I’ve tried several baked oatmeal recipes but they all had so much sugar in them that I didn’t feel right serving it as a main meal. These have NO added sugar. They get their sweetness from the applesauce (I even use unsweetened) and the dried fruit you put in. If they are to “unsweet” you could add some sugar… but honestly they don’t need it. Landon (and Brad) will devour these for an easy on the go snack or for breakfast, and since they’re “cookies” he thinks he’s getting an extra special treat.

Breakfast Cookies (because they’re healthy!)

1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 cup flax meal
2 1/2 cups of dried fruit or chopped nuts (like craisins, raisins, almonds, dates, you could even do chocolate chips for a little extra sweetness)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients until well combined. Add the wet ingredients then mix on medium speed until evenly mixed.

Scoop a well rounded tablespoon, roll in a ball and place on a lightly greased cooking sheet. Flatten to 3/4 to 1 inch or so thick. They will not flatten at all during baking. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. This made about 1 1/2 dozen “cookies” for me.

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6 Responses to Breakfast Cookies

  1. rebecca burnham says:

    Thank.for some great.and healthy ideas….

    • Jessica says:

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you like it! I have to find some way for my 3 year old to eat! I’ve lately been on a shredded zucchini kick, I might try these with some shredded zucchini and see how it goes – add some veggies to it!

  2. Edie says:

    Do you know the nutrition facts on these? I’d like to know the calories.

    • Jessica says:

      I don’t have the nutrition facts for them, but I’m sure it would be easy to estimate by adding up the individual calorie amounts from the different ingredients you used and dividing that by the number of cookies you made.

  3. Trying something new says:

    Should these be with steel cut oats? I tried them today and they don’t ball, they kind of glopped onto the pan (no need to flatten). I love the idea and it tastes yummy although very crumbly. Thank you for all your experiments!

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