Breakfast cookies again! Totally appropriate for winter.

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

With the Boston Marathon fast approaching, I’ve had to wake up early to get my training in before work.

I rise at 5am, take the bus to the gym, hit the treadmill, come home to have coffee with Paul, and head across the street to work. It’s the early rising that encourages me to make things that are more grab and go. Whether I make granola bars, muffins, or breakfast cookies, they are all very much welcome at 5 in the morning when I can barely tell the difference between my toothbrush and my hair brush.

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

I like to make sure I have a big breakfast in the morning, so when I enjoy breakfast cookies I like to have two or three and then have a piece of fruit, some yogurt or a smoothie with them.

But, if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like breakfast, then these are perfect for you!

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

They’re packed with bananas, peanut butter and oats and have some chocolate chips in there for fun…

…chocolate was necessary, okay?!?

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Drizzle is necessary too. Especially when peanut butter and honey are mixed together.

Peanut butter + honey for life!

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

I made these while my sister-in-law was visiting and we ate them as a snack too. Naturally, these were gone in two days.

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

So grab some coffee in a travel mug, a few cookies and run out that door! I’ve got you boo.

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

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Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Yield: 24-30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups large flake oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter + honey glaze:
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine the butter and sugars with an electric mixer together until smooth. Add in peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and egg. Beat together until combined. Add the mashed banana and mix until combined.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture to the banana mixture until just combined. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Place dough mounds on baking sheet spaced at least 2 inches apart and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until edges are brown and tops are just set - even if slightly undercooked and glossy in the center, don't overbake! Cookies firm up as they cool.
  6. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. In a small bowl, make the glaze by whisking together all of the glaze ingredients until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of milk to start, and then check to see if your glaze looks like it can drizzle. If mixture is too thick, adjust by adding more milk. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.
  8. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2015/01/29/peanut-butter-banana-chocolate-chip-breakfast-cookies/

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40 Responses to Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

  1. chocolate is always necessary in my books too. I love having snacks around – this week i made a batch of granola. I will definitely be trying this cookies because whats not to love about this one. so you are running a boston marathon???

  2. Any time I am able to eat cookies for breakfast, I am happy! Or cake, for that matter. This looks like a wonderful treat for before or after an early workout (which I do at times for ice skating). It’s just enough to fill the tummy but gives you a boost of energy for your exercising!

  3. Leslie says:

    Allie is lucky! I want to make these – must go get some bananas.

  4. These could totally get me out of bed too! I go to the gym early and sometimes it’s just too much to come home and figure out what is for breakfast, right?!

  5. I’m all for cookies for breakfast and these are perfect! (And I think I have all the ingredients to make these right now 🙂

  6. Meg says:

    These look so tasty, and I love how portable they are! I’m all about convenience these days. And getting up at 5 a.m. for training?! Woo, girl! I’m proud of you. Most days, waking up by 7 feels like a chore.

  7. mymansbelly says:

    Elvis cookies. I love these!

  8. Sugar et al. says:

    OMG…cookies for breakfast! Yes please! These flavours are the best way to start the day.

  9. All of my favorite ingredients in a single cookie … and for breakfast?! Count me in!

  10. I love me some anytime-of-the-day cookies, these look great 😀 All the best for the pre-Boston times!
    I got up at 6 this morning as I was opening the cafê I work in, aaaand I must say I am shattered! Could definitely start my day any earlier, kudos! x

  11. Chocolate is always necessary! These look great, Katrina! And can I commend you for your dedication and for qualifying for the Boston Marathon?! OH MY!!

  12. Ashley says:

    Oh my gosh these cookies!! And that peanut butter and honey glaze???

  13. Yum yum yum! These are like the baked counterpart of my raw version using the same ingredients! Except mine didn’t have that LOVELY glaze 🙂 Pinned!

  14. Amanda says:

    I love everything about this, cookies for breakfast is the best idea ever!!!

  15. Cookies for breakfast; It’s a beautiful thing! I’m impressed with your diligence of getting up to run everything morning at 5!

  16. Agness says:

    Your cookies are perfect for school and work and I love to snack a lot so guess what I’m gonna make this weekend <3!!

  17. 5 am??! Girllll, I admire you! I wish I could get up before 7am! I think it might be easier if I had these to wake up to instead of instant oatmeal…They look fantastic!

  18. first of all, beyond impressed by the 5:00am wake up call, my lazy bum could never! BUT maybe if I had these breakfast cookies lying around, I could manage sometime around six 😉

  19. Nanny says:

    Made these last night and they are GREAT !!! Thanks

  20. Katrina, you go girl waking up at 5am and running. . that’s awesome. . and I would totally jump out of bed if I knew I was eating these for breakfast! 😛 and I love that you go back home to have coffee with your husband. . love that so much!

  21. Cookies for breakfast? Of course I’m in. And that fact that chocolate and banana are on the table well, I’m totally undone!

  22. Those cookies look so good, I would definitely be eating those at all times of the day! Peanut butter, banana, and chocolate belong together!

  23. I love breakfast, but I have full mornings that start early too. So weekday breakfast is generally oatmeal. I don’t know—I say with doubt in my voice—if I could substantiate eating something this GOOD and call it a real breakfast. I pinned the recipe because it’s a wonderful cookie, but it looks like dessert to me. Lol.

  24. Joanne says:

    Pretty sure I would never say no to cookies for breakfast….especially not if they involved chocolate AND peanut butter!

  25. I am all for cookies for breakfast. These look so good!
    Also, training for the Boston marathon? Good luck! Granted, I don’t think I could tell the difference between these cookies and my toothbrush waking up that early. But you might be my inspiration to try working out early..

  26. These cookies look delicious!

  27. Cookies for breakfast! Does it get any better than this?

  28. Aggie says:

    how good do these look and sound? I’ve been getting up early to work out too, one of these on the way wouldn’t be a bad thing 🙂

    • katrina says:

      haha, no I haven’t! They aren’t sturdy enough. I do bring energy bars with me though! I run with a little hydration pack (only on long runs) and tuck one inside so that I can grab it when I need it. What do you do??

  29. Breakfast COOKIES?! My mind was just blown. This recipe is a total gamechanger, especially since I’m usually so bad about eating breakfast. But cookies for breakfast… that might be enough of a motivation. Can’t wait to give this a try!!!

  30. June Burns says:

    Those sound terrific! I’m all for cookies for breakfast 🙂

  31. Janet says:

    These are great. Even without the glace!!

  32. Gabi says:

    I’ve been wanting to make something like this for the longest time. I keep staring at the insanely large jar of oatmeal I have and wanting to make oatmeal cookies. These look delicious!

  33. […] cookies also taste fantastic with a peanut butter and honey glaze, if you’re feeling wild! But right now, these are exactly what I […]

  34. Marti says:

    these looks amazing and you seriously can’t go wrong with anything peanut butter banana and chocolate! all my breakfast and cookie dreams in one package 🙂

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