Crazy Good For You Breakfast Cookies

These delicious and nutritious breakfast or anytime cookies have been so popular that we decided to post the recipe again.  This time with a little extra love and tweaking! These cookies have a rather crumbly texture so we gave you the option to add an extra 1/4 cup of oil along with 1 cup of no sugar added applesauce for a softer texture. Either way they are fabulous. Kids love them too!

Cookies for breakfast? Why not? A delicious homemade nutritious breakfast cookie can be a great way to start your day. Terrific jump start for your metabolism in the morning!  Loaded with healthy ingredients without the extra calories. Don’t ever skip breakfast! Easy to make — Freezes well– Travels well

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
2 1/2 cups of rolled oats (steel cut are great)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups flour (try whole grain baking flour)
5 eggs (organic free range)
1/2 cup vegetable oil or 1/4 cup plus 1 cup of Applesuace
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

“Extras” chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans. Seeds, like sunflower, sesame or flax; chopped dried fruit like raisins, cherries, dates, or cranberries; bitter/dark chocolate chips.

Directions:

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl and mix well
2. Add eggs, vegetable oil, and extract; stir to blend
3. Add up to 1/2 cup of your choice of “extras”
4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet (try Pam baking spray)
5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes
6. makes 30 cookies

Nutrition analysis with the extras! Per cookie!

167 calories, 5.1 grams fat, 31 mg cholesterol, 57 mg sodium, 26.2 grams carbs, 1.7.grams fiber, 4.3.grams protein, 40 mg calcium, and 1.2 grams iron

Of course you can leave out the extras and egg yolks for a more restricted diet! Probably won’t be quite as delicious!
Enjoy your breakfast!

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