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Apple Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

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This is an excellent breakfast option or a tasty snack for those on the run! And they're low in fat and high in fiber.





¼ cup no-salt soft margarine
¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
½ tsp table salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ cup uncooked quick oats
½ cup dried apples, chopped
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 serving butter flavored cooking spray

Apple Cranberry Breakfast CookiesInstructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Combine margarine and sugar in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs and beat for 30 seconds. Add applesauce and beat just to mix.

  3. In another bowl, stir together flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add to mixer and beat to form batter. Add oats, apples, cranberries, and walnuts; combine by hand.

  4. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons 1 inch apart. Bake until cookies are lightly browned and firm, about 13-15 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Move to wire rack and cool completely. Yields about 30 cookies. These cookies store well in an airtight container or plastic bag in the freezer.

Nutrition Information

For one cookie:

110 calories
3.5 grams fat
18 grams carbohydrate
2 grams fiber