Baking for Boys

My teenagers are constantly foraging for food. They are both lean and active, so the calories aren’t really a problem. It’s the empty calories and sugar rush that worry me. I bake every three days or so, but stuff just disappears. I tried freezing half batches of cookies to stave off the tide, but it didn’t really slow them down.

So I decided to go high fibre.

I pulled out an old cookbook called The Oat and Wheat Bran Health Plan that has recipes for what the authors term “breakfast cookies”. With a glass of milk, a couple of these are equivalent to eating a bowl of cereal but without all the additives. Each cookie typically has about 5 grams of fibre and are quite tasty, although without the sugar/fat rush of typical cookies. The boys go a little slower through these, I don’t mind if they eat them for breakfast, and they’re filling.

I’ve made the Double Chocolate and the Banana recipes and both were good. Next up will be Applesauce cookies.

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