Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Mom, can we have cookies for breakfast? ….. Yes!

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I am sure as a parent you have heard this question before. Cookies for breakfast? No WAY! Well, with these Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, you can eat cookies for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

I keep a batch of these cookies on hand during the week for snacks, quick grab-n-go breakfasts, or for a pre-workout snack.

The best part? There are only 5 ingredients!

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups oatmeal, uncooked quick
2 ripe bananas
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

(optional add-ins: 1/3 cup of raisins, chocolate chips or cranberries. For a sweeter cookie, you can also add 1 TBSP of honey)

 

Directions: 

1. Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Mix together, oatmeal, bananas, vanilla extract, applesauce and cinnamon.

3. Prepare a cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop cookie dough in spoonfuls onto the the cookie sheet, and then flatten cookies into round shapes. ( I made about 17 medium cookies)

4. Bake approx. 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden.  Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to cooling rack. Be careful, cookies will be very soft until they cool entirely.

Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
 
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Corey:
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups oatmeal, uncooked quick
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together, oatmeal, bananas, vanilla extract, applesauce and cinnamon.
  3. Prepare a cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop cookie dough in spoonfuls onto the the cookie sheet, and then flatten cookies into round shapes. ( I made about 17 medium cookies)
  4. Bake approx. 25 - 30 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to cooling rack. Be careful, cookies will be very soft until they cool entirely.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

 

 

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Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D

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Comments

  1. These look fantastic! I am bookmarking them to make later :D

  2. These look delicious! Need more healthy options for my little guy. Thank you!

  3. they look great but I am allergic to bananas

  4. Daphne Close says:

    Are you able to use regular oats as opposed to the quick cooking kind?

    • I think regular oats should be fine. Steel cut oats will not work for these those….so steer clear of those kinds.

  5. Chrissy says:

    I just made these and they’re delicious! I only had 1 banana, so I halved the recipe (made 11). I added a little extra vanilla b/c I do that with everything. I also used half quick cooking oats + half regular whole oats. My daughter has been loving these. I over baked mine by a few extra minutes, so we ate them dunked in milk :) I think I will add raisins next time or chopped dried apricots… Maybe shredded coconut… Or pumpkin seeds… I do make baked oatmeal, which is similar, but it uses milk, no banana, and sugar. A lot of recipes use egg too, which I avoid due to egg allergies. I like your oatmeal breakfast cookies so much more! They bake up quicker and are portable. Plus I love the addition of mashed banana for natural sweetness. My usual baked oatmeal already uses applesauce, but still needs a little sugar added. The ripe banana is genius! I’m thinking pumpkin instead for fall… No nuts though as we are a nut free home. Hmmm, sunflower seed butter spread on top with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey would be yummy :)

  6. Would love to try but my kids are allergic to bananas. Any ideas if the cookies would hold together if I omitted this ingredient?

  7. Mine came out a little rubbery. Do you think they needed to bake a little longer? My wife said it might be that I pressed down too much on them making them round. I do think a little more cinnamon and some honey would be good. We added Craisins and walnuts.

    • Yes sweetening them up is yummy! This recipe is just for the basic version and I do suggest add-ins. And your choice of craisins and walnuts sounds delish! If they were rubbery, you might have cooked them a little long?

      • We started out with just 25 minutes, so it does not seem long. The next batch we went to 30 minutes and they seemed a little better. I switched to a mix of Quick Oats and Old-Fashioned Oats and slightly increased the amount of oats.

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