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