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?

15 Responses to “Breakfast of Firsts”

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    Chocolate-Covered Katie — May 27, 2009 at 6:50 am

    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!!

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    Yasmin — May 27, 2009 at 6:58 am

    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.

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    Melanie — May 27, 2009 at 7:11 am

    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!!!

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    Spiceaholic — May 27, 2009 at 7:38 am

    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.

    • Brandi replied: — May 27th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

      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!

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    Betsy — May 27, 2009 at 7:39 am

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

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    Jessica — May 27, 2009 at 8:33 am

    looks delish! I loooove ricotta cheese!

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    cocoeatsandcritiques — May 27, 2009 at 9:28 am

    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!

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    verbalriot — May 27, 2009 at 9:34 am

    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!

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    Meghann — May 27, 2009 at 10:02 am

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

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    CaSaundra — May 27, 2009 at 10:05 am

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

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    Rose — May 27, 2009 at 10:16 am

    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!

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    Danielle — May 27, 2009 at 10:38 am

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

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    ksgoodeats — May 27, 2009 at 11:18 am

    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!

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    Sweetie Pie — May 27, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    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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