Goodness cookies – the ultimate healthy breakfast cookies

The ultimate healthy breakfast cookies loaded with flavour (orange zest, cinnamon, choc chips) & healthy stuff (flax, bran cereal, whole grain flour)
Sometimes I get so hungry all of the sudden that I think I`m going to fall over. It hits me, just like that. The same thing happens to my twin brother so I know I`m not crazy.

I feel like Audrey in `Little Shop of Horrors` (“Feed me Seymore”) and have taken to stashing protein bars in my purse and in the glove compartment. Although I`m not a fan of protein bars — they don`t really have a baked-from-scratch sort of flavour.

When I get that dip these cookies are the sort of thing that I crave. They have substance, flavour and a little bit of sweet.

The ultimate healthy breakfast cookies loaded with flavour (orange zest, cinnamon, choc chips) & healthy stuff (flax, bran cereal, whole grain flour)

If ever there was a breakfast cookie these are it:

  • Loaded with stuff that’s good for you they’re the sort of cookie you could nibble with your morning coffee or have as your mid-morning snack.
  • They’re picnic cookies and going-on-a-hike cookies, tasty summer fuel for your body.
  • They’re sweet, but not too sweet and have great flavour thanks for the orange zest, cinnamon and chocolate chips (a terrific combo).
  • They have bran cereal in them (although you don’t need to tell anyone) and a healthy dose of ground flax and whole grain flour.

The ultimate healthy breakfast cookies loaded with flavour (orange zest, cinnamon, choc chips) & healthy stuff (flax, bran cereal, whole grain flour)

Goodness cookies – healthy breakfast cookies

A recipe from my sister, and they really are called “Goodness” cookies.

Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, softened*
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind
  • 1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax (optional)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup All-Bran-style cereal
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or dried fruit (or a combination of the two)

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in molasses, egg and orange zest.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, spices and salt.
  3. Blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in cereal and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by spoonful on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Thanks for reading.

*Healthy tip from a reader: Reduce the butter to 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup applesauce

Nutritional profile:

Calories per cookie 110.7
  Total   Fat 6.1 g
  Saturated   Fat 3.5 g
  Polyunsaturated   Fat 0.5 g
  Monounsaturated   Fat 1.3 g
  Cholesterol 18.1 mg
  Sodium 14.3 mg
  Potassium 97.3 mg
  Total   Carbohydrate 15.5 g
  Dietary   Fiber 2.1 g
  Sugars 8.7 g
  Protein 1.6 g

Other good stuff in each cookie:

Folate 8.6% Daily value

B-12 8.8% DV

B-6 9.6% DV

If you’re a fan of bran you might like our cranberry bran muffins.

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