Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Breakfast Cookies

These breakfast cookies are a hit with my two-year-old daughter! She thinks it's super fun to get to eat cookies with chocolate chips in them for breakfast. I love that they have tons of healthy ingredients, such as whole-wheat flour, flax seed, bananas and oats. They are easy to whip up and freeze well for busier mornings. Enjoy!

Breakfast Cookies

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine flours, salt and baking soda, set aside. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and banana and mix until combined and somewhat smooth. Gradually add in flour mixture. Stir in oats, flax seed, and chocolate chips. Drop tablespoonfulls of batter onto a nonstick or lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until set and lightly golden around the edges. Note: These cookies will not likely spread as many cookies do, but will appear puffy. Makes 24-36 cookies, depending on size.

Freezing Directions:
Bake as above. Allow cookies to cool, wrap individually in foil, then place in freezer bags, seal, label, and freeze. Thaw to serve.

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