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?
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.
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.
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.
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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