Thursday, September 4, 2008

Banana-Oat Breaksfast cookie

While we are on the subject of menu's I wanted to post this recipe. I can already tell mornings are going to be, shall we say, 'interesting'. Getting everyone up and ready and out the door on time is already challenging. Addisyn has to be at her school 3 days a week at 6 a.m for volleyball! Yikes! So I found this recipe for "Banana-oat Breakfast cookies! Quick and easy and at least I know they have eaten something. Probably not as good for you as a big bowl of oatmeal or eggs- but some days we just don't have time for that. It's gotta be better than a poptart though! :0)

Ingredients:1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe medium bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cherries or raisins

In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until mixed. Beat in bananas, baking soda and salt. Mix in flours and germ. Stir in oats and cherries. Drop by 1/4-cup measure 4 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet . Spread to 3-inch rounds. Bake in 350F oven 15 to 16 minutes, or until edges are browned. Let stand 1 minute. Remove; cool on wire racks. Serve in 24 hours or freeze.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

This sounds great, I will have to try it. I have a great recipe for Apple muffins that might work great in the morning as well if you want it.