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banana oatmeal breakfast cookies

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies


  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 15-16 cookies 1x

Description

These banana oatmeal breakfast cookies are made with zero added sugar, so they’re the perfect healthy breakfast cookie for toddlers AND adults! They’re a chewy banana oatmeal cookie made with apple butter and dates for natural sweetness.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large overripe banana
  • 6 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup natural smooth peanut butter*
  • 1/4 cup apple butter*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts

 Mommy Mix-ins*

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Using a food processor, blend the dates with the banana until combined into a “dough” ball. Add the peanut butter, apple butter, oats, salt, cinnamon, pepitas, raisins and hemp hearts and pulse a few times until combined. Do not overmix!
  3. Using 2 tbsp of dough at a time, shape 9 baby-sized cookies and place on the baking sheet; cookies will not spread so you can place them fairly close together.
  4. Mommy cookies: Add the chocolate chips, cranberries and flax into the remaining dough. Using 1/4 cup of dough, shape 6-7 larger sized cookies onto the other baking sheet.
  5. Bake the baby cookies for 13-14 minutes and the larger cookies for 15-16 minutes or until the edges are firm and slightly brown
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely

Notes

  1. *You may use another nut butter if you prefer; almond butter would be great here. I have not tried these cookies with non-natural peanut butter, but it should work fine.
  2. *You may use a different fruit butter, or applesauce, but using applesauce will make the cookies a bit more crumbly
  3. *These are only ideas! You can try all sorts of mix-ins as long as you keep it to about 3/4 cup. I’ve placed the cranberries in the “Mommy” section as they contain added sugar, and the flax is here because too much fiber is not great for babies under 1.
  4. *You may make these cookies all for baby or all for Mommy; simply skip step 4 or step 6 accordingly
  5. *For additional sweetness add 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup to the dough. Be sure not to give honey to children under the age of 1.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: banana oatmeal breakfast cookies // apple butter cookies // healthy breakfast cookies and bars

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