Breakfast Coatmeal Cookies

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We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Meal, cornmeal, oatmeal…it makes sense. So, I came up with an easy breakfast cookie using these ingredients to help jump start your day.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (or all-purpose if you don’t have ww)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon/nutmeg mixture (or whichever one you have)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with some parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, cornmeal, spices and baking powder and set aside.

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In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg, agave nectar and vanilla. Add flour mixture, and stir to combine.

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Then, mix in oats. Pop the bowl into the fridge for about 45 minutes to chill the dough.

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Next, take about a tablespoon of dough and space about 1 1/2 inches away from each other.

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Bake for 10-12 minutes. Take them out, let them cool on the baking sheet for another 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.

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Good morning!

Recipe-friendly version:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (or all-purpose if you don’t have ww)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon/nutmeg mixture (or whichever one you have)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with some parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, cornmeal, spices and baking powder and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg, agave nectar and vanilla. Add flour mixture, and stir to combine.

Then, mix in oats. Pop the bowl into the fridge for about 45 minutes to chill the dough.

Next, take about a tablespoon of dough and space about 1 1/2 inches away from each other.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Take them out, let them cool on the baking sheet for another 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.

Baked Green Bean Fries

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So, most people who make New Year’s resolutions tend to put “eat healthier” on their list. I’m not really one of them (don’t judge me), but it’s nice to be supportive. So, why not swap out french fries for this super simple recipe, Baked Green Bean Fries. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • fresh Haricot Vert (slimmer, French green beans, but any type will do) 
  • your choice of seasoning (I used cayenne pepper and sea salt) 

Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and set that aside. Take as many green beans as you’d like and just cut off the edges.

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Then, after you spread out the beans on the baking sheet, instead of olive oil, for a calorie cutting route, spray them down with some non-stick cooking spray before sprinkling on the seasoning. Then, pop them in the oven for 15 minutes. 

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All done! Eat them as is, or dunk ’em in a side of ketchup or aioli. 

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