These banana breakfast cookies are a fantastic alternative to sugar-laden cereal bars for breakfast, but are just as tasty!
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Call them homemade cereal bars or breakfast cookies or banana cakes. These banana breakfast “cookies” are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without eating a bunch of sugar!
They’re perfect for on the go breakfast, dunking in tea, or a health-conscious dessert. They’re gluten free, dairy free, and have no added sugar. What more can you possibly ask for in a sweet snack???
There’s only about 5 minutes of actual work, plus letting the batter rest and bake! Not a bad trade for cookies.
For the raisins and craisins, use whichever you prefer. I did 1/2 cup of the two combined, slightly more raisins.
You’ve got two options here for combining everything. The slightly faster one is a blender, which I’ve laid out below. You can also combine in a bowl and use a hand mixer to blend. I like the blender method better, just for having fewer dishes to wash.
Banana Breakfast Cookies
- 3 small or 2 large ripe bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups quick oatmeal
- 1/2 cup raisins + craisins
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Combine bananas, applesauce, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a blender, then add the oatmeal on top.
- Blend everything. You don’t need to completely emulsify the oats – once about half of them are broken down, stop. Add the raisins and craisins, then stir with a spoon to combine.
- Let the dough rest for about 15 minutes, then spoon into circles on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and set.
- Let rest a few minutes on the parchment paper, then serve!
That’s all it takes for a healthy breakfast or dessert option! What’s your favorite thing to grab for breakfast?