Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Breakfast Cookies

I figured I would try to make something a little different for breakfast. Something we could eat in a hurry before school. I was hesitant to tell the children these are called cookies since they would use this logical against me later. Mom, you've let us have cookies before so why not now? How could I win against that logic, right? So, I just told them to try them. My daughter first wanted to know why there are carrots in it. After some persuading, the kids tried them and liked them. Normally, I have to persuade my husband to try new recipes but he loves carrots so gladly took one. He really liked them. They are soft like a muffin. They are a nice change for breakfast. I used a food processor to grind the oats into a flour consistency.
Breakfast Cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup ground oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup pureed carrots
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, ground oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the butter, oil, brown sugar, and sugar for about 1 minute. 
  5. Add the egg, carrot puree, and vanilla. Mix for another 30 seconds.
  6. Add the flour mixture and the oats. Mix until incorporated.
  7. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the cookie sheet. Space about 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes and cooked through.
  9. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe adapted from Ellie Krieger.

One year ago.................................I made a Bagel Sandwich.
Two years ago...............................I made Orange Chicken.
Did you already know....................
-The largest carrot recorded weighed about 19 lbs.
-Carrots come in a range of color from white to purple.
-Carrots are healthier cooked than raw.

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