I'm officially in the running for Mommy of The Year according to my kids because this weekend I let them have cookies for breakfast.
Now before you call the nutrition police hear me out—these cookies are packed full of all the things we TRY to get our kids to eat for breakfast in the morning including bananas, oatmeal, and apples!
Simply mix all of the ingredients in a bowl (including a few optional chocolate chips).
Drop onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes then wait to be handed your award after you tell your kids they're eating cookies for breakfast. Don't worry—I won't tell if you don't!
3 ripe bananas
2 cups uncooked, quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce (or one of those hand snack-sized ones)
1/4 cup skim milk
1/3 cup raisins (if not using chocolate chips use 1/2 cup raisins)
1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Mix in the remaining ingredients and blend well with wooden spoon.
Let mixture stand for at least 5 minutes to allow oatmeal to moisten.
Drop dough by approx. 2 tablespoons-full onto baking sheet (I use my baking scoop for easy measuring). Note: When I made the cookies pictured I "forgot" to flatten them slightly with a fork or the back of a spoon. They still tasted great but they would look more like cookies if flattened slightly.
Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and let cool completely on rack.
Adapted from Wise Bread.