Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies


Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! Not only are these cookies delicious, you can feel good about eating them, since they're filled with the goodness of fruit and grains.

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies stacked
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
34 mins
12 (3 1/2- to 4-inch) cookies


  • ½ cup mashed banana (1 large)

  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter or almond butter

  • ½ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoon fat-free milk or almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup dried cranberries, cherries, apples, or raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl combine banana, peanut butter, honey, milk, and vanilla. In a small bowl stir together oats, flour, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir oat mixture into banana mixture until combined. Stir in dried cranberries.

  2. Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop dough in mounds 3 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Using a narrow metal or small plastic spatula dipped in water, flatten and spread the mounds to 2 3/4-inch rounds (about 1/2 inch thick).

  3. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.


Lightly coat the 1/4-cup measure with nonstick cooking spray before scooping dough mounds.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
6g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 162mg 3%
Folate, total 15.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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