Just in time for Back-to-School, I wanted to share a quick, easy recipe for getting your kids out the door and on the bus. These “Breakfast Cookies” could not be any simpler to make. And they are not loaded with fat and sugar like regular cookies. They are like a wholesome bowl of oatmeal in the shape of a cookie. So they are perfect for everyone from your picky toddler (who will think he is getting cookies for breakfast) to your over-sleeping teen (who is pulling on her shoes as the bus pulls up). They are also great to stash in a backpack for an after school snack before practice starts. You may even decided to stash a couple in your purse before headed to the store. That way you won’t be so tempted by all the shelves full of sugary, processed treats while grocery shopping.
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup applesauce
2 cups oats (quick cooking, rolled, steel-cut)
1 cup raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients and shape into cookies (be sure to flatten as these don’t spread like traditional cookies) on a lightly greased baking sheet. bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until golden and set (my oven cooks hotter so I did 17 minutes and they were perfect). Remove to wire rack and allow to cool.