With whole wheat, peanut butter and oatmeal, these healthy Breakfast Cookies are packed with shredded apples and mashed bananas. A breakfast treat you can be proud to serve your little ones!

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Cool Moms Make Cookies for Breakfast

I love my Mom! My Mom is cool! But now it’s time for having fun in school! Baker-man and I have been singing this little rap (from Sid the Science Kid, his favorite kids’ show) for several weeks now in prep for the big day! Baker started preschool this morning and he’ll be going 5 mornings a week! Yikes! What’s a mama to do?

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He’s going to love it and learn a lot, but the babies and I are sure going to miss him here at home! I like to think Baker thinks I’m cool and I’m pretty sure he thought I was super cool when I served him cookies for breakfast this morning! You should have seen the excitement on his face when he saw that cookie sitting on his breakfast plate!

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Deceptively Healthy

Little does he know these cookies are actually pretty healthy. He doesn’t know they’re full of whole grains, protein and fruit. He only knows they taste amazing! They have some of our favorite breakfast flavors baked right into them! We quite often eat peanut butter banana apple sandwiches on whole wheat bread for breakfast or a snack so I just baked these goodies into a chewy oatmeal cookie and added some chocolate chips to make them extra special for his first day of school! If you wanted to (and your kids like them), you could probably add nuts like walnuts or pecans to make them even heartier. Or toss in some raisins or dried cranberries to add even more interesting texture!

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He was all smiles, energized, and ready to go! We had a big time baking these easy breakfast cookies over the weekend so let us show you how simple they are to make! You and your kiddos could easily bake up a batch this afternoon. They’re perfect to grab as an after-school snack!

Breakfast Cookies by The BakerMama

How to Make Breakfast Cookies

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Then, in the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the peanut butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Mix in the mashed banana. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the shredded apple and chocolate chips.

Form 3-4 tablespoons of dough into large balls and place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten each ball of dough with a measuring cup that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Breakfast Cookies by The BakerMama

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or wrap with plastic wrap and freeze them for up to three months. Let cookies come to room temperature or heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if you don’t like cold cookies.

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More Breakfasts Treats They’ll Love

Start the day off right with hearty, delicious Breakfast Brownies! Made with bananas, oats, and peanut butter, these breakfast treats are as healthy as they are tasty! A cake mix, bananas, applesauce and sprinkles are all it takes to make these fun and yummy Birthday Breakfast Muffins for a special birthday breakfast! It’s nacho average breakfast, y’all! These Breakfast Nachos take ordinary tortilla chips and pile them with savory breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh avocado for a deliciously unique breakfast!

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Be cool and bake a batch for your family! They’ll love them! If you make these Breakfast Cookies, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Breakfast Cookies by The BakerMama

Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 20
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Healthy whole wheat peanut butter oatmeal cookies packed with shredded apples and mashed bananas. Breakfast Cookies, friends!


Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 21/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium)
  • 1 cup shredded peeled apple (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the peanut butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined. Mix in the mashed banana. Slowly add the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the shredded apple and chocolate chips.
  4. Form 3-4 tablespoons of dough into large balls and place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten each ball of dough with a cup measurer that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Let cookies come to room temperature or heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if you don’t like cold cookies.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Mine came out really dry as well. I added close to a cup of almond milk to even get them stirred up & flour mixed in. BUT I did overbake a little…

    1. Sorry to hear that. Overbaking the cookies will definitely dry them out. With all the mashed banana, shredded apple and peanut butter, they should be very chewy cookies.

  2. I was really excited to try these, but for some reason I didn’t like them at all. They tasted really dry. I know I followed the recipe exactly. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Sarah! They should definitely not be dry with all the banana, apples and peanut butter. Did you happen to over-bake them? What kind of peanut butter did you use? I’m not sure what could have gone wrong if you followed the directions exactly. We bake them all the time and they’re never dry. I wish I could me more help.

  3. Hi, these really came out well. I skipped the peanut butter, coz I not a big fan of it. It still came out nicely.
    I added nuts on top… Tastes great and guilt free.

    1. Hi Stephanie! You could use pure pumpkin. The banana flavor does come through, but it’s not super strong because of the peanut butter and all the other flavors going on. Hope this helps! Enjoy!

    1. Hi Carly! I’ve never frozen them, but I think they would freeze just fine for several weeks. Just tightly seal them in a baggie or container and when you’re ready to eat them, let them come to room temperature unsealed. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Anna! I think either one would taste and work great as a substitute for the brown sugar. It’s a thicker dough so it should definitely be able to handle the extra moisture. Let me know how they turn out as I might give it a try too next time I bake them. Enjoy!

  4. I made this recipe twice today. First I followed the instructions but found the chemical taste overwhelming, then I realised that the baking soda amount is way off. I was gutted because in NZ good peanut butter is expensive ($7 or so). However, I love that these biscuits have apple and banana in them. I had to try again. So, I didn’t put any baking soda in them, just a little baking powder, and they turned out perfectly.

    Keep up the great recipes. I’m keen to try more like this with wholesome ingredients.