Haven’t you always wanted to eat cookies for breakfast??
These sugar free cookies are filled with wholesome ingredients like bananas, oats, and raisins. See? Totally acceptable for breakfast. Or lunch.
Mmm sure, why not?
Normally, my goal is to make my healthy dessert recipes not taste healthy. However, these cookies are an exception to that rule. (In other words, don’t expect them to taste like traditional cookies you’d find in a bakery.) The wholesome breakfast cookies won’t be a hit with everyone, and I wouldn’t bring them to a party.
For that, I recommend my popular Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies.
But if you’re used to the taste of healthy desserts—and maybe even if you’re not—these incredibly healthy oatmeal-raisin cookies might just be your newest-favorite cookies!
Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies
Also found here: 100 Sugar-Free Recipes
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- scant 1/2 cup applesauce or over-ripe banana (mashed)
- 1/4 cup nut butter of choice (I used salted peanut butter)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp raisins (or other dried fruit, or even chocolate chips)
- 1/16 tsp salt, plus a tiny pinch more if desired (taste dough to decide)
- 1 packet stevia if using applesauce version (or 1 tablespoon sugar. I actually omitted this altogether. If you have absolutely no sweet tooth, you can try it that way. And if you have a huge sweet tooth—or are used to “non-healthy-tasting” desserts—try adding 1/4 cup sugar. As I said above, don’t expect these to taste like your everyday oatmeal-raisin cookies. I’ll post a recipe for those soon!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the applesauce or banana with the nut butter, then add all other ingredients and mix until well-combined. Shape into cookies and bake for around 14 minutes. (Alternatively, you can try pulverizing the raisins and oats before combining them with the banana mixture, if you want more sweetness.) This recipe probably yields around 10-12 cookies, but I had to guess… because I ate a considerable amount of the raw dough!
Raisins: Do you love or hate them?
It seems like people have very strong feelings about raisins—either adoring them or loathing them! My roommate is on Team No-Raisins. Yesterday afternoon, as we were eating the cookies, she kept picking out the raisins and asking, “Couldn’t you have used chocolate chips instead?!” Hmmm, that’s actually not a bad idea. If there’s one thing I love more than raisins, it’s chocolate!
EDIT – Here is the chocolate version: