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Chocolate Chip Cookies for Breakfast

Updated on October 4, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Nutritious Enough for Breakfast

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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

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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.

Cream together:

1 C. butter

2 C brown sugar

2 eggs

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?

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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!

No Cheating!

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

Calphalon Classic Bakeware 14-by-17-Inch Cookie Sheets 2-Pack
Calphalon Classic Bakeware 14-by-17-Inch Cookie Sheets 2-Pack

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.

 

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great recipe. I'm anxious to try it.

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      diana990 5 years ago

      it sounds tasty

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the yummy cookie recipe.

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      KhairuZiya 5 years ago

      look as delicious

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      JohnMichael2 6 years ago

      A nice twist for a healthy treat

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ah, chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, with healthy ingredients, who wouldn't like...lol...thanks for sharing your recipe...blessings! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      omg im eating one now and they are soooo good:)

      but if u dont love oatmeal(like me)only do about a cup and a half of it rather then two. but there still amazing:):):)

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      quicpost 6 years ago

      I havent' baked with wheat flour yet. I usually use all purpose flour. But your recipe sounds delicious and I just might try wheat flour soon. Thanks for the ricipe.

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      VictoriaHolt 7 years ago

      fantastic recipe! i'm definitely going to try it.

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      daviddavid200 8 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Medicinemanwriting1 8 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for the breakfast tip.

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      Medicinemanwriting1 8 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for the breakfast tip.

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      cookiefan 8 years ago

      These sound great. I recently made banana oatmeal cookies that were perfect for breakfast. I was able to enjoy them without a bit of guilt!

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      fotolady49 lm 8 years ago

      I think your cookies would be great for breakfast, like you said not every day though! Can't wait to try your recipe!

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      OMG! I love this idea and your recipe!

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      This sounds like something worth trying, great lens!

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      Susanna Duffy 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      For breakfast! How absolutely decadent - but your recipe shows it's a healthy start to the day :)

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      michellepatelle 8 years ago

      I actually found this lens thought-provoking. I wonder how many of us consider how much sugar we eat for breakfast by the time we add jam, syrup, sugary cereals, doughnuts, and sugar in our coffee. Cookies for breakfast does not sound so bad now, especially when they are homemade using your recipe with the whole grains.

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      sdrury123 8 years ago

      Thanks for visiting my first lense on chocolate chip cookies. I'm working on my third lense. It's pretty time consuming, but it's better than wasting my time playing games like I used to do!

      Thanks for the recipe, I'll try it!

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      jim 8 years ago

      I love cookies for breakfast. I never really thought about making them healthy. I guess that would be a good idea.

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      Dianne Loomos 9 years ago

      Sounds like a great excuse for eating cookies for breakfast! They sound really good.

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      Dianne Loomos 9 years ago

      Sounds like a great excuse for eating cookies for breakfast! They sound really good.

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      BethErickson 9 years ago

      oh wow! How brilliant. This looks very tasty and yes it's nutritious. Great recipe! :)

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      Carol Fisher 9 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Oats and wholewheat flour are brilliant for adding fibre to the diet which is so essential. They cookies sound delicious too. As you say, better kids eat these then some of the store-bought stuff they like.

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      SewWithSarah 9 years ago

      SUPER DUPER!!! This sounds like an awesome breakfast to me!!! I'm saving the page, getting some whole wheat flour and will get some made!! Thanks for the recipe!