Recipe ReDux: Breakfast Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, you read that title right.  These are Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies that you can eat for breakfast!!

Breakfast Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies 1This month’s Recipe ReDux challenge was to share new ideas for breakfast.

“Show us the healthy way you wake up your breakfast – or wake up just for breakfast!”

Well, I will definitely get out of bed for breakfast cookies.  So why am I advocating that you eat cookies for breakfast? Well, these cookies are gluten-free, contain whole grains, protein and have no sugar (besides the small amount of chocolate chips).  Made with oats, bananas, apple sauce, Greek yogurt, peanut butter powder and a few spices, these cookies are a great way to start your morning. They combine some of my favorite breakfast items and taste like a cookie.  Make a batch and enjoy them all week!

Makes 12 Cookies

Ingredients:
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
2 tablespoons of non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Breakfast Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies overheadDirections:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, applesauce, Greek yogurt, vanilla and milk. Stir until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon and peanut butter powder. Stir.
  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and stir with a spoon.  Then add the chocolate chips and stir again.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Drop small cookies (about the size of a golf ball) on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.

Breakfast Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies 2

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5 thoughts on “Recipe ReDux: Breakfast Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Brittany Poulson, RD (@BPoulsonRD) says:

    These look like a great healthy & delicious way to start your day! Pinning!
    I would not say no sugar though, because as you mentioned it has the chocolate chips, plus apple sauce and banana – which also add a form of sugar. Refined sugar-free (minus choc chips), which is great, though! I just try to stay away from saying “no sugar” when there really is other types of sugars in the recipe because I work a lot with people with diabetes who need to know the carbohydrate and sugar content of the foods they’re eating. 🙂

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