Confession: I don’t eat breakfast.
Well, let me clarify. I don’t eat breakfast unless it’s a giant waffle with caverns full of buttery warm syrup and maybe accompanied by some fresh fruit and a mimosa (the mimosa is not a maybe). Not gonna lie…it’s delish. But that’s a treat yoself meal. I couldn’t eat like that everyday. Everyday can’t be a holiday!
However, on the regs, I don’t eat breakfast. I know it’s the most important meal of the day and it sets you off right and blah blah. My brain KNOWS this knowledge. But my brain and my stomach…let’s just say that they don’t see eye to eye on a LOT of things. I’ve tried smoothies, but I’m not a fan. I’m not even down with milkshakes – I know. I get that eyebrow a lot. Drinking my breakfast is not my thing. Water, coffee, and tea are it for me. Oatmeal? Blah. Eggs? Yes. I can do eggs/egg whites. But eating eggs every.single.day. Booooooooring.
Long story short, I am REALLY trying to get in the breakfast groove. Not just for me, but for my son. When your 2 year old asks for coffee for breakfast – yeah, that one slams the point home. So in one of my “I really should be doing insert boring chore here, but hey Pinterest is way more fun!” moments, I stumbled upon….wait for it. BREAKFAST COOKIES! How can you go wrong with a cookie…for breakfast????
Being that I workout in the morning, I’m not into having a huge meal to start my day. Running and jumping whilst full is a recipe for disaster (at least for me, anyhow). But it would be nice to have something to quell the hangry beast that lives inside. So here we go with Healthy Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies:
- 1 large banana, mashed
- ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
- ¼ cup Truvia Baking Blend (or ½ cup sugar)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup fat-free milk
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ cup raisins (I’m not a fan of raisins, but I tried it in half of the recipe for the sake of staying true. The other half, I added ½ cup of dark chocolate chips. I went there. Gotta keep it 100.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, smash banana with a fork. Add in peanut butter and mix together. Continue adding the Truvia (or sugar), vanilla, oats, cinnamon, flour, milk, baking soda, and raisins/chocolate chips. Lightly mix until blended.
- Drop by tablespoon onto cookie sheet. Smoosh until slightly round (smoosh is a technical term).
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to rack to cool. Store all leftovers in an airtight container.
So that’s it. Not too shabby and great for on the go or when you need something to satisfy that sweet tooth! I normally am NOT a fan of raisins, but I have to say they were surprisingly good in this combo.
What do you think? Are these your thing or do you have a great breakfast idea you’d like to share?