Oatmeal Bran Breakfast Cookies with Coconut and Almonds

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It’s all about breakfast cookies today. Packed with oats and bran and healthy yet sweet ingredients. Breakfast never looked so good!

We’ve had a long history of breakfast cookies in my house. With a young picky eater — I quickly learned that “cookies” were the way to his heart.

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And set out on a journey to make these cookies as healthy as possible yet deliver that “cookie” appeal.

Over the years, they have morphed and changed with current likes and dislikes.

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But the base breakfast cookie dough remains the same.

These Oatmeal Bran Breakfast Cookies are our current favorites. And have been baked, frozen, and sent off to college.

But keep in mind, they are not cookies. They are breakfast… and snacks… and even, yes, midnight snacks. And I don’t feel even a little guilty about snatching one, say, at that 3:00 p.m. lull.

I’ve included some of our favorite add-in ideas, like raisins and pumpkin seeds. But use your imagination! I’d love to hear what you came up with.

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Oatmeal Bran Breakfast Cookies with Coconut and Almonds

Oatmeal Bran Breakfast Cookies with Coconut and Almonds | 31Daily.com

It’s all about breakfast cookies today. Packed with oats and bran and healthy yet sweet ingredients. Breakfast never looked so good!

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup bran flakes cereal
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Add-In Ideas:

1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup toasted and sliced almonds
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line and baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, oil, and brown sugar and mix on high for about a minute, until the sugar has dissolved. Add eggs, applesauce, and vanilla; mix for an additional minute until the batter is light and fluffy.

To the bowl add the oats, bran flakes, both flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix for 30 seconds until the flour is mixed in. The dough will be moist and sticky.

Fold into the dough the desired add-ins listed above. Scoop 3-4 tablespoons of dough and mound on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten dough slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 145 calories
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 161 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Keywords: breakfast cookies, healthy cookies, healthy snacks, oatmeal cookies

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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