Cookies for breakfast are now a thing. Healthy cookies that the babies-and you-love. Cookies filled with bananas and coconut and creamy almond butter, that you won’t feel guilty eating an entire tray of because they are HEALTHY!
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Life is real, and so is being a mom and never again having time for yourself. Or for making healthy breakfasts and “starting off the day right”. (whoever gave that advice obviously never had children that wake up at the crack of dawn after refusing to sleep until 2am).
My usual morning consists of coffee, coffee, and coffee.
But today, I found a couple overripe bananas and was reminded of these “Healthy Banana Cookies” I saw in a magazine. The woman said her toddler loved them, and mentioned how great she felt eating them.
I looked up a recipe. I found one. I started it. Then I realised I didn’t have one of the vital ingredients- oats. While it is typical of me to start a recipe and then check for ingredients, it’s still annoying every time.
What I DID have was lots of shredded coconut and lots of almond butter. So I came up with this recipe, and I bet you it is even better than the one I would have followed!
The added flavour of the coconut and soft texture from the almond flour does wonders for a cookie.
These turned out to be healthy little cookies that are extremely soft and flavourful. Dotted with chocolate chips. Filled with healthy things. Ugh. This woman was right, it feels reallyyyy good to eat something that is good for you! And Nadav loved them!! (he’s one). I saved a lot of the batter and just gave him a spoon and the mixing bowl to fend for himself. These could probably be frozen as raw cookie dough balls as well!
What goes into these cookies exactly?
Bananas- specifically overripe bananas. The browner a banana gets, the more flavour and sweetness it will add to your baked goods. So don’t throw those ugly bananas away! This muffin recipe is also really great.
Almond flour- I love Trader Joes almond meal. (BUY HERE). If I don’t have any of that left, I’ll pick up from my local health food store.
Almond butter- Once again, Trader Joes. (BUY HERE on Amazon).
Shredded Coconut- This gives the banana cookies a really great texture and flavour! Store leftover coconut in glass jars with an airtight seal.
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Healthy Banana Breakfast Cookies
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 Tbs almond butter
- 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2 tsp honey optional, for added sweetness
- Mash bananas in a bowl, with a masher or a fork. Add in coconut, almond flour and butter, chocolate chips, and honey if using(I didn't use honey. Try the batter and add if you want it a little sweeter).
- Preheat oven to 175 celsius. Place large spoonfuls of batter onto a cookie sheet or non stick mat. They will stay as they are! They don't spread while baking. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy warm.