Monday, March 8, 2010

Menu Monday: and don't forget to come to my blogger get together!

Extra Energy Breakfast Cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup oats
1 cup dried fruit
(craisins, raisins, apricots, dates, etc.)
1/2 cup dried bananas
1/2 cup nuts
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Mix in dry ingredients and then, mix in oatmeal, fruit and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
I always double this recipe and I always use an ice cream scoop for these, because I serve them to my kids for breakfast. I like to think they are about the equivalent of a bowl of oatmeal, but don't quote me on that. I mix it up a lot too, I add whatever fruit looks good at the store and chocolate chips because that way I know my kids will eat them.
These cookies will give you massive amounts of energy. I ate one the other day and they walked three miles.
My mother also calls these "colon cleaning cookies"....
nuff said.

5 comments:

Elaine Shandra said...

Sounds Yummy! I love recipes!

Valerie said...

These sound really yummy and nice to have around to pop for a quick treat.

Jillene said...

They sound really good and who doesn't need some extra energy and a good clean out?!

I REALLY want to come to your get together. I just need to go over my hubby's work schedule and then his church schedule to make sure I can come!!

Kristina P. said...

Sarah, I hear I get to meet you Friday!

I don't know if Sher told you, but you have to bring me a plate of cookies whenever you hang out with me.

M-Cat said...

These sound so good. And of course cookies for breakfast is just the ticket

 
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