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Chocolate Chip Cookies for Breakfast
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Nutritious Enough for Breakfast
love chocolate chip cookies. They're my very favorite. Our favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies includes ingredients so healthy I allow my kids to eat them for breakfast (occasionally). Chocolate chip cookies made with this recipe have more nutrition than most breakfasts kids eat today.
What Makes This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Nutritious?
The Ingredients Are Healthy
ould you consider oatmeal or whole wheat toast part of a nutritious breakfast? Those are the two main ingredients in these cookies. But before we declare it an acceptable healthy breakfast, let's apply some common sense.
These cookies are made from whole wheat flour, rolled oats, eggs, butter, sugar, chocolate chips and a few other things. Not bad, but you have to pay attention to the proportions of the ingredients. This wouldn't be an acceptable breakfast every day, but occasionally, and with milk, I have no problem with it. I do know that it's a better breakfast than most cereals (even non sugar ones), most granola bars, and definitely better than things like pop tarts or doughnuts.
The Nutritious Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
A Very Simple, Easy Cookie Recipe to Make
Favorite, Easy and Nutritious Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is already doubled to make a family-sized batch.
1 C. butter
2 C brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Add and mix in:
2 C. whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Add and mix in:
2 C rolled oats (quick cooking oats works best)
1 1/2 C chocolate chips (we actually prefer a little less)
1 C. nuts optional
Drop spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes at 350 degrees (preheated).
A Word About Whole Wheat
Not Sure Your Family Will Like Whole Wheat?
ill your family like cookies made with whole wheat flour? Ask yourself if they enjoy whole wheat bread for sandwiches or toast. If they do, they'll like these. If they don't, this might be a good way to introduce them to healthier choices. Whole wheat has a fuller, nuttier taste. Once my family had cookies this way, the white flour version tastes, well, white and not as flavorful. There's no going back for us!
The most important thing to remember with this recipe:
Use REAL butter, REAL eggs, REAL chocolate chips.
You can use half wheat and half white flour to ease into using all wheat if you want to.
Professional Cookie Sheets Make All the Difference
To make sure your cookies come out even, especially when baking two pans at a time, invest in good cookie sheets. It's an investment for the long run you'll never be sorry you made.