Thursday, October 20, 2011

Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

I marked this as kid-friendly because, well... what kid wouldn't want to be able to eat COOKIES for breakfast?! ;-)

1 C. Olive Oil (I'd like to try this with coconut oil)
1 C. Brown Sugar (I use 3/4 C. Agave Nectar, you can also use 1 C. honey)
2 eggs (I'm going to try this using 3 eggs next time, as they didn't stick together very well this time.)

Cream until fluffy.

1/2 C. Buttermilk
1 3/4 C. whole wheat flour (I use 1 1/4 C. all-purpose flour, 1/4 C. Ground Flaxseed, 1/4 C. 7-Grain Cereal)(You can also use wheat germ or whatever you'd like. Next time I may use oat some oat flour and bran flour as well - I just forgot I had some in the freezer.)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Mix together and then add:

3 C. oats
1 C. dried cranberries (or any fresh or dried fruit)
1/4 C. sliced almonds (or walnuts or any other nut)
1/4 C. sunflower seeds
a couple handfuls of angel flake coconut (if I had regular on hand, I would have used that instead)
about 1/4 C. butterscotch chips

(If this gets too dry, you can add another egg. You can make this as healthy - or not - as you want. Just experiment!)

Drop from Tbsp 2" apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400°F for 7-8 minutes.


Recipe from someone at the Sonlight Forums. If you are this person, or know whose recipe this is, please tell me so I can give proper credit!