Recipes and Cooking Apple-Walnut Crunch Cookies 4.0 (2) Cookies...for breakfast!? You bet. These crunchy, flavor-packed cookies are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 17, 2016 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 10 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 18 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup canola oil ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 5 cup bran flakes cereal ¾ cup dried apples, chopped ¾ cup chopped toasted walnuts ½ cup flaked coconut Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add the next six ingredients (through vanilla); beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in the next five ingredients (through salt). Stir in 3 cups of the cereal, the dried apples, and walnuts (dough will be sticky). Finely crush the remaining 2 cups cereal. Place in a small bowl and stir in coconut. Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop dough into cereal mixture. Use a spatula or spoon to roll dough in the coconut mixture to coat. Arrange dough balls 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove; cool completely on a wire rack. To Store Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 289 Calories 16g Fat 35g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 18 Calories 289 % Daily Value * Total Fat 16g 21% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 34mg 11% Sodium 270mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 17g Protein 4g Vitamin C 0.2mg 1% Calcium 34mg 3% Iron 4mg 22% Potassium 164mg 3% Folate, total 97.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.