These cookies aren’t just for breakfast and they are deceptively delicious. Kids will never know how healthy they are!
Today my life went from crazy to CRAZY ENOUGH TO BE WRITTEN IN CAPS. More on that another time. The reason I mention it is because I will not be able to write more than one post per week on this blog for the next couple of months. This makes me sad. I have been writing two or more posts per week for at least a year. I hope to get back to that rate by December, just in time to make a couple truckloads of Christmas cookies!
What a great transition! I didn’t even plan this one. While we’re on the topic of cookies..
My friend Maren passed this recipe along to me from mydailymoment.com. I am always up for a healthy snack, especially one that is referred to as a cookie (i.e., that will sound enticing to my children). I have made these a few times and my boys LOVE THEM. Elijah asks to eat these for dessert. And breakfast. And lunch. You get the point. They are totally and completely healthy and delicious. It almost seems good to be true! But it’s not!
All of my batches so far have made exactly 36 cookies and none of my batches have lasted for more than 48 hours.
I added a mashed banana to one batch and it was delicious! I would imagine that a shredded carrot would be great, too, or some berries or a mashed peach.
This is officially my new favorite recipe.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- 3 cups bran flakes crushed (when crushed, it equals ~2 cups)
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 tbsp. wheat germ
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine bran flakes, oatmeal, wheat germ and cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, honey, egg and milk. Mix well. Add baking soda and baking powder and mix well. Gradually add the cereal-oatmeal mixture to the yogurt mixture and stir after each addition. Fold in the raisins.
- Roll heaping tablespoons into balls with your hands and place on prepared baking sheet. Lightly press down on the ball to flatten it. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes.