Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Cookie

When I wake up at 7 AM in the mornings to go to work, my routine goes a little something like this:
  • hit snooze 3-5 times, 
  • then finally get up and realize I am late
  • fumble around in the dark looking for the right color of scrubs to wear that day (I can't turn on the light because Mr JP is snoozing)
  • brush my teeth and hair simultaneously because, if you remember, I am running late
  • grab my shoes and socks to put on in the car at one of the red lights I am sure to be stopped at (because doesn't it seem like the world is against you when you're running late??)
  • and then I grab something, anything I can eat for breakfast in the car as I run out the door

And that brings me to the reason for this post. 
Usually I grab a yogurt for my breakfast because it's healthy and fairly easy to eat on the go, but I get really sick of eating yogurt everyday. (unless it's frozen yogurt, but that's a different category entirely)

So when I saw a recipe for healthy breakfast cookies on pinterest I was super thrilled (breakfast cookies?! What a novel idea!) and gave it a try. 
And I love the results! They're high in protein, low in fat, have no eggs or flour in them, are naturally sweetened and taste delicious! So now I am sharing the recipe with you, enjoy! :)

2 ripe bananas, mashed until smooth & creamy
1/3 cup peanut butter ~ creamy or chunky 
2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 scoop vanilla protein powder 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp butter flavor extract (optional)
1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal  (I grinded mine in a blender!)
1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or your favorite)
a few chocolate chips!

In a large bowl, mix mashed banana & peanut butter until completely combined then add in the applesauce, vanilla protein powder & the extract(s) & mix again until all are completely combined. 

Add in the oatmeal & nuts to the banana mixture & combine.  

Let dough rest for 10 minutes.

Drop cookie dough, by spoonfuls, onto a greased cookie sheet & add chocolate chips on top if you want them.

Bake cookies approx. 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown & done.  
Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then move to cooling rack.

And voila! You have delicious, healthy breakfast cookies. 

Makes 16-24 cookies depending on the size you want them to be!

Confession: I definitely eat them all throughout the day, not just for breakfast. 

Original Recipe found here


  1. I am totally making these, and I love your blog:)

  2. These sound great! I am usually a bagel girl my self but this sounds like a great option! Thanks for sharing.

  3. So glad you are enjoying the cookies! They are an easy way to eat breakfast on the run. I've got a bunch of other flavors, too. Please stop by & take a look. ;)

    Vicki E
    p.s. ~ nice blog! :)

  4. Oooo I'm going to have to spend more time on Pinterest

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