Favorite Breakfast #4: Banana Oatmeal Breakfast "Cookies" ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Favorite Breakfast #4: Banana Oatmeal Breakfast "Cookies"

Since my first three posts on my breakfast favorites (here, here, and here) were so popular, I wanted to share these amazing breakfast "cookies" that I've been making for the past couple of years.  Since I already had a portable savory recipe, I searched around for something sweet that I could take with me on the go.

I had a few requirements for these, since I like to start my day off as healthy as possible!  Now what happens by dinnertime is a different story...  Anyways, that meant as little added sugar as possible and little to no butter/oil.  I found this awesomely easy recipe which had absolutely no sugar or butter, that I'm going to share with you now!  It's seriously so good that now it's my go-to recipe for when I have overripe bananas.  Sorry banana bread!


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Banana Oatmeal Breakfast "Cookies"
From the Pantry Chef



Favorite Breakfast #4: Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies on Diane's Vintage Zest!  #breakfast #recipe #banana #cookies


Ingredients
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 – 1 cup dried fruit, chopped (I like a combination raisins and cranberries, but you can use anything that strikes your fancy!)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

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Directions

1. In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork until smooth.


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2. Stir in remaining ingredients.


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3. Let mixture sit on the counter for 15 minutes.


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4. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, shape the mixture into your desired shape.  I like a fat cookie, but you can make them into bars or thinner cookies.  They retain their shape, so don't worry about flattening in the oven.  :)


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5. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°.


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Enjoy!

These smell amazing when they're baking, and it's so hard to not eat them on the spot!  Usually I'll make a couple of batches and freeze half.  They taste pretty fresh once you warm them up and toast it a bit.

Now, I actually don't mind when I'm short on time in the morning because I can just pack one (or two) of these along with me.  Dee-lish!


What's your favorite grab and go snack?




23 comments:

  1. Oh my! these sound so good! I love healthy cookies like this! =)

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  2. These cookies look good. I make similar ones, but use peanut butter in mine, instead of the oil.

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  3. love this type of cookie oh so yummy and love to share these as well thank you for sharing them with me
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  4. I saw these today and tried them too. They turned out good but my raisins got a Little burned. Thank you for sharing. I made some changes to the recipe and you might want to have a look at my post :)

    http://kinhussain.blogspot.de/2013/06/healthy-banana-and-oat-cookies.html

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  5. Interesting substitutions! I'm guessing the reason for the burned raisins may be the different moisture content due to your substitution. Coconut oil is considered a "wet ingredient" like butter or regular oil, while the desiccated coconut that you used would probably be considered a "dry ingredient." I'm not sure what a Corny health bar is (that you mentioned in the post), but these are most definitely a soft cookie. I'd love to try one! Maybe next time you can flatten the cookies out so they are thinner and possibly slightly more crispy like you were hoping. Just some suggestions off the top of my head. :) I'm glad you liked them nonetheless!

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  6. Ooh! I'll have to try these!

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  7. Hello, I just found you via fluster buster creative muster link party. These are perfect for me to make for my daughter who is allergic to milk & egg. I have just started using coconut oil and am loving any ideas for it. Thanks so much for sharing.
    foodyschmoody.blogspot.com

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  8. These look yummy! I made something similar except no dried fruit and used peanut butter instead of coconut oil. I will have to try your version. I'm visiting from the 504 Main link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  9. Great! It can be so hard with allergies, I'm glad that I haven't had to deal with any of my own. However, these are delish for anyone, whether or not they have to avoid milk and eggs!

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  10. I need to try making these as a quick thing to eat before I go for a long run. So many of the energy bars just don't taste very good. I think this might be a good solution. Do you know how long they usually last?
    Thanks,
    KC

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  11. These taste great, and would definitely be a good energy source for your workout. Honestly, these tend not too last too long around my house, but I always put them in the fridge for the following reason.

    One time I made these, and we went away for a long weekend, so I left the two remaining cookies in the jar. When I got back, they were starting to get little spots of mold, since there are no preservatives.

    Now, I always freeze half the batch, so they don't go bad. When I'm out of the fresh ones, I just pop one out of the freezer and into the microwave. If I have a bit of time, I'll put it in the toaster oven for a nice toasty texture on the outside! Enjoy!

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  12. Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday! I have featured your project on Blog Stalking Thursday Features YOU! The post is going live later tonight. I would love for you to stop by and grab a feature button. Thanks again for sharing!

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  13. These look so delicious and seem so easy to make!!!
    Thank you for sharing
    Bismah @
    http://simplemamaathome.blogspot.com/

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  14. I have featured YOU this morning at the Creative HomeAcre Hop!!

    Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

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  15. Thanks! Can't wait to link up today. :)

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  16. I love that this doesn't have sugar in it and would be perfect for kids on the go too. Do you have to keep them in the refrigerator or does it keep for a day or two on the counter? Would love for you to come and share it on The Yuck Stops Here! recipe link up.

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  17. Yes, definitely refrigerator is best! They will mold but it may take a week or so. Just to be safe, I would say refrigerate or freeze half the batch. :)

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  18. Looks really yummy! I just pinned it :)

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  19. I made these last night and they never hardened. They were "mushy". the only thing I can think of is that I melted the coconut oil before incorporating it into the recipe. Would that cause this problem?

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  20. Diane, these are fantastic! I'm so glad you shared them with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

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  21. These look delicious! I've made breakfast cookies before and they're so yummy and handy to have on the go! Thank you for linking up with #WakeUpWednesdayLinky Stop by this Wednesday to see if you've been featured.

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  22. What a great breakfast cookie! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome
    recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the
    party!

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

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  23. Cookies for breakfast! Yes please! Thanks for sharing them at The Pin Junkie. They are being featured at this week's party! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/09/pin-junkie-pin-party-83.html

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