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Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies


September 20, 2011
By: Laura Fuentes, Chief MOM at MOMables™
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If it looks like a cookie, tastes like a cookie, then it must be a cookie! Said Cookie Monster on Sesame Street.  It is… sort of.  This is a breakfast favorite in our house.  Little does my family know that these cookies have protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and omega 3s.  Sssssshhhhhhhhh! Don’t tell them!

If you are thinking that you don’t have time to “bake” one more thing, hear this: prep work for this recipe is about 7 minutes and the oven does the rest.  I throw all the ingredients in the mixer while I cook dinner and they bake while we eat! How easy is that?  Much easier than dragging my kids to the grocery to pick up breakfast items I tell you.

This recipe makes 12 big cookies.

Ingredients:

1/2 mashed banana (about 1 large)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or non peanut)
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed (or an add’l 1/4c flour)
1/4 cup nonfat milk or vanilla protein powder (+2TB of water if dough is too thick)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
 
Directions:

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat two cookie sheets with cooking spray; set aside.
2.In a large bowl, stir together banana, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla.
3.In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, ground flax, milk powder, cinnamon, and baking soda.
4.Stir the oat mixture into the banana mixture until combined. Stir in dried cranberries.
5.Using a  ¼-cup measuring cup, drop mounds of dough 3 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. With a thin metal or small plastic spatula dipped in water, flatten and spread each mound of dough to a 2¾-inch round, about ½ inch thick.
6.Bake, one sheet at a time, for 14 to 16 minutes or until browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
7.Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months; thaw before serving.
 
Enjoy!

Laura Fuentes, Chief MOM at MOMables™, contributed this great recipe for Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies!  Laura's a mother of three and she definitely knows how important it is to start early with healthy, wholesome foods.  In fact, she's cooked up an entire company based on the principle offeeding kids uncomplicated good food.  On her personal blog, Super Glue Mom, she writesabout motherhood, green living, deadlines and keeping her cool, even when herkids super-glued her hair!


Comments

1) jen said:
these sound great. would you happen to have nutrition information for them? thanks!
2 years, 7 months ago
2) Theri said:
Great recipe! Will definitely try these out. If you do have nutritional info on these I would also love to know. Thanks!
2 years, 7 months ago
3) Laura @MOMables said:
These are "home made" to provide my kids with loads of nutrition on our mornings on-the-go. I can have one of our Chefs at MOMables figure it out for you by sometime tomorrow (info will follow). I encourage you to try them and if the flax seed makes it too "ganola-y" for you... try the recipe without it and all flour. :)
2 years, 7 months ago
4) Kendra hall said:
These can easily be gluten free: Bob's has GF oats, and there are several good all purpose flours out there that are GF: Bob's, GF Pantry bread mix, are two that I have had success with. I love flax, but I prefer it ground up as it is more digestible that way. Looking forward to making these, thanks for the recipe!
2 years, 7 months ago
5) laura @MOMables said:
Kendra, my neighbour makes these gluten free. They come out great. The flax in the recipe is ground, its fully digestable that way. They freeze well. Once I saw they were a hit in my house, I began doubling the batch and freezing them.
2 years, 7 months ago
6) Annalise said:
@Kendra- a common misconception is that oats need to be labeled as gluten free. All oats are naturally gf. The flour etc would need to be labeled as such, but you might save a few cents buying oats in bulk or in the cereal aisle.
2 years, 7 months ago
7) katy said:
If we use nonfat milk, is it liquid nonfat milk or nonfat milk powder?
2 years, 7 months ago
8) sarah said:
Katy, I used skim milk because I didn't have any dried milk powder & it worked fine. Good recipe!
2 years, 7 months ago
9) Kate said:
Sounds good! Any suggestions for replacing raisins/cranberries, my son HATES them!!? Thanks!
2 years, 7 months ago
10) Karen said:
RE: Oats being labeled GF. You have to be careful because some oats may be processed on the same machines that process wheat products. Otherwise can't wait to make this recipe
2 years, 7 months ago

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