Hello Anne-Marie, I am your secret follower for this month's secret recipe club. I was torn between making your Morning Glory muffins because I have made them and have them posted on my blog. The calories would scare you. I am a cupcake and cookie kinda girl. I really like these breakfast cookies that I made. I made a couple of changes, used wheat germ in place of the flax meal. The wheat germ maynot be as nutty tasting but very simular. I used one cup total of a combination of dried fruits. Overall I really like them, much lower in calories and fat than what I have posted on my blog. The cookies are moist, chewy and filling. And I am a grab and go kinda gal so I have taken a couple with me each day to work. I placed them in a large freezer bag and take out what I want. Thank you for this recipe...I will be making them again. Andi
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1/4 cup or flax meal or 1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1 cup dried apples, chopped
(I used a total of 1 cup of combination of dried apricots, dried cranberries, chopped dates) in place of the dried apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts
Turbinado sugar for sprinkling over the top just prior to baking
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together brown sugar, butter, eggs and the vanilla.
3. In a separate mixing bowl combine, white flour, wheat flour, oats, flax or wheat germ, baking soda and spices.
4. Stir dry ingredients into wet until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.
5. Fold in the dried fruit or fruits and the walnuts.
6. Using your cookie scoop, scoop mounds onto prepared baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or spray with PAM spray. Press the cookies down a little with a fork and sprinkle with the Turbinado sugar.
7. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly brown.