Saturday, October 11, 2008

Please pass the...

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.

Breakfast Cookies

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.


  1. Wow--that does have a ton of ingredients, but it sure does sound good. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Other than the coconut (which I'm allergic to) it sounds wonderful!

    Any chance you'll tell me which rolled oat cereal you use? I don't think I know what kind of cereal that is.

    Can't wait to try this! Thanks!

  3. Thanks for the reply! I'll have to look for the cereal and if I can't find it I'll just increase the oatmeal.

    And as for the coconut, I may be allergic but I've found I really like it too! I just limit my intake to just before bed when I can take a few benadryl. Within 5 minutes of a single bite I break out in hives everywhere.

    Ever see Hitch? Yeah... that was me one time... but it just tastes so darn good!


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