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Banana Breakfast Cookies

A healthy, fruit sweetened cookie, very much like a chewy granola bar. Here, I've used nuts, seeds, raisins and chocolate to make them a fun, nutritious breakfast or snack option.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 63kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup coconut unsweetened
  • 2 bananas large, ripe* (13 ounces with peels)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil virgin, unrefined
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or sub raisins
  • 3 tablespoons 85% dark chocolate chopped, or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 f.
  • Add the cashews to a food processor bowl, and process until the cashews form a flour.
  • Add 3/4 cup oatmeal, and process until the oatmeal is a rough flour. Then add the other half of the oatmeal and pulse a couple of times.
  • In a bowl, add the bananas, coconut oil, and sea salt. Mash with a fork, but leave bananas a little chunky.
  • Add the cashew and oatmeal mixture, and all the mix ins, and mix to combine.
  • Use a tablespoon dipped into water to scoop the dough. It should be sticky and difficult to form balls in your hands. Then, flatten the cookies down. They will not spread on their own. You can also just leave them in a round ball - they stay very chewy that way.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • These are great kept in the freezer. Just pull out a few minutes before you're ready to enjoy.

Notes

*The bananas are a sugar replacer in this recipe, so be sure to use bananas that have started to get black spots. You need large bananas - if your bananas are small, use 2 1/2-3 bananas. If your dough isn't very sticky, you need more banana.
**Feel free to substitute other dried fruits or nuts. I make these a lot with cranberries instead of raisins. Sliced almonds work well. They need the sweetness from either dried fruit or chocolate, so I wouldn't recommend omitting both of those ingredients. Adding chia seeds bumps up the protein and fiber content!
***The nutrition information is for 1 tablespoon of cookie dough.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.5mg