I came up with another breakfast cookie flavor last night ~ Cinnamon-Honey-Walnut Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. This time around I've really upped the cinnamon, included the sweetness of honey, cut out some of the banana and skipped the dried fruit. The cookies are dairy, egg and flour free ~ yeah! I was inspired to create this flavor combo yesterday after trading comments with a reader of the blog. We were talking about eating a little honey and cinnamon as a spread for breakfast cookies. I decided to include them in the cookies to see how it would taste. I really like the heavy cinnamon flavor in this batch of cookies, and it made the house smell wonderful as they were baking.
T.C. ~ Thanks so much for inspiring another flavor of Breakfast Cookie! As I mentioned to you yesterday, I made a batch of cookies last night and really heightened the cinnamon and honey flavors. For good measure I added some toasted walnuts, well, because I really like nuts in my cookies. I'm quite charmed by this new flavor ~ hope you like them, too!
Cinnamon-Honey-Walnut Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
makes approx. 20 cookies (depending on size)
get the nutrition info ~ here
- 1 3/4 cups quick oatmeal, uncooked (not instant)
- 1 firm, ripe banana ~ mashed with fork until creamy
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (or not, as you prefer)
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp cinnamon ~ or more, to taste (I added another 1/2 tsp, I really like my cinnamon!)
Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix honey, vanilla extract & cinnamon into the applesauce.
Blend applesauce mixture with all other ingredients & let sit for 10 minutes.
Drop cookie dough, by spoonfuls, onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet & flatten cookies into circles.
Bake approx. 20 minutes, or until golden & done.
Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then move to cooling rack.
Store in a covered container when completely cool.
P.S. ~ Here is the 1/29/13 comment from T.C., (left on my original Banana Oat Breakfast Cookie post) that got me going on the honey/cinnamon bandwagon. I had a cookie last night as a midnight snack and I used a little butter/honey/cinnamon spread on the cookie, as T.C. suggested. It was EXCELLENT! So, I just had to share T.C.'s comment from that post, on this post, too.
I love your breakfast cookies! I try to have some coconut oil or butter and cinnamon and honey a day for health benefits. I soften 1 tsp coconut butter and mix it with 1 tsp of cinnamon honey that I have premixed. Spread that on the cookies and Wow! This is really a very satisfying healthy snack in my opinion.