Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

In Brunch, Desserts & Drinks, Snacks by sarawalkenbach9 Comments

Cookies for breakfast? Yes! These easy Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies are full of nutrients and a bit of sweetness. Without a doubt, you won’t feel guilty giving your kids (or self) one of these wholesome cookies to start the day.

Why I Love This Recipe.

With the amount of refined sugar in “kid” cereals, I created this recipe in the hope that my kids will eat a healthier breakfast. These banana oatmeal cookies are a quick nourishing breakfast that I love as much as my kids.

Here are a few other reasons why we love these cookies:

  • The ingredients will satiate until lunch.
  • They freeze well.
  • Chocolate chips are in them.
  • A cookie for breakfast is always a hit.

So, give the kids and yourself something wholesome to start their day right.

Healthy Banana Breakfast Cookies
Chia Seeds and Flax seed add a nutritious punch to these yummy breakfast cookies.

Looking for a more-savory brunch recipe, try my Green Chili Crustless Quiche. Make them into muffin cups for an easy grab and go breakfast.

What Makes these Cookies Healthy?

Not only are Banana Breakfast Cookies delicious, but also chalked full of healthy ingredients. So, let’s break them down:

Bananas

Bananas are packed full of nutrients. According to Healthline.com’s article, 11 Evidence Based Health Benefits of Bananas, they aid in digestion and in heart health. They are also rich in antioxidants.

These antioxidants are linked to many health benefits, such as a reduced risk of heart disease and degenerative illnesses

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Healthy Fats

These tasty cookies contain both peanut butter and coconut oil. Peanut butter contains Omega-6 fatty acid, which lowers bad cholesterol.

According to Healthline.com, “Coconut oil is a good source of antioxidants, which provide anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and brain-protective effects.”

Substitute any kind of nut butter for the peanut butter. Also, substitute avocado oil or butter for the coconut oil.

Fiber

Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts are all high in fiber. It helps us feel full to keep our hunger in check. These breakfast cookies not only have fiber from oats, but also whole wheat flour, bananas, flax and chia seeds.

Substitute gluten-free flour for the whole wheat flour in this recipe.

Sweetness

These healthy banana cookies are sweetened with maple syrup. Now, maple syrup is still sugar, however it does have a lower glycemic index than sugar. Natural sweeteners are always better than the refined white stuff.

If you like this cookie recipe, you’ll love Cranberry Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies.

How to Make Healthy Banana Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are both wholesome and easy to make. Thus, you just need 2 bowls, a whisk, and a scoop (or spoon).

  1. Mash ripe bananas with a fork, mix in rest of wet ingredients
  2. Mix together dry ingredients
  3. Combine the wet & dry, and scoop out on a cookie sheet
  4. Flatten, bake, and enjoy!

Substitutions

There are many ways to customize this recipe to your liking or dietary needs. Here are a few suggestions:

  • 1/2 cup chopped Almonds, Pecans, or Pistachios
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds or Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Butter or another Nut Butter
  • 1/2 cup dried Cranberries or Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Nibs
  • Avocado oil or Butter

If you like this wholesome Banana Breakfast Cookie recipe, then you also will like this Peanut Butter Energy Ball recipe or Double Chocolate Cherry Energy Balls. These energy balls have similar ingredients to healthy Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies. Both recipes have a healthy fat, a complex carbohydrate, fiber, and omegas to keep you truckin’ through the day.

These cookies freeze well too. Freeze half the batch for the following week.

Looking for more snack ideas for kids, you’ll love my 8 Healthy Kid Snacks article.

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Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookie

Sara Walkenbach
Who doesn't love a cookie! Start your day off right with a wholesome one. They're easy to make, kids love them, and they freeze well. So, make a batch and freeze half for the following week.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 186 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Medium Cookie/Ice Cream Scoop optional

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter or other nut/seed butter
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil melted
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups Quick Oats
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour or 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour or Gluten Free 1:1 Flour
  • 1/4 cup Flax Seeds milled
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips or Carob Nibs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add rest of wet ingredients, and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just incorporated. With a medium cookie scoop (or spoon), scoop into golf ball size balls. Place on greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they no longer look wet, and are starting to get golden. Let cool. Enjoy!

Notes

To store, place in airtight container for up to 4 days. Can also be kept in fridge. 
These freeze well. Once cooled completely, place in freezer zip bag and freeze.
Change up the recipe by adding nuts, seeds, spices. Swap out flour for gluten free options. Swap out peanut butter for sunflower butter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
Keyword banana breakfast cookie, grab and go breakfast, healthy banana cookie, hearty cookie, kid breakfast cookie, peanut butter banana breakfast, wholesome breakfast
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    1. Author

      I’m so glad you like the Healthy Hearty Banana Breakfast Cookies, Lisa. I appreciate you trying my recipes!

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