Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies.

Breakfast, Cookies

Made with wholesome, healthy ingredients. You’d never know that there’s no butter and refined sugar!

 Made with wholesome, healthy ingredients. You'd never know that there's no butter and refined sugar! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

Good morning!

It’s been a week since the election— 7 days of a deeply divided country. I’m saddened by what I see each day on the news and social media. Regardless of who you stand behind, I sincerely hope that we can work together to lift up the good in this country, and most importantly, within each other. We all deserved to be loved and respected. But if there’s one thing that we can all agree on right in this moment, it’s… cookies.

Cookies solve all problems.

 Made with wholesome, healthy ingredients. You'd never know that there's no butter and refined sugar! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

Especially cookies that are made with whole grains, no refined sugar, no oil, no butter and actually taste good. Yep, you read that right. Don’t believe me? I’ve made two batches in 2 days and I’m waiting for more bananas to turn to make more. I even got a text from Chris, “Omg those cookies were amazing. Who knew you could have cookies for breakfast!?!” Win.

The truth is: with the holidays just around the corner— Thanksgiving is next week?!?!— healthy eating is a top priority especially if I want to hit my goal this year. I swapped up my workout routine a bit earlier this month to incorporate more lifting so I need hearty breakfast/snack options at all times.

“Healthy” is a pretty broad term. What might be healthy to on person may not be to the next. But a cookie with pure ingredients, naturally sweetened that has some serious staying power is a winner in my book.

And look how thick, chewy and soft these are!

 Made with wholesome, healthy ingredients. You'd never know that there's no butter and refined sugar! Find the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

I plan on making a few batches each month because they are not only delicious, but so easy to make. One bowl. Drop onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes. That’s it.

Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

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  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 30m

Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts (or almonds, pecans)
  • 2 1/4 cups quick oats (not whole oats)
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in order listed into a large mixing bowl. Using a large rubber spatula or wooden spoon, mix until all the ingredients are combined. The dough will be thick and sticky.
  3. For easy handling of the dough, spray your hands with cooking spray. Grab 3 Tablespoons of dough, roll into a ball and drop onto the cookie sheet. Slightly flatten the tops into desired thickness— the cookies will not spread in the oven.
  4. Bake for 14-15 minutes, depending on thickness until edges are very slightly brown. These took exactly 14 minutes. Baking longer than 15 minutes will result in a dry cookie. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet. Cookies stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Additional Notes

  1. Make ahead: Raw dough can be frozen for up to 3 months— bake frozen cookie dough balls for 1 extra minute. Baked cookies can be frozen up to 3 months, then thawed overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Chia seeds can be omitted, but do to health benefits I like to add them.
  3. Using Spark Food Calculator, each cookie (without chocolate chips) is 129 calories. I typically crumble a cookie over Greek yogurt for breakfast for a snack.

Grab ’em while you can!

 Made with wholesome, healthy ingredients. You'd never know that there's no butter and refined sugar! Get the recipe at runlifteatrepeat.com!

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