Breakfast cookies have been all the rage on Pinterest. I see them every time I log in. I finally decided to try them since I had some really ripe bananas to use. I originally found a recipe from The Burlap Bag, but of course I always add my own touch. I love recipes that are simple and use whole ingredients. Adding the flax seed gives them a punch of Omega 3’s. My kids were too skeptical to try them, but if I make them enough times I think they will give in. Someone had recommended using applesauce instead of bananas for this recipe. Either way, I like that this uses whole, simple ingredients. It’s very easy for kids to make. My 4 year old loved making this recipe with me.
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup whole flaxseed, processed in coffee grinder
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats, semi processed in coffee grinder (may use quick oats in place)
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life allergen friendly chocolate chips), nuts, or dried fruit of choice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place parchment paper on cookie sheet.
- Process flax and oats in a coffee grinder.
- Mash banana in a medium bowl with potato masher or fork. Add oats and flax.
- Add chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
- Let cool.
- I enjoy with some peanut butter.
*If you follow a gluten free diet, use gluten free oats.