Cookies for Breakfast? I Say Yes!
When you were a kid did you ever dream of waking up to homemade cookies for breakfast?
Sounds yummy, huh?
Well, these cookies are the perfect morning treat because they are packed with healthy vitamins and contain no added sugar!
BREAKFAST COOKIES CONTAIN NO ADDED SUGAR
Plus, you only need three ingredients!
I love how simple they are to throw together in the morning, as I have become less of a big breakfast gal.
Sure, I love to make my kids pancakes and scrambled eggs, but other than that, I want something easy and quick.
The bad thing about easy and quick breakfast solutions is that they’re typically not the healthiest of choices.
Sugar-filled instant oatmeal packets, sugar-filled cereals and don’t forget those sugar-filled pastries and pop-tarts!
These breakfast cookies make me feel good when I serve them to my kiddos.
The kids get their “cookies for breakfast” dream come true, and I know they’re enjoying a healthy, real food breakfast.
Seriously, who wants to feed their kids stuff with 30 difficult-to-pronounce ingredients?
HOW TO MAKE BREAKFAST COOKIES
First, you’ll mash up your ripe bananas with a fork. No need for a hand mixer, just use a fork and get mashing!
Next, stir in the rolled oats.
Then, you’ll gently “fold” in the chocolate chips (sometimes I sneak in some coconut flakes or dried fruit too!) and roll into balls.
Then you can gently press balls into a traditional cookie shape and bake on parchment paper.
And cookies are DONE.
Can’t get any easier than that!
HOW DO YOU FREEZE BREAKFAST COOKIES
Breakfast cookies can be frozen up to six months in an airtight container, freezer-friendly container. Use Parchment paper between layers.
MIX IN SUGGESTIONS FOR BREAKFAST COOKIES
Mixins can add extra protein, fiber, and flavor!
- Chia seeds: 1-2 tablespoons
- Protein powder: 1-2 tablespoons
- Dried cranberries
- Crushed walnuts or almonds
- White chocolate chips
Breakfast cookies are a great way to sneak some fruit in early in the morning!
CAN YOU MAKE BREAKFAST COOKIES GLUTEN-FREE?
Just use gluten-free rolled oats! You won’t find a smidgen of flour in these cookies, but we know rolled oats is a controversial topic in the gluten-free world, so use a rolled oats brands you trust!
Rolled oats have been one of my fave ingredients for a couple of years now.
They have taken easy baking to the next level.
I love to throw a handful in my shakes and smoothies too!
These cookies are just one more excuse to enjoy some healthy rolled oats in the morning!
If you’re a busy mom and you’re looking for something super-quick but healthy to feed your family in the mornings, you definitely need to try these simple, healthy cookies.
Plus we always drink milk with our cookies — so you get some added calcium right there!
SEE BREAKFAST COOKIE RECIPE BELOW!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir rolled oats and bananas until thoroughly combined.
- Gently, stir in chocolate chips.
- Roll cookies into 2 inch balls, and then flatten to make the perfect cookie shape.
- Bake on parchment lined cookie sheet for 12 minutes.