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banana breakfast cookie

This morning I made the best oatmeal breakfast cookie yet!  Honestly, I thought this was going to be a major fail, but I loved it.  This was a bit heftier than the typical oatmeal b-fast cookie.  It was about 1” thick and softer than the original.  I wanted to try adding mashed banana to the mix.  It made the cookie softer than the original and oh so delicious.  There were a few other modifications as well.  I’m not exactly sure where this originated, but I think I first saw it on Tina’s blog.  So, I will say my adaptation is based on Tina’s version.  :)

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Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

  • 1/4c + 1T rolled oats *I like using rolled much more than instant for this
  • 1/2-1t cinnamon
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1-2t maple syrup
  • 1/2 medium banana [3” worth of banana]
  • 1/4t baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2T chopped walnuts
  • 1T almond milk [any milk would work]
  1. In a small bowl [about 5” diameter] mash banana with a fork.
  2. Whisk in egg whites.
  3. Add other ingredients and mix well with fork.
  4. Microwave for 1min 30sec – 1min 45sec.

Topped with: Vanilla Maple Almond Flax Butter + Crofter’s Organic strawberry fruit spread

The nut butter is hard to see but it’s to the left of the jelly! :)  I really loved the texture of this.  Like I said it’s softer, but still does not fall apart.  Definitely fork food and not really finger food like the original can be.  The cinnamon/walnut/banana combo was delicious.  This is such a great breakfast when you’re crunched for time in the morning.  Packed with real food and a lot of healthy fats, protein + fiber.

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This breakfast helped fuel my morning swim.  It was my furthest swim yet!!

  • 100m warm up
  • 1250m freestyle
  • 500m breast stroke
  • 500m freestyle
  • 50m cool down

= 1.5 miles in 55min!!!!!!!  I had to count to 96 [lengths] for this workout…yikes!!  Oh, and there was definitely second breakfast and 2 lunches.  Swimming makes me SO HUNGRY!

I’ll be back later this afternoon with a new post on photography.  Be on the lookout!  Did you miss the first photography 101 post? 

I miss the monster!!

<3 Ashley

Reader Comments (56)

Looks perfectly delish! :)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristin@purplebirdblog

Looks very tasty! And congrats on that swim...1.5 miles WOW!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

There are still so many recipes I want to try and the Breakfast Cookie is one of them. Another, the Banana Scramble. Why is this taking me so long to get to?

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

5 days til I see you!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

This breakfast looks really great! I'll definitely have to get out of my oatmeal rut by trying this!!!

these looks beautiful!!! ahh swimming! i haven't gone in AGES!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie (Moves 'N Munchies)

At first glance that looks like one extremely hearty pancake ;)

I tend to stray away from bananas because they make my throat hurt. I think I have a mild allergy :o

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTatianna

I saw this on Tina's blog too! Looks so good, I just haven't gotten around to trying it yet. Can't wait to learn some of your photography tips!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika @ Food.Fitness.Fun

Excited to read more photography tips! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaryea @ Happy Healthy Mama

So excited for a photog post- YES!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz @ Blog is the New Black

Yum, that looks delicious, I will make it tomorrow for breakfast!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAna

This would be a good breakfast this morning, I am crunched for time!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate (What Kate is Cooking)

Looks delicious!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacy @ Every Little Thing

This looks soo good. I know what im making for breakfast today!!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate @ahealthypassion

Yum! What an awesome breakfast! It's sort of like baked oatmeal! I'm going to make this for breakfast over the holidays

Ok - the fact that you microwave this JUST made my day! YUM! ;)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

you know what you would REALLY like? adding some of that homemade peanut butter and some cocoa powder to the's life-changing :)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

That looks good and super filling.

Can't wait for more photography tips. Love those.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracey @ I'm Not Superhuman

i love oatmeal pancakes/cookies in the morning! i never microwaved it, usually just grind the oats to a flour then cook a massive one on the pan and mash a cold banana or applesauce for the topping.. but when i'm in a hurry or don't feel like grinding i'll have to try it this way!

Yummmy I don't think I've ever made the "breakfast cookie" though I've definitely seen it on the blogs for years now.

can't wait for more photography tips!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBronwyn Coyne

looking good..anything I can make w/ bananas (to use them up quickly) is a winner!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAverie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)

Update... I made this for breakfast today and it was AWESOME! New favorite for sure. Thank you!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate (What Kate is Cooking)

I'm looking forward to your next photo 101 post! I recently just received my dSLR and been loving it ever since. So busy now with work/holidays but after all that slows down, I'm going to buckle down and really figure out this bad boy.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFallon

I remember swimming a lot as a kid and it would always make me SO hungry!! A cookie at breakfast? Count me in!

I really love your photography tips. I'm trying to start saving up for a nicer camera so I keep saving your tips for when I get one!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Swimming always makes me ravenous too! Yummy breakfast! Isn't is great when you think it won't turn out but you're surprised by the outcome? I love that.

I've always wanted to try the breakfast cookie but I don't know what to use in place of the egg white! (I'm allergic to eggs) Any suggestions?

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

a cookie? for breakfast? + it's healthy? I'm sooooo gonna make this! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSOUL + FOOD

You see Jessica in 5 days?! No fair.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pea

Stop snooping in my comments!! ;)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I would try 1T ground flax meal mixed with 2T water, then let sit until thick ~3min. Or you could try adding 1T chia water necessary. Those should both work...I think ;)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yes...I love when that happens. I'm still hungry from the swim...haha

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

You'll be ahead of the game! ;)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I know what you mean...hope you get some time soon!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I was really hesitant..but it's so good!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I try to microwave as seldom as possible, but once in a while this is so quick + easy! :)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Oh....there will be variations. ;)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley is similar! Very tasty and so easy!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

HAhaa...definitely not pancake-like. It's kind of like baked oatmeal if you can imagine what that would be like. ;) Oh..instead of banana try using ~3T of pumpkin or applesauce!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley


December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Can't go wrong with the breakfast cookie! Sometimes using the microwave is a lot more appealing than turning on the stove. Using Ashley@neverhomemaker as my guide I made a microwave blueberry muffin a few weeks ago - a great option when I don't feel like dirtying a bunch of dishes!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCorey @ the runner's cookie

I made this for breakfast and it was amazing!! Thank your for this idea!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate (What Kate is Cooking)

I made this for breakfast this morning and it was amazing!

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate (What Kate is Cooking)

This sounds great! I've thought about adding bananas too but wasn't sure what proportions to adjust. Thanks for figuring it out for me! :)

Dude, you are a swimming machine! One of my goals for 2011 is to learn to swim laps.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeri [a foodie stays fit]

You are welcome my dear. :) Definitely check out swimming..I'm hooked!

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

[...] from Ashley’s [...]

[...] Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie Adapted from Edible Perspective [...]

[...] I used her recipe exactly, so I’m just gonna give you the link.  This is my first time ever attempting a microwaved-cookie-cake type breakfast, so once I become familiar with it and start making up my own recipes, I’ll post them for you to try.  Until then, enjoy hers–banana breakfast cookie. [...]

Okay so I did this. And uhm.. I failed. It was not like a cookie, it was like a pancake. But still freaking delicious!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMilica

Hahaa, well I'm glad it still tasted great!!

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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