Nutrition

Eat Cookies for Breakfast with These Seven Healthy Choices at Flour Bakery

There are a ton of other options besides the sticky bun at Chef Joanne Chang's beloved bakery in Boston.


Flour Bakery

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If you’re a Bostonian, chances are you know about Flour Bakery—well-known for their infamous sticky bun, savory breakfast sandwiches, and myriad of drink options.

When you walk into the bakery to grab a quick coffee and breakfast in the morning, it can be hard to resist the drool-worthy pastries staring back at you from behind the counter. But with their WHOLEFlour pastries and wide selection of baked goods and sandwiches, there are some healthy choices available.

With new Flour Bakeries popping up on every block, here are our recommendations on what to order if you’re looking for a slightly healthier option.

*Ingredient information provided by Flour Bakery

1. Currant, Spelt, and Oat Scone

If you’re looking to get your scone fix, but without the white flour and copious amounts of sugar, this is a good option. It’s made with wheat flour, barley flour, and spelt flour, as well as rolled oats. Currants, which are similar to raisins, help give a chewy texture to the scone.

2. WHOLEFlour Breakfast Cookie

Yes, you can eat cookies for breakfast. Whole wheat flour, oats, bananas, and maple syrup are included in this cookie. It also has some walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pepitas for healthy fats to keep you full.

3. WHOLEFlour Chia Pudding

For a grain-free option, this chia pudding is a good choice. It’s made with only milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and a little bit of maple syrup. If you have some fruit handy, such as bananas, slice one up and sprinkle it over the top of the pudding.

4. Gluten-Free Olive Oil with Grapes Muffin

For a muffin that’s not loaded with sugar and made with healthier ingredients—like oil oil and Greek yogurt—look no further than this one. The olive oil makes it extra moist without added butter and the Greek yogurt gives it an extra protein punch. Made with brown rice flour and almond flour it’s great for those sensitive to gluten.

5. Egg Sandwich

If pastries aren’t your thing, Flour’s egg sandwich is delicious and loaded with eggs, bacon, arugula, and tomato for a balanced first meal. Personally, I think that the dijonnaise is what ties the entire sandwich together, adding a flavor that not many breakfast sandwiches have.

6. WHOLEFlour Power Bar

If you’re looking for something that’s easy to take with you on the go, this is Flour’s version of a granola bar. It’s naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup and is full of whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

7. Overnight Muesli

Oat milk makes these overnight oats dairy-free. This breakfast also contains quinoa, seeds, nuts, and fresh apples and blueberries.