Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! In honor of the occasion, I may have substituted the dried fruit in my favorite breakfast cookie recipe for chocolate chips. I'm a big believer in eating everything in moderation, and I'm currently following the container plan from the 21 Day Fix to make sure I get all the food groups in. Since these cookies get their sweetness from applesauce and honey rather than sugar, I consider them a guiltless grab-and-go treat!
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup whole-wheat or almond flour
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts, almonds or pecans
- 1/4 cup dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries
*Option to substitute dried fruit for chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat egg lightly, and add applesauce, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir until combined.
- Stir in the nuts and dried fruit (or chocolate chips!).
- Grease cookie sheet. Scoop the batter onto the cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 8 – 9 minutes. Makes about 20 cookies.
This is one of my favorite meal prep recipes, I usually double the recipe and freeze some for when I need something sweet! Whether you use dried fruit or chocolate chips, these breakfast cookies go great with coffee (but honestly, what doesn't?). I count three of them as one yellow when tracking containers. What are some of your favorite clean cheat recipes?