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.)
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
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
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 â€“ 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.