Monday, June 13, 2011


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   

Breakfast Cookie

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
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.


  1. These look great, I think I could fool my kids with these for breakfast. I *might* have to add a chocolate chip or two.

  2. Looks like a delicious recipe! Great cookie post!

  3. "breakfast cookie?"

    So we can have cookies for breakfast?


    oh, and they look excellent.

  4. Andi, I love your variation on the breakfast cookie recipe from my blog. So fun to see what other's do with my recipes!

  5. Great cookies! These look really delicious, I love all the mix-ins! :)

  6. These look great for those "grab and go" mornings (I am one of those too). Yum!

  7. Actually, when I am teaching, somewhere about 3:30, I get hungry and this cookie would be the solution. I guess, I will call it a "Late afternoon snack cookie>"

  8. What could be more of a treat than cookies for breakfast. My kids will really love me if I let them have that!

  9. What fun to have cookies for breakfast - great choice - with whole grain, nuts and fruits!

  10. This is my first month in The Secret Recipe Club and it's so much fun! I'm just loving all the new blogs and recipes I'm seeing. My daughter would love these cookies for breakfast so they are now on my must make list.

  11. What could be better than a cookie for breakfast!? Yum!

  12. Cookies for breakfast are always a good thing! YUM!