These 3-ingredient banana breakfast cookies are the best healthy and fun breakfast! Oatmeal breakfast cookies are so easy and ready in under 15 minutes!
Waking up and seeing a banana that’s almost too ripe is one of my favorite things! It means that I have a banana that’s perfect for making banana breakfast cookies. Not only do I get to eat cookies for breakfast, but these are such healthy breakfast cookies, so I start my day feeling great. That’s a win-win in my book!
Technically this recipe uses 5 ingredients, but 2 of them are optional (though highly recommended). So I’m going to go ahead and call this a 3-ingredient oatmeal cookie recipe.
How to make banana oatmeal breakfast cookies:
Preheat your oven to 350 F. In a small bowl, mash the ripe banana. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and fine sea salt.
Wait to mix the banana into the dry ingredients until the oven beeps. Baking powder is activated by moisture. To maximize the rising power of baking powder (in other words, to make these cookies fluffy) you want to get the cookie dough into the oven as soon as possible after mixing the baking powder with the mashed banana.
How many should I eat for breakfast? These cookies are 33 calories each, and I usually eat 4 for breakfast with an easy Oven Baked Egg.
How many portions are these on the 21 Day Fix? I don’t follow the 21 Day Fix, and I’m not super familiar with it. I did some research and I believe that the entire recipe is 2 purple container portions and 2 yellow container portions. Since I normally eat 4 of the cookies for breakfast (1/2 the recipe), the serving would be 1 purple container and 1 yellow container.
How long will these cookies keep? How should I store them? If you’re going to store these, let them cool completely and then store them in an airtight container for 2-3 days. This recipes makes a small batch (8 cookies), so you probably won’t have leftovers laying around for too long.
Looking for more healthy food you can easily meal prep? Try my Cookie Dough Energy Balls! They’re also vegan and gluten free, and they’re a great snack to keep on hand. I’ve been known to grab a couple for a quick breakfast, too!
Are you making this recipe for someone that eats gluten free?
Oats are something that can frequently be cross contaminated with gluten. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats to keep this recipe safe for gluten free people.
What you’ll need:
There are two tools that will make this recipe (and all of your baking) easier.
The first tool I highly recommend using is an air insulated baking sheet. I use these for all of my cookies because they create a more even baking environment for the cookies, which helps with the dreaded problem of a burned bottom with a doughy middle. Using these baking sheets allows your entire cookie to cook evenly.
The second tool is an extra large mixing bowl. While you don’t technically need one this large for this recipe, I like to keep things minimal in our kitchen by having one bowl that does all. the. jobs. This is the size bowl I use, and I’m pretty much in love with it.
- 1 ripe banana (mashed)
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (certified gluten free if necessary)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Pinch of fine sea salt (optional)
- Combine certified gluten free oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and fine sea salt in a mixing bowl.
- After the oven beeps, add the mashed banana to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Immediately after combining, drop 8 (1) Tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto a silicone mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool before serving.
This recipe doubles beautifully (just don’t add too much extra salt).
Serving Size:4 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130 Total Fat: 1.7g Carbohydrates: 27.8g Fiber: 3.9g Sugar: 7.8g Protein: 3.2g
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Looking for breakfast cookies with some natural healthy fats? Choosing Chia has a great Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipe.