Monday, January 16, 2012

Crazy Good Breakfast Cookies

My friend Darcy gave me this recipe. There were parts that she tweaked and parts that I tweaked. I tried hers and she tried mine. Both super good!  I eat a few of these for breakfast in the morning...and then for dessert at lunch...and maybe a couple for a late night snack....yes, I eat like 6 a day lol! Darcy used dried cranberries in hers and I prefer that over the raisins I used in mine. The reason I used raisins is that I couldn't find a single dried cranberry that didn't have sugar added. I mean I looked everywhere and there wasn't a single one. BOOO! So, I opted for some organic raisins that had no sugar added. Also, you will have to keep an eye on the coconut in this. Most coconut is sweetened. You really have to look hard for one that is unsweetened. I got mine at the Neighbors Market in New Paris. Enough babble...lets get to the goods!

Ingredients (P.S. I recommend making a double batch!)

1 1/2 C rolled oats
1 C unsweetened coconut flakes (aka shredded)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C slivered or shaved almonds
1/2 C dried fruit (preferable unsweetened)
1/2 C dark choc chips
2 mashed ripe bananas
1/2 C applesauce
1 tsp vanilla


Mix everything rhyme or reason necessary! Drop by heaping tablespoon or large cookie scoop on to sheet and bake for 17 min at 350 degrees. Now....The recipe Darce gave me said to bake on parchment paper....which she did and it went fine. Mine however did this....

LOL! No, I am not kidding when I say I had to peel parchment paper off of each cookie before I ate it! I suggest baking on a normal cookie sheet. No paper. However, if you are feeling wild, go for it! :)


  1. Hehheheheh.. LOVE the last picture! I can attest that these cookies are GOOOOOOOOD!

  2. I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest. I'm really excited to give it a try. I'm wondering if these would freeze well. I'm thinking that it might be nice to have some in the freezer that the kids can pull out on school mornings when we are running late. Not that we really run late ... ever ... okay, sometimes ... fine, far more often than I care to admit. ;)

    1. You could totally freeze these! I soooo understand the whole running behind things. Kids throw a wrench in the time schedule don't they? They are worth it though. ;) I freeze all kinds of things like this for breakfasts. And the boys love it cause they think they are getting "cookies" for breakfast. :)