I’m homebound today with big daughter who is sick. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it’s not Swine, but it’s likely since every kid in school is dropping like flies. We were able to get her vaccinated early last week, so hopefully that will keep the worst of it at bay. We’ll see…
So when I’m hanging around the house, I always get the urge to bake! After yesterday’s wrestle with the bag of Halloween candy, I decided to bake something healthy. I’ve been thinking of a new Breakfast Cookie idea and wanted to try it out. I loved it! This one is a keeper…
Ginger Apple Oat Breakfast Cookie
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, unpacked
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 egg white, beaten lightly
- 2 tbsp. molasses
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon). In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients. Add to oat mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop batter and place mounds on lined cookie sheet.
- Bake 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Makes 5 BIG cookies. Each cookie is 171 calories, 1 gram fat, 4 grams fiber (calculated using www.calorieking.com)
These were a cross between a soft oatmeal cookie and a gingersnap…
I had to have one right away. It was soft and warm with a nice bit of spice. Perfect with a cup of joe…
Yeah, I’ve fallen off the “no coffee” wagon. I’m trying to keep it to a minimum though, and if my stomach or throat acts up, I’ll break up with it again. But, for now, it’s making me happy. Speaking of joe and happy, I got some fun mail that I won from my friend, Danica…
Looking forward to trying these :) Thanks, Danica!
Since I was around the house, I had plenty of time to get creative for lunch. This actually was a quick meal to put together. It was another take on breakfast – Fried Egg with Polenta Toast over sauteed spinach…
I used some of the leftover Cheesy Polenta which I had spread in a baking dish and refrigerated until firm. I cut the polenta into 2 triangles and broiled until “toasted” on each side. Meanwhile, I sauteed a heaping bunch of baby spinach until wilted (down to nothing – how does that happen?). I pan-fried the egg in nonstick spray and plated it all. I garnished with 2 slices of crumbled center cut bacon cooked in the micro and a shaving of parmesan. How fancy is that?
Later, I needed a hearty snack…
Kidding, kidding :) A hearty, healthy snack…
Dinner was low-key. The husband had to work late and the daughters were up for an easy meal (aka sandwiches). I dug through the freezer and found some shrimp, so I decided on a quick Shrimp Fajita bowl – frozen shrimp(no need to thaw – they cook to perfection when cooked from frozen), sauteed red and green peppers, onions, taco seasoning and salsa…
Love easy and tasty dinners:)
Time to tend to the sick! Hope you all are staying well!
ONE GOOD THING: Ginger Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies! Cookies for breakfast are a great way to start the day :)