I completely understand that, Peanut Butter Apple Breakfast Cookies does not sound like it’s a very good start to the day, but I promise that it’s so much better than many options out there, *Ahem, dunkin donuts.*
Breakfast has never been a struggle for me, but I know it is for many that just don’t want to take the time. And I totally understand why my little first grader doesn’t want cold cereal every single morning, but I also am super busy in the mornings with all of my blog stuff. I’m not kidding. Mornings are busy for bloggers. So, I don’t really have time to make a hot breakfast every school day. These breakfast cookies are the perfect solution for breakfast. Healthy, can be made ahead, and super delicious AND filling.
I can either whip these up super fast in the morning, or what I normally do is make them the night before and then we can eat them with fresh fruit, and yogurt or just plain. They are healthy and really filling which is important to me.
I feel like a great breakfast sets the mood for the entire day. It gets their brains and bodies, as well as mine, moving for the day. You can make these in no time, plus it’s a “cookie” so I guarantee your kids will say yes!
Our Children Are Headed Towards Disaster as Adults
I don’t mean to start a debate here, but I truly believe that our kiddos are only getting bigger, and I don’t mean growing up. You can blame society all you want, but when you really think about it, parents are the ones buying the groceries. I read a little article on Kids’ Health recently and the first fact really made me think. I mean, if our children are much bigger than in the past, plus we already have an obesity problem, just think about what that first fact means to you.
I encourage you to go read it for yourselves and then poke around a bit on the site to see what else you can learn about your child’s health. Then begin making healthier decisions to help your children be more successful in life. We personally choose to start the day with a healthy breakfast and a glass of milk. It’s never an option. Milk is just placed in front of them. I can’t control what they choose at school, but I can start healthy habits at home.
Peanut Butter Apple Breakfast Cookies
½ C Spelt flour
¼ C Kamut flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ C applesauce
¼ C canola oil
1 medium apple, chopped fine (without peel)
1/3 C brown sugar
1/4 C flax seed
1 ½ C instant oatmeal
1 Tablespoon Wheat Germ
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix flours, cinnamon, powder, salt,wheat germ, and flax seed together in a large bowl.
Stir in applesauce, peanut butter, oil, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add apple, and oatmeal and stir to combine.
Place spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet and smash them down to about 1/2″ as they will not flatten by themselves. Bake 15 min and cool on a rack. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.