Published on January 2nd, 2015 | by Kristen Swain0
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Good Morning! With it now just a hair past New Year’s Day, and everyone is still trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions, I thought I’d share a healthy recipe.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies.
What? Yes, I said cookies!
You can eat them for breakfast because they are healthy! What? Yes, these really are healthy cookies.
They are pretty basic and easy.
You’ll need a couple larger-sized bananas…
…and 1 cup of oats.
That’s the most basic recipe.
My oldest minion loves banana breads, and the banana chocolate chip bars that her school has sometimes.
But, the calorie content is crazy!! Yikes!!
I tried these cookies, and she was in heaven. The ingredients are pretty natural with no preservatives.
Let’s make some!
Put your bananas in a bowl with your oats, and crush the bananas.
You can use a fork or potato masher. I used my hands to get them finer.
If you want to add ingredients, you can add cinnamon, or chocolate chips, or pecans or your favorite nut.
Once you have mashed your bananas well, and mixed the oats in, your mixture will be loose, but will hold together on the cookie sheet.
Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and flatten them out a bit.
We have made these more than four times for my daughter, and she loves them so much.
We found that if we add the chocolate chips (we used bittersweet) on top of the cookie before baking, we could reduce the amount used in the recipe per cookie. Adding them on top reduced the chocolate mess when packaging them.
- Mix 2 medium large ripe bananas with 1 cup oats.
- Mash the bananas and mix the oats in well.
- The mixture will be loose.
- Add in chocolate chips or favorite nuts.
- Place walnut sized amounts of dough on parchment lined sheet pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. They will set up, not brown, and be firm when cool.
- Keep fresh in a tupperware container for a couple days.