Friday, August 3, 2012

Breakfast Cookie + Glucerna Shake

Is this a good healthy breakfast?

I found a breakfast cookie recipe in Martha Stewart Living magazine this month. The ingredients look a lot like my granola recipe except it calls for 1 cup of olive oil and 1.5 cups of maple syrup compared to the cookie recipe which has 4 sticks of butter  and 3 cups of brown sugar. ( I thought that was way too much sugar even though the recipe calls for 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 cups of white flour and 2 cups of rolled oats. So I used Coconut Crystals for the last cup of sugar when I realized after tasting the dough that just 2 cups of brown sugar wasn't enough)  The important thing is that Riley doesn't eat my granola even if I put chocolate chips in it, but he does eat the breakfast cookies.

The recipe calls for all kinds of dried fruits. I eliminated them and used cinnamon chips. I did however add handfulls of flax seeds and wheat germ.

This recipe makes a huge amount of cookies. I've gotten 30 so far and I'm a little more than half way through the dough. I haven't figured out the carbs yet. For now I am counting them as a regular cookie (15 gr).

Glucerna shake. 15 grams of carbs. He's been drinking these as his breakfast for the past few days. I think because he wakes up late (around 9 or 10 am), drinks the shake without covering with insulin, then eats lunch around 11:30 or noon. I've warned him that when school starts in a few weeks he will need to eat something with the shake like breakfast cookies and a banana.  This is what he did this morning and it seemed to work well with a couple units of insulin.


katy said...

I make breakfast cookies too, certain the flax chia walnut components override the maple syrup and chocolate! I look forward to trying your/Martha's version.

I half gave up on coconut sugar crystals but you've inspired me to get back inthe game.

Thank you for this! Every post is a treat.

katy said...

OMG. I read the recipe. Is Martha high? It says it makes 8 cookies. 8! Half a stick of butter per cookie? I'll be making them your size fer shur. Holy moly, Marth.

Bonni said...

Two things. Yes she is high. I think her recipe said one cup or 1/2 cup of dough per cookie! And you maybe the one I got coconut crystals idea from. I bought them a while ago and have only used them in my coffee thus far. Cookies with the kitchen sink were a good place to try the crystals out for sure.
One more thing-I got sam talbot's cookbook (read abt it on ur blog). I LOVE his stories but not his recipes. Riley was like I'm not eating anything in that book, look mom there are green things with eggs, gross. Ha

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