You can probably see a trend on my blog & Instagram by now, & that is that I enjoy cookies for breakfast. I like to amp up the ingredients & make them filling, nourishing & satiating. That is exactly what you will get with these banana bread breakfast cookies. They are dairy-free, gluten-free, & refined sugar-free. They also pack a source of fibre & protein, win-win!
I made these cookies dairy-free by using coconut oil. I used organic extra-virgin coconut oil & loved how it worked in this recipe. You could also use refined coconut oil, which has no coconut flavour. This recipe should also work with ghee or butter if dairy isn’y an issue for you. I haven’t tested this yet myself, so if you try it please leave a comment so I can let others know how it worked in the recipe.
Cookies For Breakfast?
Heck YES! When you pack cookies with good for you ingredients they can be a delicious addition to your breakfast, as well as an excellent option for on the go! I love making a batch of these babies (or one of my other cookie recipes) at the start of each week. When I am in a pinch I take them to go. And if I am not, I still will often enjoy one with my morning coffee & maybe some eggs or a smoothie.
Source of Fibre & Protein
I added gluten-free rolled oats & flax-meal into these cookies for a source of complex carbs & fibre. Fibre is great to ensure healthy bowel movements as well as keeps you satiated! I love adding collagen into my baked goods, as it doesn’t have an overpowering flavour, bakes well, & provides some protein to my baked goods! These cookies will work without adding collagen, but I highly recommend it.
Ingredients You Will Need
- Ripe Banana
- Maple Syrup
- Baking Soda
- Gluten-Free Rolled Oats (or regular rolled oats if gluten isn’t an issue for you)
- Gluten-Free Flour (I like this one)
- Coconut Oil
- Flax-meal (aka ground flaxseeds)
- Collagen Peptides
- Dark Chocolate Chips
These 11 ingredients are all you will need to whip up a batch of these breakfast cookies! You will simply mix all the ingredients into a bowl & scoop onto a baking sheet! There is no real prep involved in these cookies, except ensuring you banana is nice & ripe beforehand.
These cookies are great to freeze & take out as needed. You can heat them up in the microwave & enjoy as desired. I love having several healthy cookies stored in the freezer for when a craving strikes or if I need a quick snack in a pinch! I personally also love eating frozen cookies? Maybe that isn’t something you’re into but give it a try! It might become your new thing!
Here are some more cookie recipes you might like!
HEALTHY BIRTHDAY CAKE COOKIES
HEALTHIER GINGER SPARKLE COOKIES
HEALTHIER DOUBLE CHOCOLATE FUDGE PEPPERMINT COOKIES
GLUTEN & DAIRY-FREE GINGERBREAD OATMEAL MAPLE BREAKFAST COOKIES
Let me know if you try out this recipe!
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Banana Bread Cookies [Gluten-Free]
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 cookies 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Baking
These cookies are soft, delicious & perfect with a coffee or tea! They are gluten, dairy & refined sugar-free!
- 1 ripe banana mashed (about 1/3 cup)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup Gluten-free rolled oats
- 3/4 cup Gluten-free flour (110) grams, I used this one
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup flax-meal
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3–1/2 cup collagen peptides
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (use dairy-free to keep this recipe 100% dairy-free, I like this brand)
- Preheat the over to 350 degrees F.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper & set aside.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, in the order listed above.
- Scoop the batter onto your prepared pan.
- Bake for 11-14 minutes.
- Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes.
- Remove & enjoy!
Keywords: banana, baking, banana bread, gluten free, breakfast, cookie, healthy, dairy free
Love is not sufficient to describe how I feel about these cookies. I switched to almond flour and Lantko Monk Fruit Maple Syrup and these turned out AMAZING! My fiancé stole 4 as soon as they were done and he usually can’t stand the “healthy” cookies I make. SO YUMMY. do yourself a favor– MAKE THESE
Hannah! This review just melted me! I am SO beyond happy to hear this & that you & your fiancée loved the recipe so much! Thank you SO much for your incredibly kind words! <3 Have a great week & let me know if you try any other recipes!
Made this recipe for my fam with my younger brother (10 year old) in mind. He loves a sweet treat at any point in the day, and I knew that this would be a healthier option for him! Banana bread and cookies are two favorites in our home but putting them together we never thought to do!! Lauren absolutely killed this recipe. They are light and the perfect little snack. I subbed the 1;1 flour with almond flour and used 3/4 cup as the recipe called for and also didn’t have any collagen so I didn’t add that in and they turned out perfectly!
Awh Breagh! First of all you are the sweetest sister!Love the subs you made & I am so happy you loved the recipe so much! Thank you for sharing for others! 🙂
These are amazing!! So quick to make and with loads of ingredients you’d have on hand!! Love these so much!
The BEST news!! So happy to hear this Alys! <3
Such a simple and delicious recipe! One of my favs for a quick morning bite or lunch snack!
Thanks Char! So happy you loved them 🙂
Sooo goood!!! I mean who doesn’t want to start their day with a cookie!?? And of course easy to make, the hardest part was finding the ingredients in my cupboard! Thanks Laus for another great alternative to a classic treat 🙂
I could not agree more… cookies for breakfast are hard to beat! I am SO happy you loved the recipe Sue 🙂
So Good! Used almond flour instead of the GF flour blend.
Yay! Love that they worked out for you with the almond flour! Thanks for sharing what worked for you Megan! So glad you loved the recipe 🙂
These are amazing & delicious! I’ve made them twice so far since I found the recipe (which wasn’t that long ago). I brought them to work & the older guys I worked with loved them & asked do I have to “put the healthy stuff in them?” I explained they could leave the Collagen out and sent them the recipe! I work as a Flight Paramedic & on the go quick healthy snacks are great for my busy lifestyle between work, gym & other commitments! Thanks for this awesome recipe! I’ll keep sharing it with others!
Sadie! You absolutely just made my day! I appreciate you sharing this feedback with me SO much! & thank you for sharing the recipe with others! I am so glad it was a success at work! You are so sweet & your support means everything! I hope you have a great week!
One of my favourite recipes for when I want to curb my sweet tooth,, but also keep it nutritious! I’ve made these a zillion times!