The Sneaky Chef strikes again! It’s another breakfast recipe. When I’m not careful to switch up the routine, the Toaster Strudel and Pop Tart consumption around here can reach embarrassing levels. I’m trying to be more conscious about what I’m feeding my little guys in the mornings. As a result, we’ve managed to stretch one box of Pop Tarts and one box of Toaster Strudels for about three weeks. I’m hoping to make it to four. 🙂
It’s not hard to get your kids to try something new when it’s a breakfast cookie. Who doesn’t like a cookie? Am I right?
The only tricky ingredient in this one is the flour blend that you already have if you tried out the Double Chocolate Chip Pancakes. If you didn’t, mix up 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of whole-wheat flour, and 1 cup of unsweetened wheat germ, and you’re ready to go.
2 cups Wheaties
3/4 cup flour blend
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
cinnamon sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
Crush the cereal into coarse crumbs.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour blend, cereal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In another bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, oil, vanilla, and ricotta cheese.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just enough to moisten dry ingredients.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet, leaving about an inch between cookies. Flatten cookies with a fork and sprinkle tops generously with cinnamon sugar. (I forgot to do this. My cookies would have been larger if I had.)
Bake for about 18-20 minutes, until browned and crispy around the edges.
These cookies are really simple to make. I baked a batch one evening after dinner, so they were ready to go at breakfast time the next morning. I think they’re great for kids and adults.
Fun facts about cinnamon? It can help regulate blood sugar levels in your body. It can help satisfy a sweet tooth. It also slows the passing of food from your stomach into the intestine, so you feel full for longer. If you’re trying to lose weight, or make what you’re already eating satisfy you for longer, bring on the cinnamon!