Okay, who likes cookies for breakfast? I’ll admit it, if there’s a “healthy” cookie sitting around near my coffee pot in the morning, I will grab one – or two – and pretend that they’re just as good for me as a bowl of whole grain cereal with fresh fruit. And sometimes, depending on the cookie, it’s really not that delusional of a thought.
This morning was one of those mornings. As I was pouring my coffee into the mug I looked into the window of the microwave. Inside of it sat a plate of crispy, slightly sweet, vegan chocolate pecan oatmeal cookies. They were taunting me, and in a moment of weakness, I grabbed two. Then I sat down at my computer to begin my work day.
Well, if eating these for breakfast is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Crispy, chewy, nutty, chocolaty, not too sweet, put a smile on my face, yummmmm……… That’s all I have to say.
The thing about these cookies is that they are kind of a breakfast food. They’re made of oats, apple sauce, and pecans. Yes, they do have some chocolate chunks in them, and the butter isn’t really that healthy, but if you divide one cup of butter and the bag of chocolate by the forty or so cookies that you get out of this batch, it isn’t really something to worry about, right? And, because this is a once every six month kind of moment, who cares? I say, revel in the moment.
Let’s be honest, if you’re going to eat cookies for breakfast, these aren’t the worst that you could do. And, if you work in an environment where store bought donuts and muffins are the staple of the break room, these babies will do your co-workers a favor. The oats will reduce their cholesterol, the pecans will add plant based protein to their diet, and the apples will give them some nutrients. Score!
My conventional oatmeal cookie recipe called for butter and eggs. My new recipe has vegan butter and apple sauce. I also discovered that adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of corn starch to my baked goods gives them a little leavening boost. . So I added one teaspoon to this recipe. The result? OMG- out of this world amazing.
You have to try these, share these, and have one or two for breakfast. Come on, live a little.
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