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Breakfast “Cookies” aka Baked Oatmeal Bites

on September 17, 2013

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So good and so good for you!

So good and so good for you!

Oz has been asking for cookies since he got up this morning.  There are still some chocolate chip cookies left from Sunday and though I’ve been known to eat them for breakfast, I don’t think that’s such a good idea for my two year old.  Funny how we have double-standards about what we find acceptable for ourselves and our kids, isn’t it?

Anyway, I love this recipe for many reasons…

  1. The recipe is so easy to adjust for how many over-ripe bananas you have laying around. It’s perfect if you have just one, like we did today!
  2. You can start with bananas and oats and then mix in whatever you think sounds good.  Ideas include nuts, craisins, mini M&M’s, chocolate chips, dried blueberries… and the list goes on. UPDATE: Check out There’s more than one way to mash a banana for another add-in idea.
  3. My kid cook can pretty much make them on his own.
  4. He can eat the “batter” if he wants because there isn’t anything in it that could make him sick.
  5. He thinks his mom is super cool for letting him eat so many cookies. (6 this morning!)
He made these all my himself - other than the oven part, of course!

He made these all my himself – other than the oven part, of course!

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 c oats
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • ¼ c raisins

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix and mash together bananas, oats, and cinnamon.
  3. Fold in raisins.
  4. Place cookie-size dollops on the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • She can pretty much do it all! Peel, mix, and mash the banana with the other ingredients.  Fold in raisins, and place spoonfuls on the cookie sheet!
  • Plus, no worries about her licking batter off her fingers because everything in it is ok to eat!

The idea for this recipe came from The Burlap Bag.

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3 responses to “Breakfast “Cookies” aka Baked Oatmeal Bites

  1. […] I’ve tried other things with ripe, mashed bananas.  Things like banana brownies, healthy Breakfast Cookies and even “pancakes” made of only egg and banana!  Stay tuned for those […]

  2. Baking BLA says:

    What a great recipe! We’ll have to try this one. I always like a recipe that can be eaten raw without risking a belly ache.

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