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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. Oh yea, I’m that mom on most mornings. Fun times. I always feel better once the car is in drive and we are on our way…
    These breakfast cookies are awesome! I think they’d make a great after school cookie too!

  2. These are fantastic, and I always crave cookies – at least this would be a healthier way to start my day :)

  3. We don’t even have children and our mornings are a bit like that! I love the idea of being able to grab a cookie and go – these sound really tasty.

  4. Oh yeah! I think Soeren would dig having cookies for breakfast! Nice variety to the muelsi/granola bars i always make! I think we’ll be making these today! Hugs!

  5. I know what you mean about chaos. Before we had Liam, everything was hunky-dory and now we’re late to everything and running around like mad people. I don’t even want to know what it’s going to be like when he starts his terrible twos. Haha! Anyway. The point I’m trying to make is that these cookies are just perfect. Perfect for us crazies and will start the day off right. :)

  6. breakfast is my favorite meal & cookies are my favorite food!
    thanks for bringing the two together! Love!

  7. Saving this!

  8. HA! I doubt your sweet personality could ever turn raging. And, I just told Cade yesterday that I want to make our breakfast cookies again, but with a twist. Now I can just make your recipe instead.

  9. hah Mornings are pretty crazy here with two little ones and that doesn’t even involve getting them ready for school yet! (Oy vey!) Cookies for breakfast are a wonderful idea..my son would love these. Im always looking for different options to feed him..now that he knows what he likes, the little monkey is getting picky & saying no to what I give him sometimes…however, he never says no to cookies..so smart! :)

  10. These are absolutely delicious, plus they are super easy to eat, with no mess!


  11. Cookies for breakfast sounds pretty darn good to me!

  12. any ideas for substitutions for peanut butter?? I am allergic to the stuff. :)

    • Hi Meghan –
      I think you could use sunbutter or even Biscoff cookie butter. Is there a product of peanut butter consistency that you can have? I would suggest trying one of those as a substitution.

  13. Cookies for breakfast?! Yes, please!

  14. Mornings are tough, I was stressing out today trying to get both of mine in the car and on the road before our allotted time runs out :) It doesn’t help when the two year old takes off his shoes and socks at EVERY chance he gets…gahhhh!

  15. I think healthy breakfast cookies for kids is the best idea ever! And for adults, too :)

  16. Sounds like a good plan to me!

  17. I love that picture of just the crumbs, so sweet! Hey when my mom felt guilty we gor Pop Tarts or Toaster Strudel…. at least this is a much healthier treat.

  18. I want to eat it. They look so good, and perfect for busy mornings.

  19. These sound awesome; a perfect grab n’ go breakfast

  20. I love these cookies, perfect grab and go for busy mornings. They look so good.


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