Mornings are actually pretty easy going at my house. I wouldn’t say that they are too rushed, as we try to prepare the night before as much as possible, but breakfast drives me crazy. I totally understand why my little first grader doesn’t want cold cereal every single morning, but I also am super busy in the mornings with all of my blog stuff. I’m not kidding. Mornings are busy for bloggers. So, I don’t really have time to make a hot breakfast every school day. These breakfast cookies are the perfect solution for breakfast.
I can either whip these up super fast in the morning, or what I normally do is make them the night before and then we can eat them with fresh fruit, yogurt or just plain. Which is especially nice on the days that we get a slower start. I can get my daughter ready and then hand her a breakfast cookie or two, to eat on our way up to school. They are healthy and really filling which is important to me.
I really strive to create healthy meals for my children, but especially in the morning. I feel like it sets the mood for the entire day. It gets their brains and bodies, as well as mine, moving for the day. No need to run by some nasty fast food joint. You can make these in no time, plus it’s a “cookie” so I guarantee your kids will say yes!
Peanut Butter Apple Breakfast Cookies
½ C Spelt
¼ C Kamut
½ tsp baking powder
¼ C applesauce
¼ C canola oil
1 medium apple, chopped fine (without peel)
1/3 C brown sugar
1/4 C flax seed
1 ½ C instant oatmeal
1 Tablespoon Wheat Germ
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix flours, cinnamon, powder, salt,wheat germ, and flax seed together.
Stir in apple sauce, peanut butter, oil, sugar, egg and vanilla. Add apple, and oatmeal. Place spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet and smash them down to about 1/2″ as they will not flatten by themselves. Bake 15 min and cool on a rack. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.