Cookies for Breakfast?: A Simple Recipe




I had about 8 bananas that were beyond ripe. You could barely see any yellow left on the banana. I knew I needed to do something with them.

I have made breakfast cookies before and B devoured them but hadn't done it in a long time. They are super, super simple and have very few ingredients. Not only that but the ingredients are ones that I don't mind my child eating for breakfast, snack time, dessert after supper...whenever he is hungry really. 

Ingredients:

Ripe Bananas
Oats
Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chips (optional)

Recipe:

Mash ripe bananas in a bowl with a fork. Mix in peanut butter. Any amount that you want to put in. Most of my cooking is a guessing game. I'm not precise. Ask my husband. Drives him crazy. To give you an idea I had eight bananas and I only used 1/2 cup of peanut butter because that was all that was left in the jar. Then I mixed in oats. I just kept pouring them in a little at a time until I came up with a good consistency. Finally if you want to add a few chocolate chips in, do so. I did because we all love chocolate around here and since I am eating them as well and have a chocolate pregnancy craving constantly...in they went! I didn't add very many. Maybe 1/4 of a cup. It was minimal. 

Spoon out on a greased/sprayed cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes on 350 degrees. 

After they cool make sure you keep them in a sealed container. The bananas make the cookies seem very squishy. To keep them squishy soft they need to be sealed tight. :) 

B has been eating these like crazy since I made them. My mixture came up with 24 cookies. Which is more than enough for us. He constantly asked for a "cookie" and I once I give him one of these he is more than satisfied. Which makes me really happy because he just loaded up on a ton of fiber and protein. 

My son doesn't always eat the most healthy things. I admit we snack on goldfish crackers, pop tarts and much more. We do our fair share of fresh fruit and vegetables as well. We have a love of oranges, grapes, pomegranates and more. However, mixing these into the options of food makes me feel good about what he is eating. Plus they were super easy to whip up. 

Enjoy!

2 comments

  1. I am trying the recipe! I threw in dried cranberries. :)

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    1. That sounds like a great addition! Hope they turn out really good. :)

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