Need a quick breakfast or snack that is both satisfying and healthy? Try out this delicious oatmeal banana nut butter breakfast cookie! This breakfast cookie is gluten-free and very healthy. Just make sure to use GF oats. These cookies are packed with nutrients and flavor and are made with pure ingredients like sprouted oats, bananas, nut butter, dark chocolate, sunflower seeds, and honey! And because they are made with clean eating in mind, you can enjoy them free of any guilt. This recipe is perfect whether you’re on the go or simply looking for a healthy alternative to traditional cookies.
My friend Terri and I used to make this oatmeal cookie all the time. They’re an excellent option for a healthy snack. This recipe makes about 24 cookies that are about 2 inches in diameter. Banana nut butter breakfast cookies are the perfect tasty snack.
How to Make Bananas Ripen Faster?
Bananas ripen quickly because they have lots of a plant hormone called ethylene, which causes fruits to ripen. You can make bananas ripen quickly by placing them in a brown paper bag. This will trap the ethylene and cause it to ripen faster. However, if you need ripened bananas right away, you can put them on a baking sheet and bake them at 300 degrees until they turn black.
What Can I Add to These Cookies?
Like many oat-based cookies, you can add whatever you want! I like to add my homemade nut butter, but you can also use store-bought if you want to save time. You can use any kind of nut butter, including peanut butter, almond butter, or even pistachio butter. I also like adding some chia and hemp seeds, but you can skip these if you don’t like the texture.
You can also add other mix-ins such as chocolate chips and dried fruits. I would suggest using dark chocolate chips, which are 70% or more cocoa since they are healthier. I also add sugar-free dried cherries with a little bit of sweetener. There are plenty of other dried fruits to choose from, including raisins, dried blueberries, or cranberries. As for nuts, and seeds, you can add pumpkin, sesame seeds, walnuts, or even sunflower seeds. Also, add honey or maple syrup for just a touch of sweetness.
Can I Make Oatmeal Cookie in an Air fryer?
Since air fryers are essentially mini convection ovens, you can make anything you would bake in an oven in an air fryer. Just reduce the heat by about 25 degrees and let it cook for about 6-8 minutes. Making small batches in an air fryer is also a great way to portion control the oatmeal cookie.
Tips for Making Oatmeal Banana Nut Butter Breakfast Cookie
- Use ripe bananas, do not use previously frozen bananas; the riper your banana, the better your cookie will taste.
- For a healthier version, I used sprouted oats. When you combine the ingredients, make it into a log, and keep it in the refrigerator for about two hours. This will allow the oats to soak up the flavors and soften. You could use quick oats if you don’t want to wait.
- You want to blend or use a food processor to mix the banana and almond butter. We are trying to create a thicker sauce to combine with the whole oats since we are not using quick oats or flour, and there are no eggs or milk in this recipe. This is an essential step. Please don’t skip it.
- To get a perfectly round cookie shape, you may need to mold the dough with your fingers after you cut the dough with a knife. Wetting the tips of your fingers with a bit of water will help you prevent the dough from sticking to your fingers.