Food Storage & Other Adventures in Motherhood

Food Storage Friday: Breakfast Cookies

by heather

Using your food storage at dinner time is great and all, but if you were to be living off your food storage, I certainly hope that you would be eating more than once a day. You need to plan for breakfast and lunch as well. So let’s do a few breakfast recipes, shall we?
Today’s recipe comes from my very own mom. The smell of these cookies brings back memories. My mom used to make a big batch of these, freeze them and send a few with me on field trips. And they’re certainly healthier than many other quick breakfast options. (The original recipe calls for 1 cup of Crisco, and although the characters in The Help raved about it’s greatness, I find the stuff revolting. They still taste great with mashed beans and applesauce instead.)

Breakfast Cookies

Food Storage Ingredients

1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter
3/4 cup cooked and mashed white beans
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 3/4 cups oats
1 cup raisins

1/3 cup dried grated carrot
3/4 cup dried apple pieces (broken up)

1/4 cup flaked coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup apple sauce
(1/4 cup apple juice)
(1/4 cup water)
Fresh ingredients
(grated carrot and apple if you don’t have the dried variety)
 2 eggs

1.If using dried carrots and apples put in a bowl with apple juice and water. Heat oven 350 degrees. 2. Mix peanut butter, bean puree, apple sauce, vanilla, and sugars with eggs. 3 Mix powder ingredients and gradually add to wet. 4. Mix in apples, carrots, raisins and coconut. 5. Bake 9-11 minutes or until brown around the edges.

They taste even better than they look.

 A few notes:  When I made this I added an extra 1/4 cup of apple juice to the apples and carrots because I put my raisins in the mix and they were really hard. The original recipe calls for only all-purpose white flour. I used the different kinds of flour to make it healthier, but if you don’t want to bother, that’s cool. The original also called for fresh carrots and apples. I used dried because I had them and it meant that I didn’t have to grate anything and I hate using my grater. For the mashed beans I previously took a can of cooked white beans, rinsed them, mashed them, measured them into 1/4 cup blocks, and froze them in some Tupperware. It made things a lot quicker. I was inspired by this recipe.  I promise that you can’t taste the beans. But if you would rather use Crisco instead of mashed beans, go ahead ;).

8 Responses to “Food Storage Friday: Breakfast Cookies”

  1. Shawnie says:

    I don't know if I've ever seen a recipe with this many different ingredients. We're always looking for new breakfast ideas, my kids won't eat cereal (not one of them, not even Fruit Loops). The beans and applesauce idea sound like a kick…

  2. Verena says:

    This recipe sound really good! I will definetly try it!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Mrs.Spy says:

    I am so going to make these! Thanks for posting the link at MMB.
    I struggle to find quick and convenient morning foods that will help the kids throughout the school day.

  4. Sharon Cohen says:

    You lost me at the beans (jk). I think I'll pass this one along to my daughter for her and the grandkids to try out. I'm sure she keeps the ingredients in her food storage. I'm just getting mine underway but – I would not have thought to stock some of these items. After seeing this recipe, I'll not be avoiding them in the future.

    Thanks for the link on MMB. I'm #29 "Would You Be That Woman?"

  5. Hilary says:

    I have another recipe that has you soak your raisins in vanilla water in the microwave –they taste SO good. These look seriously healthy.

  6. Heather says:

    That's a great idea. I'll have to try putting the vanilla in with the raisins next time.

  7. Mormon Mommy Blogs says:

    You had me at breakfast cookies.

  8. Heather says:

    Wonderful! I always want to eat cookies for breakfast. Thanks for sharing. I am having a link party focusing on cookies that can be made from food storage. I would love it if you would link up.

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