Sunday, April 26, 2009

Granola Breakfast Cookies (SMS)


This week's Sweet Melissa Sundays (SMS) recipe was chosen by Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen: Granola Breakfast Cookies. These cookies are made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with honey and molasses. Cherry Almond Granola gives them a nice, chewy texture.


I love that this recipe uses melted butter, so you don't have to set butter out ahead of time. It's also a great cookie to make when you are running low on ingredients. This recipe requires no sugar, and only one egg.


I have to say that I cheated and used store bought granola instead of making the Cherry Almond Granola recipe in the book. I just didn't have any time, and actually still had Orange Pecan Zest Granola leftover from when we made the Granola Grabbers for TWD. I also tossed in some dried cherries at the end since there wasn't any dried fruit in my granola.


The smell coming from the oven as these cookies was baking was amazing! I just love the smell of honey and molasses. These cookies were great. Totally chewy, not crunchy at all. Sweet, but not too sweet. Some found the molasses flavor to be too strong, but I love molasses cookies so I enjoyed the molasses flavor quite a bit. I loved biting into the dried cherries - so glad I decided to add them at the last minute. These cookies actually taste pretty healthy, so you don't feel so guilty eating so many ;)


Thanks Jessica, for choosing this recipe - they were quick and easy and so full of flavor! If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the SMS Blogroll to see what everyone else thought about these wholesome treats!


* Recipe tips:
- Spray your measuring cups with PAM for easy pouring of the honey and molasses (and easy clean up!)
- If you don't use whole wheat flour often, store the leftover flour in the freezer for a longer shelf life.
- These cookies will keep layered between wax paper in an airtight container at room temperature for 4 days, or frozen up to 3 weeks.

- For more tips, click here.

24 comments:

  1. I used store bought granola too :) Your cookies look fantastic! So glad you enjoyed them. They weren't my favorite but still a pretty good breakfast treat.

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  2. My cookies look exactly like yours! We thought these were really good - but the granola is definitely a make-again recipe for us!

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  3. Im glad you liked them. I thought they were good and healthy is always nice~

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  4. I'm so glad these worked out so well for you. I usually love molasses and healthy things, but these just didn't bake right. I appreciate your comment; weird that subbing 1/2 cup whole wheat for white whole wheat would make that much difference - I sub flours all the time usually making them heartier rather than lighter, as here. I love seeing how pretty yours turned out.
    Nancy

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  5. Your cookies look terrific, I love the pictures, they show just how moist and chewy they are!

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  6. Those look really good. I wonder if my girls would like them. I'm always looking for new quick breakfast stuff to feed them during the week.

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  7. These cookies look so good and wholesome and cookie satisfying!

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  8. Hah, I forgot to spray my measuring cups...that was a mistake :) Your cookies turned out great!! I wish I had used store-bought granola; I have two HUGE tubs of granola in my kitchen, and I'm not sure what to do with all that granola! Great job...another fabulous SMS!

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  9. Granola in a cookie? These sound great!

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  10. Your cookies look wonderful, I'm glad you liked them. I used store-bought granola, too, since I wasn't sure what I would do with so much granola. Thanks for the tip on the whole wheat flour, though this recipe reminded me I should use it more often.

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  11. Nice work, your cookies came out sooo well. Mine were more blobbie. I can't believe how much granola I have now!

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  12. They do look yummy! I love oatmeal cookies. I think I would love these.

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  13. i can see from the pics that they are melty and chewy. I like my cookies on the chewy side!

    And the close-up pic...not fair! too bad i cant reach into the screen and grab one!

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  14. lovely description, jaime--i almost felt as though i was eating one myself. :)

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  15. Just give me one of those and a glass of milk and I'd think I had gone straight to heaven.

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  16. Your cookies look wonderful! I'm glad they were a success for you. We loved them.

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  17. This looks amazing and after seeing this float around I'm tempted to try it soon!

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  18. I thought they smelled amazing too. And they reminding me a little of gingerbread.

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  19. I'm in for cookies for breakfast!

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  20. Love your cookies I need some milk and I am set!

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  21. Nice job, those look delish! :)

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