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Breakfast cookie

Makes 30 cookies

Need to make a quick getaway in the morning rush? Don't forget to eat breakfast! These cookies are packed with protein, fibre and heart-healthy canola oil, nuts and seeds that will keep you fuelled until lunchtime. Add a piece of fruit and a yogurt and you have a complete breakfast. These cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to two weeks. Just pull one out the night before to let it defrost.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (375 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 cups (500 mL) quick oats
  • 3 cups (750 mL) all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup (85 mL) ground flax
  • 1/3 cup (85 mL) ground almonds
  • 1/3 cup (85 mL) wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) applesauce
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7.5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) golden raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl mix together sugar, oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cloves, flax, almonds and wheat germ.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add canola oil, applesauce, water, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well blended.
  4. Stir in raisins.
  5. Scoop out golf ball sized cookies onto cookie sheets. Flatten with the back of a spoon. These cookies do not spread when baked.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.
  7. Once the cookies have cooled. Individually wrap the batch and freeze for a quick fix in the morning.

Nutritional information per serving
(1 cookie)

  • Calories: 159
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Fat: 3 g
    • Saturated fat: 1 g
    • Dietary cholesterol: 21 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 30 g
    • Dietary fibre: 3 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Potassium: 174 mg

Recipe developed by Nadine Day, a registered dietitian. ©The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Posted April 2007.


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