This Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cookie Recipe made with wholesome ingredients will soon be a family favorite!
Chewy Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cookies are a delicious way to start your day off right, and they make a great snack, too! This breakfast cookie recipe was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #CalorieCountdown #ad #IC
This year, I’m working on being fit and active, and eating healthy. That doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice taste though. In my house, mornings are challenging. This mama used to be a morning person, but that was before years of sleep deprivation. I have just as hard a time getting out of bed in the morning as the kids. I want fast, easy and delicious breakfast foods that aren’t loaded in sugar or artificial ingredients for my family. I’ve been intrigued with breakfast cookies for a long time, and today I’m sharing with you a new recipe I think you’re going to love.
What Are Breakfast Cookies?
Breakfast cookies are usually high in fiber and protein. Sometimes they have peanut or other nut butters in them to help boost the protein. Most breakfast cookie recipes start with oats and ours is no exception. Oats have lots of soluble fiber. We also include wheat germ in our recipe because it is high in fiber and protein as well as magnesium and Vitamin E. A lot of breakfast cookie recipes also have bananas in them, which are high in potassium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
I know what you’re thinking…. cookies for breakfast? Yes! Cookies for breakfast!! But these aren’t just any cookies, these Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cookies are loaded with tons of good-for-you and great-tasting ingredients including fresh blueberries and honey. Did you know blueberries contain potassium, just like bananas? And they’re a great source of fiber, too. These cookies could be considered brain food with all the B vitamins and folate – great for pregnant and nursing mamas! Plus the oats and blueberries are great heart-healthy foods, too! Some walnuts for crunch and, of course, omega-3. And just a smattering of mini chocolate chips for some sweetness. I also used Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Product, which has tons of nutritional benefits. It’s creamy and delicious and has 42% fewer calories and 75% less sugar than milk. You can find the product at your local Walmart and other stores such as Market Basket. Click here for money-saving coupon!
Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cookies Shopping List
- Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Product
- Vanilla Extract
- Coconut Oil
- Quick Cooking Oats
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Ground Cinnamon
- Wheat Germ
- Light Brown Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
- Fresh or Dried Blueberries
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- Electric Mixer
- Slotted Spatula – I now it says “fish turner” but it is awesome at moving cookies off a baking sheet onto a cooling rack!
- Rimmed Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
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Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cookie Recipe
The first morning I set these on the table, my six-year-old looked at me out of the corner of her eye and scowled.
“Is this a trick?” she asked. She loves sweets as much as her mama and is always angling for a treat.
“They’re good for you,” I told her.
Even more skepticism from her nine-year-old brother who declared they looked messy.
Well yes, they are a tad messy when they’re still warm. The sweet blueberries can burst in the oven. You can use dried blueberries if you prefer.
Olivia picked one up and nibbled the edge. “Ethan, they taste like REAL cookies!” she exclaimed.
Score one for mom!
Blueberry Banana Breakfast Cookie Recipe
- 1 egg
- 1 banana mashed (about 1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Product
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil softened
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons wheat germ
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup Walnuts finely chopped
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup fresh or dried blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 325-degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
- Combine the egg, mashed banana, Hood Calorie Countdown, vanilla extract, honey, and coconut oil in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat until combined.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the quick-cooking oats, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, wheat germ and brown sugar and gently whisk to combine.
- Add the dry mixture to the mixer a little at a time on the lowest speed. Remove from the mixer and scrape down the edges.
- Fold in the chocolate chips, walnuts and blueberries until just combined. This is a wet batter, so don't be surprised if it looks very loose.
- Scoop the cookie mixture onto the prepared baking tray. I like using a cookie scoop.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let set for 10 minutes on the tray before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Breakfast Cookie Recipe Variations:
- Omit the blueberries and use raspberries.
- Swap out the walnuts for pecans, almonds or even macadamia nuts.
These cookies are great for lunch boxes or on-the-go snacking, too. They’re just yummy! Soft, chewy, slightly sweet and fruity… I’m ready for another one!
For more recipes using Hood Calorie Countdown products, visit their website.