Incredibly tasty, chewy, and healthy…..these Banana Breakfast Cookies are a great way to start your day! Yes, cookies for breakfast!
Is there anything better then a cookie for breakfast?? I think not! Well, now you can eat a cookie and not feel guilty! Naturally sweetened from the banana and honey, you don’t even need sugar in these!
My husband is on a “healthier eating” kick right now to get back into shape. He’s been running in the mornings, trying to cut out the sweets, and trying to eat a bit more clean. If you’re married and your spouse has done this, you know it ends up being both of you doing it, right?
Last week, I made some oatmeal jars for him to eat for a quick, healthy breakfast. He absolutely loves them, so he’s always excited to see more jars in the pantry. However, there are only so many days of oatmeal jars he can eat before he starts eyeing the kid cereal. Reese Puffs, Lucky Charms, and basically any other sugar cereal I allow the kids to have during summer break.
To change things up, I decided to whip up a batch of these banana cookies yesterday. I had a few ripe bananas to use up and figured it would change things up from oatmeal jars!
Each batch makes about 10 cookies! At only 175 calories per cookies, you can have a cookie with your coffee, maybe add some fruit or yogurt and move on with your day! Or perhaps enjoy one as a morning snack, after working out, evening treat, etc.
These cookies are packed with oats, banana, a bit of cinnamon, honey, and my favorite…chocolate chips. You can omit the chocolate chips if you want to get even more healthy. My sweet tooth always has to be satisfied, so adding 1/4 cup of chocolate chips was my compromise, hehe! Add some chopped pecans or walnuts for an added crunch and some protein!
Hope you enjoy these Banana Breakfast Cookies and be sure to let me know what you think! While you’re here, scroll below and sign up for my newsletter so you never miss a recipe again!!
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Banana Breakfast Cookies
- 2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp honey (local is best)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients.
- Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop and place onto the parchment paper.
- Somewhat flatten the cookies with a fork as they don't spread in the oven and this will help them cook more evenly.
- Place baking sheet in oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving!