Saturday, July 3, 2021

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - oil-free and vegan

oatmeal breakfast cookies

Soft and chewy, these simple cookies make a delicious and nutritious breakfast. 

Do you like eating oatmeal for breakfast? 
These easy to make mashed oatmeal breakfast cookies are a tasty and healthy alternative to a bowl of oatmeal. Without sugar, flour or any processed additives, this flourless cookie recipe could become a family favorite.

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Oats are a whole grain, and studies show eating oats may provide many health benefits including reducing risks of heart disease, lowering blood sugar levels, and helping with weight loss. Oats are also loaded with nutrients and antioxidants and just a 1 cup of dry oats supplies 8 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.

The convenient gluten-free cookies (I always use these certified gluten-free oats-affiliate link) are prepared by using just a fork for mashing the banana and a small bowl. 

The best part of making these cookies is that they can be made on the spur of the moment since they use so few ingredients and require very little work. The base of the cookie is oatmeal and mashed banana which I then sprinkle with cinnamon and ground cardamom. Of course any seasoning or additions of your choice would be a nice addition such as raisins, chopped dates, chopped apples, or chopped walnuts.

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I picture eating them when I don't have time for a proper breakfast or when I'm traveling or on the run.

Yesterday, we went to visit my 96 year old mother in law in her assisted living facility.  
I had to be out most of the day, so I kept these cookies in a baggie in my purse for a healthy snack on the drive home. Having these healthy cookies on hand kept me from making a less healthy choice and filling up so I wasn't starving when I walked in the door.

Gourmet Cookies, Oatmeal, Raisins

The amazing thing is that they actually taste sweet and delicious. 
They are a soft cookie and don't usually get hard and crisp up- but I actually like soft cookies. 
A friend, (Stephanie S.), said that she adds a little gluten-free flour to the mix to achieve a crispier cookie.

You can make them in advance and they will last up to three days. 

They are very allergy friendly as they are naturally gluten-free, oil-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut free. 
It's a great treat when you are having company and someone has a food restrictions. This may be a safe cookie.

1/2 cup of rolled oats (I use certified gluten-free oats-affiliate link)
1 large ripe banana 
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of ground cardamom
Optional: chopped apple, chopped walnuts, raisins, chopped dates, etc. 

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
In a small bowl, mash a large ripe banana. Stir in the rolled oats, cinnamon, and ground cardamom and any other mix-ins of your choice. Using a tablespoon, spoon heaping tablespoons onto a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, checking to prevent burning. Remove cookie sheet from oven and allow to cool . Using a spatula remove and place on a plate.

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My Notes: 
1. This recipe makes about 9-10 cookies . Double the recipe for a larger amount. 
2. When I use a tablespoon to drop the cookie batter, I round out the mound. 
3. Make sure your banana is ripe and large- otherwise use two bananas.

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  1. They are ideal for the breakfast on the go or as a post workout snack!

    1. Angie,
      I agree with you.
      Unprocessed whole food nourishes us any time of the day as opposed to highly processed food.

  2. These look delicious for breakfast or as a snack! I am like you, a soft cookie fan. ;-)

    1. I do like them soft, but will eat a cookie any way I can get it...

  3. These sound perfect for John to take when he golfs!!! I have loads of frozen bananas in the freezer, now I know what I can use them for.

  4. How simple can you get? Am going to add this to my breakfast/snacking ideas. Pinned this post as well.

  5. I used to make a cookie like this one many years ago for the grandchildren, thanks for the reminder!

  6. I love oatmeal cookies....I make them very often, and I add any type of nuts and dry fruit that I have in my pantry.....your cookies look delicious!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

  7. I am so trying these. I'm thinking breakfast on the go!

  8. Ok, so you know I have to comment on that gorgeous plate! It's so festive and sets off the cookies -- which, by the way, look delicious. :)

  9. Ohhhh these look perfect for a quick treat or a breakfast for traveling. And we almost always have bananas and oats in the house.


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