Monday, August 4, 2008

Cookies for Breakfast!

'Lookie, lookie, lookie,here comes a cookie!
Fresh and organic, no need to panic!
Right from the soil, no tropical oils!
Sweetened with juice, for an energy boost!
Fiber galore, you'll be askin' for more...'
My little sister likes to say that 'Death to Smoochy' is the only movie she'll watch that has 'death' in the title. It may not be wholly family friendly, but Ed Norton's crunchy-granola rhino persona is pretty fantastic. His un-adulterated giddiness over veggie-hot dogs and healthy cookies is enough to make me throw together a new recipe. Oh yes, this one goes out to Smoochy.

I made a big batch of brown rice yesterday, and as I was enjoying a bowl with butter and brown sugar I thought to myself, "Yummmmmmmmmm... I wonder if I can make a cookie with this stuff?" After a few internet searches turned up less-than inspiring results (there is a grand total of ONE recipe out there... one!)I thought I'd scrap together something along the lines of a SUPER HEALTHY COOKIE! This (good) bad-boy is chock full of fiber from the brown rice and whole wheat flour, sweetened with honey and fruit, and stays chewy - the texture is a bit more like a muffin than a cookie - perfect for little PB&J sandwiches. Yes, my friends, a cookie you can have for breakfast!

Eat Well!

Oakley's No White Flour, No White Sugar, but Plenty of Delicious...
Brown Rice Cranberry Cookies

1 1/2 c. cooked brown rice
1/2 c. butter, cut into cubes and softened to room temperature
1/2 c. honey
1 tbs cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Cream together butter and honey. Add beaten egg, vanilla, mix well. Sift together flour, cinnamon, and baking powder, add to creamed ingredients. Fold in cooked rice and cranberries. Drop cookie dough by tablespoons on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until cookies are a golden brown in color.

Enjoy, especially in the morning. With peanut butter.


  1. brown rice cookies?? Man you are good!! I'd sure love to try that and see how it turns your kitchen experiments.

    Is an electric rice cooker expensive there? In Indonesia it's really cheap..nothing fancy but yields good results. I suppose it's because nearly all the population there eats rice. My mother actually brought one for us from Indonesia. Yes, it was part of her baggage when she first came to Australia to visit me. I wonder how she fits all these things into her luggage actually, but i'm digressing here. Point is, when and if(oh i cross my fingers)I move to portland, I'll take my ice cream machine, stand mixer and rice cooker with me, then you can come borrow them!

  2. These look awesome!! I can't wait to bake them, and give them to my almost 4-year old for breakfast! :)

  3. Wow... did this recipe ever come at a perfect time?! Thanks so much for sharing! I look forward to trying these out very soon!

  4. I am totally making these tomorrow morning! Thanks for the recipe - so glad I found your blog:)

  5. The recipe calls for cinnamon but you don't mention it in the context of the instructions. The list of ingredients does not call for baking powder yet you call for it in the instructions. Is it 1 tbsp of baking powder instead of cinnamon?? Thanks!