Monday, February 9, 2009

breakfast cookies

i made these for the first time a couple of weekends ago. they are yummy and we are still eating on them because of the mass quanitity that i made. i chose to freeze about 2 dozen and i am so glad that i did. it is really nice to whip out some at night before i go to bed and they are ready for the kids in the morning. here is the recipe. i tripled it because i had some severly ripe bananas:)
i also substituted liquid milk for the powder milk

Nonstick cooking spray
1 large banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup chunky natural peanut butter (unsalted and unsweetened) or regular chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat two cookie sheets with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together banana, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, milk powder, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir the oat mixture into the banana mixture until combined. Stir in dried cranberries.
Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop mounds of dough 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. With a thin metal or small plastic spatula dipped in water, flatten and spread each mound of dough to a 2 3/4-inch round, about 1/2-inch thick. Once baked, each cookie will be about 3-1/2 to 4 inches in diameter.
Bake, one sheet at a time, for 14 to 16 minutes or until browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months; thaw before serving.
~type to you soon~


Sally said...

these sound delish! I'll have to try them. Also, I thought I had two coupons for the BR strips and I only had one! I bought two papers and one of the SS inserts was missing some pages! I'm kinda mad about that, so sorry I thought I had more for you.

Amy Coomes said...

Le, how about this cookie jar? Where do you get all your personalized stuff?

Le said...

the actual jar came from hobby lobby. it is back by the canning stuff. i bought the vinyl from there's no place like home. you can contact the store from the link on the blog on the right sidebar. if you want to do this project let me know and i will help you with some tips.

Amy Coomes said...

I thought you may have done that yourself bc I thought I might be able to do the same! I have a Cricut to cut letters out.

Amy Coomes said...

ok, yes Le, when I get back from the weekend I want to try this! Would love your tips! I'm going to go over to that store sometime next week too.