Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

blueberry breakfast cookies @createdbydiane using @delmonte fruit burst Oh my, it’s almost Back to School time…
that means early mornings and packing up lunches and snacks for the kids.
I won’t lie, the first week is usually fine, it’s the second week that seems to get them all.
The thrill of seeing their friends and all the “new” excitement has worn off. The second week screams for easy.I’m usually rushing around trying to find things to put into their back packs so they won’t starve.My kids love Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers, so adding those to their lunches is super easy and I like seeing the smiles on their faces.

I like when there are easy and delicious items that they can grab and go with.

 

 Do you squeeze or spoon Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers and Del Monte Fruit Cup.jpg Do you squeeze or spoon, that is the question…

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Their Fruit and Vegggie Burst Squeezers come in Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon and Peach Mango flavors, they have two Fruit only squeezers in Mixed Berry and Strawberry.

Wow these flavors are fun, I had many taste testers for these and I liked seeing which one was everyones favorite, one liked the Peach Mango the best, one said Strawberry was their favorite another picked the Apple Cinnamon and I picked the blueberry, no surprise there, I just LOVE blueberry. I really like pineapple too, so the Pineapple Coconut Fruit Cup is just up my alley, what a fun tropical taste! Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers and Fruit cups.jpg As you are picking up pencils and paper to prepare for back to school, don’t forget to grab some of these, you kids will thank you.

I like that Del Monte’s Fruit Burst Squeezers offer the goodness of 1 1/2 servings of fruits and vegetables, which is a great help to get kids to pack in some of their much needed requirements each day. My kids will be taking these to school and they can add the fruit burst squeezers to their peanut butter sandwiches, add it to the top of a bagel with cream cheese, and of course squeeze it right into their mouths. They love that part. When they come running in the house starving, I just point to the cabinet where I keep them and I don’t feel like they will ruin their dinners if they snack on one, they are great when the kids want to dash outside and don’t want to have to do anything to it. For the fruit cups, I try to get them to use a spoon, but truth be told, they just pour those into their mouths too, yes boys will be boys. I don’t mind…ok sometimes I say get a spoon, they just laugh.

If you are looking for some fun for back to school CHECK OUT my Lunch & Snack Ideas with Fruits and Veggies 

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Del Monte Fruit Cups and Fruit Blast Squeezers.jpg

In addition to spooning or squeezing the fruit squeezers are great for adding into recipes.

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I made some blueberry oatmeal breakfast cookies using Del Monte’s Fruit Burst Blueberry and the flavor is so delicious.

blueberry glaze for blueberry cookies @createdbydiane.jpg I even used a fruit burst pouch to make some blueberry glaze. These cookies were made with less fat and sugar than regular cookies and have the added fruit which makes them perfect for an on the go breakfast on those days I mentioned…you know the second week of school types of days.

5.0 from 13 reviews
Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pouch (1/3 cup) Del Monte Blueberry Fruit Burst
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups oats (I used old fashioned oats, not instant)
  • 1 pouch (1/3 cup) Del Monte Blueberry Fruit Burst
  • 1½ cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and sugar
  2. add in one egg at a time and blend completely
  3. add in vanilla and blueberry fruit burst
  4. mix in flour with baking soda
  5. then add in oats
  6. gently stir in 1 cup of the blueberries
  7. line baking sheets with parchment and place 3 tablespoon size scoops of dough and place them 2 inches apart
  8. top the cookies with a couple blueberries
  9. bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the cookie dough is firm and a toothpick comes out clean.

 
5.0 from 13 reviews
Blueberry Glaze Icing
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • two tablespoons blueberry fruit burst
  • 1 tablespoon water
Instructions
  1. mix powdered sugar, corn syrup and blueberry fruit burst along with water until smooth
  2. add more as needed to get desired consistency for pouring over cookies

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies from @createdbydiane.jpg

Squeeze or spoon, icing or plain, there are sure to be someone you will enjoy with these great fruit flavors.

 

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Comments

  1. 4

    says

    I love the idea of having a bunch of these ready to go for quick start mornings! And don’t even get me to thinking about the fact that school is about to start again soon. It doesn’t seem right!

  2. 18

    says

    Not entering the giveaway because I’m a Canuck, but just wanted to say how much I love these cookies. I mean blueberry in a cookie, for breakfast, you are a genius.

  3. 27

    says

    I love the squeezers. They are so neat and no mess to clean up at all. Can’t wait to try your awesome cookies too.

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  4. 36

    courtney b says

    we like to squeeze in this house! my kids love anything (food or drinks) that they can squeeze out of a bottle.

  5. 75

    Kimmy Ripley says

    My 4 year old daughter enjoys to spoon and squeeze! But if she had to choose just one way she would probably go with SQUEEZE! :) I myself would have to go with spoon though.

  6. 102

    Cheryl W says

    In our household we like to squeeze. Less mess and easy to take on the go. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

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