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With Guest Dani Spies 3-INGREDIENT BANANA OATMEAL BREAKFAST COOKIES

What Makes These 'Breakfast' Cookies? I call these little gems breakfast cookies because they have serious staying power.

Chocolate chip banana breakfast cookies made with just 3 healthy ingredients and loaded with plenty of chocolate and oats! They’re gluten-free, vegan, and make a perfect snack for any time of the day!

No lie, I ate one with some Greek yogurt and fruit yesterday morning and wasn’t hungry again for hours. They’ll keep you fueled, full, and satisfied.

If you’ve tried my almond joy breakfast cookies or my pumpkin breakfast cookies, you already know that cookies for breakfast are a very real thing. You definitely can eat these chocolate chip banana oatmeal cookies for breakfast or for a healthy snack. If you are looking for a super easy (and delicious), grab-and-go breakfast option, this recipe is for you! Simply made of oats, bananas and chocolate chips these yummy cookies are like eating a bowl of oatmeal, only in cookie form. They make the perfect breakfast or power snack throughout the day. They’re filled with healthy carbs, good-for-you grains, and a bit of chocolate just for good measure. The only challenge with these banana breakfast cookies is not eating the entire tray! But hey, sometimes a girl needs a few extra cookies (joking, not joking!). The other great thing about these healthy breakfast cookies is how fast they come together. I know how busy life can get and these cookies won’t make life feel any busier. They only have three common ingredients and you only need one bowl. Score! They also make great after school snacks and are perfect for lunch boxes. I often make a double batch on Sunday, so they are ready for my kids to enjoy throughout the week.

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They’re dense, but not too heavy. Ultra thick, chewy, and incredibly soft without being cake-y. Each bite is full of chocolatey-banana flavor. The perfect breakfast treat! Making Banana Breakfast Cookies: You’ll find yourself making these cookies often. Why? Because they are so easy to make and so yummy. All three ingredients (mashed banana, oats, & chocolate chips) are mixed together in one bowl. Add them all to a mixing bowl and stir until you have a thick, sticky dough. These cookies don’t spread while baking, so form them into a cookie shape and then drop each onto a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. That’s it. Tips For Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies: • Use ripe bananas. The riper, the more brown-speckled, the better your cookies will taste. I also recommend using fresh, not previously frozen, thawed bananas. • These cookies freeze well for up to 3 months. Refrigerate overnight to thaw before enjoying. • Try your favorite mix-ins! About a 1/4 cup sliced almonds or dried fruit would be great options. • You will need to use a combination of quick oats and old fashioned rolled oats in this recipe. Quick oats are slightly more processed, and will soak up more of the wet ingredients – thus creating a better texture. The quick oats will also bind the dough together better than whole oats would. Although, if using only whole oats is to let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes to let the moisture be absorbed by the oats.

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The Inspired Guide - Issue #9  

Read Issue #9 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

The Inspired Guide - Issue #9  

Read Issue #9 of The Inspired Guide - FREE Conscious Living and Holistic Wellbeing eMagazine! Filled with inspiring and informative article...

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