Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies

The kids were a little surprised this morning when I offered them cookies for breakfast. These would also be good for a snack. (Remember, they have pecans in them, so probably not the best option to send to schools that don’t allow nuts/tree nuts.)

Ingredients:
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup applesauce
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter, softened but not melted
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet.

Whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

In a separate bowl using an electric mixer beat the applesauce, maple syrup, butter, egg, and vanilla.

While beating the mixture on a low speed add the dry ingredients until well blended.

Fold in the nuts with a spatula.

Drop onto prepared cookie sheet with a spoon. Bake for 8 – 9 minutes or until they start to brown.

Did I change anything? There wasn’t any cinnamon in the original recipe.

What did the family think? My oldest gobbled his down this morning. I had some for a snack last night. We both thought they were great. However, if you are looking for a sweet dessert-tasting cookie this is not the cookie for you.

Where did this recipe come from? 100 Days of Real Food

Photo from 100 Days of Real Food

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