Crispy Healthy Raisin Bran Breakfast Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by littleturtle

Nutritious, as well as delicious.

Top Review by Cook4theFamily

These cookies were totally unexpected! When I offered them to my friends, I called them Granola Crunch cookies, so they would understand what they were getting. It was the dry, crumbly crunch of them that was unexpected-I'm used to soft cookies, I guess, but wanted a healthy alternative I could eat for breakfast instead of expensive fiber bars (once again, soft...). I want to say right off, given that I expected something different, littleturtle's instructions were WONDERFUL, easy to follow, very descriptive. Definitely helped thru the blind spots. I like them, because I like granola, and they taste great with coffee, milk or other. The whole cookie had a toasted nut-grain taste that is delicious! Of course, I changed some of the ingredients for my taste; just wanted to let people know I used half applesauce and half oil and they still turned out great. Also, I now understand why littleturtle specified that ingredients were were chopped finely, and will do a better job chopping finely next time I make them. I used pecans (chopped) and sunflower seeds (whole, next time I will chop them a little more), craisins (chopped some, again, better next time) and chopped apples (great in it, but once again....). It would help it hold together better, which I figured by the second batch. I also used 2 cups processed-to-powder oats and 1 cup white flour instead of the wheat flour because 1) I didn't have wheat flour and 2) I like oats better. I will probably do that again. I eat about three of these with my coffee in the morning, and it is satisfying! Thank you for the recipe, littleturtle, it was a very nice surprise!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Coat baking sheets with non-stick spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine bran, raisins, nuts, and cornflakes.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. Add bran mixture to flour mixture; mix well.
  6. Add yogurt, oil, and vanilla; mix well.
  7. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto cookie sheets.
  8. They don't spread so you can either drop them close together or flatten them, but however they go in is the same shape they come out.
  9. Lower oven temperature to 350°F before putting cookies inches.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Take cookies out of oven.
  12. Turn cookie over and bake for 10 more minutes.
  13. Turn oven off.
  14. If cookies aren't crispy yet, return to oven until crispy.

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