Breakfast Trail Mix Cookie Recipe

Breakfast Trail Mix Cookie RecipeThere are backpackers that bring along their portable camp stoves and dutch ovens and fix hot coffee, eggs and bacon in the morning. Then there are those who like to travel lean and eat on the go. A breakfast trail mix cookie will do the job for those people. The cookies are packed with protein and vitamins in the form of nuts and dried fruit and are not hard to make.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Oven
  • 2 bananas
  • Banana masher
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Bowl
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped prunes
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • Spoon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Nonstick baking spray
  • Timer
 
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°.
Step 2
Mash two bananas with a banana masher in a large mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup molasses, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup water, 1 tbsp. water and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix thoroughly for one minute on medium speed. Mix together one cup whole wheat flour, 1 tsp. flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 tsp. ground gloves in a separate bowl. Add to mixing bowl containing dough and mix with an electric mixer at low speed for 30 seconds and medium speed for 30 seconds.
Step 3
Add 1/4 cup raisins, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup chopped prunes 1/4 cup chopped almonds and 3 cups quick oats. Mix by hand.
Step 4
Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick baking spray.
Step 5
Roll dough into 16 balls of equal size, and flatten them into thick, round cookies on the greased cookie sheet. Bake until lightly browned, or approximately 13 minutes.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Always mix nuts, fruits and oats by hand so they don't get ground down by the mixer.

Article Written By Elizabeth Grace

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Elizabeth Grace is a freelance writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Pepperdine University, and has 15 years of experience developing marketing campaigns for universities and multinational corporations.

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