Thursday, September 12, 2013

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

It was time to make our annual visit to Gabe's parents in Montreal. Max also went along for the ride and it was the first time Max got to meet Grandma and Grandpa, even though he wasn't allow in their building.

On the drive to Canada, Gabe had to have a bagel to nosh on and I made these to nibble.

Picked up a few bananas and adapted this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

 Our area doesn't have a Walmart. Carol was so kind and sent me  Watkins Caramel Extract. I used the caramel in place of the vanilla. Thank you Carol!


1 large banana mashed - about 1/2 cup
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter( I used Skippy Honey Nut)
1/2 cup honey
1    teaspoon vanilla ( used Watkins caramel extract)
1 cup rolled oats ( used Quaker Quick Oats)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour ( used white flour)
1/4 cup dry powdered milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ( used Saigon cinnamon)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Lightly coat cookie sheets with cooking spray and set aside

In a large bowl stir together the banana, peanut butter, honey and vanilla.

In a small bowl add the oats, flour milk, powdered milk, cinnamon and baking soda and mix well.

Add the oat mixture to the banana mixture and stir until well combined.

Place dough with a rounded teaspoon onto the greased cookies sheet. I did a sheet of drop cookies and another sheet I flatted the cookies with a spatula dipped in water. 

The recipe calls for a larger cookie but I prefer smaller ones.

Baked 10-12 minutes.

Remove and place cookies on a wire rack to cool.


  1. What a great breakfast cookie-cereal and fruit! Can't go wrong with that.....

    Isn't that caramel extract great? I love adding it to desserts.....especially ones that use cinnamon--it seems to add even more cinnamon-y flavor.

    If ya need more-give a holler......... :)

  2. Never heard of that Caramel extract....boy you girls who cook and bake sure use some ingredients I have never heard of. The cookies sound good.

    Hope you had a good trip to Canada....and will be home safe and sound soon.

    1. Do you have a Super Walmart near you Myra? That's who sells Watkin's Caramel Extract-it's WONDERFUL in cookies like this or desserts with apples......really bumps up the flavor.

      I'm with you-I'll feel better knowing Linda, Gabe and Max are home safe and sound-there's been some wild and crazy weather going on today..........

  3. I made.these for Morgan and her friends over the weekend, needless to say they were devoured!

    1. Really happy you like them! Did you use the caramel extract? Check the blog Tuesday, if Morgan liked those cookies she is going to LOVE the pink lemonade cookies.