These apple crisp breakfast cookies give you all the flavors of apple crisp in one tasty, portable, healthy little package. Eat one for breakfast and your day is already off to a great start.

These apple crisp breakfast cookies give you all the flavors of apple crisp in one tasty, portable, healthy little package. Eat one for breakfast and your day is already off to a great start. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of United Dairy Industry of Michigan.

December. The time of year where I always have at least 5 pounds of butter in my fridge. You never know when you might need to bake up a batch of cookies.

Okay.

I’ll be honest with you. Even when it isn’t December, I still usually have at least 3 pounds of butter in my freezer. I go into panic mode if I have less than that. Not only because I need it for baking cookies, but umm…hello? POPCORN. I’m strictly a butter and salt girl for my popcorn. Yeah, I’ll dabble in the different flavors and some fun combinations like peppermint crunch popcorn, peanut butter popcorn and cool ranch popcorn, but in my heart, I’ll always be a butter girl. If I’m snacking on popcorn and it’s not related to recipe development, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be pouring on a good dose of butter.

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REAL butter does no wrong. I’m getting sidetracked though. Popcorn and butter — I tell you, I start thinking about those two things and my mind travels to a different place. A place that involves a big metal bowl full of popcorn, salty and buttery and hot.

Ugh. There I go again!

These apple crisp breakfast cookies give you all the flavors of apple crisp in one tasty, portable, healthy little package. Eat one for breakfast and your day is already off to a great start. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

For these breakfast cookies, butter plays an important role, but I was careful to still make these something that you could feel good about starting your day with. A little indulgence but a whole lot of good healthy stuff. Whole wheat flour, flax, apples, cinnamon, walnuts. My husband begged me to make more of these. Which I still haven’t done. I should probably get around to doing that…

These have all the apple crisp flavors you love but you can eat it for breakfast, and it’s portable. It’s a win-win situation.

These apple crisp breakfast cookies give you all the flavors of apple crisp in one tasty, portable, healthy little package. Eat one for breakfast and your day is already off to a great start. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Enjoy the cookies! And go out and buy some butter, we have some holiday baking to do. I’ll be back with another butterific recipe on Wednesday. Can’t wait until then? Make sure to check out Go Bold with Butter, and United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s (UDIM) website and Pinterest boards for more great recipes.

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Apple Crisp Breakfast Cookies

These apple crisp breakfast cookies give you all the flavors of apple crisp in one tasty, portable, healthy little package. Eat one for breakfast and your day is already off to a great start.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted REAL butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped (small) granny smith apple (about one apple)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, stir together both types of flour, oats, flax seed, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg until combined. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together softened butter and yogurt. Add brown sugar and mix until combined. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing again until combined. With the mixer on low, gradually add in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  3. By hand, fold in the walnuts and apples.
  4. Scoop onto a silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet by about 1/4 cup spoonfuls. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until firm to the touch.
All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: These apple crisp breakfast cookies are going into regular rotation. Love them!
Husband’s take: He still talks about these, weeks later. I need to make more asap.
Changes I would make: None!
Difficulty: Easy!

Apple Crisp Breakfast Cookies Nutrition Label

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared.

Disclosure: This post is a collaboration with United Dairy Industry of Michigan. I was paid to develop and photograph this recipe but my love for butter and breakfast cookies is 100% the real thing.

These apple crisp breakfast cookies give you all the flavors of apple crisp in one tasty, portable, healthy little package. Eat one for breakfast and your day is already off to a great start. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!