Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

While we understand that many of our Kids Eat Smart Clubs do not have the proper equipment, space or time that allows their volunteers to bake food for their children, we do have many that can, and do! If you enjoy baking fun and new recipes for your KES Club, these muffins are perfect!  Serve these at your next breakfast; the students will love them, a nutritious and delicious treat for all ages!

Ingredients (12 servings)

  • 2 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Optional add-ins – raisins, craisins, nuts/seeds

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mash bananas. Add remaining ingredients and mix together. Mixture will be quite wet. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper. In the palm of your hand, roll a large spoonful of dough together to make a ball. Once on prepared cookie sheets, press down to flatten slightly. Bake for approximately 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack. Be careful, cookies will be fragile until fully cooled. Store in airtight container for up to a week. The cookies freeze well and can be made ahead of time. Enjoy!

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Recipe retrieved from: http://www.breakfastclubcanada.org/banana-oatmeal-breakfast-cookies/

Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

 

 

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