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Oatmeal Fruit and Nut Breakfast Cookies

These oatmeal fruit and nut breakfast cookies are perfect for those frosty mornings when you cannot seem to drag yourself out of bed to make breakfast. They’re yummy and nutritious and filling — everything that you want your breakfast to be. And they’re cookies!

Ingredients

  • 175 g (6 oz) plain flour or wheat flour
  • 150 g (5 oz) rolled oats or the quick-cooking kind
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 125 g 4 oz soft light-brown sugar
  • 28 g 1 oz raisins or dried apricots
  • 28 g 1 oz dried cranberries or cherries
  • 55 g 2 oz mixed nuts, roughly chopped (I used cashews and almonds)
  • 1 medium egg lightly beaten
  • 150 ml / 1/4 pint vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 4 tablespoons milk or almond/coconut/cashew milk for a vegan cookie

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF).
  2. Mix the flour, oats, ground ginger, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, and the fruits and nuts together in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat the oil, milk and egg together.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture in. Mix it well with a wooden spoon to make a soft dough.
  5. Place spoonfuls of the dough on a baking tray that is slightly oiled, and flatten the tops slightly with the tines of a fork. It doesn’t have to be perfectly round. Keep them about 2 inches away from each other as the cookies will grow in size as they bake.
  6. Put them in the oven and let them bake for 13 minutes until they are golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool for a good 3 minutes before to transfer them onto a wire for further cooling. If you try to take a hot cookie from the tray, it’ll crumble.
  8. Serving: Serve when cool.

Notes

Store these deliciously healthy cookies in an airtight jar, and they’ll last for about 4-5 days. You can store the dough in the fridge — wrap it in clingfilm, and it'll last for 5 days. When you want to bake, cut off the desired amount and keep the rest back in the fridge.