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These Apple Pecan Oatmeal breakfast cookies are perfect for grab and go!

These Apple Pecan Oatmeal breakfast cookies are perfect for grab and go!

These Apple Pecan Oatmeal breakfast cookies are perfect for grab and go!

These look really good! I have apples and cranberries, love that combo!

Thanks Carole... that sounds good!

I love cookies for breakfast :) especially ones that are so packed with deliciousness like these!

Now this is something my kids might actually eat for breakfast!!!

I always have time for breakfast, especially when it's this good!

I never have time for breakfast but I would if I had these cookies!

I totally love the idea of having cookies for breakfast! The flavor combo is spot on!

These are so perfect! Who doesn't want to wake up to COOKIES!!?

I'd rather have a breakfast cookie than a muffin ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!

These Apple Pecan Oatmeal breakfast cookies are perfect for grab and go!

Time is going fast and in this busy world and trying to get out the door, some of us - me included - might not have time for breakfast. Bummer, right? But today we have a remedy for that with these Apple Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. They are the perfect answer when you need breakfast on the go and they are loaded with good stuff for that energy needed to start your day off. Sounding good? Remember breakfast if the most important meal of the day! And another reason to make a batch is that from start to finish they take under 30 minutes. Keep a stash on hand that adults, and kids alike, can start their day off with or any time a snack is needed (like after school).

What we really liked about these is that they are low in sugar and just packed full of good ingredients (my version included dates too). If you don't like dates then substitute raisins or dried cranberries - not a fan of pecans, then walnuts would be fine too. We have a loaded apple tree so I'm always trying to use them up, but feel free to swap out with pears. I'm sure you will find a combination that you will love. I haven't tried freezing them (since they disappearing so fast) but I don't see why you couldn't try that.

Speaking of busy times, September was a whirlwind for me. I was gone three weekends (without the DIY Guy). One weekend I attended a blogger conference called Blended in Arizona, the next weekend I went to Madison WI with a friend to their farmers market and last weekend I met my two sister-in-laws in Chicago for a belated birthday celebration for me. We ate at some wonderful places - Girl and The Goat, RPM Italian and Beatrix. Chicago is definitely a foodie town! AND next up tomorrow I am leaving for NY - this trip is not pleasure as my dad just moved into a nursing home and my brother and I are going for a visit to figure out next steps and move his furniture out of his senior apartment. Wish us luck. I do plan on bringing a few of these for the trip. We'll definitely be needing to keep up our energy.

1 1/2 cups diced apples that are peeled and cored (1/4\")

1 teaspoon honey

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/4 cup apple sauce

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract

1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 cup chopped dates

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium saucepan add the apples, brown sugar and honey. Saute over medium high heat about 5-7 minutes until soft - remove from stove and set aside

In a small bowl combine the four, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

In a medium bowl combine with a whisk the coconut oil, applesauce, egg, vanilla and maple syrup

Slowly stir the dry mixture into the wet then stir in the apples, oatmeal, pecans and dates

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and divide mixture into 18 scoops (about 2 tablespoons)

Place 9 on a cookie sheet and flatten the scoops with your hand. These do not spread out as they bake.

Bake for 13 minutes or until the outside of the cookie is firm

Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool

Store in a tightly sealed container

Need other snack ideas? Try these Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites or these Monster Bites that the kiddos will love!!

Original article and pictures take http://www.cookingonthefrontburners.com/2016/10/apple-dates-pecan-oatmeal-breakfast-cookies.html site

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