3 Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

Monday morning I woke up in a fog. I had taken NyQuil the night before, as I could feel a cold coming on. By the time I woke up, it had hit me hard. I was congested, sniffling, sneezing, and just feeling pretty yucky. I worked from home, in an attempt to contain the germs, and I started feeling a little bit better by the afternoon. I still can’t tell if it was a cold, or if spring allergies finally got me. Either way, I was down for the count.

I didn’t have much of an appetite during the day, and didn’t eat much other than yogurt and fruit. Around lunch time,  I blended up a quick smoothie, to get a little Vitamin C boost. I loved the color so much I just had to Instagram it.


I tossed in half a banana, a 1/2 cup blueberries, a splash of blueberry pomegranate acai juice, and some ice. It totally hit the spot, and by the evening I was feeling a little bit better.

Eventually, my appetite came back, and I was craving something sweet. I still had lots of very brown bananas, and I thought it would be good to use those up, while whipping up something healthy. I remembered the Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies I had made awhile ago, and even though I was out of trail mix, I figured peanut butter would make a good stand in. Plus, these breakfast cookies are vegan, sugar free, and gluten free. So that’s pretty cool.

breakfast cookie ingredients

PB + Banana Breakfast Cookies

  • 1 cup whole grain oats
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter

These really couldn’t be easier. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet. (Don’t forget that step! Otherwise your cookies will stick to the pan!) Mash all the ingredients together, and then drop rounded tablespoons onto the cookie sheet. It should make about 12 small cookies. Bake for 15 minutes. These won’t really brown, and they won’t spread, but they’ll be chewy and delicious.

3 ingredient breakfast cookies

These will not be a decadent “dessert” cookie but they do taste good, and they’re great for a snack on the go. I called them breakfast cookies because I think they’d be awesome in the morning, but I just ate them as a snack. If you wanted more of a dessert cookie, you could definitely add some chocolate chips, walnuts, or even just more peanut butter. As the recipe is written, each cookie only has about 50 calories. Adding in chocolate chips would add a few calories, but they’d still be pretty healthy!

Monday night, Alex brought me some Good Belly Probiotic Shots and some Lifeway Frozen Kefir which made me feel better. I drank tons of water and tea, and by Tuesday morning, I felt much better. I’m still a little sniffly but it’s giving me an excuse to get 10 hours of sleep each night ;)

What are your thoughts on cookies for breakfast?



  1. I woke up feeling a bit ‘blah’ yesterday and today I’m officially sick :(

    I think making these delicious looking cookies will make me feel better :D
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  2. Yum these look awesome. I’ve bookmarked these to give them a go.

    Those are very healthy cookies so for breakfast I think they are a winner.
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  3. Hope you’re feeling better, Liz! My allergies have been terrible so far, so maybe that’s what you were experiencing. You are so right…these cookies couldn’t be easier. Next time my bananas get forgotten and they look like yours…I’ll try these! Thanks for the recipe, Sweetie!
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  4. TOTALLY making these! I hate bananas just to eat but love them in things, and Travis never eats them all before they are overly ripe! YAY!
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  5. I hope you get better soon. Those cookies sound awesome!
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  6. cookies for breakfast, cookies for lunch, cookies in the morning, cookies in the evening!! I think it depends on what is in the cookie but these sound excellent! :D Great idea.
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  7. Im down for cookies for breakfast! Great ingredients, even though its called a cookie, I’d still eat it. There are NO rules!
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  8. Im all for cookies for breakfast, especially these ones. I mean I put all these ingredients into my oatmeal, so its not like these are any different!!
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  9. Cookies for breakfast get a big thumbs up from me, especially when the ingredients are simple and healthy. LOVE the sound of these. Three of my favorite things (subbing AB for the PB) in one delicious cluster? Definitely a win :)
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  10. Those look great! I’m all for simple, healthy, and tasty cookies!
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  11. The only thing about that recipe that makes it a “cookie” is the shape so I approve of it for breakfast! Plus, I think if the only thing you’ve got to eat is literally an Oreo for breakfast, it’s better than no breakfast. Just skip dessert later.
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  12. oh, the PB, banana and oatmeal cookies look awesome. are those quick oats?
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    • I used the slow cooking kind but I think the quick oats would work! Steel cut might have a different texture but I think they’d be fine too!

  13. Yum, these look majorly delicious, Liz! I just got a random cold this past week too—it’s like, really?! It’s spring! Go away, sniffles!
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  14. Wow these look great and so easy. You always have recipes that I can physically see myself making LOL as opposed to others that are too complicated and throw me into a tizzy just thinking about.
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  15. Those cookies look outrageously simple and delish!
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  16. Those look awesome! I hate the day before you get really sick, because you’re living your daily life but know something is up!
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  17. Cookies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner would be fine with me! A friend of mine made something similar the other day, except she didn’t use PB. I like that you added PB…I would definitely add the chocolate chips. :) YUM!
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  18. I didn’t realize you used some brown bananas too! Man! haha. We had a ton of bad bananas!! Glad we got to use them all for some good food ;)
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  19. Recipes like this are what I live for. Keep it simple!! :)
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  20. So…drizzle these with honey and you’ve basically turned the best sandwich in the world into a cookie?
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  21. I need to make more of these snacks before I reach for chips. hope you feel better :)
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  22. Feel better soon! I am a-ok with cookies for breakfast, of course, as long as they hold me over with fiber and protein. :-)
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  23. They sound like my kind of cookie!
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  24. Phew! Glad to hear you are feeling better! No one deserves to be sick with the spring weather coming =)
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  25. Benoit and Melissa says:

    Hi everyone.

    We are a vegetarian couple. We created a brand of shoes called Milkies (the shoes come in a Milk box – the Milk box says as a joke:”May contain traces of soy-milk but absolutely 0% cow milk “).
    We started to sell the shoes this year. They were sold in France. We sold everything.

    Next year we want to become much more engaged and promote the vegetarian. We will have the following initiative: Buy 1 pair of Milkies = Give 1 nutritive veggie meal to a child.
    We have a website and we are creating a video at the moment and we are looking for some vegetarians to give us their opinion.

    If you are interested and you want to give us your opinion and advice, we will really appreciate it if write to us at benoit.raimond@gmail.com. Then we will show you more in detail what we plan to do.

    Oh and before I forget! Thanks Liz. Super blog.

    Benoit and Melissa

  26. Hi Liz! Hope you’re feeling better today.

    I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks for all the great blogging you do–keep it up!

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  27. Ah I”m totally pinning these. This is my kind of recipe- healthy and easy!
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  28. These cookies looks so yummy! Hope you are feeling better!

  29. You know me…I am ALL about some dessert for breakfast and I will take it ANY way I can get it! Love how simple this is…and yet still so versatile! I can definitely see some nuts and or dried fruit going in these! Oh and they would be great crumbled over some yogurt!

    Glad to hear you’re feeling a bit better! I definitely believe in the healing power of food…that smoothie was your magical elixir for sure! Haha!
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  30. I keep seeing 2 or 3 ingredient cookies on Pinterest and want to make them. And now this post makes me want to try your version! They look so easy and tasty.
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