Cookies for breakfast is a concept we can happily get behind, especially when they are low in sugar, loaded with apples and applesauce, and laden with whole grains. Made in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is easy enough for your kids to make with minimal assistance.
- 2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 cups peeled, finely chopped Ontario apples*
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, cinnamon and baking powder. In a separate medium-sized bowl stir together eggs, sugar, apples, applesauce and canola oil. Mix wet ingredients into dry.
- On two parchment-lined baking sheets, drop 1/4 cup (60 mL) batter for each cookie spacing two inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow breakfast cookies to cool and enjoy! Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week or freeze for up to three months. Pack frozen cookies in lunches and they will thaw by lunchtime. You can also microwave for one minute to reheat.
*Variety Tip: Use Ontario Gala, Empire, McIntosh or Ambrosia apples
Thank you to our friends at Ontario Apple Growers for kindly providing this recipe.