Using prunes to bake is a recipe for full-on sweetness. Check out my tasty plum candy breakfast cookies as a fulfilling way to start your day.
These plum candy breakfast cookies are sweet as sugar…without all the sugar, of course! Enjoy these delectable treats at any time of day. Pull them out of the freezer, and voila! I really enjoy eating them cold. Pair these tasty cookies with a serving of cinnamon-sprinkled plain Greek yogurt for breakfast or enjoy their wholesome goodness on its own as a healthy dessert option. Prunes contain natural sugar that can satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Not to mention, they are loaded with fiber to increase the feeling of fullness, help lower cholesterol, offer sustained energy, and promote digestive health. Prunes are packed with potassium, which helps maintain fluid balance and contributes to muscle and cardiovascular function. Talk about a powerhouse sweet treat!
Baking with Prunes
These top the charts as one of my favorite breakfast cookie treats. And, much like with any recipe, this one comes with a memorable story. While completing my college foodservice rotation (we don’t need to get into the year), I started baking with prunes, since the USDA subsidized them. This ingredient was low cost, high in nutrients, and severely unappreciated. Prunes can also be used as a substitute for oil, to cut down on refined fats. Because of their high moisture content and oh-so-sweet taste, my love for prune desserts was born. Years later, my undying love for prunes continues. Behold, the plum candy breakfast!
Substituting Butter with Greek Yogurt
You can also substitute in two tablespoons of whole milk Greek yogurt for the butter, and cut the honey to 1/3cup. If you’re eating this breakfast cookie with chopped fruit in plain Greek yogurt, using a lower sugar cookie option will be sweet enough.
- Makes: 34 cookies
- Serving size: 1 cookie
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 10 minutes
- Total time: 20 minutes
Plum Candy Breakfast Cookies
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- 3 cups rolled oats I use gluten-free
- 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
- 6 oz. chocolate chips
- 1/8 cup butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup prunes
- ½ cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Take butter out to soften while gathering all ingredients.
- Puree 1 cup prunes in blender or mixer with softened butter.
- Add peanut butter and blend on pulse option until smooth.
- Add eggs and vanilla extract.
- Mix oats and baking soda together in a large bowl.
- Pour liquid mixture over and fold in until evenly distributed.
- Grease baking sheet.
- Drop a heaping tablespoon of dough about 2 inches apart on a large cookie pan.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
- Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool.