I was going to wait to share this recipe with you until later in the week. Apparently, however, trying to edit a blog post while watching an exciting movie can result in hitting the “post” button instead of “preview”. The result? A rather cryptic post being emailed to all my loyal followers. So rather than tease you with photos of these delicious apple pie breakfast cookies without a recipe, I decided to go ahead and finish the post today instead.
Every now and then my children get a little tired of all the usual breakfast options. So that is when I have to pull out the big guns… breakfast cookies. They look like cookies, smell like cookies, and taste like cookies, but they have less sugar and more wholesome breakfast-like ingredients. These apple pie breakfast cookies are no exception. They contain plenty of fiber from the whole grain flour, oats, and chia seeds, a good dose of healthy fat from the walnuts, and lots of vitamins and minerals from the apples and raisins.
These breakfast cookies are easy to make, and even easier to grab as you rush out the door to school or work. And they are so tasty that I caught my 2-year old sneaking a second one when I turned my back.
- 1 large apple w/ skin, cored and cubed
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put the apple and brown sugar in a pan over a medium low heat. Cover and cook until soft, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, chia seeds, and salt.
- In a large bowl whisk together the maple syrup, apple sauce, butter, egg, and vanilla.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and stir to combine.
- Add the oats, raisins, walnuts, and cooked apples and mix until well combined.
- Drop the cookie dough 1 heaped tablespoon at a time on the parchment lined baking sheet. Press them down slightly to make cookie shapes (they will not spread in the oven).
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until firm on the outside, then remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.