Friday, January 08, 2010

Inaugural Breakfast Cookie

So last night FH came up for bed early in an attempt to beat his insomnia.  I decided to stay up and out of his way for a while in the hopes that he would indeed get some zzzzz’s while having the bed to himself.  Mostly I just cleared a couple of shows from the PVR, but around midnight it occurred to me that I could be preparing a breakfast cookie!

Yes, apparently I am slow on the bloggie bandwagon!

I had a quick look at Fitnessista’s recipe and then just decided to kind of wing it.  :)

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I stirred together:

  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • big glug unsweetened Almond Breeze
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 big tsp flax meal
  • 1/3 cup whole oats

Smooshed this onto a small plate and set into the fridge to “steep” overnight.

This morning I pulled it out and topped it with the other half of the banana and some warmed White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter.

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Mission accomplished.  T'was a chewy, tasty morning treat!  I’ll let you know later if it had staying power.  I’m guessing it does!

This morning also marked the beginning of a mini coffee adventure!  I used up the remainder of our Christmas Blend coffee yesterday, so instead of buying a new bag I decided to tackle the taster pack that Angie gave me for my birthday…

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I’ve tried most of the roasts in there before except for the Guatemala Antigua so I decided to start with that…

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Two thumbs up.  Much lighter than our usual Cafe Verona, but still yummy and actually less of that bite that Starbucks coffees can sometimes have (although I usually like that bite!).

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In preparation for the weekend:

  • clean office (still have bags from Xmas laying around!)
  • reorganize living room  (FH put away the decorations this week, but I still haven’t put our regular stuff back!)
  • make Corn Chowder  (although this was supposed to be for FH and he won’t even be home for dinner!)
  • set up Garmin  (finally going to start using it tomorrow!)
  • make shopping list  (errands, etc)

TGIF!

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10 comments:

Joanna Sutter, www.fitnessandspice.com said...

I must be living under a rock as today is the first day I've heard of breakfast cookies, too.

I will definitely give this a whirl on my next high carb day, which is Sunday, but who's counting? :-)

Maria said...

Great way to start the day!

Jennie said...

Mmm that cookie looks very yummy! I'll have to try that!

Jenny said...

TGIF! Great job on the cookie, I love that you added things in the morning to it- I may try that tomorrow!

Have a superb weekend!
Jenny

Jen said...

I am thinking I need to try a breakfast cookie...sounds like a fun way to eat some oats!!!

Becki said...

Guatamala is my favourite roast! I do it for all of the coffee tastings I have to do with the Starbucks big shot's!

**ohhhhh top secret information. (kindof)**
Casi Ciello returns to the shelves of your local Starbucks on Tuesday!! Weeeeee
I'm going to be on a 2 month coffee high!

Becki said...

OH! As well as a ton of new mugs and merchandise that I know you will love!
The Valentines mugs are VERY pretty this year!

Jaime (Embracing Balance) said...

oooooh!! The valentine's mugs are always so good! :)

Jessica said...

I tried the cookie and didn't really like it, then again I added the protein powder in, I should try it without! :) I'll try your recipe instead:P

Campinggirl said...

That cookie looks awesome! I must say that I also love the Starbucks bite.... but my fav is the cappuccino!