OMG!! Did someone say “COOKIES” for breakfast?
These oatmeal peanut butter breakfast cookies are quick and easy to make. Do you have ripe bananas in your kitchen? Maybe even a huge stock pile in your freezer as I do sometimes. Are you tired of the same old banana bread you make? (I am sure it tastes great and all, but a change would be nice).
As much my family loves my famous banana bread, I grew tired of the same old recipe that I turn to when I have over ripe bananas and wanted to try something new.
These breakfast cookies are the perfect thing to grab on the go when you are in a rush and can’t get a decent breakfast in! And what’s even better, your kids will think you are the best mom ever to give them a cookie for breakfast when you are rushing to get them to school on time. Ok, so here is the catch…they are healthy cookies and high in protein! However they taste good… I swear!
There is no extra oil added to the cookies and only a little honey added as the bananas are already naturally sweet. And if you would like them a little bit sweeter you can always increase the amount of honey in the recipe.
These were definitely a hit with my kids as they asked for seconds and were pleasantly surprised when I said yes.
This recipe took no time at all to prepare and bake. All in one bowl.
First mash up all your bananas then add the rest of the ingredients, plop the cookies on a baking sheet and in the oven it goes…16 minutes later you have a dozen delicious breakfast cookies.
2 cups quick oats
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup mashed bananas (approximately 3 medium sized)
½ cup peanut butter – almond butter or a seed butter can be used as a substitute. You may need to add more honey.
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup chopped walnuts (or any nut of your choice)
1/3 cup raisins or chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
1. In one bowl place your mashed bananas, peanut butter, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, honey, vanilla, chopped nuts, raisins (optional) and then the quick oats.
2. Stir all the ingredients with a wooden spoon until well combined.
3. Using a ¼ measuring cup, scoop out the cookie batter onto the baking sheet and flatten the tops with your measuring cup (the cookies will not spread out while baking…So you can fit 12 cookies on one baking sheet)
4. Bake for 16 minutes in the oven, let rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring on to a cooling rack.
Looking for more quick breakfast ideas for kids who are picky eaters? Here is a recipe for some healthy and delicious Chocolate Energy Bites