Monday, February 2, 2015

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies


These breakfast cookies are packed with protein and fiber and are a great way to start off a healthier day. You know we all have days like this……we stay up a little too late the night before and the next morning we sleep in longer than expected. Then to top it off we have an important meeting first thing and there is no time for a proper breakfast.

Now bring in ripe bananas, rolled oats, almond butter, honey, coconut, nuts and dried fruit. A robust combination of ingredients to help undo the damage. Also there is no flour or butter, sounding even better, right. So here is a quick and easy way to enjoy breakfast on the run. You can individually freeze each cookie and grab one as needed. Seize the day!

Ingredients:

3 medium-sized ripe bananas
1/2 cup rolls oats
1/4 cup nut butter (I used almond butter)
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup nuts (I used pistachios)
1/3 cup of dried fruit (used raisins)

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl smash bananas with the back of a wooden spoon, stir in the oats, almond butter, honey, vanilla and cinnamon, stir well. Fold in coconut and raisins and let mixture sit for 10 minutes so oats can absorb moisture.


Using a 1/4 measuring cup fill with mixture and drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.


Makes 11 cookies.

Recipe has been slightly adapted from Doctor Oz The Good Life Magazine.
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

91 comments:

  1. What a healthy and delicious breakfast cookie, it has all the food groups and is something I can eat on the bus when I am late for uni :P
    Love it!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks Uru, seems like mornings go by so fast.

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  2. This is like portable oatmeal! Perfect for a breakfast on the run, which is the kind I have more often than not. :)

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    1. Hi Theresa, yes you probably summed it up well, portable oatmeal, love it!

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  3. I am always looking for new ways to use my ripe bananas. This is a wonderful way to use them. Thsi is perfect for breakfast on teh go or snack anytime.

    Velva

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    1. Thanks Velva, the grand babies love bananas and I always buy too many, usually make bread. Thanks!

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  4. Ok, put the words breakfast and cookies together in a sentence and I'm in!! These look wonderful - perfect those days when you need a "grab & go".

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  5. I love everything about this cookie recipe! They are fantastic both for the breakfast or afternoon snack!

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    1. Thanks Angie, I ate these around the clock for a few days.

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  6. I have a feeling starting my morning with a breakfast cookie would make for a GREAT day!

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  7. I love the textures in these breakfast cookies, Cheri. Looks so satisfying!

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  8. I love breakfast cookies - thanks for sharing this. I wonder if you can freeze them? If they are all out I may end up eating more than I should - so good!

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  9. Dear Cheri, I am crazy about oatmeal cookies with raisins but these sound even much better than my usual recipe - with bananas and nuts and cinnamon - these are an absolute must-try for me!
    Hope all is well,
    Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea, I am an oatmeal and raisin cookie fan too!

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  10. Cheri, I'm crazy for oats for breakfast! and always looking for some new ways to use it! Loved your banana and oats cookies, soo my style! thanks for sharing!

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  11. I bet our boys would even like these!

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  12. Wow, do these sound good, Cheri! I love all the ingredients. I'm not a big breakfast person either, so these would be perfect for me. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks Shari, funny thing I am a big breakfast person, it's my favorite meal.

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  13. Yep! I can definitely get behind the cookie-for-breakfast movement! Sign me up :)

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  14. Love love LOVE this recipe, Cheri. All my favourite flavours and crunchy ingredients. This will be added to my shopping list and I'll be making them on the weekend! Thanks for a great recipe. Can you tell I'm a little tired of my shakes, lol. Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Robyn, oh I love your shakes, they are all so delicious!

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  15. These sound just great. I bought granola bars last weekend and really enjoyed them. Which surprised me as I don't really eat that sort of thing. So I'm intending to make a batch tomorrow. Such a good way to grab breakfast!

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    1. Thanks Johnny, these are perfect for breakfast on the run.

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  16. Oh Cheri , what a great way to start the day , I also use almond butter in recipes ... my family will love these .

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    1. Thanks Nee, I just started using almond butter, love the flavor.

