I had a very domestic weekend. I did lots of laundry, cleaned my apartment, prepped meals for the week so I had a delicious healthy veggie stirfry for my lunch every day, and I did some baking. I made a pumpkin loaf and then decided to try something new – breakfast cookies. I had lots of ripe bananas and didn’t want to make something unhealthy or just freeze them, so I decided to wing it and whip up some breakfast cookies. I am a oats-every-morning kind of girl, so naturally I gravitated to some form of baked oats, but I didn’t expect these to be so delicious.
I really didn’t measure when I made them, which means they are truly idiot-proof. For every banana I used, I added half a cup of oats… the rest is almost up to you! I kept them pretty plain and didn’t experiment too much, which means I do enjoy eating them with a smear of peanut butter on top! They are super chewy and keep me full for hours! Enjoy!
Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies
2 cups of quick oats (not instant oats)
4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/8 cup flax or pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup dried dates, chopped or raisins or cranberries
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
You can easily substitute the nuts and dried fruit for whatever combination suits you. You could add chocolate chips or yogurt chips if you’d like, or just toss in 1/2 of trail mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes 8 cookies.
What do you typically eat for breakfast?
Do you enjoy baking? What is your favourite thing to bake?