Sunday, May 4, 2014

Chewy Breakfast Cookies

If you're like me you grab what you can for breakfast as you run out the door on the way to work.  I guess that's why the "quick breakfast" is so popular.  The granola bars, just add hot water oatmeal,etc.  Seems scrambled eggs have been kicked to the weekend.  Because they have become so popular those "power packed" breakfast bars have gotten expensive.  So, I figured I'd give my own a shot and see what I could come up with.  These are so simple I can't wait to make them again.  Makes 8

1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
1 Cup Honey
1/2  Cup brown Sugar
2 Cups Oatmeal
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Dried Fruit (I used dried cherries, pineapple, and mango) or Raisins

Place Peanut Butter, Honey and brown sugar in a microwave safe bow.  Mix as well as possible.  Place in microwave and heat for thirty seconds.  Remove and sir again.  Return to Microwave for 30 more seconds.  Sir again.  Continue heating and stirring until peanut butter, honey and sugar are blended well.  Sir in Oatmeal.  Add more if mixture is too moist to form a ball when rolled.  Once oatmeal is well mixed stir in sunflower seeds and dried fruit (use any combination that suits your taste).  Coat hands with an olive oil cooking spray and from dough into eight balls.  Pat each ball into a nice round cookie.  Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking oil.  Cook in oven preheated to 350 degree fro five to seven minutes.  Allow to completely cool before removing from pan.