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  17. I admit to preferring a sweet rather than savory breakfast so this recipe sounds perfect! I love banana in baked goods and the nuts are a great addition.

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    1. Thanks Mindy, I ate these around the clock.

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  18. Will definitely try these, they sound wonderful, a really nice healthful breakfast. I think I would like to try baking in a sheet pan and cutting into bars also. Great recipe,

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    1. Hi Suzanne, love your idea about using a sheet pan, great idea!

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  19. I love breakfast cookies, they always seem like an amazing treat!

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  20. Love it with bananas! Dunking it into fresh milk...yum!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

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    1. Thanks Girls, love that it makes the next morning so easy.....

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  21. I could do with a few of these this morning as I'm on the road and breakfast was served in the car :)

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    1. Thanks Tandy, they are great for breakfast.

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  22. What a great idea and I do love how healthy these are. I love the nuts and the nut butter xx

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  23. Cheri:

    I love this recipe. It looks easy and more importantly delicious. Best of all, I love your comment. Seize the day, indeed!

    Have a great one!

    D

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    1. Thanks Dena, I try and say Carpe diem every morning.

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  24. These look delicious, Cheri. And what I like most is I can use up my leftover fruit and nuts to make them.

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    1. Thanks Barbara, good point about using up leftover fruit and nuts.

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  25. I love these little cookies, effect for breakfast on the go and for the kids lunches. Packed with lots of good stuff to keep you going.

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    1. Thanks Bam, these would be perfect for kids lunches.

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  26. More like, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack kinda cookies.
    Have a beautiful day.
    :-) Mandy xo

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  27. Hi Cheri
    Love this robust combination of ingredients ... oats, bananas, butter, nuts .... munch these cookies at any time of the day ^-^!

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  28. Oh, I have those days nearly every day, Cheri! ;-)
    Absolutely love these. They are a perfect work-time snack. The seem like a treat but have sooo much goodness in them!

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    1. Thanks Helen, nothing like a cookie first thing in the morning.

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  29. Who doesn't want cookies for breakfast? These look wonderfully tasty, and pretty healthy. I'll bet they're filling, too. Good stuff -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John, you are so right, cookies are great!

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  30. I love cookies for breakfast! These look perfect! Thanks for the recipe Cheri!

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  31. What a delicious combination of flavours! And what a great way to start the day.

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    1. Thanks Beth, nothing like a cookie, right!

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  32. I love a good, portable breakfast for busy days and these cookies look hearty and delicious, Cheri!

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    1. Hi Susan, great definition, it really is like a portable breakfast.

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  33. Looks like a wonderful breakfast treat to enjoy.

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  34. Breakfast cookies, for the win! Well done, lady.

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  35. Love the idea of adding banana to an oat meal cookie. Yum!

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  36. Cheri, these cookies sound delicious and love addition of banana! So trying these!

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  37. Oatmeal cookie with banana sounds like a great resulting cookie.

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  38. These look amazing. I am slated to bring breakfast treats to the next staff meeting - I am going to make these! Very one will love them, Cheri!

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  39. Your banana oat cookies look sooooo good, Cheri. They do look like the perfect grab 'n go breakfast....But can I take more than one out of the freezer? Don't know if I can stop at one =)

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    1. p.s. Tweeted and G+ed...What are your Twitter and G+ handles?

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    2. Hi Kim, I don't have a twitter account, but I think my google plus handle is https://plus.google.com/108291415016434052724. Hope you like the cookies!

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  41. Hi Cheri!
    I could have sworn I saw these wonderful cookies of yours before but I think what happened was I popped by and then was disrupted by Marion. She's been doing that a lot lately, lol...

    I sure wouldn't mind one of these cookies right now. They are filled with yummy goodness!!! I'll be saving this recipe for sure, no butter, no eggs. Just my style, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing, Cheri...

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    1. Thanks Louise, you certainly can't beat cookies for breakfast.

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  42. I love a good breakfast cookie, it's like starting the day with a treat!

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    1. Thanks Phi, they are great for breakfast on the go!

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  43. What a wonderful way to start the day!

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