Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

I am sure as a parent you have heard this question before. Cookies for breakfast? No WAY! Well, with these Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, you can eat cookies for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

I keep a batch of these cookies on hand during the week for snacks, quick grab-n-go breakfasts, or for a pre-workout snack.

The best part? There are only 5 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oatmeal, uncooked quick
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

(optional add-ins: 1/3 cup of raisins, chocolate chips or cranberries. For a sweeter cookie, you can also add 1 TBSP of honey)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together, oatmeal, bananas, vanilla extract, applesauce and cinnamon.
  3. Prepare a cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop cookie dough in spoonfuls onto the the cookie sheet, and then flatten cookies into round shapes. ( I made about 17 medium cookies)
  4. Bake approx. 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden.  Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to cooling rack. Be careful, cookies will be very soft until they cool entirely.
  5. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.