Healthy Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with no butter, oil, eggs, flour, or sugar. Which means – I can approve eating cookies for breakfast. And so can you!
With two little guys to get fed, dressed, in the car and down the road first thing in the morning, I don’t have a lot of time to mess about with getting the toddler to eat something in the mornings.
Enter these “breakfast cookies”. Yup. Looks like a cookie, smells like a cookie… but is it a cookie? No, not really. It has no butter, oil, eggs, flour, or sugar. COOKIES FOR EVERYONE!!
N0te: These are gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats.
Ingredients that would normally be found in a bowl of oatmeal, but they’re now portable. And are toddler approved. YESSSS!!! Breakfast cookies for the WIN!!
Make them with the kids!
We made these, and then found excuses to give them to him. Oh you got dressed? Here’s a cookie…This will backfire, when we have no cookies left…. I better make MORE!
What is YOUR go-to on-the-run breakfast idea? How do you get out the door fast in the mornings? Share with me in the comments!
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Healthy Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (with Video!)
Breakfast "Cookies" with no butter, oil, eggs, flour, or sugar. Which means - I can approve eating cookies for breakfast. And so can you!
- 2 cups rolled oats (regular or quick only, steelcut don't work)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries (or raisins, or chopped dried apricots)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together all ingredients until well combined.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or use a baking stone.
Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough onto the the cookie sheet, and then flatten into round shapes.
Bake approx. 20 – 25 minutes, or until golden.
Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to cooling rack.
Nutritional information from MyFitnessPal
I input the recipe into MyFitnessPal (I'm no nutritionist though!) I use reduced sugar craisins. The nutrition breakdown is this when you get 18 cookies from your batch. (1 cookie per serving).
Source: Adapted from http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/