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. :)
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]
- In a small bowl [about 5” diameter] mash banana with a fork.
- Whisk in egg whites.
- Add other ingredients and mix well with fork.
- Microwave for 1min 30sec – 1min 45sec.
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.
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!!