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8. Fruit and Nut Breakfast Cookies

I can hear my mother now, telling me, “you can’t eat cookies for breakfast.” But even my mother would approve of these healthy breakfast cookies; they have dried fruit, nuts, and whole grains, and are sweetened with honey. You probably already have many of the ingredients in your pantry.


1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts, almonds or pecans
1/4 cup dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat egg lightly, and add applesauce, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Stir in the nuts and dried fruit.
  5. Grease cookie sheet with butter. With a spoon, drop batter onto the cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 8 – 9 minutes. Makes about 20 cookies.
  6. Make a batch or two and store in a freezer bag in the freezer.

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