Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

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. 

Wholesome Breakfast Cookie Recipe

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.

breakfast cookies

My favorite way to eat them is lightly toasted with a schmear of peanut butter.

breakfast cookies One cookie is usually enough, but I decided to have 2 before my 12 mile run!

What is your favorite pre-workout fuel?

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21 Responses to Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

  1. Carla says:

    We used to do these often but then the child turned on them.
    I need to give em another shot.
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  2. I usually eat a peanut butter toast but look even better! I LOVE cookies!
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  3. Coco says:

    PB toast is another winning combination.
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  4. Stop….I’m so hungry right now, I might just have to make these!
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  5. Kimberly G says:

    The breakfast cookies look delicious! I love that it has oats and fruit and is so easy to make!
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  6. Ivanna says:

    These sound good. I love having quick options to grab in the morning.

  7. you had me at cookies 🙂 I love oatmeal bakes so I think I would like these too. The PNB on top sounds perfect
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  8. I do breakfast cookies a lot. Only one would never hold me. And of course mine usually get chocolate chips put in them. 🙂
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  9. These look great (and quick!). As I have mentioned a time (or several LOL), I don’t like bananas unless they’re baked in something, so these are legit 😉
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  10. Rachel says:

    These look awesome and I love that they’re sugar-free. I absolutely will be making these this weekend.
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  11. Elle says:

    Cookies with peanut butter. whoa! That is for me. Great idea.
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  12. I like how these are really simple and easy on the stomach for some early morning fuel!
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  13. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I can’t eat a whole lot before running either so these cookies would be perfect for me!

  14. Annie B says:

    A great idea for on the go. I normally make myself overnight oats, but there are those odd occasions I need something easier to transport. Tasty!

  15. Denise says:

    I will have to try these. You can put them in the toaster?

  16. I usually do PB on a GF waffle before my long runs, but this looks like an awesome substitute.

  17. Toni Church says:

    These look delicious!! And so easy, I def need to give them a try!
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  18. These cookies are a great way to start the day, Coco! This is a nutrient bomb!
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