Eating breakfast provides your body with the energy it needs to start the day, helps you to stay alert, and can improve your mood.
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 medium apple, gently rubbed under cold running water, diced
- 1 ½ cups oatmeal
- ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup dried fruit (cherries, cranberries, raisins, etc.)
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon and baking powder.
- Add oil, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well.
- Stir in apple, oatmeal, shredded cheese and dried fruit.
- Using a spoon, scoop dough into 12 even balls and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Wet your fingers and pat each cookie down into a circle on the baking sheet.
- Wash hands after handling raw cookie dough.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, until set in the middle and lightly browned on the edges.
- Allow cookies to cool.
- Store leftovers in a covered container at room temperature.
- Serving Size (1 cookie):
- Calories 190
- Total Fat 8g
- Saturated Fat 2g
- Cholesterol 20mg
- Sodium 55mg
- Total Carbohydrates 26g
- Fiber 1g
- Total Sugars 12g, includes 6g Added Sugars
- Protein 4g
- Vitamin D 0%
- Calcium 8%
- Iron 6%
- Potassium 2%
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