Learn how to make these easy peanut butter raisin bran cookies from scratch using raisin bran crunch cereal.
Peanut Butter Raisin Bran Cookies
Fall and cookies go hand in hand. I will like to warn you upfront that these could be addictive. As of this moment, these are my current cravings, but that can easily change if I spot an equally delicious and easy blueberry oatmeal cookie. These calls for half a cup of peanut butter but if you’re not a fan, you can add some oats to give it more texture and depth. You can’t go wrong either way. Frankly, the most time-consuming part of making these cookies is when waiting for them to come out of the oven. Keep a watchful eye on them because you don’t want to over bake these. Don’t worry they will continue to bake after you pull them out of the oven.
When I was in younger, I always wondered by I couldn’t have cookies for breakfast. I often asked my mother and she responded with a resounding no. I guess this is my way of being rebellious but I can totally have this for breakfast with a side of milk. Please don’t tell my children, they need to stick with their healthy protein filled breakfast of egg bites.
Breakfast Cereal Cookies Ingredients
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Raisin Bran Cereal Cookies
If there comes a time when you are craving raisin bran cookies, bake a batch of these to satisfy your sweet tooth. If by chance you don’t finish them the first day, you can store them in an air-tight container for several days for optimum freshness. They are perfect on their own but you can also turn them into ice cream sandwich cookies. If you need fiber in your diet, this could be a sweet alternative. These raisin bran cookies would make great holiday gifts, lunchbox treats, breakfast cookies or snack cookies.
How to Make Peanut Butter Raisin Bran Cookies
In a small bowl, measure 3/4 cup of flour and level off the top with the straight edge butter knife. Careful not to pack the flour into the cup or tap it to level it. Add cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, and whisk together.
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, softened butter, egg, brown and white sugar. Add in flour mixture then gently fold in the raisins and cereal flakes until evenly distributed.
Using a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop, scoop the dough and drop unto the parchment lined baking sheet. Make sure the dough is spaced out to allow for breathing space, about 3 inches apart.
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter - softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup raisins
- 4 cups Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch Flakes cereal
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, egg, both brown and white sugar. Blend in flour mixture then gently fold in the raisins and cereal flakes until evenly distributed.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and drop onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving room for each cookie to spread to be about 3-inch in apart. (YES!!, 3 - inches)
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or until cookies
aregolden brown on the edges. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to completely cool.
You might like these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies as well.
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