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Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Banana oatmeal breakfast cookies are the perfect meal prep to keep you on track during the week for a quick grab and go breakfast.

banana oatmeal breakfast cookies  on a wire rack with the focus on one cookie

If you’re looking for an easy breakfast prep idea for the week, these banana oatmeal breakfast cookies are it. They are simple and so good.

Banana and oats are the base of these cookies, and who wouldn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast? Especially ones that are quick, made all in one bowl, and have chocolate chips.

banana oatmeal breakfast cookies on a wire rack

What are the benefits of eating breakfast?

Eating a nutritious breakfast every morning decreases hunger and cravings throughout the day. It also helps with concentration. 

banana oatmeal breakfast cookies on a wire rack

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made with real ingredients
  • Great breakfast meal prep
  • Great for kids
  • Easy to grab and go
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Ingredients 

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Ripe bananas – Ripe bananas add to the sweetness of these cookies. When your bananas start getting brown and soft is the perfect time to make this recipe.
  • Rolled oats
  • Almond butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips
banana oatmeal breakfast cookies on a wire rack with one cookie cut in half and in focus

How to make this recipe

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can lightly spray the baking sheet with cooking spray, but parchment paper works best.

2 – Peel the bananas and place them in a large mixing bowl. With the back of a fork mash them up until they are puréed.

3 – Add in the oats and nut butter. I use almond butter for this recipe, but any nut butter will work.

4 – Add in the maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Mix everything together well. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.

5 – Bake cookies for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow the cookies to fully cool before removing them from the baking sheet.

This recipe makes about 12 large cookies. I like to use an ice cream scoop, or a larger cookie scoop, to scoop the cookies onto the baking sheet.

Once the cookies are scooped out, lightly press them down a bit. The cookies won’t change shape much during the baking process, so I like to press them down a bit so they are flatter like a cookie and not too rounded.

banana oatmeal breakfast cookies scooped on a baking sheet
banana oatmeal breakfast cookies spread out on a wire rack

How do I store my Breakfast Cookies?

Once cookies are cooled, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

Can I freeze my Breakfast Cookies?

Yes! Wrap cookies tightly in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 4 months. These are perfect for meal prep since they defrost quickly and can also be warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds too. 

banana oatmeal breakfast cookie cut in half and in focus on a wire rack

Calories per serving (1 cookie): 161

Yield: 12 Servings

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

banana oatmeal breakfast cookies with the focus on one cookie

Banana oatmeal breakfast cookies are the perfect meal prep to keep you on track during the week for a quick grab and go breakfast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add bananas. With the back of a fork mash bananas until fully mashed. Add oats, almond butter, maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Mix together with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are combined well.
  3. With a large cookie scoop, scoop mixture into 12 cookies, evenly spread out onto lined baking sheet. Lightly press down cookies so they are not in a mound. The shape won't change much during the baking process.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Leave on baking sheet to cool for 30 minutes. Once fully cooled, transfer to air tight container or resealable zip top bag.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Tammy

Friday 7th of February 2020

I have a pretty big sweet tooth so breakfast cookies are right up my alley! These look and sound so good! perfect on the go snack too!

simplylowcal

Friday 7th of February 2020

Thanks, Tammy! I hope you enjoy. :)

Rebecca

Friday 7th of February 2020

this is one of my favorite ways to use up overripe bananas! yours look so chocolatey and good

simplylowcal

Friday 7th of February 2020

Thanks, Rebecca. :)

Pamela

Friday 7th of February 2020

We love making a big batch of these and freezing them for breakfast on the go!

simplylowcal

Friday 7th of February 2020

They make a great meal prep. :)

Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Friday 7th of February 2020

Everyone at my house loved it! Tasted SO good!

simplylowcal

Friday 7th of February 2020

That's great to hear. :)

Alison

Friday 7th of February 2020

These breakfast cookies are irresistible! Soft, chewy, and chocolatey! I could eat them all day!

simplylowcal

Friday 7th of February 2020

Thanks, Alison. :)

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