Breakfast Cookies for MOM
With a little bit of help from a big person, this is mainly a job for the littles in the family! Some easy measuring and a lot of fun mixing, mashing and dolloping, these fun breakfast cookies are exactly what mom wants to nosh on for her Mother's Day Breakfast.
- 3 very ripe bananas
- 2 1/2 cups whole rolled oats (not instant)
- 2 tablespoons almond or peanut butter, creamy or chunky
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (or to taste)
- Pinch of salt (optional)
Pre-heat your oven to 350-F
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel the bananas and add them to a large mixing bowl. Mash them with a fork.
Add the rest of the ingredients and with your hands (I use food-grade gloves during this time, just a personal preference), mash, fold and mix the ingredients very well together. This is a great job for the little people in your family!
Using a spoon, scoop large dollops of the mixture on to the pan and put a little divot in the center with your pinkie finger so they thoroughly warm through.
Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Yields approx 12 cookies.