I just have to share Healthy Breakfast Cookies. Lest you think I’ve developed a super-duper mega ego, I say brilliant because I adapted the idea from another blogger.
Myscha posted What’s Cooking? Breakfast Cookies over at Wisebread.com and the idea is simply brilliant. Healthy breakfast cookies. Now, these are meant for those on a diet, but I used whole milk (you can use almond or coconut milk for a vegan option) and extra applesauce to make them kid-friendly.
And, BONUS, I used up one of my lurking freezer items. I had 3 bananas frozen in a bag.
I’ll definitely be trying this recipe again and I may try it with a fruit other than bananas (maybe pumpkin puree or more applesauce) because we have a neighbor with banana allergies.
It’s nice to share…if they don’t get gobbled up before that’s possible. We ate these cookies in two days. And we didn’t have to feel guilty at all. Excellent.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies Recipe
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 peeled and mashed bananas
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups rolled oats, quick cooking (like this)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cranberries, dried
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sucanat (like this) or brown sugar
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
Heap the dough by tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet and gently press down to spread cookies.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
The kids went absolutely insane for these cookies. I mean, who wouldn’t go crazy for cookies for breakfast. But they really, really loved them.
I used a mix of cranberries and blueberries in mine this time.
That was mainly because my husband and I don’t care for cooked raisins.
The kids sometimes picked out the blueberries (which is weird, because they love blueberries) so I think next time I’ll either go for just cranberries or suck it up and do raisins.
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