Saturday, February 19, 2011

Breakfast Cookies

  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 4 c flour (I use whole wheat)
  • 1 T baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1/2 c prune baby food (this is 2 "stage 1" containers)
  • 4 T water
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c raisins
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 c chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl (I use my Kitchen Aid mixer), stir together the brown sugar, oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in the olive oil, prune puree, water, egg whites, and vanilla.  Mix until well blended.  This will give you a great arm workout if you're not using a Kitchen Aid mixer! Stir in the raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips and coconut last.
  4. Scoop cookies with an ice cream scoop or roll into golf-ball sized balls.  Place cookies 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets and flatten to 1/2 inch tall with wet hands (dough is sticky, so wet hands is the key to working with it).  These cookies do not flatten much while baking.
  5. Bake 8 minutes for chewy cookies and 10-12 minutes for more crisper cookies (I usually cook mine for 8-9 minutes).  Cookies will not get crisp.  Let set for a few minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool.  Makes 24.
***These cookies did not turn out as well when I tried cooking them on a cooking stone, a regular cookie sheet worked better.

Roger LOVES these cookies for breakfast as well as fuel during long bike workouts. They also make a great snack! This recipe was inspired by the ever delicious (and much more expensive) Baker's Breakfast Cookie and is something I have tweaked over the last 5 or 6 years.  I highly recommend using the Kitchen Aid mixer for an easy and speedy recipe!


  1. By far, these are the BEST breakfast cookies EVA. I've tasted so many others and can't believe how moist, nutritious and absolutely delicious your cookies taste. MMMM.

  2. Totally agree with Nat! I forgot about these and am so glad you posted the recipe!