School has started and now I really want to send my kids to school with a healthy, filling breakfast. I also want to NOT have to stress in the morning by being a short order cook. My family LOVES these Healthy Breakfast Cookies. They are easy. I always double the recipe because then they will last a couple days. They are good for breakfast but they are also yummy for an after school snack.
Save yourself time and effort and just go ahead and make a double batch! These Healthy Breakfast Cookies recipe is pretty versatile too. You could add craisins and white chocolate chips. If you like nuts (I do not like nuts in my cookies) add in your favorite nuts. You can really take the base recipe and change it up any way your family would prefer.
1. Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
3. Combine butter, oil and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high speed, scraping down sides if necessary, until sugars are fully mixed and mixture is light in color, about 1 minute.
4. Add egg, apple sauce and vanilla and beat an additional 30 seconds.
5. Add flour mixture and beat an additional 30 seconds.
6. Add oats and raisin bran flakes mix over low speed just until incorporated. Dough will be slightly sticky and less cohesive than traditional cookie dough.
7. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using between 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter, form a ball and place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining batter, leaving about 3 inches between cookies.
8. Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are fragrant but still soft. Let cookies cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.