Strawberry Banana Breakfast Cookies

I love dessert. Let’s face it, who doesn’t? So, when I see the phrase ‘breakfast cookie’ on a recipe, I kinda might freak out a little bit. I’ve seen breakfast cookies recipes all over the internet lately. Pinterest is full of them. They all involve similar things: oats, banana, and something to give it flavor. They are literally small round delicious cookies of baked oatmeal. I have tried them a few times and they always make my day.

This morning I was looking through our fridge and realized we had some strawberries that were about to go bad. I looked on the counter and saw some bananas we not long for this kitchen, either. So…I thought to myself, I should make breakfast cookies with bananas and strawberries. Such a great idea. It managed to clean out both my fridge and counter top. The best part is that I made my husband try them and for the first time ever he actually liked them! Too bad that means now I have to share!

These cookies are so easy to make. And, since the ingredients are wholesome, healthy, real ingredients, you do not have to feel guilty eating them. I mean, seriously, it’s a good thing I made them after lunch or I would have devoured them. As it is, I now have breakfast set for part of the week. I see that as a HUGE win.

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Cookies

INGREDIENTS
1 2/3 cup oats (use gluten-free oats, if needed)
2 large ripe bananas
1 cup strawberries, preferably overly ripe ones
1 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
1. Put all ingredients in a large bowl.

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2. Mash the ingredients all together until well-mixed. I used a potato masher to do this. You could also use your hands.

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3. Place on greased cookie sheets in approximately tablespoon sized balls. Flatten with a fork to be cookie-shaped. This made 27 cookies for me.

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4. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

5. Remove from oven once the top has begun to brown.

6. Enjoy your ridiculously healthy cookie. You might even want to share…maybe.

Nutritional Information: (1/27th of recipe): 30 calories, 1g protein, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugar

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Cookies

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

What do you do when you are bored? Watch TV? Read? Maybe workout? Personally, I bake. A little while ago I got bored. So, I started thinking of things I could bake. I was really, really, really craving some chocolate chip cookies, but I did not have any butter in the house. Solution: Use an avocado instead.

Brilliant.

The avocado gave these cookies the most moist, cake-like texture you can imagine. My husband absolutely loved them. I always know I’ve come up with a good recipe when he approves. In fact, once I finish this posting I’m going to go make some more for him. That’s how much he liked them. They were pretty easy to whip up, too. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fast, easy (semi-healthy) cookie.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS
1 avocado
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS
1. Mash the avocado in a bowl.
2. Add in egg and vanilla and stir.
3. Add in flour, sugars, salt, and baking soda and stir until well mixed.
4. Mix in chocolate chips.
5. Place dough in fridge for 15-20 minutes to chill.
6. While dough is chilling pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
7. Place approximately 1 tbsp sized cookies on cookie tray and bake for 7-10 minutes in pre-heated oven, until bottom starts to brown.
8. Makes 36 cookies.

Nutritional information: (For one of 36 cookies): 43 calories, 1g protein, 9g carbs, 0g fiber, 6g sugar