I’ve been a “big girl” all my life but I finally managed to lose about 75 lbs over the past 14 months or so. It’s no shock that I love food. I have forever loved food and have always had a huge appetite. This girl can put away some serious groceries.
That hasn’t changed.
In order to lose weight, and since I am a big eater, I’ve had to change what it is I fill my belly with. Oats are something I reach for often since they are such a powerhouse food. They give you energy, they keep you full for eons, and they taste yummy, tool
Also, I will admit it right here and now, I’m lazy. I’m old enough to face my (many) faults and mornings are just not my time for optimal energy utilization. This is aka morning laziness. But these are so easy and can be made with one bowl, a spoon for mixing and dropping, and if you use parchment paper/silpat, even the cookie sheet stays clean!
These cookies are something that taste great and they fill me for hours, no to mention that they are totally healthy, too. Well, they are as long as you don’t go adding chocolate chips but, even if you do, they’re still pretty good for you.
Easy Breakfast Cookies
- 2 Large Bananas Mashed
- 1 1/4 cup Quick Cooking Oats
Add-ins: raisins, chopped dates, pecans, walnuts, chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate chips because they melt better), peanut butter chips, butterscotch or white chocolate chips, dried fruits (peaches, apples, apricots, strawberries to name a few). You can also add cinnamon, nutmeg, Splenda, brown sugar, peanut butter, maple syrup…the only limit is your imagination.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Mash bananas and stir in oats, mixing well. Add any add-ins you desire, again, mixing well.
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner, or you can grease or spray with cooking spray if you prefer. Trust me, you have to grease or line your cookie sheets because these cookies will stick like glue if you don’t.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop mixture onto prepared sheet, flattening out slightly before baking.
- Bake at 350° for 14-15 minutes; cool for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
If you do make these tasty bites, please let me know. I’d love to know what you think of them. If you have any other add-in ideas or tweaks, let me know. I’d love to include them here.
It’s been cold here in the Florida panhandle so I’ve got plans for one of my all-time favorite cool weather foods this week. That means you can expect the recipe for my good ol’ Southern Chili in the coming days.
I’m also working on posting my own SVG files for you crafters out there that use them like I do…all the time. It may take a while until I manage to get my SVG files organized and posted. In the meantime, if you have something you need or that you’re looking for, let me know. I will do my best to help you out.
Peace & Love,