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 Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Makes about 2 dozen.

  • 3          ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4      cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4      cup applesauce
  • 1 3/4    cups quick oats
  •             Honey, chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350.

Add bananas to a medium bowl; fold in chocolate chips, applesauce and oats until combined. Drop by tablespoonful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. If desired, roll cookies in honey and chopped nuts

Note: This recipe was adapted from Parade magazine.

Evelyn Glover, Gurdon

Quick Danish Coffee Cake

  • 2          (8-ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough


  • 8          ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1          cup sugar
  • 1          egg yolk (reserve white for topping)
  • 1/4      teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1          egg white, beaten
  • 1/2      cup sugar
  • 1          teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2      cup pecans, chopped

Heat oven to 350.

Unroll 1 can crescent roll dough into a 13×9 dish, pinching seams together.

In a medium bowl, stir together all filling ingredients until combined. Spread filling on dough layer. Unroll second can of crescent roll dough, and place on top of filling, pinching seams together.

Evenly brush egg white on dough. Combine sugar, cinnamon and pecans in a small bowl, and evenly sprinkle on dough. Bake for 30 minutes.

Notes: This is good and so very easy. My sister-in-law served this when I visited once. I use this recipe any time I have company for breakfast or brunch potlucks. It can be made the night before, refrigerated and baked in the morning; add about 10 minutes to baking time.

Diane Eckler, Bardstown, Kentucky

Oven Omelet

  • 9          eggs
  • 1          cup milk
  • 1/2      teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3          ounces Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 1/2      cup spinach, chopped
  • 1          cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1          tablespoon onion, minced

Heat oven to 325. Grease an 8×8 baking dish, and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk and seasoned salt. Add Canadian bacon, spinach, cheese and onion, stirring well. Add to prepared dish, and bake for about 45 minutes.

Jana Barnes, Mountain Home