Healthy Breakfast Cookies

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Cookies for breakfast?  I’m in.

These breakfast cookies are a portable way to get all the benefits of a healthy bowl of oatmeal in the palm of your hand.  Without all the dripping and mess.

breakfast cookies

I originally made this recipe to try and break my son of his two cereal bar a morning habit, but he is too freaked out by the cookies for breakfast concept to try them. More for me, I guess!
My recipe calls for craisins, sunflower seeds, and pecans to amp up the nutritional factor of the cookies, but you can substitute your favorite oatmeal mix-ins: raisins, diced apples, walnuts, etc.

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If you find a combination of flavors that is out of this world, let us know so we can try it too!

(adapted from Wise Bread)
3 mashed bananas
1/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 cup craisins
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp vanilla
1 T cinnamon
1 T sugar
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon the dough by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool and serve.  Leftovers can be frozen.

EDIT:  Several readers have asked for the nutritional information for this recipe.  I used an online nutrition calculator and estimate amounts and ingredients as best I could.  I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the information from this third party site, but it should give you a good idea.

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Thanks,  Jessica Hill
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  1. alexandra says

    I made a batch of these for my kindergartener to take to school. I put in a little bit of mini chocolate chips, yogurt chips, raisins, sunflower seeds, apple bits and crasins. I will see if he likes them or not! I am in love with them especially being pregnant and they are healthy so I must refrain myself from eating them all

  2. Brenda says

    I just made these and I am wondering why you add milk. They were ok but I had to bake them much longer because they were so wet. I would leave out the milk next time.

  3. Elise says

    Do you refrigerate left overs or just leave them out i want to make like a batch for a week what are your recommendations on how long they can be out?

    • madincrafts says

      I left them in a sealed container on our counter for a few days, but by then they were all done. I am sorry I can't give you good recommendations for how long they will last. You should be able to freeze them in small batches if that helps.


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