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banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeI recently got back from a few whirlwind days at Disneyland attending the first ever Dole Banana Summit. To say that I had a great time is an understatement. I got to see some old friends and come home with some new ones. Before I went, I really only thought of bananas as something that you grab on your way out the door, or bake into bread. But really, they are so much more than that. We ate bananas in so many forms, sweet and savory, that I really underestimated how versatile a banana can be.

Breakfast at my house can be crazy. The bus comes pretty early for my taste and I do not always have the wherewithal to make much more than toast. I found this recipe for breakfast cookies and thought that it might be a great to get a little more nutrition into my babes before I send them off to start their day. Full of bananas, whole grains, and protein, are a great way to start the day. I added some chocolate chips because I knew that I might have a better chance of the kids trying them. Feel free to leave them out.

Some takeaways from the Banana Summit:

  • Bananas are nature’s energy bar – Bananas are portable and easy to digest. Chock full of fiber, potassium, manganese, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, they are proven to pack the same punch as expensive sports drinks.
  • Bananas come is more varieties than just yellow. I never knew that there were different types of bananas. Red bananas are fruity with subtle raspberry and apple flavor.
  • Banana peels can shine shoes and tenderize meat. Add a banana peel to marinating meat, and it will act as a tenderizer. Who knew?
  • Bananas are not just for breakfast. Used in savory dishes they add a touch of sweetness. We had delicious bacon wrapped grilled bananas and Tostones that were breaded and fried with a mojo sauce. Dee-lish-ous.
  • Dole and Disney have had a 36 year alliance and sponsor the Enchanted Tiki Room. Right in front of this attraction is the famous Dole Whip. I have been wanting to try this for ages and it was worth the wait.

Thank you to Dole for having me and letting me be a part of the Banana Summit. And to Disney for truly being magical. I had some seriously jealous kids.

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipe1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe Dole bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeCream peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeAdd brown sugar.

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeAdd eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed.

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeAdd banana, baking soda, and salt.

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeMix in flour, whole wheat flour, and wheat germ. Mix until just combined.

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeStir in oats, chips, and walnuts.

banana oat breakfasst cookie recipeDrop onto a baking sheet, about 4 inches apart. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes until the cookies are set and lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute on sheet and cool completely on a wire rack. These are best eaten within 24 hours, but they freeze really well.

banana oat breakfast cookie recipe

Check out the other bloggers that came along with me:

Gina of SkinnyTaste.com
Jenny of Picky-Palate.com
Kevin and Amanda of KevinandAmanda.com
Maria and Josh of TwoPeasAndTheirPod.com
Shaina of FoodForMyFamily.com
Lauren of LaurensLatest.com
Brooke or CheekyKitchen.com
Kathy of Happy. Healthy. Life
Shari of TickledRed.com
Paula of Bellalimento.com
Shanna of MyFavoriteEverything.com
Susan of Doughmesstic.net

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ripe Dole bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cream peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Add banana, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Mix in flour, whole wheat flour, and wheat germ. Mix until just combined. Stir in oats, chips, and walnuts.
  3. Drop onto a baking sheet, about 4 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven until the cookies are set and lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute on sheet and cool completely on a wire rack. These are best eaten within 24 hours, but they freeze really well.
http://bakedbree.com/banana-oat-breakfast-cookies

Travel and accommodations were provided by Dole, all opinions are my own.

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40 Responses to Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

  1. Vickie says:

    these sound awesome – I might have to rescue a couple of bananas from the ravening hoards so I can try them :) Actually, if I tell them I’m baking, there shouldn’t be much of a problem, lol

  2. I love banana baked goods!!! These look great.

  3. Maria says:

    Love these cookies! The best way to eat a banana:) We loved seeing you! Stay safe this week! xo

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  5. Jess says:

    These look yummy!

  6. These sound delightful! Gotta love cookies for breakfast!

  7. These sound SOOOO good. I love bananas.

  8. Love the idea of a breakfast cookie :) Especially with oats, chocolate, and banana!

  9. COOKIES, FOR BREAKFAST?? Haha I couldn’t resist. Reminded me of the Cookie Crisp commercials of yore. Love these!

  10. MMmmmm cookies for breakfast? Winning.

  11. I love the banana facts! Fun stuff… great recipe, too! :)

  12. Chris says:

    If I don’t have wheat germ, what would you suggest I use instead? Thanks for the great recipe!

  13. Vanessa says:

    I’ve been on a banana and peanut butter kick lately! These cookies will be just right for it.

  14. Jess says:

    Hey Bree –
    What temp for the oven.

  15. Josh says:

    What temperature does the oven need to be set to? I’ve checked and double checked on the recipe, but the oven temp. is not stated anywhere.

  16. sheri rigby says:

    At what temperature should they be baked?

  17. JulieD says:

    These cookies look fantastic! And it was so nice to meet you on this trip!! :)

  18. Tonnae says:

    Love, love, love your Blog!! I got excited when I saw this recipe cause I have over ripe bananas that I need to do something with, but I can’t do peanut butter! :-(
    Can I leave it out and continue with the recipe or would you recommend any adjustments to other ingredients?
    Did I mention that I love your Blog?!! :-D

  19. Angie M says:

    These cookies sound awesome. I bet dried cranberries would be good in these too. Any idea of the nutritional value break down?

  20. Cher-Wren says:

    I need to try these with gluten-free flour and no refined sugars – do you recommend apple sauce or honey, or a combination, as a substitute? Glad to find your website …

  21. Rosebud says:

    You have such beautiful children. Thank you for the recipes. Yours are always delicious.

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