Make these Apple Raisin Breakfast Cookies on the weekend and have them to grab and go in the morning or toss them in the kids' bag for a healthy snack.
Our Fill the Cookie Jar theme this month is Back to School. I went with the breakfast cookie idea this month because I am still getting into the Back to School routine. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to get some other Back to School Cookie ideas from the FTCJ bloggers.
There are plenty of ways to customize these. Pick your favorite kind of nuts, or skip them like I did. Swap cranberries or other dried fruit for the raisins. Add honey instead of the maple sugar. Go with coconut oil and egg substitute to make them vegetarian.
Then grab your favorite kind of milk (or other protein drink) and enjoy a few of these delicious cookies knowing that Fall will soon be here and the 100+ degree weather will be over for awhile. At least I hope it will.
Apple Raisin Breakfast Cookies
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ½ cup applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup or honey
- 1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cup quick cook oats (or old fashioned if you like them a bit chewier)
- ½ cup apple (peeled and finely chopped)
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, applesauce and syrup/honey and mix until combined.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, and oatmeal with a whisk. Slowly add to wet ingredients until blended (do not over mix!). Gently stir in fruit and nuts.
- Using a large cookie scoop, or two tablespoons, drop cookie dough onto baking sheet and press until about a ½ inch thick.
- Bake 10-12 minutes until just firm.
Until next time, happy eating.
I love the Apple Raising Breakfast Cookie, it's just perfect with my cup of coffee in the morning.
Thanks, Joanne. I just wanted to do a little something different this month.
These must have the most wonderful texture with all your ingredients. And perfect with the morning cup of coffee, whether it's before I leave the house or once I get to the office.
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I thought they might be too chewy with the old fashioned oats, but I like them that way. Others might prefer the quick cook.
Perfect with the morning cup of coffee, whether it's before I leave the house or once I get to the office.
Ida P. Krause
Sounds like a hearty yet tasty cookie and who wouldn't want cookies for breakfast.
Who would not want a cookie for breakfast? I know I wouldn't turn down one or two of these! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe at Fill The Cookie Jar!
I love the idea of cookies for breakfast!
Marlys (This and That)
These sound delicious and I would love to have these cookies with my morning coffee or tea. Can't wait until I have time to make them and also when the temperatures drops so that I don't have to heat up my house.
I love the idea of cookies for breakfast! And lunch, and dinner... And these look like they're pretty healthy, so I could have them for snacks too! 🙂
Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap. I used to make breakfast pumpkin pie. The kids didn't know it was good for them.
Those look delicious - pinning it to try one day!
Mmm these cookies look great. 🙂
Wow I love this recipe. I have all the ingredients except applesauce and eggs.Is there any replacement for eggs?? because i don't use eggs. It's great to be co-hosting with you at #HomeMattersParty
You can use a store bought egg substitute, or to make it healthier do the flax seed replacement: 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal to 3 tablespoons of water, let sit a few minutes and use to replace 1 egg. If it seems a bit dry you might want a slash more applesauce.
These look great! I'm instantly won over whenever someone combines breakfast & cookies! tee hee hee...but really, as a hiking enthusiast, I instantly thought that these would be the perfect snack to take on a nature hike. I love oatmeal raisin cookies. I can't wait to try this version!
Oh, I didn't think of that, they would make a nice hiking snack. Thanks for stopping by.
Lou Lou Girls
This looks so amazing! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls
Yum! These sound fantastic! Plus, my kids would love having cookies for breakfast. So happy to be co-hosting #HomeMattersParty this month with you!
Oh my, these look yummy! I think they would be great with dried cranberries like you suggested. What a perfect fall snack. It's been fun co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty !
Sonja @ SustainMyCraftHabit
These cookies sound heavenly and I can just imagine the sweet aroma as the cookies are baking in the oven. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I love breakfast cookies and I have plenty of apples from my tree. I am not a huge fan of raisins so that would be my substitute. Thanks for this. I pinned too.
Looks like a great recipe!
It's been a another great #HomeMattersParty weekend co-hosting with you!