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Jan 02

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Okay, so I’m giving you all one day. One healthy(ish) recipe. Then I’m back to full sugar, you hear? šŸ˜‰

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s! I’ve been blissfully (trying) to ignore my computer. I’ve been semi-succssful too, and it’s been wonderful. But now…on with 2013!

I don’t make resolutions. I used to, then I hated myself in mid-January when I would inevitably find myself elbow deep in a box of Oreos, hating myself for my piggish ways. Now, I just make goals. Last year I set four, and I accomplished every one! This year my goals are two-fold: self and blog.

My blog goals for 2013 are:
*Learn about SEO.
*Finally get my blog design where I want it. This *may* include hiring help.
*Try to do more recipe development. I would love to have a few base recipes for my favorite treats that I can easily adapt for new versions.
*Make more stuff with crust…of course. :)

My personal goals for 2013 are:
*Run more, as my body allows. I’d love to do another 5k (or 2).
*Last year I conquered my rock climbing fear. This year, I want to conquer my fear of water and adrenaline. My hope is to go whitewater rafting this summer, just a short trip, preferably with Jordan so we can do a kiddie run and I’m not the only adult present.
*Stop beating myself up for things I cannot control…and stop sweating the small stuff. (Ha, this probably won’t happen.)
*Find some sort of service project that I can get involved in with Jordan. (I’d love ideas…it’s hard to find volunteer things for 8 year olds.)

Oh, and I have one more goal:

Tempt you with amazing sugar.

Enter these breakfast cookies…

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana Breakfast Cookies

I mean, cookies for breakfast…how cool is that? I’ve seen these for years and always wanted to try making my own. I made these healthier by using coconut oil, peanut butter, and bananas instead of butter. I added flax, because supposedly that’s good for you, right? And chocolate chips…well. Anytime I can put chocolate in anything, that’s a good day.

And really, these are cookies for breakfast. It doesn’t get much better! I used these as a post-workout snack with my second cup of coffee. They held me past lunchtime in fullness. Jordan actually ate them for breakfast…and she liked them!

So…be healthy this 2013. Eat cookies for breakfast.

Banana Breakfast Cookies

What are your goals for 2013?

Banana Breakfast Cookies


  • 2 brown bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix bananas, coconut oil, and peanut butter with a hand or stand mixer until combined. Mix in sugar, egg, baking soda, vanilla, and flax. Mix in flour and oats and blend until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop 1/4 cupfuls onto your baking sheet. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand (they will not flatten by themselves while baking). Bake for about 10 minutes until they start to get golden brown. Cool before removing from cookie sheet.
  4. Best served warmed in the microwave! Keep some in the freezer for a fast morning breakfast.

Some other fun breakfast ideas:

Blueberry Bread

Banana Bread

Samoas Oatmeal by Something Swanky

Copycat Apple Pie Larabar by French Press

81 Responses to “Banana Breakfast Cookies”

  1. Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom posted on January 2, 2013 at 4:17 pm (#)

    These look wonderful! I was just thinking I wanted to find a good breakfast cookie recipe. Trying these soon!


    • Regina replied on February 4th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      I love this recipe. However, the ingredient list has 1/4 cup sugar but the directions do not list the sugar. It never fails as I’m reading through making it I always forget the sugar and either put it in too late so their not the right texture or forget all together and their not sweet enough. Is it possible to update the directions to include the sugar?


      • Dorothy Kern replied on February 4th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        Oh no Regina! I will fix it right now. I always try to double check my typos but I once in awhile I miss something. Thank you!

        • Regina replied on February 7th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

          Thanks! My co workers and I love these esp with about 1/4 cup chopped walnuts added. And now they wont have to eat my oops when I forget the sugar…hopefully. :-)

          • Dorothy Kern replied on February 8th, 2013 at 6:53 am

            Yum, walnuts! Those would be a great addition!

  2. Meg @ Sweet Twist posted on January 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm (#)

    Those are excellent goals both for blog and you. My blogs goals are quite similar. I like the running but you definitely won’t catch me white water rafting. GO you!


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Yeah…well we’ll see if I have the guts for it! :)


  3. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on January 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm (#)

    These sound wonderful Dorothy. Love your blog goals (and personal too)! You forgot though “meet shugary sweets” hehe!!
    ANyways, as far as service work, most towns have local food pantries that allow you to bring in children to help stock shelves and more (depending on the pantry). Just an idea! I know for us it’s a good and relevant project, as we are blessed with food. Obviously :)


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      Oh, yeah! I need to add “meet all my bloggy friends” to the list!!! Thanks for the ideas Aimee!


      • Jackie replied on January 4th, 2013 at 11:55 pm

        Where I your SF mug from?

        • crazyforcrust replied on January 5th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

          I got it in SF at a Walgreens, if you can believe that!

