Friday, March 23, 2012

Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? I'm in! These are a tasty, healthy way to start your day. I combined recipes from Food Network, King Arthur Flour and Eat Better America to make my own concoction. 

1 large banana (the riper the better)
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. baby food carrots (1 small container)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat flour)
1/4 c. nonfat dry milk powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup "mix ins" (craisins, raisins, coconut, chopped nuts, m&m's, choc chips, etc.)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Using a hand mixer, beat banana, peanut butter, brown sugar, carrots and vanilla until smooth.
  • In separate bowl, mix oats, flour, milk powder, cinnamon and baking soda. Stire into wet mixture until combined.
  • Stir in mix-ins.
  • Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper or cooking spray or, my favorite, Silpats.
  • Drop 1/4 cup mounds of dough 3 inches apart on sheets. With a metal spoon dipped in water, flatten mounds into cookie shapes (will not spread much during baking).
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until browned. 
  • Cool completely and store in airtight container or freeze.

Yield: 10 cookies

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