I exercise first thing in the morning and hold my coffee hostage until after I’ve gotten my workout in. While I love breakfast, I don’t like to eat that early, but I need something to fuel my workouts–especially if I am heading out to Orange Theory Fitness, indoor cycling, or a run longer than 4-5 miles. I’ve found that these wholesome breakfast cookies are easy on my stomach and get me through even the toughest workouts.
I originally included breakfast cookies in my collection of Three Ingredient Recipes, but have since modified my recipe to include a few more ingredients that make them that much better.
Wholesome Breakfast Cookies Recipe
The ingredient list is still quite short:
- two bananas, mashed
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup dried fruit
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
and the recipe comes together quickly:
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mash bananas in mixing bowl and blend in other ingredients
- Form into cookie shapes on parchment paper
- Bake for 12-15 minutes
I usually make this by hand, mashing the bananas and then stirring in the other ingredients, but last week I decided to use my small food processor, and I really like how they turned out.
No matter how you make them, the final mixture will be gooey. I use my cookie scoop to form balls (12), plop them on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and flatten them slightly before baking them for 12-15 minutes, until they are firm and the bottoms are lightly browned.
The recipe makes 12 cookies, so I store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.
My favorite way to eat them is lightly toasted with a schmear of peanut butter.
One cookie is usually enough, but I decided to have 2 before my 12 mile run!
What is your favorite pre-workout fuel?