Ari and I are both breakfast lovers. On the weekends we indulge with breakfast potatoes, omelets, pancakes, waffles and ice cream crepes (not all at once, don’t worry!). During the week, however, we both have to get up relatively early, so we typically just grab something quick to eat. Ari usually just eats a bagel and I like to switch it up with either some sort of oatmeal, cereal or toast. Lately I’ve been making baked oatmeal on Sunday night so that I have something prepared for the whole week. A coworker of mine had mentioned an oatmeal cookie that she makes when she is craving something sweet, and so I decided to try it out. And boy were they delicious!! I know these will be my go to breakfast for the rest of the week and Ill probably keep making them for weeks to come!
They are relatively healthy and have no added sugar! Here is the recipe:
Take 3 ripe bananas and mash them in a mixing bowl (I used a potato masher). Add 1/3 cup of applesauce (unsweetened), 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (or dried fruit, coconut, etc) If you want you can add 1 tsp of cinnamon as well (I left this out, because lately I cannot stand the taste of cinnamon, CRAZY cause I used to love it on everything!) Mix well and then spoon onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 15-25 minutes (Cooking time will vary depending on how thick you make the cookies. I was being lazy and made mine relatively thick since I didn’t want to prepare another baking sheet. Mine took approximately 25-30 minutes ( I am extremely bad at remembering to set a timer, so I just kinda guess)).
These cookies are very filling! I am excited to have Ari try these!( I just cant tell him they have bananas in them 😉 )
Now I am craving breakfast potatoes and omelets… so looks like that’s what’s for dinner!
I’d love to hear about your go to breakfast!
The cookies smelled so yummy, I had to shove a cookie in my face before I snapped this picture 😉
Happy Cooking XO