Grab ‘n Go Breakfast Cookies
A great anytime snack!
By Susan Arruda
YIELD: 24 cookies
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup spelt flour
1/4 cup wheat bran or bran cereal (read labels and avoid hydrogenated oils)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 tbsp. skim milk powder or protein powder
1 tbsp. ground amaranth seeds or chia seeds
1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice or mixed combination of ½ cinnamon & ½ pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup brown sugar (unpacked)
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp. high oleic cooking oil (i.e. grapeseed oil)
1 small sized ripe banana or 1/3 cup applesauce
1/3 cup pure, unsweetened pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (raisins, dates, apricots, mango, papaya, etc..)
1/4 cup chopped nuts of choice
OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup chopped, dark chocolate
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine eggs with brown sugar in a separate bowl and mix using an electric mixer. Combine remaining wet ingredients and beat with mixer to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Add the chopped fruit and nuts of choice and stir to combine using a large mixing spoon.
Bake in a 350 o Fahrenheit preheated oven for approx. 10 minutes until cooked and golden brown around the edges.