So, breakfast cookies have been all over Pinterest lately and I wanted to try and make some. Unfortunately, after digging a little further into some of the recipes, I found mixed reviews.
Still a Breakfast Cookie
Now, truth be told, I am not a health nut. Sure, I try to eat healthy as much as the next gal, but I do not have things like flaxseed or pinenuts in my pantry. I probably should, but I don’t. That being said, these are still cookies. They have sugar, a little butter and an egg. They aren’t super sweet like a dessert cookie, but they are still cookies.
Delicious all the Same
Don’t get me wrong, these breakfast cookies are tasty. I added cranberries, raisins and white chocolate chips. It might be good to try your favorite nuts or seeds. The sky’s the limit! Let us know how you mix it up. Enjoy!
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter (crunchy would also be good)
- ¼ cup softened butter
- 1 ripe, mashed banana
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup juice (any kind is yummy)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 cup uncooked oats
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 2 cups Cheerios
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
- Cream peanut butter, butter and banana with a mixer. Add both sugars and beat until well combined.
- Mix in baking soda, salt and juice. I used cranberry apple juice because that is what I had. I think any juice would be great.
- Beat in egg and vanilla (yes an entire tablespoon!)
- Slowly mix in flour until well combined. Add oats. The batter will be pretty thick at this point.
- Add raisins, cranberries, and chips. If you have decided to throw in some nuts or other yummy additions, do it here.
- Finally, mix in Cheerios. I used plain Cheerios, but you could use any kind.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons (I used the middle size cookie scoop) onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes on until slightly golden brown on top. Let cool on wire rack.
- You can eat these straight away (not all of them!) or freeze them individually to enjoy anytime! Let us know what delicious creations you come up with!