Best Healthy & Hearty Banana Breakfast Cookies

In Brunch, Desserts & Drinks, Snacks by sarawalkenbach9 Comments

Cookies for breakfast. Yes, I said it. These easy healthy banana breakfast cookies are full of nutrients and a bit of sweetness. You won’t feel guilty giving your kids (or self) one of these cookies to start their day.

In the past we have struggled with getting the kids to eat healthy breakfast. I put my foot down on the Cinnamon Toast Cereal. The amount of refined sugar in most “kid” cereals is astonishing! Give them 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. They can be made into muffin cups too.

What Makes the Cookies Healthy?

There are a handful of healthy ingredients in these healthy banana breakfast cookies. 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 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.”

Fiber

Fiber is found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts. It helps us feel full to keep our hunger in check. These breakfast cookies have fiber from oats, whole wheat flour, bananas, flax and chia seeds.

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 pretty darn easy. You just need 2 bowls, a whisk, and a scoop.

  • Mash ripe bananas with a fork, and add rest of wet ingredients
  • Mix together dry ingredients
  • Combine the 2, and scoop out on a cookie sheet
  • Flatten, bake, and enjoy!

Substitutions

There are so 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 other Nut Butter
  • 1/2 cup dried Cranberries or Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Nibs

If you like this Healthy 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, but travel much better. 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 breakfast cookie

Hearty & Healthy Banana Breakfast Cookie

sarawalkenbach
Who doesn't love a cookie! Start your day off right with this wholesome cookie. They're easy to make and kids love them too.
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 using your hands), scoop or roll 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

These freeze well. Once cooled completely, place in freezer zip bag or container.
Make these your own. Add 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, healthy banana cookie, hearty cookie, kid breakfast cookie
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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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