Breakfast of Firsts

Good morning and happy Humpday! I can’t believe it’s already here. I’m a big supporter of 3-4 day work weeks, even though my workplace doesn’t do it.  I need longer weekends! it seems I never have enough time to do all the stuff I need to AND still have time to relax.

I did the same thing I did yesterday morning: hit the snooze a few too many times. Normally, that wouldn’t be a bad thing, but my alarm clock completely stops going off if I hit it more than 4-5 times! Not a great thing.

So, I was up a little later than normal – usually, once I’m blogging, I’m dressed with my hair dried and ready to go. today, my hair it still wet and I’m in my fuzzy pink bath robe. As long as I still get to work on time, no biggie.

I’ve been looking forward to this breakfast since I was mixing it up last night! I keep forgetting to try new foods as part of Katie’s new foods challenge, but I definitely did this morning.


I finally remembered to mix up a breakfast cookie last night! I’ve been wanting to try them for a long time, but I never remembered to get the stuff out and mix it up before going to bed. I actually made myself a post-it note last night so I could have this today  :)

  • 1/3 cup 5 grain cereal
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate shake powder
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp crunchy pb

Topped with ricotta, strawberries, and some fig jam! This is my first time trying this fig jam and it is awesome!


It’s a good thing I did have this waiting for me in the fridge – it saved me a bit of rushing around this morning.

I’m really interested to see how well this holds me over compared to a regular bowl oatmeal.

Have you tried a breakfast cookie before? What’s your favorite mix?


  1. Brandi, it’s gorgeous!!!! Especially the strawberry flower :)

    Can you believe I have still not tried a breakfast cookie? I mean to, but then my craving for creamy oatmeal gets the better of me. But when I do try one, I want to try abbie’s ( snickerdoodle breakfast cookie idea.

    Thanks so much for the shout-out. You’re a sweetheart!!

  2. I”ve been wanting to try a b-fast cookie myself. The only thing holding me back is that I like my b-fast to take awhile to eat and I don’t think a cookie will give me that time and satisfaction.

  3. The thought of fig jam makes me smile…did you make it or buy it? If you bought it, where? I’ve got to have some of that!!!

  4. I have not tried a breakfast cookie yet — I guess I need to find one that doesn’t have bananas in it since I’m allergic to them.

    How was the fig jam? That’s something I’ve been wanting to try.

    • Hi Spice! The fig jam is awesome :)

      Melanie – I got the fig jam in a blogger prize package – I’ll try to remember to get a picture of the jar and put it up!

  5. Yay breakfast cookie! The 2 or 3 that I’ve made have kept me quite full until lunch… I hope yours does too!

  6. looks delish! I loooove ricotta cheese!

  7. Looks delish! I have never tried one before because I feel like they wouldn’t fill me up enough. I may be totally wrong so I think I am going to give it a try soon!
    That fig jam is a great idea!

  8. I eat breakfast cookies ALL the time! So delish. I think I’m actually having withdrawals now that I look at yours…mmmmm hahah

    I love combining oats, banana, raisins, cinn, PB, protein powder, some nuts and chocolate chips!

    And my favorite topping is definitely ricotta mixed with yogurt!

  9. I LOVE your idea of topping the breakfast cookie with riccota! I need to try this next time. :)

  10. I have been meaning to try a breakfast cookie! Don’t know what I would put into it–whatever my mood calls for! =)

  11. I’ve never tried the bfast cookie. Yours looks great! I just need to get some of that choc. protein powder, and I’ll give it a go!

  12. That looks so perfect! What a great way to start the day!

  13. I’ve been meaning to try the breakfast cookie for months now but I always forget to make it ahead of time! LOVE your ricotta topping!

  14. I’m so addicted to breakfast cookies! I love them best with chocolate PB and strawberries on top. I’m glad you liked yours. It looks quite pretty, and the ricotta was a great addition!!

    I’m so happy that you like the fig jam. It is definitely one of my very favorite sweet things!

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