Banana Breakfast Cookies


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Banana Breakfast Cookies are loaded with everything you need to get your day off to a good start. Oats, nuts and of course bananas!

This easy breakfast cookie recipe is reminiscent of our favorite banana bread recipe and is perfect to grab and go on a busy morning!

banana breakfast cookies stacked on a cooling rack

Cookies for Breakfast?

Breakfast cookies are soft cookies packed with nuts, dried fruits, and whole grains (and a few chocolate chips for good measure). The texture of these cookies is not like regular Chocolate Chip Cookies or Oatmeal Cookies because they don’t have much added fat and they do have a lot of moisture from the bananas.

The texture is more similar to a banana bread.

To Make Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies require very little prep.

Bananas, egg and oats in a bowl for making breakfast cookies

  1. Place all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the liquid and stir to combine.
  4. Drop spoonfuls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, press with a fork to flatten. Bake, cool and serve.

Dough for banana breakfast cookies in a bowl

Add Ins

You can substitute other nuts, seeds or dried fruit for the raisins and walnuts according to your preference. Almonds, peanuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pepitas, dried currants or dates are all suitable options that will work equally well.

Banana breakfast cookies on a baking tray.

How to Store

Banana breakfast cookies will last in the refrigerator for four days, or in the freezer for up to four months. This makes them a convenient make-ahead cookie.

Remove as many as you need in the morning and return the rest to the freezer. They defrost quickly but can be microwaved for a  few seconds to warm slightly if needed.

More Grab ‘n Go Breakfasts

We love these banana cookies because they make mornings simple and delicious. Just grab one of these on your way out the door and munch them on your way to work or school for a quick and filling breakfast on the go!

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Review Recipe

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Easy breakfast cookies are perfect for any time of day!! Bananas, oats and nuts make these delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Place heaping tablespoons on a parchment lined pan and gently press with a fork.
  4. Bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
  5. Store in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information does not include optional ingredients.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 63, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 105mg, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 20%, Vitamin C: 1.4%, Calcium: 12%, Iron: 0.5%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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banana breakfast cookies stacked on a cooling rack

Banana breakfast cookies stacked on a cooling rack.
Banana breakfast cookies stacked on a cooling rack.
Banana breakfast cookies stacked on a cooling rack.

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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