Once the clusters of granola are over, the rest moves slowly. In any granola mix, the clusters are certainly the fun, and once it gets to the fag end, the powdery mix is kept away and never eaten. To solve that issue, this granola cookie is the best breakfast cookie idea. A chewy indulgent granola cookie is perfect for the snack breaks and all those study nights too. Bake a few, try out this batch and see how easy they are.
Is this granola cookie a breakfast cookie?
You absolutely have zero idea how good these are. These cookies did not just get rid of the leftover granola, but also keep snacking happy. Along with our Banana Oat cookie, this granola cookie is one of the best breakfast cookie ideas. Being absolutely customisable the cookies are perfect for additions like chocolate chips, nuts, cranberries or raisins. This creates a lot of variety and never makes these granola cookies boring.
Which granola to use for this cookie?
In this recipe, we are using just leftover granola. So they can be any type that your family’s favourite granola leftovers. These can be store-bought ones or some that you make at home. At present we had almond and honey granola at home that we have used. We have baked these with chocolate granola and cranberry coconut granola. So to summarise, feel free to use homemade or store-bought granola while making this recipe. Feel free to further load them up with nuts, seeds and dried fruit to make the breakfast cookie better than ever.
Do we bake this granola cookie chewy or crisp?
Take it a few minutes earlier into the bake and you have the best ever chewy breakfast cookie. Bake it two minutes extra and you have the best crunch a cookie can give. What I love is, both ways, the cookie is so satisfying. It carries the familiar feeling of an oatmeal cookie and the buttery texture of a basic cookie.
Store the granola cookies or the cookie dough
The granola cookies stay perfect in an airtight box for a week on the table. I doubt if it will last that long though just like the roasted almond cookies that never lasted more than two days!.
If you are baking a big batch, freeze the baked cookies in airtight food-friendly bags for up to 3 months. The cookie dough can be frozen to make these granola cookies as you need. Wither roll the dough into a log wrapped well or on a lined tray scoop out the cookie amount and freeze. Once frozen store in airtight freezer bags, deep-frozen for upto 3 months. To use, do not thaw, give the cookie an extra two minutes to bake golden.
How to make these breakfast cookies?
This is by far the easiest cookie idea. So I would say it is a fantastic idea to learn them to bake, especially for young adults and busy working adults. The step by step details with images is in this recipe card with ingredients and measurements.
- 1 mixing bowls and spoons.
- measuring cups and spoons
- baking trays
To cream together
- 3/4 cup butter unsalted.
- 1 small egg
- 1 cup unrefined sugar I have used raw granulated sugar.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
To mix in the dry ingredients,
- 1.75 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups granola
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.
- Into the mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, salt, vanilla and egg and cream this mix till smooth and fluffy.
- Sift in the flour and baking soda.
- Mix well just enough to combine.
- To this add the granola and mix just to combine.
- Grease or line the cookie tray with parchment paper.
- Make small lime sized balls and place them a couple of inches aay from each other.
- Place the tray in the preheated oven to bake.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.
- Once cooled store the cookies in an air tight container.
- Enjoy a cookie t breakfast.
Other easy grab and go breakfast ideas
These grab and go ideas are ideal as you run out of the house trying hard not to skip breakfast still making no progress there! It works best if you are not the best morning person like most of my household. It may not look like the healthiest collection, but, you are still feeding yourself relatively balanced and not skipping meals. Here are the ideas I see my family is happy to go through.
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