Low fat AND low calorie Breakfast Cookies are super easy to make and perfect for meal prep! No flour, oil, dairy, eggs or refined sugars.
Super quick and easy to make healthy 2-ingredient breakfast cookies (or banana cookies) took the internet by storm a few years ago, and now they’re BACK! I posted these ones when I was just starting out on Instagram with people all over the place going NUTS making them, because they come in at only 48 calories EACH!
- Kids LOVE them in school lunch boxes and enjoy them as snacks ✔︎
- Husband loves them (that’s the deal sealer) ✔︎
- Mother’s NEED them as emergency breakfast-on-the-go ✔︎
The reason I’m calling them breakfast cookies is because that’s what they’ve become in my house of chaos. Move over cereal.
Breakfast cookies are the ultimate transportable breakfast cereal *slash* porridge *slash* oatmeal without a bowl. I can’t tell you how many times these cookies have saved us during the typical morning chaos. School runs = running late while spilling hot coffee all over my pants. Arguing with kids while unloading and loading (or cramming) the dishwasher. Last minute uniform ironing followed by an emergency evacuation with kids in tow which almost always ends in manic driving. All by 8:30am, leaving no time to eat breakfast in between. I need a drink… I mean, a coffee.
The struggle is real.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY BANANA BREAKFAST COOKIES
- Mash bananas together with quick oats
- Add in anything else you like
It’s kind of unfair to write out a whole post on these Breakfast Cookies when they’re not really a recipe. HowEVER, a few followers have asked for printable versions of the recipe. So. I took step-by-steps to show how easy these are to make.
Once you’ve made the base (2 bananas, 1 3/4 cup quick oats), you can add anything you like. I love chocolate chips (um, no surprises), peanut flour (or any nut butter you have), ground cinnamon and I LOVE adding honey. It makes them super moist in the middle, adding an epic soft-chewiness. BUT! You don’t have to. Because who am I to tell you what to do? Exactly.
If you haven’t made Breakfast Cookies before, it’s important to note that they don’t spread and shape themselves into normal cookie shapes. How they’re placed on the cookie sheet is how they will come out. Flatten them down with the back of a metal spoon (or use your fingertips lightly dipped in a bit of water as the dough is a little sticky), and shape them into round cookies.
BREAKFAST COOKIES MEAL PREP
Once your breakfast cookies are baked, allow them to cool for a few minutes before eating them. They are hard to resist, but it IS better than the alternate 80 degree burns. Serve as you would breakfast. Dunk them in milk, coffee, milky tea, or hot chocolate. The world is your breakfast cookie.
You’ll be making these weekly. Monthly. Ummmm. Daily. They are the perfect on-the-go meal prep cookie!
MORE HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES
*ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FEB 17, 2016*
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 3/4 cups quick oats*
- 4 tablespoons peanut flour or any nut butter
- 1/4 cup chocolate Chips (I use semi-sweet,dark or miniature)
- 1-2 teaspoons honey (adjust to your taste preference)
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup Nutella or any hazelnut spread
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
- 1/3 cup crushed nuts of choice (pecans, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, etc)
- 1/3 cup dried fruit (think cranberries, raisins, sultanas, chopped dates)
- 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (adjust to your taste preferences)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- Preheat oven to 175°C | 350°F.
- Mash bananas in a shallow bowl. Add in the oats and mix well to combine. Fold in any optional add-ins you like (I added 4 level tablespoons of peanut flour, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons of honey into these).
- Line baking tray/sheet with baking/parchment paper and drop one tablespoon of cookie dough per cookie onto tray. Press down with the back of a metal spoon and shape into cookies (these will not spread into shape like normal cookies).
- Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on your oven, or until cookies are lightly golden on top and just set to the touch. (Keep an eye on them after 10 minutes, as they can bake faster depending on how hot your oven is before baking.)
- Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.