Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

The last thing we want to hear is that our children are having “cookies” for breakfast…right?   But let’s be open minded to some of these so called “unhealthy words” because there are healthier alternatives to most foods we enjoy, just like there are healthy cookies!  They don’t have to be high is sugars, fats and other things we want to avoid in our breakfast foods….you can certainly make a healthy cookie option too.  This week St. Mary’s All Grade students enjoyed a healthy grab and go breakfast before heading into their exams; this included a healthy oatmeal cookie.  Here’s a delicious recipe that you can try for your KES Club or at home….they sound yummy!

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oatmeal, uncooked quick
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional add-ins: 1/3 cup of raisins or cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together, oatmeal, bananas, vanilla extract, applesauce and cinnamon.
  3. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookie dough in spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet, and then flatten cookies into round shapes.
  4. Bake approx. 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden.  Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to cooling rack. Be careful, cookies will be very soft until they cool entirely.

*Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Recipe retrieved from: https://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2014/02/healthy-oatmeal-breakfast-cookies.html

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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