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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. I might actually eat breakfast if I have these around! Looks like I’m going shopping this weekend…
    Thanks for the great recipe! :)

  2. A magic solution for easing the tension would be joyous – particularly on friday mornings when we do a huge pack up, leave London and bomb down the M4 for 80 miles to deposit the ‘blue one’ at nursery. Love the idea even if the car gets redecorated in the process.

  3. lol glad that i am not the only one that mornings end up CRAZY…love the idea of breakfast cookie…i am sure anything with the word cookie in my boys will eat up!

  4. I made these today, and 25 minutes was a little too long in my oven :-( The bottoms burned, but I was able to get the tops off to taste and will be making these again with shorter bake time. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  5. stephanie schlim says:

    these are so delicious, thanks for the recipe!

    i substituted the honey for some applesauce, and the rice krispies for rice chex. it adds a bit more crunch! also chocolate chips add just the right amount of sweet to these cookies.

  6. I don’t have any parchment paper. Can I just used a greased cookie sheet?

  7. Definitely something my kids would love Kristen. Thanks for the recipe & inspiration.

  8. My 8 year old loved these. I added a small amount of flax meal and some peanut butter chips. I also made a batch with pecans.

  9. I have those back-handed celebrations, too. Not my proudest mommy-moments… :)

    Great recipe…I’m off to the kitchen…my children will thank you!

  10. Kelly N. says:

    How would I we’d to adjust if I only have old fashion oats?

  11. Looks so delicious and easy to make. Perfect. Thank you for sharing :). BTW, I found it on pinterest. Great pics :).

    • Heather Thompson says:

      I was looking for something gluten free that I could eat in my car with one hand! I used gluten free rice krispies and have them in the oven now. They smell delicious! Oh and I added a handful of mini chocolate chips to them! Thanks for the recipe!!

  12. What is a craisin? We may get them here at the southern tip of Africa- but they are not called raisins.

  13. I have made these delicious cookies before! I omitted the honey and use 1/3 c of Vi Shape protein powder, makes them even more nutritious .


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