up on the couch and hopefully catching a good flick. The perfect ending to the weekend if you ask me!

I discovered a fabulous breakfast creation last week and I've been dying to share it with you. I'm sure to some of my foodie friends, this breakfast is old news, but to me it's new and it's utterly amazing! I have totally fallen in love with The Breakfast Cookie. I was checking out some new blogs (because I don't follow near enough these days ;-) and I stumbled across The Fitnessista.This girl's rocks! I'm loving her workout ideas and so far this is the only recipe of hers I've tried and it is amazing! 

The Breakfast Cookie
Makes 1 cookie

This is a great make ahead breakfast if you're like me and you're always running late for work. You make your cookie the night before (it only takes a few minutes!) and all you've got to do is eat it up in the morning! This is also one of those breakies that can be customized by using all sorts of mix ins to make it perfectly suited to your taste buds. I have so many combo ideas ~ I think it's safe to say you're going to be seeing The Breakfast Cookie mentioned on my blog alot!!!

1/3 c oats
1 tbsp your fave nut butter (I used White Chocolate Wonderful in this one)
1/2 scoop of protein powder (I used Vega Vanilla Almondilla - you can use anything you like or sub in cocoa powder)
1/3 c milk (I used soy - you can use your fave milk)
Mix ins: I used 1/2 mashed banana and 1 - 2 tbsp coconut

In a small mixing bowl, add your oats, nut butter and protein powder. Stir until mixture is crumbly.


Add your milk and mix until moistened.


Add your mix-ins and stir until well combined.  I used 1/2 a banana and coconut with this one.


Other mix-ins could be chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, honey if you wanted your cookie to be a little sweeter and cinnamon.

Dump the oat mixture onto a small appetizer-sized plate and flatten.


Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Presto! When you get up, your cookie is ready and waiting for you.


DELISH! Great fuel to start your morning off on the right foot!
I was a little skeptical about this at first because I'm not into cold oats in the morning, but this was fantastic!!

....and yes, my cookie is on a Christmas plate ;-) I love this dish set and I rarely ever pack them away after the holidays! We have a really nice set of everyday dishes that haven't seen the light of day in 18 months ;-)

What would be your #1 mix in for a breakfast cookie?
Best thing you did this weekend - please share :-)!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Andrea

9 comments:

  1. Never heard of this, but it sounds outstanding!

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  2. I've been meaning to try the breakfast cookie!! Looks delicious!

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  3. Yum! I haven't had one yet, but perhaps berries or punkin pie spice would be good for me.

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  4. Yay glad you tried her breakfast cookie!! I love making it. I didn't think it was filling at first but it definitely is

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  5. I know! It doesn't look like alot of food, but it is really filling! I'm totally addicted.

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  6. But what if I want an actual cookie for breakfast? ;) haha

    looks goooood! <3

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  7. I love the breakfast cookie! I usually break it out during the summer so I expect to see it make a comback in my meal planning any day now!

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  8. What a terrific idea and nice change from the typical oatmeal!

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