Recipe originally posted on May 29, 2012.

With winter finally here and the sidewalk plows taking their sweet time to clear the snow in the morning, I’ve been finding myself running on the treadmill before work again.

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

It’s going ok so far. On the weekends I still manage to get outside do my weekly long run, but during the week it’s inside for me! I’ve been snacking on a few things after these morning runs, alternating between granola bars and muffins, but this week I made a HUGE batch of these peanut butter and banana breakfast cookies and decided that while I was at, I should update the photos!

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

Because when recipes are made time after time after time you should definitely bring them back from the archives to shine.

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

When I originally posted these cookies, I had just finished running a marathon and was talking about why I loved having these for a post-workout snack. Four years later, I love them for the same reason.

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

These cookies aren’t too sweet, are incredibly moist,ย have some added protein from the almond meal and peanut butter and combine so many of my favourite flavours.

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

I am such a sucker for peanut butter and banana flavoured anything. Chocolate just makes all things better.

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

Oh! And if you’re looking for a honey sweetened peanut butter and banana cookie with a peanut butter drizzle I have that too! These are just better for stuffing in your gym bag – no mess!

Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 18 cookies


  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup smooth all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or dried fruit)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, brown sugar, and banana until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and whisk until combined. Add vanilla and peanut butter and whisk well to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and chocolate chips.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix just until combined.
  5. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes, and then, on a parchment-lined baking sheet, drop the cookie dough in uniform spoonfuls that are about 2 tablespoons big (or use a cookie scoop). You can press some extra chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies here too to make them prettier!
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Remove and cool on a wire rack.


Cookies will keep up to three days in an airtight container, or can be put in the freezer for longer term storage.

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38 Responses to Peanut Butter and Banana Breakfast Cookies

  1. congrats thats a great time! cookies look yum,is it bad i want to eat the batter before theyre cooked?! ๐Ÿ™‚

    shirley x

  2. yum! love the idea of cookies for breakfast – will definitely have to try these soon!

  3. Mmm these cookies look so good. If only I could eat pb! And I love that you raced against a giant shoe hahaha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Karista says:

    I love breakfast cookies, peanut butter and bananas and chocolate too! Ok, the perfect breakfast cookie ever! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I’ve been meaning something like this for the boys. Cookies for breakfast, what kid wouldn’t love that!

  6. You have combined all of my favorites into one cookie that I don’t have to feel bad for eating the moment I wake up. Yay!

    ~chants~ “Katrina is great, she gave us breakfast cookies!”

    Sorry, I get a little bit excited about sweets. Looking forward to trying this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Kathryn says:

    Congratulations on such an awesome time!!

  8. Congratulations. And the cookies look amazing!

  9. Helene says:

    Congratulations! Yummy cookies.

  10. love breakfast cookies ๐Ÿ™‚ these look great!

  11. OliePants says:

    1. Breakfast cookies are a delicious idea and 2. I love that it’s a quick pick-up-and-go kinda thing without having to grab a granola bar.

  12. Janine - says:

    Peanut Nutter + Banana = True Love

  13. Alison says:

    Peanut butter for breakfast? Sign me up!

  14. Well done!! I think I would need half a dozen of these cookies before attempting anything like a marathon! I love the combination of peanut butter and bananas, and I’m sure it must be fabulous in a cookie.

  15. These look delicious!! Peanut butter, banana, oats, chocolate chips….be still my heart.

  16. Kaileigh says:

    Katrina! I just made these and they are pretty tasty! I hope everything is going well with you!

  17. Deborah says:

    Cookies for breakfast? I’m game!! And congrats on the race – awesome!!

  18. ileana says:

    These must taste so good! My bf would love these cookies. Thanks!

  19. Cookies for breakfast? YES!

  20. betty says:

    Yum, these look divine. I’d eat 10 for breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ps – congrats!!! that’s amazing!

  21. Sues says:

    Cookies for breakfast will always make the day a little better! I can see why you make these often ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. I so agree with you in bringing your favorite recipes back to light! They’re special after all! You had me and. Banana & chocolate chip!

  23. Love all the goodness you’ve packed into these cookies, Katrina. They’d be great for an any-time-of-day boost ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I was just thinking the other day how I haven’t made breakfast cookies in the longest time! This flavor sounds delicious! Happy weekend!!

  25. breakfast cookies are my all time favorite too..kudos for running on a treadmill, i just cant stand that monster.

    • katrina says:

      It is definitely a monster…although, I think we’re friends now. I’ll let you know after it’s been a month. lol

  26. Cookies for breakfast? Count me in ๐Ÿ™‚ These look awesome!

  27. Love the sound of cookies for breakfast!

  28. Chocolate does make all things better. And knowing that I can have a cookie after working out, yeah sign me up!

  29. Cookies for breakfast: I can support that idea!

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