Breakfast Desserts Recipes

Hearty Breakfast Cookies for Any Time of Day

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® and Smart & Final, I created a hearty breakfast cookie that can double a snack and dessert! 

With the new school year starting in less than a week, I am in full preparation mode. I probably do more organizing at back-to-school time than I do during Spring cleaning. Many of you can probably relate. There are many aspects of life that I like to organize and prepare for to give my kids, and myself, the best odds for success for a new school year.

Hearty Breakfast Cookies

In addition to setting up homework stations, I am in the process of planning for nutritious after-school snacks. I have come up with something even better, with the help of Smart & Final. These Hearty Breakfast Cookies can serve as breakfast, snacks, and even dessert. Saving you time in the kitchen, you can make a variety of modifications to these cookies to satisfy many needs throughout the day.

Smart & Final Promotion

With the upcoming Smart & Final sale on First Street brand items, you will be able to make these cookies on the cheap! From August 14-20, 2013, if you buy four First Street items in a single transaction, you will automatically save $2 on your purchase. There is no limit on this sale either!

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For these Hearty Breakfast Cookies I used the following First Street brand items: Tasteeos, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, and instant oatmeal. Pairing already low prices with the upcoming promotion will help you make loads of Heart Breakfast Cookies for little out of pocket expense. I had a ton of ingredients leftover to make more batches too! Or, you could serve up the extra Tasteeos for a bowl of cereal on the odd mornings, and Breakfast Cookies on the even mornings.

Cookies on Parchment

If you want a sweeter cookie, you can omit the raisins and add mini chocolate chips. Even better – add both! Next time I make these I will make them larger so they can fill my kids up better with just one cookie. Whip up a huge batch and freeze them for later use! Now for the recipe:

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Hearty Breakfast Cookies for Anytime of Day
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Serves: 24+
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 cup instant oatmeal, or rolled oats (approx. 3 packets of instant)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup cheerios
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, applesauce, vanilla, nutmeg, and honey.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  4. Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls, onto a cookie sheet. Space at least 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Cookies will be soft.

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