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Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

As much as I love a crazy decadent breakfast like my Strawberry Nutella French Toast Rolls, that’s just not how you can eat all the time.  My breakfasts are so boring during the week you would snooze. Two eggs, either boiled or scrambled with cheese if I am feeling decadent and usually a bowl of watermelon. I eat watermelon almost every single day. It’s my thing. I love it. When I am out of watermelon, it’s usually a banana or grapes and with my usual cup of tea of course.

I’m just not an early morning eater, which must be why I love weekend brunch so darn much. I’ve usually slept in and not only that, I’m fully awake to eat by the time I prep anything.

My children however, eat a large and varied breakfast. Eggs, toast, bagels, cereal, you name it, they eat it. So these breakfast cookies are definitely for them.


I actually had a ton of bananas to use up and I was tired of making banana bread. I then thought of cookies, but wanted to make something healthier. These breakfast cookies basically are everything I had on hand thrown in to make a cookie.

And they are good.

And they are big.

Three cookies per sheet, folks. These are meant to be a large breakfast cookie, not a snack. This is an on the run, have one quickly in the car with a banana type of cookie. The full meal deal.

Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

They are sweet but if you are looking for a junky, sugar tasting cookie, these are not the cookies you are looking for. These taste like a breakfast cookie, closer to a homemade granola bar.





Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

The secret to these cookies not falling apart is leaving them to firm up on the counter, in the air and not in a container. They wanted to fall apart as soon as I took them out of the oven, then I wisely left them alone. They don’t dry out as much as firm up and then I had no problems with them at all.

Happy baking everyone! I hope that you enjoy them!

Love you more than cookies,


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Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Category: Breakfast


Healthy and hearty Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. Easy and delicious!


  • 2 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 3 cups large flake oats
  • 1 cup of dates pitted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup of butter softened (or applesauce)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pack the dough tightly into a large ice cream or cookie scoop. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet then press down to thin it out. You can fit 3-4 per cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes until the bottoms are browned.
  5. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheets completely.
  6. Let the cookies sit on the counter for a few hours to firm up.


  • Serving Size: 12

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.





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  • Reply
    Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley
    August 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    These are so good!

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    Farrah Innis
    August 27, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I love these I made them a couple of times I just got bees this year so I have been using alot of honey in my recipes instead of sugar and these were so good but they are a all day snack in this house lol

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    Irene Westerman
    August 27, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Im going to make thèse! !

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      August 27, 2016 at 9:21 am

      They are really good!!

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    Irene Westerman
    August 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Im going to make thèse! !

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    Ross Bellwood
    June 24, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I’m a breakfast snacker, usually an Avocado and a Banana!

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    gabriella duporchella
    June 5, 2016 at 7:28 am

    I have these baking in the oven right now, yummy 😀

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    Jennifer Budgell
    May 23, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    They look delicious! If I had more time in the mornings I would have a big mamma jamma breakfast \U0001f604

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      May 24, 2016 at 2:26 am

      They are a favorite!

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    Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley
    May 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    These are super yummy! My very picky 9 year old ate almost all of them!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      May 24, 2016 at 2:25 am

      Awesome to hear!!!!

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    Tawny Villain
    April 24, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    What are hemp hearts?!

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    Mary Lou Hulan
    February 29, 2016 at 1:37 am

    I don’t want these all eaten in one day…is there a good way to store them for a few days?  Or can I put them in a sandwich bag the night before to be grabbed on the way out the door?  Can you freeze them?

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    December 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Tastiest cookies I’ve made. I have got into a bad habit of wanting biscuits with a cup of tea so had to find a healthy alternative to the shop bought varieties.  I added a mix of sunflower/pumpkin/sesame seeds, and olive oil instead of butter… easy to make and a great breakfast-on-the-go or healthy snack. Thank you!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    October 26, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Let me know what you think!

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    Margaret Kufuor-Boakye
    October 26, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Will be baking these

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    Keyko Davidson
    June 21, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Thank you!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    June 21, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Exactly! I’m a brunch or lunch girl. I usually can’t eat until hours after I’m awake.

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    June 21, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Perhaps well chopped nuts? Hemp is so nice and toothy but not crunchy…

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    Keyko Davidson
    June 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Karlynn, I *need* to make these… no hemp hearts on hand… any substitution? Nut flour maybe? Or nut?

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    Joy Velozo
    June 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Hate eating breakfast( and I know they say it’s the most important meal) … I am a coffee person, but once in a while my stomach insists I eat something so it’s generally toast because it’s quick and easy! These look like a good alternative 🙂

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    April 7, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I love these!  I am always afraid that “healthy” means “tastes like cardboard”, but these are really good.  I’m on a mission to have some grab-and-go breakfasts on hand in order to reduce our morning trips to the drive-thru for a breakfast sandwich and these cookies are high on the list of yummy breakfasts to keep on hand!

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    November 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    how many calories per cookie?

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