Amazing Breakfast Cookies

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As a child, cookies were oatmeal, chocolate chip, snicker doodle, or no bakes. These were all delicious to me. As an adult, I realized that to eat healthy, these favorites of my childhood might not be the best for me. Years ago, I was introduced to a 5-ingredient cookie that is delicious, healthy, and -in fact- a meal in a cookie.

I have recently found another cookie that is a meal in a cookie. Both recipes are delicious… and wait until you see the ingredients. HEALTHY!! I have found these cookies to be great for an on-the-go healthy snack, great for trips and sports. And best of all, the grandkids like them.

I challenge you to make a platter, have them in the house, or put them in a school lunch and see the response. They will become a family favorite.

 

5-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients:

Optional Add-Ins:

  • ¼ c any fruit (if using dried fruit, soak for a few minutes to soften)
  • ¼ c any type of chopped nuts or small nuts such as pumpkin or sunflower
  • ¼ c any type of chocolate chips
  • ¼ c coconut
  • 2 teaspoons chia seed

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine and blend the bananas, applesauce, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  3. Add in the rolled grains.  Add in any optional add ins.  See below *
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray lightly with nonstick spray.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, place a scoop of dough on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a spatula
  6. Cook for 30 minutes or until the bottoms of cookies are golden.
  7. Remove from oven, remove from baking sheet and cool on cooling rack.  ENJOY!!

 

The Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie

Ingredients:

*Flour ground from: Barley, millet, oats, rye, soft white wheat (other grains can be added if desired)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Blend oil, honey, molasses, and water in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. *
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop place a scoop of dough on the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the back of a spatula.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  7. Cool for 2 minutes and then remove from cookie sheet to a cooling rack.

*Optional add-in:  ¼ cup of any of the following: coconut, chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts

Recipe courtesy of “How About Cookies For Dinner” by Faye Packer Reeves

 

These new cookies will become family favorites!!