Food/Recipes

Oat N’ Nana Breakfast Cookie!

Like the name of the cookie?  Chris gets props for that one. 😉

I gave myself a challenge last night to be brave and attempt a cookie recipe without using sugar.  We had 2 fairly brown bananas sitting on the counter, along with a recently found bag of walnuts in the fridge that acted as my inspiration.  I wanted to create something with a bit of substance that would work well along with my morning snack, or for someone like Chris who needs a good boost of healthy energy as he’s rushing out the door to begin his long commute.  They key to making these more substantial – make ’em big!!!  I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant to test these when they came out of the oven for fear that I would miss the brown sugary sweetness.. but I didn’t miss it one bit!

Oat N’ Nana Breakfast Cookie

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What You Need:

  • 1 C soft whole wheat flour
  • 1 C rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop all-natural unflavoured protein powder (or protein of choice)
  • 2 small bananas; mashed
  • 1/2 C unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C walnut pieces
  • 1/3 C mini chocolate chips

What You Do:

– Stir together the dry ingredients (minus the walnuts and chocolate chips) in a large bowl – set aside

– In a small bowl, mash the bananas and then whisk in the apple sauce, egg and vanilla

– Pour the wet into the dry and stir until well mixed

– Now stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips

– Using a soup spoon, scoop out the dough onto a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet

– Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10-12 minutes

– Makes 14 cookies that are about 2.5 inches in diameter

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Want some nutrition stats??

PER COOKIE

  • 109 Calories
  • 18 g Carbs
  • 3 g Fat
  • 5 g Protein
  • 3 g Fiber
  • 4 g Sugar

 Not too shabby for something that tastes so delicious!!!! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Oat N’ Nana Breakfast Cookie!

    • I plan to make a TON of these in my hopefully 2 weeks off before baby comes to stick in the freezer. They’ll make great snacks during middle of the night b-feeding sessions! 🙂

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