By Bibliophage91 on December 05, 2005
Photo by AmandaInOz
Photo by AmandaInOz
"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)"
Serving Size: 1 (114 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"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!"
"What this is missing is a little bit of salt...just as oatmeal or hot cereal cooked without salt tastes blah without salt---I would add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. sea salt to this recipe. I think it will help alot."
"Thank You!! I've been looking for a good breakfast cookie recipe! I make this every Sunday for the week ahead! I've been having fun playing with this recipe. I've tried adding cranberries and orange zest, chopped fresh apples, apricots and sunflower seeds, and my recent favorite: Pumpkin Pie! Substitute canned pumpkin for some of the applesauce and add some pumpkin pie spice. I have to admit, I do add 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar. Excellent recipe, thanks again!"
"THese are awesome! Easy, yummy and healthy, what more could you want!? I changed them a bit. I used whole grain total instead of bran flakes to punch up the nutrient value. I subbed ground flax seeds for the wheat germ to boost up the omega's and used craisins and pecans instead of the raisins (just becasue I hate raisins). Unofrtunately, I cooked them a few minutes too long and burned the bottoms but they were still yummy. Thank you for the incredible recipe BrynMyrtle!!!"
"Despite the good reviews, I didn't really think these would be that good, they are too healthy! But I was wrong, they are delicious. I did use chocolate chips as my daughter won't eat raisins, and these sure are a nice treat... great portable breakfast or mid morning snack, or anytime snack. I used a 1/2 cup mini chips and will try cutting it to 1/4 cup next time, I think they'll still be good."
"Great breakfast cookies. I got 23 out of my batch and had one while still warm. Yum! I did add dried apple chunks to them."
"no variations = amazing 2nd batch I decided to spice it up a bit and puree mango with applesauce and used half the amount of honey (not a big fan) I AWAIT THERE DELICIOUSNESS - BUT for now back to studying for finals!!!! Lightweight Rowers TRULY appreciate this recipe YOU ARE GOD TO US!!! perfect Carbohydrate/Fat/Protein Ratio...consider yourself a SCIENCE PRO - people have been trying to do this FOREVER"
"LOVED this! It is so hard to find a healthy snack that taste great and the kids will enjoy! I love how you can change it up so many different ways and it always taste great. Thanks for sharing!"
"Since my husband is on the go alot, I was looking for a recipe that resembles a meal and has lots of ingredients that will keep him going throughout the morning and can be used for a snack. So far i've made these twice and forgot to review them, but they went over really well with my family. My husband thought I should add carrots because the bars reminded him of carrot cake, so I tweaked the recipe a bit. I added grated carrots, brown sugar and molasses to the wet mixture. I used honey toasted wheat germ & added nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves, and flax seeds to the dry. I didnt have skim powder milk so I used regular, as well as sweetened applesauce and the pecans. I also used quick cooking oats cause my hubby prefers the texture better. I used 2 1/2 cups to thicken the consistency and needless to say, they turned out really great. My husband was very pleased and wants more. In fact my family gobbled them up. Thanks for a great recipe"
"I have been making these breakfast cookies for years and I keep coming back to this recipe time and time again. I typically use vanilla yogurt instead of plain, substitute the wheat germ for wheat flour, and substitute half banana and half apple sauce for more of a kick. I use Raisin Bran for the Bran Cereal (this includes the raisins) and add dried cranberries and dark chocolate chips. I'm not sure how "healthy" it is, but I am sure that it is much healthier than the usual chocolate chip cookie. Oh, and I use 2 Tbs. of Cinnamon. If you don't like cinnamon, I wouldn't use this much but I love the flavor it gives these cookies. Yum!"
"My Family loves these cookies. I usually put some nuts and dried apricots in them."
"These are excellent. I used raisin bran cereal instead of plain bran flakes, and omitted the separate addition of raisins. Mine came out like cake batter, so I poured it into my 9x11 greased baking dish, and the result tasted like a yummy snack cake. Delicious, healthy, and easy! Thank you Bibliophage91!!"
"I added in some walnuts and I can't make these fast enough for my family! Great for those on the go days and for the kids snacks too!"
"Finally a healthy breakfast "cookie" my whole family likes! I did not have applesauce so I substituted in vanilla yogurt. Omitted the honey and vanilla. Very moist. I will try freezing some to see if they can become an easy OAMC item during the school year. I'm thinking they'll do fine!"
"I made these bars with the following modifications: I cut the recipe in half since I'm only feeding myself. I did not have the wheat germ or the powdered milk so I left them out. I used agave nectar instead of honey, so it would have a lower glycemic index. Then I totally blew up the glycemic index by using a fruit, nut and chocolate trail mix in the bars. I forgot that agave is sweeter per content than honey, so my bars are a bit on the sweet side, but they're pretty darn good and I won't forget next time! THanks for the recipe!"
"A little bland,but good...I think this would be a lot better with dry apple or apricot."
"Very yummy!! I needed a cookie that was healthy for my little man. I added, a banana, and 2 tbsp of cocoa and chopped dates instead of raisins."
"Thanks for this great recipe! Been having these yummy bars all week for brekkie. I may cut the honey down to 1/4 cup next time I make these just as a personal preference."