Breakfast Cookies!!!

Ok my kids are picky, yup I said it. PICKY. Im not sure if its my fault or not but I am trying hard to replace the things they do love to eat that might not be so great for them with healthier versions. One of these things is what we call breakfast cookies, you can find them in the cracker/cookie aisle and while they do contain fiber, whole grains and a good source of B-vitamin I knew I could do better. Plus my wallet will thank me. ;)

Breakfast Cookies

1 mashed banana
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup natural PB
1 cup oats
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup rye/wheat flour
1 tsp chia seeds
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Herbalife Vanilla PDM)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup mini choc chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine banana, PB, honey and vanilla. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine flour, oats, chia seeds, vanilla protein, cinnamon and baking soda.
Stir the oats mixture into the banana mixture 1/4 cup at a time until fully combined.
Stir in cranberries and mini choc chips.

Place scoopfuls onto sprayed cookie sheet, these will not rise or change shape so using damp hands or utensils form them into the shape you would like.

Cook for 14 min or until brown. Transfer to cooling rack.
Store in airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 3 days or freeze. Thaw before eating

She Approves!!!! Went in for seconds! 


Buffalo Chicken Chili

I have been making this recipe for a few years, I have tweaked it so much and finally have it perfect! Its great for fall & winter, football Sundays or anytime for that matter. Hearty and delicious you can make it as spicy as you would like by adjusting the amount of Red Hot you put in it. Recipe is......

Tbsp butter
2lbs ground chic
1 onion diced
3 celery stalks diced
2 carrots diced
5 cloves garlic diced
Red Bell Pepper diced
2 cups chic stock
1 15oz can Tom Sauce
1 15 oz can crushed Tom
1/4 cup franks red hot
1 can Garbanzo beans

Add butter to stock pot and brown the chic breaking it into small pieces with a wooden spoon. 6-7 min
Add all diced veggies. Cook/stir 2-3 min.
Add chic stock, sauce, crushed tom and hot sauce and beans.
Let simmer 20 min.

An awesome app idea is using the Tostitos scoops, fill each one with chili and add some blue cheese crumbles!


10 years ago.

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