Friday, April 1, 2011

Fat Friday!

We're having a baby!
April Foo...oh wait, that's for real this year!

Speaking of baby, Little Mister is making me feel quite large.
I've been a bit freaked out to get on the scale at the doctor's office.

You know, when your stomach suddenly protrudes like a basketball it makes you wonder just how much weight could be packed in there.  Thankfully, my weight stayed the same this month, but Little Mister doubled in size and grew a whole pound!  So yes, bigger but not fatter!
(Glad I just shared way too much information with all of you!)

Oh yes, so speaking of FAT...
Here are some Fat Friday Cookies!

Breakfast Fig and Nut Cookies

3/4 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/4 cup finely chopped dried figs
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (about 2 1/3 ounces)
1/2 cup unprocessed bran (about 1 ounce)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in chopped figs, cranberries, and vanilla.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, bran, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring just until moist. Gently fold in almonds.

Drop by level 1/4 cup measures 4 inches apart on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until almost set. Cool 2 minutes on pans. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

"These over-sized cookies are more like muffin tops, but calling them cookies makes them seem a bit more indulgent. They're chock-full of exercise-friendly ingredients like dried fruit and nuts. They're ideal with a glass of skim milk for breakfast after a morning workout."

You say those are not Fat Cookies?


They are still super delicious, and you should try them!


Sarah said...

You crack me up! Love this post, glad baby boy's doing well!

Anonymous said...

Awesome. I will not use the words "fig" and "cookie" in the same sentence, but I'm sure they were tasty. :) Jess

H-Mama said...

Haha! Thanks for the laugh! Yay for baby! I would always cringe on the scale during my pregnancies. Well, I kinda do that now, too. ;)

trooppetrie said...

I am new to your blog and just wanted you to know i have enjoyed reading it this evening