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owen's breakfast cookies // cait's plate

owen’s breakfast cookies

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: breakfast

Description

these easy breakfast cookies combine whole grains, fruits & veggies for a nutritious breakfast or snack!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil (coconut oil or avocado oil will work as well)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (honey will also work)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1 cup grated, peeled apple (about 2 small) – *see note
  • 1 cup grated, peeled carrot (about 2 large)
  • 1/2 medium zucchini, grated & excess liquid squeezed out in a cheese cloth

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine flour, oats, baking soda and apple pie spice in a large mixing bowl, whisking to combine, then set aside
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, combine beaten egg, oil, maple syrup, vanilla and mashed banana.  Whisk well.
  • Fold wet into dry ingredients stirring until just combined then fold in grated carrot, apple and zucchini.  Mix using a rubber spatula (I just use my hands!)
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop into balls, rolling each one then placing down on parchment lined baking sheet.  Repeat until all remaining batter has been used – **see note
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned (I found 13 or 14 minutes was the sweet spot for me)

Notes

* No need to squeeze out the excess liquid from the apple, it helps moisten the cookies

** Cookies don’t have a lot of spread so you can place them with just 1/2 – 1 inch between each

These freeze well for up to 2 months in an airtight container.  Pull out as needed the night before and defrost on the counter in an airtight container OR simply defrost in the microwave.

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