Day Ten: Breakfast Cookies
Ok, so my final breakfast post, finally! (At least, for now) 😉
These are a popular breakfast at my house, a spin on getting more oatmeal into my kids, before they finally actually liked eating oatmeal cereal. I use them for a good on-the-go snack, or the rare breakfast-on-the-run.
This recipe I found in an old h-acres magazine a friend had. I have tweaked it a few times, finding what we like best, and what ingredients I tend to have on hand. I have made them more sweet and less sweet. This is my latest version, with comments.
- 1 c. GF oats
- 3/4 c. sorghum flour (I have also used rice flour)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 c. light olive oil (I want to try coconut oil next!)
- 1/3 c. maple syrup
- 3 tbs ground flax
I mix these ingredients in my kitchen-aid bowl, and let it sit for a while. (I take this time to lightly oil my cookie sheet, or use a silicon sheet or parchment paper. I have read that silicon sheets help GF baking not to spread too thin while baking).
Then I add one egg, to the mixture, and run it again until well mixed.
Then I add a few tbs of chocolate chips or raisins.
Spoon the mixture with a tablespoon onto the cookie sheet and flatten slightly. I usually get about 12 cookies from a single batch. (These do not spread very much, because there is no butter in them). Bake at 350 for @17 minutes. (Until firm to the touch, and maybe slightly golden at edges- unless you like them crunchier).
The original recipe calls for 3 tbs of apple sauce, used to soak the ground flax in, and uses no egg. I don’t always have apple sauce on hand, and don’t always want to make some just to use 3 tbs in a recipe! 🙂 I add the egg to help with binding (we like the texture better this way). It is a little less sweet without the applesauce. If you have quite a sweet tooth, you may not want to skip the applesauce. If you use the applesauce, you may want to reduce the oats to @3/4 of a cup to compensate for the added wetness. And remember, you have to tweak the amount of liquid when you change types of flour. Rice flour soaks up liquid like a sponge, sorghum is already wetter, and does not soak up so much.
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