Searching for something exciting to eat for breakfast that’s delicious and better yet…healthy? Try these yummy breakfast cookies! It sure beats the usual healthy cereal or a hard boiled egg 🥚 (no offense to you boiled egg lovers out there!)
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup of packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup whole wheat or all purpose flour (I used all purpose flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup dried fruit like cranberries, raisins or cherries (I used cranberries)
- 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, or almonds optional (I used walnuts)
PS. I also added 1 cup of dark chocolate morsels at the very last minute. Dark chocolate is healthy, yes? 🥰
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease your cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, use a mixer to blend the butter until light and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and cream the butter and brown sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly until completely combined.
In a separate medium bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the other bowl. For the last step, stir in the oats, fruit and nuts (plus, we added the dark chocolate) to the mixture and thoroughly combine.
Scoop 1/4 cup of the cookie dough into mounds on the cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Let cool on a bakers cooling rack. Enjoy!