Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oat CookiesWe have had a crazy couple weekends. I feel like I've been feeding the kids out of a cooler for days now! Most of the time they do pretty well, but when I know we're going to have really busy days I know they are not going to want to eat what I want them to eat.

One morning last week we had to run out the door right after breakfast and I had to prepare that they were going to give me a hard time about it. I decided I should make them a 'cookie' with their breakfast so that they would be excited about it! I didn't have much time so I was literally piecing a few things together out of the fridge and pantry while saying a little prayer that they turned out.

Luckily, they did and the kids ate up! The one bad thing is they took a little longer in the oven than I anticipated, but we had the time so it all worked out (they ate them in the car). They thought it was the most amazing thing that they got cookies for breakfast. It was a supermom moment.

Banana Oat Cookies

Makes 10-12

1 Banana, smashed
3/4 c old fashioned oats
1/4 c applesauce
2 T almond milk
2 T peanut butter or other nut butter
2 t cocoa
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Drop 1 1/2 T balls of the mixture on an ungreased baking sheet (I like using parchment paper too).

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Bake at 350ยบ for 35-40 minutes. You will think you are going to burn them but they take a long time to cook! Keep an eye on them so the bottoms don't burn. They will firm up a little more after you take them out.

Banana Oat Cookies

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