These Healthy Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are SO easy to make, have no butter or oil, and have only 165 calories in each cookie + 6g of protein!
Sometimes I am such a dork. I geek out on the weirdest things (or so my older boys tell me, 😉 ).
I have been dying to make breakfast cookies for forever but just never got around to it for whatever reason. Well, I finally made some and holy breakfast awesomeness! They are amazing! I messed around with the recipe until it was just perfect and I LOVE them!!!
When they were coming out of the oven, I was singing and dancing around the kitchen, I was so thrilled! My two little guys were watching me like I’d gone crazy. Ha!
But can you blame me?! Breakfast cookies are just about the most amazing thing since sliced bread. I mean, first of all – it’s a cookie. Secondly, it’s a cookie for breakfast. Case closed.
From now on? Cookies for breakfast.
These little cuties have no added oil or butter, they have fruit (banana and raisins) and healthy proteins and fiber. They taste like a dessert cookie, meaning my boys will eat them and think I’ve gone even crazier that I’m letting them eat sweets for breakfast! It’s just a total WIN in my book.
So now I ask you – have you made breakfast cookies before? And is there anything you get super excited about when you bake? (or am I a total weirdo who dances in the kitchen when a recipe turns out great? 😉 )
- 1 large banana mashed
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend or 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, smash banana with a fork. Add in peanut butter and mix together. Continue adding the Truvia, vanilla, oats, cinnamon, flour, milk, baking soda and raisins. Lightly mix until blended.
- Drop by tablespoon (I used a cookie scoop) onto cookie sheet. Get the bottom of a cup wet with water and smash each cookie down into a flat circle.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to rack to cool. Store all leftovers in an airtight container. Enjoy!
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Tina Muir says
Love! I made banana cookies last week, and they were toooo soft and cakey, I know some people like those, but they were not for me. These, however look perfect, and would be a wonderful breakfast cookie for me to enjoy after my runs. YUM!
Becca from It's Yummi! says
These cookies look like the perfect breakfast treat! Can’t wait to make a batch, Jen!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I’ve never made breakfast cookies! I think I need to just so I can have an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast. 😉
I get super excited any time I bake something for the very first time and it turns out right, even after the 3rd or 4th try. I recently had this experience with profiteroles, a huge challenge for me. And when they finally turned out the way they were supposed to, I danced all over the kitchen!
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
YUM!! I would love one or two of these banana oatmeal breakfast cookies right now! 🙂 Pinned!
Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says
My kids love breakfast cookies, have done with granola before. But banana in there will keep it all so moist. Must try your version!!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says
I TOTALLY do recipe happy dances too! My little dog looks at me like I’ve gone crazy, and when I start singing, she barks and whines… Guess I really should stick to singing in the shower. 😉 Cookies for breakfast = beyond brilliant!! I’m always looking for ways to “sneak” in extra desserts! Already pinned!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I have never made breakfast cookies, but I think I need too! What a great recipe for on the go!
Laura O| Petite Allergy Treats says
You’re my new hero Jen! First, I totally do the happy dance when recipes work… Second, cookies for BREAKFAST!!! Yum. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Night Fever
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
I highly approve of cookies for breakfast!! These look perfect.
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
These cookies look SO good Jen! And I love how healthy and light you made these. Perfect for breakfast 🙂 Pinned!
[email protected] says
I dance when a recipe turns out well too! Thank you for sharing these. I’ve never thought to have cookies for breakfast. These are nutrient dense and I can’t wait to try out the recipe!
April the Healthy Mom says
I’m all for healthy snacks, and I have a feeling this will be my new favorite. 🙂 By the way, did you try this with apple too? I wonder which version is better.
OMG no! I need to try them in apple! Thanks for the inspiration! xo!
Hello, I just made these and they are delicious. I halved the suggested amount of white sugar (for my conscious -haha!). Also added flax seeds.
Really easy to make with a pint-sized sous chef! We were happy that we could eat as much batter as we wanted… no raw eggs. Thanks!
Will share with ‘eggless’ friends.
Yay! So glad you liked them!!
These are amazing! Loved by my entire family (and that includes 2 picky eaters).
Lisa Huth says
Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made an adjusted version, necessary because of my son’s peanut allergy. I substituted 1/4 cup Nutella for the peanut butter, with great success! I wasn’t sure if raisins & Nutella would work well, so this time I left them out, but my son thinks we should try them next time. I also didn’t add any extra sugar, since Nutella is very sweet (although my husband wouldn’t have minded them a little sweeter). I also used rolled oats instead of quick oats, & they worked fine. 10 minutes bake time on parchment paper was perfect. I’m not sure any will be left for breakfast tomorrow 🙂 … Thank you again for a great way to use those overripe bananas!
I’m thrilled you liked this recipe and were able to adjust it for allergies! Thanks for your sweet comment!
[email protected] says
Just pulled these outta the oven! They are delightful 🙂
So happy you liked them!!! 🙂
Very good healthy cookie. Added pecans because I didn’t have crunchy peanut butter. Used rolled oats because that is what I had on hand. Guilt free cookies that taste good. Thanks for the recipe.
I’m so happy you liked them!!Thanks for the nice comment!
Nina Paul says
Cookies have always been my weakness. But with this banana oatmeal, I don’t have to worry about calories and have them.