This recipe makes great cookies and even better bars. In its original form, following the recipe, it has a nice mild balance of oatmeal and apple flavours. Three cookies is one full serving of whole grains, and a full serving of fruit. It keeps at least a week without getting dried out (and then my four year old inhaled the last bar). I'm planning to try it again with cut up dried apricots and toasted sesame seeds. Try it out! (Found it in the Toronto daily "24 Hours" paper, October 3, 2005)
- 2 cups bran flakes, crushed (or substitute multi-grain flakes)
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 cup skim milk powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Crush cereal, and place in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add oatmeal, wheat germ, and cinnamon; set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, honey, beaten egg, and skim milk powder: mix well to combine.
- Add baking soda and baking powder to the yogurt mixture. Mix well.
- Gradually add the cereal and oatmeal mixture to the yogurt mixture and stir well.
- Add raisins and mix to combine.
- Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the batter and roll it into a ball. Place onto a non-stick cookie sheet, or lined with baking parchment, and lightly flatten.
- Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes. Makes 24 cookies.
This is awesome! I had to change a bunch of stuff, due to lactose intolerance. I used 1.5 c. applesacue and left out the yogurt and used a soy protein powder instead of mik powder. I've been playing with it and the most recent version I used maple and black walnut extract and they are delicious! Thank you so much for a perfect mid day snack to keep the energy up!!
I used these as my own version of the fiber 1 bars because those have a laxative in them. I use 1 container light vanilla yogurt, light cinnamin apple sauce, wheat bran for the wheat germ, and chocolate chips instead of raisins (I know I know lol). I had to bake about 45 minutes though and didn't add the honey or vanilla, might have been my oven or that I left out the honey. They were soooo good, thanks for the recipe, will be making this a staple in my home.
Great tasting healthy breakfast cookie! Even the kids liked them! Next time, I'm going to cut way back on the cinnamon and put in more vanilla and some orange zest to compliment the dried cranberries I used in place of the raisins. I got 36 cookies, which were basically 1 pt each on the WW plan. (2 = 1.5pts & 3 = 2.5pts) Thanks for sharing!