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A Healthy Breakfast Food Cookie

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Who says that you cannot enjoy cookie recipes for breakfast? Loaded with oats and dried fruit, this Loaded Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies recipe from Anne Colagioia will get your morning going right. Healthy baking has never been more invigorating! This title may seem quite odd, but this cooking video does show you how a cookie recipe can also be a healthy breakfast food recipe. In this video tutorial, Anne shows you how to make cookies loaded with heart healthy oats and dried fruit, making it a surprising addition to your healthy breakfast recipes. Anne says, "With heart healthy walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins and slivers of dried apricots there's something for everyone. For the kids I've also included a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips which make these cookies hard for anyone to resist. A few of these yummy cookies are nutritious enough to be a quick breakfast or a healthy snack the whole family will enjoy."
Ingredients
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened (1 1/2 sticks used)
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), firmly packed
  Eggs 2 Medium
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour/Gluten free bisquick 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Rolled oats 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Gluten free oats used)
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Chocolate chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried cranberries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dried apricots 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), cut into small pieces
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 375 F / 190 C.

MAKING
2. Either using a mixer or by beating it by hand, cream together the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
4. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and continue to mix.
5. Add the oats, walnuts, chocolate chips, cranberries, raisins, and apricots, then mix until everything is evenly distributed.
6. Spoon potions of the cookie dough using a rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (You may also roll them like a meatball and flatten them slightly, using your hands)
7. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 - 14 minutes, then remove them from the baking sheet with a spatula and cool them on a wire rack or over some paper towels.

SERVING
8. Serve and enjoy!

TIPS
If you are following a gluten free diet you can replace the (flour, baking soda, and salt) with 1 1/4 cups of gluten free Bisquick instead.
Alternately you could replace just the flour with gluten free all purpose flour.
Also be sure to use rolled oats that are certified gluten free.

NOTE
These cookies can also be made as bar cookies by pressing the dough into a 13 x 9 inch pan then baking for 35 minutes.

Things You Will Need
1. An ungreased cookie sheet

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
15
On a gluten free-diet? Eat some cookies for breakfast! Now doesn’t that seem quite odd? Well it is true, this cooking video does show you how to make healthy oat cookies loaded with heart healthy oats and walnuts, dried cranberries, raisins and slivers of dried apricots. There is something for everyone, even a handful of semi sweet chocolate chips for the kids, which make these cookies hard for anyone to resist. These soft chewy oat cookies with all the added stir-ins are just incredible, whether you are on a diet or not.

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