Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies
No, you did not read the title wrong. ‘Cookie’ and ‘breakfast’ in the same title. Yup, these cookies are for breakfast my friends. Who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast?!
You might be thinking that cookies are not an acceptable breakfast, but don’t be fooled, these cookies are nutritious, and contain no butter or oil, or added sugar! And for all you lactose sensitive peeps, these cookies are also dairy-free! They will fill you up without all the guilt of a regular cookie!
I’m loving these cookies this time of year as the kids head back to school. You can easily grab these when you are in the morning rush and eat them on-the-go, but they also are great for snacks! Not only will the kids love them, but they are adult friendly too. I like to take them in the car to eat when I don’t have time to eat breakfast at home.
One tip – since there isn’t a lot of fat in these, I like to keep them stored in the freezer so they stay nice and fresh. They defrost quickly on the counter or you can stick them in the microwave for a few seconds if needed.
I added sliced almonds to these and topped them with a small handful of chocolate chips. The recipe below is the base recipe so feel free to leave them plain or you can also add in nuts, chocolate chips, or raisins if desired!
Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies
These delicious and nutritious cookies you or the kids can enjoy for breakfast! Made with oats, no butter or oils, and sweetened with honey!
- 1 large banana (1/2 cup), mashed
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- Optional mix-ins: sliced almonds, chocolate chips, raisins, etc.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the banana, peanut butter, honey, applesauce, and the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until well-combined. Stir in the raisins or dried cranberries.
- Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with non-stick spray) or a baking mat. Drop the dough onto the pan using a 1/4 cup measure. Leave approximately 3 inches in between each cookie. Wet a spatula and flatten down the mounds of dough so they are about 1/2 inch thick.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until browned.
If you want your cookies to be sweeter, add another 1/4 cup of honey to the recipe. Due to the low fat content in these cookies, they are best eaten within 3 days, however they can be frozen to keep them longer.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
Calculations do not include any mix-ins or toppings.
77 Comments on “Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies”
What a perfect way to start the day! I bought a huge bag of ripe bananas and maxed out on different banana muffin recipes, I’ll have to give these a try!
Thanks, Anna! I love banana bread, muffins, cookies, anything! lol
Those look amazing! I’m up for any kind of cookie I can eat for breakfast! YUM!
I have copied this recipe because I am sooooo making these today!! Woohooo!! These sound like a perfect breakfast/snack idea. I bought a bunch of oatmeal (another sale) and now I need to find ways to use it up. This is fantastic. Have a great weekend! ! Ramona
I hope you like them, Ramona! Definitely not as sugary or doughy as a regular cookie, but perfect for a more nutritious breakfast!
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Aw, thanks so much for the sweet comment, Lisa!
Cookies for breakfast? Sounds good to me!!
Wow, these cookies look very moist. I love banana, so this recipe is a winner in my book.
Thanks, Jennie! They are really moist!
Stephanie, these breakfast cookies look irresistible! Love the simplicity of your recipe and I love having something sweet in the morning, so I’ll be trying these! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Georgia! I hope you like them!
I want a cookie for breakfast! I do! I do! Especially if they are these cookies.
Haha! You can totally eat these for breakfast!
Adore these! Perfect for breakfast (or lunch or dinner!)
Thanks, Cassie! :)
I am all for advocating cookies for breakfast.
Thanks, Erin! Me too!
Cookies for breakfast?? Yes please! These sound great Steph!
That is my kinda cookie!!
Would it so not be ok to eat this for breakfast if I used Cookie Butter instead of PB? LOL Love this idea, it would be great to pack in my gym bag. Need to try this!
Haha! Cookie butter would be amazing in these!
Yummy! Banana cookies that are socially acceptable to eat for breakfast? I’ll take 20!
20 it is!
Cookies for breakfast! You know I’m all over this idea!!
I’ve always loved breakfast cookies. An oat-banana cookie sounds like the perfect start to the morning!
We could all use some healthy cookies in our diet and these look like just the ticket. With the applesauce in there I am sure I will not miss the butter. Well done-yum!
Thank you, Tina! Because there is not much flour in these, they are pretty moist! I definitely didn’t miss the butter!
If you insist I have cookies for breakfast, I will not say no – these look deliciously decadent :D
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Thank you! :)
If I could I would totally marry this cookie!
Haha! I give you this cookie’s hand in marriage!
Uh, oh…I know tomorrow morning I’ll wake up in the mood for cookies ;) They look wonderful….and SO much more fun than pancakes!
Thank you, Liz!
I love this! My kids wake up in the morning asking for cookies. I bet this would be a great compromise! I am totally doing this once my oven is fixed!
I hope they like them, Alyssa! You might want to add more honey to the recipe to make them sweeter/kid-friendly! :)
What a wonderful blog! Lovely photos and so easy to read! These cookies look amazing!
Thank you for the sweet compliment, Simone!
I love the idea of cookies for breakfast (and any other time of the day). Your photography is so beautiful! :)
Thank you!! :) I love cookies any time too!
The cookies look fantastic! Breakfast and cookies…brilliant!
I am sure these cookies would make for a very healthy and delicious breakfast. Lovely post
Thank you! They make me feel much less guilty about eating a cookie for breakfast!
Great thing about being adult is that no one tells me what I should be eating for breakfast. Even breakfast “cookies”. Well, now that I have two young kids, not sure how I can deal with them, but I can ALWAYS eat cookies for breakfast before they wake up! =) These look amazingly delicious!
Haha! You are so right! We can have cookies any time we want to!
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm These look so yummy! I’ll be trying them soon!
Thanks, Holly! I hope you like them!
A cookie for breakfast? Yes please. Not only will it be delicious but super quick and convenient to grab on the way at the door. Also wanted to let you know I nominated you for an award over at my blog.
Aw, thanks, Emily! I will go check it out!
Mmmm, cookies for breakfast! And I love anything baked with banana, so this sounds pretty fabulous to me :)
Thank you, Kiri!
Cookies for breakfast…my favourite! Great pictures, too!
Thank you, Carolyn!
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I am all about cookies for breakfast…especially with the thought of Monday morning approaching! Wishing you a great week :)
Me too! I say, more cookies for breakfast!
Yum, these sound really healthy & satisfying!
These look delicious!! I am guilty of eating regular old fattening cookies for breakfast more often than I’d like to admit. So, these would be a great healthy substitute for that naughty habit of mine. Great recipe!!
These sound delicious! I love that they don’t have eggs in them and are packed full of nutritious things!
I am in love with this recipe!!! What a great recipe to enjoy when traveling too:-) Beautiful! Hugs, Terra
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Made thee this morning! Didn’t have applesauce so I used apple butter that I made last fall. And I am gluten free so I used Pamela’s GF baking mix in place of the flour. Also added some pumpkin seeds and chopped walnuts. Yum!
So glad to hear that, Susan!
They looks so delicious! I would like to make them. Quick question, do you use natural type peanut butter or processed one like jif or kraft ?
I’ve used both. The processed ones make for a sweeter and slightly more moist cookie.
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