Breakfast Cookies

Note: Mike LOVED these - I believe the words "awesome" and "delicious" were used. I wasn't all that impressed, but they are good. The original recipe called for whole wheat flour, which I never buy, so this recipe is edited to reflect my substitution. Also, these did not spread at all.

1 ripe banana, mashed
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup water
1 egg
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup wheat germ
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups rolled oats (quick or regular)
½ cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, peanuts, whatever you like!)
1 cup raisins (or dried cranberries, or chocolate chips)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2) In a mixing bowl, mash the banana. Mix in the granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, water and egg. Stir until creamy.

3) In a seperate bowl, mix the flour, wheat germ, baking soda and salt. Mix thoroughly and add to the wet mixture. Stir until combined.

4) Add the oats, nuts, and dried fruit. Stir until combined.

5) On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop by heaping tablespoon. These will not spread, so form the cookies if you want them to have a uniform shape.

6) Bake for 12 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies. Serve at any time of the day!



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