  4. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on January 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm (#)

    About 3 years ago I was in this major banana cookie mode and have a jillion recipes for them. And then I just stopped! I made all mine in the microwave though. I need to try cookies like this, real and oven baked! They look great!


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 2nd, 2013 at 7:09 pm

      Oooh. I’ll have to look at your archives!


  5. Mom posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm (#)

    These sounds really good. Great goals too. Good luck.
    Love, Mom


  6. Runnergirl posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm (#)

    These look great! I’ll try them using coconut sugar. A good service project is volunteering at the SPCA – you can help walk & groom dogs, play & socialize cats & kittens, etc. As long as you’re there I think age 8 is fine. There is also an organization (can’t recall name, but you can try Google) that plans & provides birthday parties for kids at homeless shelters. Good luck finding something & good for you for getting her involved early in life :-)


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 2nd, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      I like that idea, the SPCA. Jordan would love it! Thank you!


  7. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on January 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm (#)

    I love the idea of cookies for breakfast! I am totally making these – and since they are at least semi-healthy, they’ll fit right in on my eating better while still eating cookies 2013 plan. :-) Love your goals, too!


  8. Runnergirl posted on January 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm (#)

    SPCA also has a terrific summer camp. My daughter did it one summer & loved it. Loved it so much that on her birthday that year (10th b-day) she requested no gift, but for each child to bring a donation of something for an animal – food, toy, leash, etc. After the party we took everything (people were incredibly generous!) to the SPCA and they were thrilled. I was thrilled not to have all the typical b-day loot!


  9. Heather @French Press posted on January 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm (#)

    I LOVE a breakfast cookie! Animal shelters make GREAT volunteering options for kids. Stella and I had been working with the Grace Foundation until they had to close.

    ~ I bet my kids won’t even know these are healthy:)


  10. Kristin posted on January 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm (#)

    Oh, like I need a reason to eat a cookie… šŸ˜‰


  11. Tash @ The Velvet Moon Baker posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:52 am (#)

    You had me at ‘Breakfast Cookies’ šŸ˜€ These are fab and yes I’m usually the same, come mid-january I’m still face planting the tins of chocolates haha


  12. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on January 3, 2013 at 8:27 am (#)

    I adore breakfast cookies :)


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  14. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on January 3, 2013 at 10:02 am (#)

    Yum. I would take cookies for breakfast any day! And my goals are to also redesign my blog and not sweat the small stuff.. and I have a sneaky suspicion the latter won’t happen, but hey, it’s worth a try!


  15. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on January 3, 2013 at 10:14 am (#)

    These look so good. Any excuse to eat cookies for breakfast is good enough for me! :)


  16. Joy @ Baking-Joy posted on January 3, 2013 at 10:29 am (#)

    These look delicious! Chocolate, peanut butter and banana for breakfast is more than ok by me :-)


  17. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on January 3, 2013 at 11:00 am (#)

    bananas and oats make my breakfast every single morning. I must make these cookies – maybe add some peanut butter tot he middle for a banana oatmeal cookie sandwich. Man, i’m obsessed. :)


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Ooooh. That sounds goooood Sally!


  18. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm (#)

    I’m all about cookies for breakfast! Can’t go wrong with bananas and oats with chocolate!


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      No you can’t! Thanks Jessica!


  19. Erika posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm (#)

    I love my go-to banana cookie recipe (Bethenney Frankel’s insanely healthy 1-teaspons-of-oil recipe, as it happens), but these look so irresistibly thick and hearty–I think I’ll have to give ’em a whirl :) Love the photos, as usual!


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Ooooh. I’ll have to look up her recipe. Yum! Thanks so much.


  20. Emily @ Sweet Bella Roos posted on January 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm (#)

    Great goals! & these cookies don’t look so bad themselves….! Bring on more crust! :) If you think of something to do with Jordan, please share! I’m always looking for ways to keep Isabella busy & spend more time with her one on one.


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      I will! Especially in summer!


  21. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on January 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm (#)

    Cookies for breakfast now we are talking!!


  22. Baking Serendipity posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm (#)

    Awesome goals…and cookies! When I was a kid and in Girl Scouts, we always visited nursing homes, and were pen pals with the residents. Maybe something fun to get involved in that Jordan would enjoy?


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 4th, 2013 at 6:47 am

      I bet she’d like that! Thanks so much!


  23. Vikki posted on January 4, 2013 at 5:42 am (#)

    Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at

    Have a great day!


  24. Grace-Life is Beautiful posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:42 am (#)

    Good morning ” Crazy for Crust”

    A friend of mine has a question about the ingredient “Coconut liquid” in the recipe , Banana Breakfast cookies.

