Monday, February 27, 2012

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

I was in the mood to try something different for Tom's breakfast "on the go" this week. I decided to make healthy breakfast cookies instead of the usual muffins and scones. These cookies are full of whole wheat, oats and minimal amounts of sugar and fat. They are perfect to grab before leaving the house for the day.

I added chocolate chips to these cookies but raisins or nuts would work well too.

Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Makes 8 large cookies

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter-room temperature
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp honey
1 egg
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips, raisins or nuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl .

3. In a mixer, combine butter, oil, sugar and honey. Mix on med-high speed 2-3 minutes. Add in egg and apple sauce, mix until combined. Add in vanilla; mix.

4. On low speed add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add in oats and chocolate chips; mix until just combined.

5. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased, scoop out cookies using a standard size ice cream scoop. Make sure there is 2" space between each cookie.

6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

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