Monday, November 9, 2015

My spot on Good Day Columbus

Here is the recipe for these breakfast cookies:

  • 2 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1.25 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 c. Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1/2 c. wheat germ (Bob's red mill, usually in flour aisle)
  • 1/2 c. oat bran (usually in hot cereal aisle)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. unsalted butter (or substitute half with unsweetened applesauce, mashed avocado, or margerine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • optional, include additional flavors in the form of citrus zest, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, etc. to taste
  • 1 c. chopped nuts, toasted (almonds, walnuts, pecans, or any other favorite nut)
  • 1 c. raisins (or other small dried fruits like craisins, cherries, or strawberries)
  • 1 c. chopped pitted dates (or other larger moist chopped dried fruit like apricots or prunes)

  1. Mix oats, both flours, Grape-Nuts, wheat germ, oat bran, and bakign soda in a large bowl
  2. Cream butter in a stand mixer then mix in eggs, sugars, vanilla, and any additional flavors you are using
  3. Gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients then add the nuts and fruits and mix until even
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into two dozen large cookies.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees until browned on top, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, and serve.

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