Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast??  Especially if that cookie is simple, healthy, grab-able and goes well with morning mom-juice, aka coffee that gets reheated three times.  I’m always looking for something I can just pick up and eat in the morning while I’m chasing a crawling baby and overexcited puppy.  I craved these, stirred them up, baked and ate them all within an hour, which is as instant gratification-y as I can get in the morning.  And since Carter Jane feels entitled to also eat whatever I’m eating, these are perfect for her!  I give her the parts without chocolate, duh, because I don’t share chocolate.

Full of protein, fiber, fruit and chocolate chips (antioxidants, people!), this is exactly the breakfast I want and that can keep me full.  Breastfeeding mamas- these are also good for promoting lactation because of all the oatmeal.  All men that just freaked out, these will not make you lactate.  Nor will they make you produce estrogen.  They’re just breakfast, not a threat to your manhood.

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Makes about 15 cookies

2 cups oatmeal
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons peanut butter (if you use Jif or another sweetened peanut butter, it adds a little sweetness)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silplat.  Mix the oats, bananas, applesauce, peanut butter, cinnamon, and salt.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Allow to cool before moving off the tray.

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