Oat-Banana Breakfast Cookies

Home made cookies made of cereal and fruits(Serves 14)

Dessert for breakfast? Not really! Yet these cookies can certainly do double-duty in the morning as a healthier grab-and-go breakfast choice, paired up with a cup of fruit, or as an after-school (or after-dinner!) snack. Just 112 calories each, with zero cholesterol, just 6 g of fat, and 84 g sodium, these potassium-rich (147 mg) nibbles also boast 2 g each of fiber and protein. 

Ingredients:

3 bananas

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)

1 tbsp. golden flax meal (or substitute ground flaxseed)*

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (or skip)*

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place bananas in a medium bowl and mash well. Add remaining ingredients to mashed banana; stir well. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Press two tablespoons of the mixture into a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Remove cutter to create a round shape. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake at 350° for 22-25 minutes or until cookies are golden and set. Allow to cool before serving.

*Ingredient substitutions will alter nutritional content.

Recipe adapted from: www.eatright.org

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