If you’ve ever logged onto Pinterest, I’m sure you’ve seen this recipe. I’m certain it has been repinned about 12,000 times. I’m also certain that 11,990 of those pinners have never actually made it.
In an effort to live a real life outside my pinboards, I made these breakfast cookies. I was partially motivated by the desire to check some things off my baking board, and partially by the fact that we ran out of cereal yesterday. We need breakfast, folks. We’re heavily dependent upon that first meal of the day.
So at 6:15 this morning, I stirred together some oats, applesauce, bananas, cinnamon, and golden raisins (the original recipe calls for Craisins, but in an effort to use ingredients that we already owned, I went wild with the incredibly delicious golden raisins). That’s really all it takes, folks. And that’s good for this very sleepy baker, who can stir all of these together with her eyes still closed.
The verdict? These are pretty darn good. Especially considering the lack of unhealthy ingredients. They are definitely best when consumed straight out of the oven (as opposed to sitting under an ice pack for 2 hours, which is how I ate my second breakfast cookie). I think they would be even more delicious with little chunks of apple thrown in. I think the applesauce flavor made me long for real apple bits. I dig apples.
Anywho, let’s consider this another win for the world of Pinterest.
Happy pinning, baking, and eating.