Monday, March 22, 2010

Recipe Corner: Breakfast Cookie

I originally got this recipe from a good friend of mine. I found another recipe that was similar and kind of fused the two together to get a cookie that suited my family best. Although these are “cookies”, they are great for breakfast or snack time because they are low fat, low sugar, and have lots of “good” stuff in it!

Ingredients

• 2 cups brown sugar (I use the Splenda mixture to make it healthier)
• 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
• 4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1/4 cup canola oil
• 1/2 cup prune puree
• 2 tablespoons water
• 5 egg whites
• 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup raisins
• 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
• 1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries (apricots work well too)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and pour in the canola oil, prune puree, water, egg whites and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Stir in the raisins, walnuts and apricots. Scoop cookies using an ice cream scoop, or roll into golf ball sized balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets and flatten to 1/2 tall with wet hands. These cookies do not flatten very much while baking.
3. In the preheated oven, bake 8 minutes for chewy cookies 10 to 12 minutes for dry cookies. Cookies will not get crisp. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

7 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

These sound like a great breakfast! :)

Sherry said...

Oh, yum! Now that is a delicious sounding breakfast!

2busy said...

Where do you get prune puree?

Kel said...

I don't know where to buy prune puree, which my friends recipe called for, but I used prune pie/cake filling. It is in the section with the other fruit pie fillings (apple or cherry in a can). It always turns out well for us. I also always add extra cinnamon. Hope you enjoy it!

Amberlynn said...

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Tina said...

I am all over this! Thanks.

Mrs. White said...

What a great idea! I love eating cookies for breakfast.

Blessings
Mrs. White