So it’s been more than a year since the last time I posted…will do somewhat of a life update later this week but wanted to take a second and post my newest obsession: breakfast cookies!
Adapted from Ellie Krieger’s “The Food You Crave”
Makes 12 cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened natural applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup rolled old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup grape nuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted in the oven for 3 minutes
Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Combine butter, oil and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high speed, scraping down sides if necessary, until sugars have dissolved and mixture is light in color, about 1 minute. Add egg, applesauce and vanilla and beat an additional 30 seconds. Add flour mixture and beat an additional 30 seconds. Add oats, grape nuts, cranberries and almonds and mix over low speed just until incorporated. Dough will be slightly sticky and less cohesive than traditional cookie dough. 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. Wet hands and use palm of hand to flatten cookies until about 1/4-inch thick. Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are fragrant but still soft. Let cookies cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutritional Analysis per cookie: Calories 190, Total fat 9g, Saturated fat 2g, Monounsaturated fat 3.5g, Polyunsaturated fat 3g, Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 23g, Fiber 2g, Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 120mg