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Morning Chaos {Recipe: Breakfast Cookies}

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Mornings around our house are usually mass chaos. No matter what I do to try to be organized the night before, mornings don’t seem to change.

In fact, we have a little celebration in the car on the way to school on those rare days where I didn’t have to turn into “raging maniac mom” to get everyone in gear. I’ll say, those little celebrations don’t happen too often. That’s not something I’m necessarily proud of.

So, would you judge me if I told you that sometimes to ease my guilt for yelling, I let my kids have cookies for breakfast? OK, there has been a time or two where those cookies were Girl Scout Cookies, but for the most part, cookies for breakfast around our house consist of the oatmeal banana breakfast variety. I love these cookies because they are easy to make and they are fairly nutritious. When raging maniac mom spends her morning, ahem, yelling using her outside voice, inside, saying yes to cookies for breakfast seems to erase all that.

Say yes to cookies for breakfast and bring joy back to your mornings…for a moment, anyway.

Breakfast Cookie Crumble Photo

Hearty Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies

Hearty Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Yes indeed, especially when they are these protein packed, nutritious breakfast cookies!


  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1/4 cup pure honey
  • 1/4 cup Craisins
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place rounded spoonfuls of dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten with a spoon.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove and let set for 3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack.
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  1. Kristen,

    These cookies are incredible!! I’ve long been looking for an EASY, tasty breakfast cookie that would make me a hit with my kids. These look healthy too. A great bonus!!! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try them out.


  2. I love breakfast cookies. These look delicious, especially with the addition of Craisins. I normally add nuts or raisins, but think I’ll try this recipe and switch things up a bit!

  3. I love cookies for breakfast! And these sound wonderful. :)

  4. Love cookies for breakfast! And these are great for folks like me with dietary restrictions. Can’t wait to make these!

  5. There aren’t many things better than cookies for breakfast and such an interesting addition of the rice krispies. I’m looking forward to trying these.

  6. YUMMY! Love each and every ingredient. I must try these. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. These look sooooo scrumptious! I’ve been looking for a new breakfast food to eat that doesn’t take too much time to make… this just might be it. YUM.

  8. These look great and I could just stick them in the boys’ hands as they head out the door!

  9. These look awesome!!!! I love the combo of rice krispies, peanut butter and honey.

  10. Love the idea of cookies for breakfast!

  11. These look great! So glad I found your blog. I’m a new follower! :)

  12. I love these and I can make them gluten free. Great recipe, Kristen!

  13. Bet my ever-rushing high-schoolers would love these in the morning! Thanks for sharing.

  14. So much yum! Cant wait to try these!

  15. Wow! These look delicious. I love oat biscuits. I will be making these for breakfast very soon. Please check out my food blog http://www.surreyKitchen.wordpress.com. Thanks!

  16. Love this. I have done granola breakfast cookies but I love the idea of banana in them. I too get crazy in the morning…the bus comes at seven. You have to be crazy to gey everyone up and out the door by then!

  17. I have all those ingredients in my house right now. Maybe ill make them tomorrow morning or this weekend. They look really good and seem like they are pretty healthy.

  18. “Raging maniac mom” – I think I’m going to have to borrow that title. I can’t tell you how good it feels to know that I’m not the only one who has lots of mornings like that. Like you, I’m not proud of it, but it helps to know I’m not alone. =) I often make a batch of muffins or scones that we can eat over several days, but I’m going to have to add breakfast cookies into the rotation.

  19. My son’s going to be so happy when he gets to eat cookies for breakfast ;).

  20. My mom was totally that maniac in the mornings also and, if it makes you feel any better, I turned out okay!

    And I didn’t even get any breakfast cookies! I should probably make up for lost time with a batch :)


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