We love breakfast and try to never skip it, but sometimes it’s inevitable when you’re in a rush. Our Walnut Breakfast Cookie is the perfect solution for breakfast on the go! Make them over the weekend and freeze the unbaked dough, so when Monday rolls around you just pop one in the oven until golden! It is full of ingredients that will help you start your day right. With only 183 calories, this cookie provides you with healthy fats from the walnuts and 5 grams of protein! This cookie is so good, you won’t be able to wait to have breakfast on the run! For more information about portioning out nuts check our portion guide.
Calories per cookie: 183 calories, Fat: 8.5 grams, Sodium 5.1mg, Carbs: 26 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Sugars: 14 grams, Protein 5 grams
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Makes 1 dozen
1 cup rolled oats
¾ cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons ground flax or chia seed
2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup applesauce
½ cup whipped peanut butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ cup skim milk
½ cup chopped walnuts plus 12 walnut halves
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats and the buttermilk; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, flax, cinnamon, baking soda, applesauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and skim milk.
3. Once almost blend fold in chopped walnuts. Spoon 12 equal sized dollops of cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Flatten the tops slightly making sure to leave 2-inches between each cookie; they will expand.
4. Gently press one walnut half onto the top of each cookie. Bake for 18 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack.
5. Notes: unbaked dough can be frozen in individual portions. When you need a quick breakfast just pop in the oven and bake until golden for a delicious and healthy breakfast any day of the week.
Amanda Garbutt is the host of The Hot Plate a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.
by Amanda Garbutt