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Tuesday Treat - Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

I had never thought of a cookie as a breakfast food. It is one of those foods you would probably think of as a "dessert" type food.

Oatmeal breakfast cookie
Oatmeal breakfast cookie

Tuesday Treat - Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

https://loveonetoday.com/recipe/avocado-oatmeal-breakfast-cookies/


Why you would want to include this as part of your breakfast

  • Is a food that is high in fiber - good for your gut bacteria

  • Is filling

  • Tastes good

  • Easy and quick to make

  • Can vary the ingredients to fit your food plan - Included in the notes variations


Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

Prep time 15 minutes

Ready in 35 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats - can use gluten free oats

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour - can use almond flour or other flour - do not use coconut flour

  • 4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ripe, fresh avocado - halved, pitted, peeled, and mashed

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar - can use cane sugar

  • 1 cup plain lowfat yogurt - can use buttermilk made from allowed milk - see notes

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups of dried fruit - raisins, dates

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 4 baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Cream together oil, avocado and sugar in a large bowl, then stir in yogurt or milk and eggs. Add oat mixture to avocado mixture and stir until combine, then stir in dates or other dried fruit.

  3. Using a 1/4 cup measure, transfer the mixture onto lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies 2- inches apart. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


Notes - to make buttermilk to use in place of yogurt - 1 cup of milk, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes. It will curdle slightly.


I mentioned the cookie is higher in fiber. Adding in the avocado also adds:

  • monounsaturated fat - good for the heart

  • fiber

Avocados also are good for gut health. Putting the avocado in the cookie is a great way to add it into the diet.


Enjoy the breakfast cookie.

Juanita






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