Looking for a recipe for a hearty, somewhat healthy cookie. I'm envisioning something with things like oats, flax, dried fruits, whole wheat flour. Possibly something like sunbutter, too, since DS is allergic to peanuts. :) Thanks in advance!
No sunbutter but you could certainly toss in a handful.
My dd is allergic to nuts, too. I make cookies loosely based on the quaker oatmeal box. Except:
I leave out the cinnamon
I add a little bit of chocolate chips
I add sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
I use whole wheat flour
I cut the raisins in half
the chocolate chips help everyone to feel like they are having a real treat!
This is our favorite: http://www.wholegraingourmet.com/recipes/43-cookies/58-healthy-oatmeal-cookies.html
I often add sunflower and pumpkin seeds, cracked flax seeds; I put less honey;
I got this from the MDC Dingoes blog a few years back. We've never had them for breakfast but they called them breakfast cookies.
2C whole grain cereal flakes, crushed
1/4C each of wheat germ, WW flour, white flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins (I've only used raisins)
1/2 C brown sugar (I've used less, but anything less than about 1/4 cup doesn't taste cookie like to me anymore!)
1/4 C oil
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 C mashed white beans & 1-2T water (or you can use 3/4 C ricotta cheese)
Combine liquid, mix in dry. Drop onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cin/sugar. Bake 400F 16-17 minutes.
Here's a highly rated recipe (121 reviews...5 stars) from Ellie Krieger. I haven't made it, but I have had good luck with some of her other recipes. :)
The other recipe posted above (with the wheat germ and mashed white beans) looks really familiar. It might be from one of the Sneaky Chef books. I know she has at least one breakfast cookie recipe. I've also had good luck with her recipes.