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Breakfast Cookies
Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast are a thing and my Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are a fantastic start to your day! 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.

How to Make Breakfast Cookies

  • Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • 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.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes until the bottoms are browned.
  • Remove and let cool on the cookie sheets completely.
  • Let the cookies sit on the counter for a few hours to firm up.

Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients in Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

  •  ripe bananas
  •  large flake oats
  •  dates
  • butter
  •  honey
  • hemp hearts
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon

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.

Tips and Tricks for Making 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.
  • These cookies are big and are meant to be a FULL breakfast on the go. 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.
  • 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.

Happy baking everyone! I hope that you enjoy them!

Love you more than cookies,

Karlynn

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Healthy Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy and hearty Banana Date Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. Easy and delicious!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Course
Breakfast
Cuisine
American
Servings
12
Calories
252
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 252kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 228mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 4.3%, Vitamin C: 2.1%, Calcium: 3.2%, Iron: 12.5%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Farrah Innis says

    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

  2. Ross Bellwood says

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

  3. gabriella duporchella says

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

  4. Jennifer Budgell says

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

  5. Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley says

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

    • Margo Haynes says

      In the states you can buy them from GNC 7 their description reads:

      “Our hemp hearts are always zero net carb, high in protein, nutrient dense and optimally balanced, boasting a 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and other vitamins and mineral, including iron.

      Flavor Profile: Subtle earthy profile with a pleasant “nutty” taste and soft chewy texture.

      Raw Dulled Hemp Seeds
      10g of complete protein in just 3 Tbsp. + iron & omegas
      Vegan
      Gluten Free
      Non-GMO

  6. Mary Lou Hulan says

    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?
    thanks!

  7. Jin says

    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…..so easy to make and a great breakfast-on-the-go or healthy snack. Thank you!

  8. The Kitchen Magpie says

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

  9. The Kitchen Magpie says

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

  10. Keyko Davidson says

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

  11. Joy Velozo says

    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 🙂

  12. Helen says

    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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