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Friday, February 4, 2011

New Breakfast Cookie Recipe - Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies, Yum!!!

Breakfast cookies are my saving grace in the mornings...when I make them!  The last couple of weeks I have wanted to make them, but it just hasn't happened.  This definitely makes the mornings a little crazier and forces me to spend more time in the mornings focusing on breakfast -- a challenge when we have to take Hubby to work.

The last time I made Breakfast Cookies, I used a new recipe -- Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies.  Oh.  my. goodness.  Wow.  These are so very yummy and tend to satisfy my need for chocolate.  Oh happy day!

As we all know, I can't leave well enough alone.  :-)  If you want the original recipe, follow the link above.  OR, if you'd rather, keep reading, and see how I did mine!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup granulated honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the first nine ingredients (through the chocolate chips) in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla, applesauce, mashed banana, and peanut butter together. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
I used my Pampered Chef wet/dry measuring cup to measure out 1/4 cup cookies and then press them out with a wet spatula onto my baking stones.  It ended up making 15 1/2 cookies.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.  Seriously, you need to let these sit for at LEAST 10 minutes.  They fell apart when I took them off after 5 minutes, BUT day two, they were perfect!

So...for those of you who love chocolate and want an in-hand, healthy breakfast, this is a wonderful way to go.  If you try it out, let me know!


  1. Sounds really good, I'm going to try these. Do you know the nutritional values?

  2. Hi Daysi,
    I think the original recipe has the nutritional values lower on the page. They would be just a bit different for the modifications I made...not sure exactly how, though. Hope that's helpful!

  3. Hey carrie! Where do you buy granulated honey?

  4. Hi Enjoli,

    My in-laws pick it up for us at Honeyville Farms in Phoenix. I couldn't find it on their website, though. I saw that Amazon had it for sale... I'll keep looking, though. :-)
    The original recipe called for 3/4 c. sugar. You could use white or brown sugar. I generally prefer brown sugar just because of the flavor.