Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Recipe

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banana oatmeal breakfast cookie

Whether you do it every-DAY or as often as possible, eating healthy is good for you and for your family! If you don’t know where to start on your journey to eating healthier I recommend starting at the first meal of the day and moving on from there as you learn to make better choices about the foods you eat to fuel your days! Here is a delicious and very simple HEALTHY breakfast cookie—start your morning off right!

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy and/or any nut butter of your choice)
  • ⅔ cup cinnamon applesauce (or preferred variety)
  • 1 tbsp wheat bran flakes
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch or two of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts (any variety you prefer)
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl mix the mashed bananas and peanut butter until well combined.
  4. Add applesauce, wheat bran, flax, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper; stir to combine.
  5. Fold in the oats, chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Drop the cookie mixture by the spoonful onto the cookie sheet and shape & flatten into circular discs.
  7. Bake cookies for 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Cool completely and store remainders in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  8. Serve & enjoy! Yields 1 ½ -2 dozen cookies depending on size.
Notes
Experiment with almond butters, cashew butters or different varieties of peanut butters and/or different flavored extracts and different varieties of nuts or include dried cranberries or blueberries as a substitute for the chocolate chips!
Enjoy with coffee, tea or a cold glass of milk!

 

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