Cookies...for...Breakfast?!? Yes, with this recipe you can totally feed cookies to the kiddos for breakfast! These are like a bowl of oatmeal that fit in your hand - winning. I like having these in the fridge for those mornings when the kids wake up supper hungry and I am still a pre caffeinated zombie. Throw a cookie at them with their milk, the kids think they are having cookies for breakfast and you are sitting peacefully enjoying your coffee knowing they are basically eating oatmeal. If this breakfast cookie recipe isn't a Mom life hack, I don't know what is.
These cookies blow my mind because..No Egg, No Flour..WHAT?
These breakfast cookies take 11 ingredients and less than 5 minutes to put together. They are perfect use for those bananas that are past their prime. You can only make so many muffins amiright? If you love this recipe, please rate and review it below. Much appreciated!
Banana Breakfast Cookies
- 1 Cup Ripe Bananas 2-3 Bananas
- 2 Cups Rolled Oats
- ½ Cup Peanut Butter
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup pecans
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl - no particular order!
- Divide into 12 equal portions (about ¼ cup each) These cookies DO NOT spread while baking so shape them how you want them to look.
- Bake in a preheated oven set to 350°F for approximately 16 minutes. Let them cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cookie rack for another 10 minutes to cool further.
- Store in a container in the refrigerator for up to a week! (If they last that long)
Are you ready for some banana facts? Thank you to: www.thatsitfruit.com for these facts!
- They float in water because they are less dense in comparison
- Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the American diet
- They grow on plants that are officially considered an herb
- The banana is actually classified as a berry.
- Bananas may be considered a mood enhancer because it contains the amino acid, tryptophan and Vitamin B6 that helps the body produce serotonin.
- The bananas we eat today, the Cavendish, are different from pre-1960s’ bananas, the Gros Michael, as those have been wiped out by “the panama disease.”
- Bananas can help lower blood pressure and protect heart health due to high potassium and low salt content.
- The inside of a banana peel can help relieve itching and inflammation, such as from bug bit or poison ivy.
- Bananas are great pre-workout snacks because they are loaded with potassium that aids in maintaining nerve and muscle function during work outs.
- The genetic similarity between a human and a banana is 60%.
Bananas are an ideal prebiotic because of their high fiber content. If you need a refresher on prebiotics, they are types of fiber that stimulate the microorganisms in your digestive tract and are essential for fueling probiotics. Studies have shown that eating bananas, in particular, can increase the amount of the good bifidobacteria in your gut.