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Healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies

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(Read caption) Oatmeal breakfast cookies packed with bananas, applesauce, cranberries, coconut, and nuts.

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One day I was perusing Pinterest (addict that I am) when I came across a recipe for breakfast cookies. Read that again. Breakfast. Cookies. Cookies you can eat for breakfast.

Naturally, I had to adapt them for my own. I added coconut for a little more sweetness, and nuts for crunch, but this recipe is easily altered to satisfy your tastes.

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I’m going to add peanut butter to mine next time. And you don't have to just eat them for breakfast, they make a healthy dessert cookie, too.

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies:
Makes about 2 dozen

1-1/2 cups of rolled oats
2 ripe, mashed bananas
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamonto taste cinnamon
1/8 cup chopped pecans or almonds (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Spoon out teaspoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Let cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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