who said cookies are just for dessert?
surely it wasn’t me. i have been a cookie monster lately. snickerdoodles. chocolate chip. peanut butter. i’ve been eating them all.
when erin baker’s wholesome baked goods contacted me* asking me if i would like to try out their cookies, what do you think my answer was?
an enthusiastic “yes!”—obviously. for some reason, the word “wholesome” next to “baked goods” makes me think that it is suitable for breakfast. the label on the box i received only further confirmed the cookies for breakfast idea.
well if it’s a meal, then it’s breakfast.
erin baker’s wholesome baked goods was named one of women’s health’s 125 best packaged products in 2010. the founder, erin baker, started baking & selling cookies when she was 9 years old. and YES, her last name really is “baker”—how fitting! she has turned her childhood passion into a legit company and now focuses on creating wholesome handcrafted items that are baked to order. she specializes in Breakfast Cookies, Homestyle Granola, Breakfast Cookie Minis and Organic Brownie Bites. you can read more about erin here.
i was sent three kinds of breakfast cookies.
caramel apple, double chocolate chunk and oatmeal raisin are just three of the twelve breakfast cookie flavors erin baker’s bakes up. there is a peanut butter & jelly one i have my eye on! all of the cookies are baked fresh with whole grains, are all natural and contain no trans fat.
of the three flavors i was sent, i decided to try the caramel apple first.
check out that gooey caramel baked right into the soft cookie.
prime for dunking.
i will admit, these cookies are high in carbs. but they are also high in whole grains (18 grams!) and each cookie totes 5 grams of fiber—the same as a bowl of oatmeal. at 280 calories per cookie, one is just enough to count as a meal for breakfast when paired with 6 oz of plain greek yogurt, which is what i did this morning. not a breakfast i would eat every day.. but hey, it’s cookie friday!
another product i received were the organic brownie bites.
these one ounce, all natural brownies are 90 calories apiece and are perfect for satisfying that after dinner sweet tooth. or after lunch. or after breakfast.
they are dense and chewy and DELICIOUS.
i think that if you are going to have a treat, it doesn’t have to have crap in it. that is why i was pleased by the ingredient list for the brownie bites: Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Raisin Puree, Water, Organic Chocolate Chips (organic sugar, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin), Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Inulin, Organic Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Organic Molasses, Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Dried Whole Eggs, Organic Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda, Aluminum-Free Baking Powder, Sea Salt.
i was so stoked on the breakfast cookies and brownie bites! i am anxious to try their protein granola which totes 8g protein per 1/2 cup. i just might have to order it online.
now, for the fun part!
erin baker’s wholesome baked goods wants to send one of YOU a cookie care package. weeeee.
three ways to enter:
- go to their website and check out their many, many products. leave a comment below stating what you’d most like to try.
- follow erin baker on twitter and tweet “@janeeetha is giving away erin baker’s @breakfastcookie http://wp.me/pv3O5-8cA“ (leave an additional comment)
- “like” erin baker’s wholesome baked goods on facebook and write on her wall saying meals & moves sent ya. (leave an additional comment)
giveaway ends sunday morning at 10 AM. because i said so. oh, and you have to live in the US of A to win.
good luck! i will be back later.
xo. janetha g.