Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies

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Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! If you are the kind of person who grabs a protein or granola bar for breakfast, these cookies are for you. A soft, dense cookie studded with fruits and nuts, it will sustain you when you are on the go.

These could be made with any combination of dried fruit and nuts you have on hand. I didn’t have oat bran on hand so I subbed wheat bran.

Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies

2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 TBS butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup finely chopped dried fruit, like figs, apricots or dates
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat or oat bran
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped nuts, toasted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine egg, brown sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in dried fruit; set aside. In another bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, bran, baking soda and cinnamon. Add dry mixture to the wet mixture. Stir to combine. Drop a tablespoonsful of dough into mounds 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Adapted From Better Homes and Garden Cooking for Two Magazine

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