*Picture stolen from a blog who had a similar recipe to this*
I have discussed before that is have an intense dislike for mornings. It was bad before kids bad has gotten progressively worse. I feel like every morning the sun greats me mockingly, reminding me of how little sleep I managed to get the night before. Enter the breakfast cookie.
Matt has been traveling again. This means I am up with the kids. On mornings he is home, he gets everyone breakfast before leaving for work. When he is gone, I stumble down the stairs, cheery babe in arms, and growl a greeting of 'morning' to any small person I happen to pass. My kids learned while they were quite little not to bug mommy before her morning coffee.
These cookies buy me time to make a real breakfast. It holds over small tummies until my eyeballs stop rolling into the back of my head. I suppose they could be a meal if you are on the run bright and early. I refuse to commit to being anywhere with 4 children before the respectable hour of 9 a.m. These are also healthy snacks for kids to be able to serve themselves on the days that baby J decides he needs to nurse THE ENTIRE DAY. No one starves.
So if you find yourself to be less than plesent company when the sun arises, or if you are forced to be anywhere at the early and ungodly hours, this is something you should tuck into your pocket. The recipe, not the cookie, although the cookie would fit into your pocket nicely as long as you don't mind eating a little lint.
Peanut butter Banana Breakfast Cookies
- 4 very ripe bananas, mashed until smooth & creamy
- 2/3 cup peanut butter ~ creamy or chunky
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups quick oatmeal ~ uncooked
- 1/2 cup raisins or crasins
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix mashed banana & peanut butter until completely combined then add in the applesauce, dump in everything else ~ mix again until all are completely combined.
Let dough rest for 10 minutes This keeps you from having soupy cookies.
Drop cookie dough, by spoonfuls, onto a cookie sheet & flatten cookies into rounds. Bake for 20ish minutes or until lightly brown and totally set. Cool for a few minutes before removing from cookies sheet. ENJOY!! (With or without pocket lint)