Tested till perfect Breakfast in a Cookie
Breakfast in a Cookie
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Breakfast in a Cookie

The introduction to these glossy, packed-with-goodies cookies reads: "Wakeup feettofloor grabcookie outthedoor. PS - don't forget shoes" The recipe originated in the Kid Approved Cookbook, launched by the Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

By Breakfast for Learning with The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
  • rating starrating starrating starrating starrating star
  • Portion size 30


  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupliquid honey
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, melted
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded carrotcarrots
  • 1 cup 1cupcoarsly chopped walnutwalnuts
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupraisinraisins
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfinely chopped dried apricotdried apricots
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped datedates
  • 1 cup 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1cupquick-cooking rolled oats, (not instant)
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspcinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspnutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsoat cereal rounds, such as Cheerios
To change the number of servings, enter the number, then press "calculate". or reset


In large bowl, whisk together eggs, honey and butter until smooth and blended. Stir in carrots, walnuts, raisins, apricots and dates; set aside.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Stir in cereal. Pour over fruit mixture; stir with wooden spoon until well mixed and no dry ingredients remain.

Place dough by rounded 1 tbsp (15 mL), about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until firm when lightly pressed, about 15 minutes.

Using lifter, transfer to racks to cool. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional Information per cookie: about

cal 72 pro 2g total fat 3g sat. fat 1g
carb 11g fibre 1g chol 10mg sodium 43mg
potassium 73mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 4 vit A 5 folate 5
All rights reserved. TVA Group Inc. 2015