Thursday, July 2, 2009

CEiMB: Breakfast Cookies



This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly
is from Natalie of What's For Supper? She chose for us to bake a web-based recipe, Breakfast Cookies, by Ellie Krieger. These cookies have a bit of everything in them, oats, cereal, dried fruit, and nuts. I took some liberties with the recipe and made quite a few substitutions. Instead of bran flakes I used Kashi's Oat Flakes with Wild Blueberry Clusters. To go with the cereal, I used dried wild blueberries instead of the raisins called for in the original recipe. I didn't have any walnuts on hand, but I did have almonds, so I used them because I love the combination of blueberries and almonds.

These cookies smelled great while they were baking, and had a great cake-like texture to them. I think it's because the recipe only has a small amount of butter in it, instead, the recipe called for canola oil. They tasted great. The blueberries went really well with the almonds, and the cereal added a nice crunch. I can't wait to eat more tomorrow morning!

7 comments:

Pamela said...

The cereal choice and the blueberries and almonds all sound wonderful together. This one was a surprise for me. I really enjoyed the cookies.

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Mmm... blueberries and almonds in them sounds great! Nice combination.

sara said...

I love the blueberry almond combo, so glad that you liked these cookies.

Alyssa said...

Blueberries and almonds.. will have to try that combo!

applecrumbles said...

Your substitutions sound great. Worth a try next time.
Good job.

What's for Supper? said...

Great substitions. I am glad that you enjoyed them. I love blueberries.

Leslie said...

I love your tweaks! So creative! These cookies seem very versatile since I think we all did something different to them.