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Breakfast Fig and Nut “Cookies”

Breakfast Fig and Nut “Cookies”

from 1 year 6 months to 3 years

These oversized cookies are more like muffin tops, but calling them cookies makes them seem more fun!

Help get your child involved in mealtime as well as initiate a lifelong interest in cooking and nutrition by letting your toddler help prepare food in the kitchen.

Let your toddler help by:                      

  • Pouring the measured figs and cranberries into a bowl.
  • Stirring the ingredients of the recipe.
  • Pouring the measured almonds into the batter.


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried figs
  • 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
  • 2.4 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup unprocessed bran
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar


  1.  Preheat oven to 350°.
  2.  Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in figs, cranberries, and vanilla.
  3.  Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, bran, and next 3 ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring just until moist. Gently fold in almonds.
  4.  Drop by level 1/4-cup measures 4 inches apart on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle evenly with granulated sugar. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until almost set. Cool 2 minutes on pans. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Make funny photos of the process, upload to the App. Write about your toddler's impressions and whether he/she liked the recipe.

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