Today's Housewife's recipe swap this weekend is for breakfast/brunch food.
I'm sharing a breakfast cookie recipe, adapted from one I found online some time ago. I've spent considerable time this morning trying to find the link to the original recipe I adapted but am coming up empty.
I've made these a few times to take with us as a snack on Bible quiz days. We usually have to leave home by 5:30 or 6 AM and the girls need to eat something between then and lunch at noon. I shared them with a friend whose kids LOVE getting cookies for breakfast.
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice (or 1 T. lemon juice, 1 T. orange juice)
1/2 cup Oat Bran
1/2 cup Seven-grain cereal (I use a rolled 7 grain flake that resembles oatmeal)
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Allspice
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup dried cherries (or other dried fruit like raisins or craisins)
1/4 cup Unsweetened Coconut -- optional
1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts -- optional
Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, beat together with electric mixer, oil, applesauce, and brown sugar. Add egg whites, vanilla, and juice, then beat again.
Sift together oat bran, 7 grain cereal, flours, baking soda, salt, and spices. Mix these ingredients with the wet mixture. Stir in oats. Fold in dried cherries (and any other optional ingredients).
Place dough on ungreased cookie sheets by the tablespoonful. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies from the sheet immediately and let cool.
My notes say this recipe is courtesy of The Manor at Taylor's Store B&B Country Inn. Sorry I can't link to the original recipe.