Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Jocelyn Brubaker | Inside BruCrew Life

Eat cookies for breakfast? Why, yes, yes, you can! These healthy banana chocolate chip breakfast cookies are loaded with chocolate and only contain 73 calories each.

I realize we are only a few days into the New Year, and I am already trying to shove cookies down your throat. Before you start throwing things at me, let me explain my reasoning.

Some people ban sweets as part of their resolution each January. What did the poor cookie do to deserve that kind of treatment?

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies Photo

In an effort to make cookies acceptable this month, I made a batch of healthy cookies for my family to snack on.

We usually have extra bananas on the counter from when our oldest comes home from college. I always grab a few too many bunches for him to eat when I’m grocery shopping. Then we have lots of leftovers for some dark chocolate banana muffins.

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies Picture

This time I decided to make some cookies with the ripening fruit, and then freeze the rest for easy banana ice cream or a triple berry orange smoothie.

I wanted these cookies to be loaded with lots of chocolate without compromising our healthy eating plan for the month. I also wanted them to be perfect for breakfast, or as a late-night snack.

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies Image

To give it a good chocolate taste, I mixed some chocolate protein powder and dark chocolate cocoa powder into the mashed bananas and oats.

A few mini chocolate chips baked on top made these banana chocolate chip cookies so good! Of course, gooey chocolate is never a bad idea.

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies Pic

To boost the health factor in these healthy banana chocolate chip breakfast cookies even more, I added some chia seeds and flaxseed that I had sitting in our pantry. These two ingredients are optional, if you don’t have them on hand though.

Now let’s keep those New Year resolutions going strong and eat your cookies too. Oh, yeah!

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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies Recipe

    15 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium Bananas, 1 cup mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds, optional
  • 2 tablespoons Ground Flax Seed, optional
  • 2 tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mash the bananas. Stir the oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and flaxseed into the bananas.
  3. Drop the mixture into 15 even spoonfuls on a nonstick baking sheet or a pan lined with a Silpat. Press each cookie flat. You can also use your fingers to keep each cookie in a nice round shape.
  4. Sprinkle the top of the cookies with the mini chocolate chips.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Gently remove the cookies to parchment paper or a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Store in a loosely sealed container.

Notes

  • If you do not have the chia seeds or flaxseed meal (or don’t want to buy it), you can leave these two ingredients out.

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Author: Jocelyn Brubaker
Recipe Yields: 15 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 15

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 17
Calories 73

% Daily Value*
3%
Total Fat 2g
2%
  Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Sodium 20mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 3g
10%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jocelyn Brubaker

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!