Whole Grain Breakfast Cookies

Whole Grain Breakfast Cookies

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings 18


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup walnuts

  • cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)

  • cup whole wheat flour

  • ½

    cup ground flax meal

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½

    cup almond butter

  • ¼

    cup canola oil

  • ¼

    cup blue agave nectar

  • cup brown sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½

    cup dried cherries

  • 1

    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. Pulse the walnuts in a food processor several times to chop; continue processing until the walnuts are ground into flour; transfer to a bowl. Mix in the rolled oats, whole wheat flour, flax meal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined. 3. Combine the almond butter, canola oil, agave nectar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in the food processor and process a few seconds to blend the ingredients well; transfer the almond butter mixture to a large bowl and fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chips. Mix the walnut-oatmeal mixture into the almond butter mixture (dough will be very thick). 4. Scoop up heaping teaspoons of dough, and form into balls; lay the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. 5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flatten the cookies with a spatula. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to finish cooling on wire racks. Footnotes Cook's Note The agave nectar (sometimes called blue agave, or raw agave syrup) comes from the agave plant. It is sweeter, less processed and has a lower glycemic index (releases glucose into the bloodstream at slower rate) than table sugar. You can substitute 1/3 cup brown sugar for agave (so a total of 2/3 cup brown sugar for this recipe), and add 1 egg white. I like the consistency of the cookie better with the agave


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