Oat and Banana Breakfast Cookies

I have found yet another way to combine oats and bananas to make a yummy, healthy breakfast!  And blueberries and chocolate for good measure.  These are so simple, you can add whatever you want, and they only take 10 minutes to bake, which is good because Rian really loves them now and keeps asking me to make them, so it’s only 10 minutes of listening to “Mommy, I want cookies!”

I really like them with blueberries.  They’re really delicious and I can’t stop eating them!  Rian likes the chocolate and coconut ones.  Oran loves them both.

They’re just made of oats and banana (with whatever other things you want) so are really healthy.  They’d be perfect for snacks for kids, for lunchboxes, picnics, or just as an easy breakfast.  They’re great for baby led weaning too.  We’ve been having them as a snack before bed all week.

They’re soft and chewy, naturally sweet and filling.

You can put the ingredients in a food processor to blend it all up, or simply mash the bananas and mix with oats if you like an oatier cookie.  I blended up the ingredients with a hand blender and that worked really well too.

Rian’s serving suggestion is to dunk them in a glass of soy milk.

Try them with raisins, dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, orange zest, lemon zest, vanilla extract, raspberries, chopped dates, cinnamon, grated apple, chopped nuts, seeds, or anything else you feel like.

 

 

Ingredients (makes about 6 cookies)

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 banana
  • A small handful of fresh blueberries

How it’s made:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Either mash the banana and mix with the oats or blend them both together with a food processor or hand blender.
  • Stir in the blueberries.
  • Line a cookie tray with a non-stick baking paper.
  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking tray and slightly flatten.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes.

Chocolate and Coconut Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients (makes about 6 cookies):

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 banana
  • 1/8 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/8 cup of desiccated coconut

How it’s made:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Either mash the banana and mix with the oats, cocoa powder and coconut, or blend them all together with a food processor or hand blender.
  • Line a cookie tray with a non-stick baking paper.
  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking tray and slightly flatten.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes.