Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a recipe I have not tried but found in an old (1950) cookbook called "500 Delicious Dishes From Leftovers" in response to a reques for healthy type recipes that use bread crumbs. This one sounds good and easy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 12 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff.
  3. Add the sugar and the extract and mix well.
  4. Mix the nuts and breadcrumbs together and fold them into the eggs/sugar mixture.
  5. Shape into balls and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

These were good but I did find them a bit on the dry side, as Sharon123 I used walnuts in place of pecans and increased the maple extract to 1 teaspoon. Thanks ladypit!

Kittencal@recipezazz February 03, 2006

Yum!Yum!Yum! These were light, chewy, and just a little crunchy! I did use walnuts, because pecans are $8 a lb. here right now! I didn't have maple extract so used maple syrup. Loved them! Thanks so much!

Sharon123 August 22, 2005

Okay, so here's what happened... I guess I had a speck of yolk in my egg whites, and they would not beat properly. So, I just added the sugar, bread crumbs and pecans (I did go easy on the pecans and actually used only about 1/3 cup because they are freakin' *expensive* here) and poured the whole mix into a 9x5 loaf pan and went ahead and baked at 350 until set. Well, let me tell you, the final result was DELICIOUS! I have these lovely sweet, chewy and crunchy (both effects come from the homemade whole wheat breadcrumbs I used), light flavored and textured and just delicious. The flavor is so impressive, I will surely try these again and try to pull them off as cookies next time.

Roosie October 17, 2004

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