Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies

Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
10 cookies


  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • cup packed brown sugar*

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¼ cup finely snipped dried dates, dried apricots, or dried figs

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup oat bran

  • 2 tablespoon ground flaxseeds

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl combine egg, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Stir in dates; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oat bran, ground flaxseeds, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to date mixture, stirring until moist. Stir in pecans.

  3. Using a scant 1/4 cup measure or scoop, drop dough into 10 mounds about 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Storage Directions:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Test Kitchen Tip:

We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 141mg 3%
Folate, total 41.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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