Easy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings: Breakfast Cookies

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Easy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings: Breakfast Cookies

Adapted from moneysavingmom.com

I’m not going to lie, mornings are hard. Especially when you have toddlers you have to get to school, and dance, and music lessons — and whatever other extracurricular activities you’ve foolishly signed them up for that begin before lunch. (If I had it my way, I’d sleep until at least 7:30 a.m. every morning, and drink a minimum of two cups of coffee in peace before anyone spoke to me.) Getting out the door on time is a daily struggle in the Tomes household. We’ve discovered that we have to be highly organized, and always plan for anything. I try to get as much done as possible the night before — picking out clothes and accessories (I have girls), packing backpacks and lunches, stocking the diaper bag, and even preparing breakfast when I can. Which is one of the reasons I LOVE this recipe. I can whip up these cookies on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and then Monday morning, we are ready to rock-and-roll. Plus, my babies are crazy about them — and that’s saying a lot. I’ve got some picky eaters on my hands! (This recipe makes approximately 12 to 15 cookies.)

Here’s how you make them:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

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  • Mix together all of the ingredients:
    • two and 1/4 – cups oats
    • 3/4 – teaspoon salt
    • one teaspoon – ground cinnamon
    • one cup – peanut butter (or other nut butter of your choice)
    • 1/4 cup – honey
    • two bananas mashed
    • 1/4 cup – raisins or dried cranberries
    • 1/4 cup – chocolate chips

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  • Next, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the tops slightly — the cookies won’t rise or spread when they bake.
  • Bake for 15 to 16 minutes until slightly browned. Allow to cool completely. Then store in an airtight container or freezer bag.

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Trust me, your kiddos will think you are the coolest mom ever! Want extra credit? Serve these “strawberry milkshakes” (strawberry-banana smoothies) alongside the cookies. Yum and yum. Organized mama for the win!

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Wife, mommy to three precious little girls, currently pregnant with baby a boy, and owner of The Plaid Pony!

1 Comment

  • Ariel
    May 1, 2017

    This recipe looks amazing! And so smart to call it a cookie when its more got the ingredients of a breakfast bar. Truly an innovative way to get our kids to eat healthy and not know it! Love it! <3

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