Apple-Walnut Crunch Cookies


Cookies...for breakfast!? You bet. These crunchy, flavor-packed cookies are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack.

Apple-Walnut Crunch Cookies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 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


  1. 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).

  2. Finely crush the remaining 2 cups cereal. Place in a small bowl and stir in coconut.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
16g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
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.

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