I don’t know why breakfast is such a hard meal for me these days. I never feel like planning it and I never can think of any ideas in the morning. I grew up loving breakfast, but eating things that I choose not to eat or at least not start my day with any more. And, of course, I want my kids to have a healthy start to the day too. We love banana ice cream and green smoothies, but sometimes, especially in the winter, we prefer something more filling, more comforting, more…warm.
My mom used to tell me about “breakfast cookies.” The recipes she would send me were better, but still not ideal. I liked the idea though and decided I could create my own breakfast cookie – easy to make, fun to eat, full of good ingredients, and of course, delicious.
So I went to the store to scout ingredients (some serious tough choices) and returned home to set to work. Gleefully, I came up with 5 Ingredient Breakfast Cookies. I loved them so much I wanted to share!
What you need:
Oats – 1 cup for every 2 bananas
Pumpkin seeds – about 1/8 cup for every 2 bananas
Raisins – about 1/8 cup for every 2 bananas
Cacao nibs – just a sprinkle
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Mash the bananas and oats. It will look like way too many oats at first, but it’s okay. Just keep mashing until they are fully integrated.
Add the pumpkin seeds, raisins, and cacao nibs. Mix them in.
Make blobs on a lined cookie sheet, about 1 – 2 Tbsp. I like bigger blobs. They end up chewy and delicious.
Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
Let them cool and enjoy having an easy go-to breakfast on hand!
What do you like to do for breakfast? What’s the go-to for you or your kids?