This morning we awoke to unseasonably cool, dark and drizzly weather.
With the sky blanketed in a thick layer of grey rain clouds there was little hope of our daily walk to the park.
Surrendering to this much welcomed change in weather, I decided we would spend the day cuddled up at home, playing, reading and baking these beautifully wholesome apple & cinnamon breakfast cookies.
This recipe came from the wonderful website of Teresa Cutter – The Healthy Chef. Teresa has the most amazing knack for creating unbelievably delicious goodies out of pure, wholesome and totally good for you ingredients. I have also made a batch of her gorgeous scones, you can find the recipe here.
These apple & cinnamon breakfast cookies are divine.
They’re sugar free, egg free, full of whole natural foods and are the perfect texture for little hands to pick up and nibble on with ease. In terms of a baby led weaning snacks, these apple and cinnamon studded delights are pretty close to perfection. Not only are they a fuss-free and non-messy snack (ideal for outings) they’re super simple to prepare and only require ten minutes of attention before being popped into the oven to bake to golden perfection.
The main alteration to Teresa’s recipe that I made was using the food processor to whip up the cookies rather than doing them by hand. I find the processor binds the dough more thoroughly and makes the cookies easier to shape. It’s also a huge time saver, ideal when you have an impatient 15 month old on your hands.
And these little darlings make the perfect addition to any lunch box. I’ve stashed a few away in the deep freeze to add to Grace’s lunch box when we’re out and about over the next couple of weeks.
Although Miss G. waited quite patiently for the cookies to bake, as soon as the golden darlings emerged from the oven bringing with them the unmistakable fragrance of baked apple and cinnamon her patience all but vanished.
As I photographed the baked golden darlings she plucked a still warm cookie straight from the tray and nibbled away.
It wasn’t long until I did the same.
Fresh from the oven these cookies are perfection. Golden and chewy with a soft, fluffy, sultana and dried apple studded centre they really are moorish.
To create this gorgeous batch of wholesome apple & cinnamon breakfast cookies simply…