Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Breakfast Cookie Balls

I originally was going to title this post "breakfast balls" and then...well...nevermind. I just decided to add the cookie part because it just flowed better :-).

Actually, they were originally suppose to be cookies; but then something went totally wrong, and that wrong reversed into totally YUM!

I have mentioned this before, but my three year old NEVER wants to eat breakfast. It's like trying to pin down a kangaroo on a trampoline...pretty much impossible.

Normally when I ask her what she wants to eat she will reply with one of the following, "chocolate" to which I say "that's not a breakfast food"...than she says "icecream" to which I reply the same as the last. Then she usually sighs or cries and says "chips" and than I sigh and want to cry and give her three options to which she then doesn't want any of them and by 10 AM she is ornery as can be and wants lunch. To which I then feed her lunch food because that's the only thing she wants. Sometimes you have to pick your battles.

Anyways, that was a super long explanation as to why I'm posting about these cookies. I'll get to the point...when Sage said cookies the other morning I said "okay let's make cookies". I just started adding ingredients I knew she wouldn't mind eating (or actually wouldn't KNOW she was eating).

The cookies came out super flat and crumbly with a sticky texture (b/c of the molasses).  So, after I let them cool, I molded them into little balls. This is the kicker...she loved them! She would pop them in her mouth one by one with a big ole' smile on her face. Oh, the joy of being sneaky! :-)

Do any of you have picky morning eaters? What do you do?
 ^^^my tiny helper...always there to lend a hand^^^

Color Issue's Breakfast Cookie Balls
2 beaten eggs
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp molasses
1 cup crushed honey nut cheerios
1 cup quick oatmeal
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup TOTAl cereal
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

combine everything. Bake on a PAM-sprayed (or wax paper covered) cookie sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes at 350°. Remove onto a rack, and let cool completely. Roll into small balls. 

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  1. Of course these were delicious-- they were probably made with a very special secret ingredient from your little helper ;)

    My kids are so picky, but they'd definitely go for cookies for breakfast!


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