    I have a jar of Coconut Oil from the Whole Foods grocery store,, this comes in solid form, which I add a teaspoon to my hot oatmeal. When it is heated up, it becomes liquid; Is this the type ingredient that you use in the recipe?


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 4th, 2013 at 6:44 am

      Yes! Coconut oil, but liquified (warmed up). Enjoy!


  25. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on January 4, 2013 at 8:14 am (#)

    I would love a cookie a for breakfast! I am the cookie monster in our house! I have no will power over a cookie!


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 4th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Me neither! But then again, I have no willpower over pie, or brownies, or cupcakes either…


  26. Brenda posted on January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am (#)

    These cookies may not be as sugary as usual … but they are sure sound sweet!


  27. Ashton @ Something Swanky posted on January 4, 2013 at 8:51 pm (#)

    These photos are really super gorgeous! I love them :) And I’m all about breakfast cookies! I need to make them more often– I don’t know how, but we’re ALWAYS running out the door on preschool mornings. Annnnnnnnd, ditto to all your blog goals :)


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 5th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Ashton! I so need to make more!


  28. Karen posted on January 5, 2013 at 6:12 am (#)

    These look very yummy! My mom always told me my first real word was cookie, which shows you I set my priorities very early.
    I think I would add some dried cherries, cranberries or raisins to bump up the nutrition factor a bit more. If you use dark chocolate chips they would be even healthier, right? šŸ˜‰
    These would be great to eat between work and the gym to give me an energy boost for my workout but not spoil dinner.


  29. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on January 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm (#)

    These look great! I always do resolutions/goals/stuff to focus on and this year, one of mine is to do more yoga. I feel great when I do it, but tend to forget about that sort of working out…


    • crazyforcrust replied on January 6th, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Me too! I should get back into doing yoga. It’s so good for your body!


  30. Jeni posted on January 8, 2013 at 4:40 am (#)

    One word: YUMMY!


  31. Wendy posted on January 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm (#)

    I think these might make a great dorm room breakfast. Especially for those who need to grab something as they roll out of bed and dash to class. Not that my college student son ever does that (cough, cough) but just in case, I am going to include some of these in the next care package :) Thanks!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 15th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Totally a meal in a bar. They were filling for sure. And well, PB is healthy, right?? :)


  32. Doris posted on January 17, 2013 at 9:09 am (#)

    Made these yummy little deals, just wondering what the nutritional value is per each cookie? Have you done any totals of calories, fiber carbs etc? Thanks for a great tasting AM treat!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 17th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      I haven’t done any calculations. I’m sorry! But if you figure it out, let me know! :)


  33. Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate posted on January 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm (#)

    I am with you on making goals not resolutions! Also with you on one healthy recipe being sufficient šŸ˜‰


    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 17th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Yeah, that’s about all it lasted, lol.


  34. Carolyn posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:14 am (#)

    Made these this morning. Delicious! Next time, I’m going to add cinnamon and some applesauce. I think they’d be good with oat flour too (and more healthy). Thanks for the recipe!!! I like the idea of freezing them and popping one into the toaster or microwave! (Also, you forgot to mention how nice the house smells for hours after baking these!)


    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 22nd, 2013 at 6:54 am

      I love the idea of the cinnamon! And the oat flour, I need to get some of that. I’m glad you liked them!! :)


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  36. Tammy posted on January 31, 2013 at 4:41 pm (#)

    These look wonderful — I’m going to make them to take on my next overnight hiking trip and have them in the morning for breakfast (and maybe lunch)!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on January 31st, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      They’ll fill you up for sure! :)


  37. Karisa S. posted on February 15, 2013 at 8:04 am (#)

    I was trying to convert the recipe for calories. But I need to know how many cookies the recipe makes. Please let me know. If it is twelve cookies, the converter shows 200 calories per cookie. Thank you, Karisa


    • Dorothy Kern replied on February 15th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

      I believe it was right about 12. I’m sorry I don’t know for sure! It’s something I strive to be better at… :)


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  42. Chrissy posted on January 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm (#)

    Breakfast + Cookie = perfection Love it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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  44. Maddie posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm (#)

    They look delicious. Can I ask what flax is? So I know what to look for in the store.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      It’s like wheat germ (kind of like a ground up oatmeal). It’s supposed to be good for you. :) You could sub wheat germ if you have it. The flax is sold in the baking aisle, usually, near the Bob’s Red Mill flours.


  45. Noelle posted on July 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm (#)

    I substituted honey for sugar in this recipe and they came out moist and delicious! I’d love finding more clean eating recipes from you. Everything on your site comes out perfectly for me! My KitchenAid has never gotten so much use!


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  49. Christina posted on July 22, 2015 at 10:16 am (#)

    I have been struggling with my toddler to eat breakfast. Not anymore! He loves them, and so do I! Thanks for the recipe šŸ˜€


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