We had been enjoying these cookies for breakfast 5 out of 7 days of the week. I think she was growing a little tired of the same oat & almond butter cookie flavour and requested an updated version. Her two stipulations? Bananas and chocolate chips.
Well, it’s a few days later and we are still eating these cookies for breakfast with no signs of slowing down. And once Erin tested them on her lot, we had a winner!
What quality deems a cookie a “breakfast” cookie? If I’m having a cookie for dessert, I’m expecting a chewy, buttery, and sweet variety, not unlike these. This version, while absolutely delicious, lacks those dessert-like qualities. By all means enjoy it for dessert if you’d like (it is quite tasty topped with a scoop of ice cream), but with oats, banana, ground flax, and a little maple syrup, it definitely qualifies as a breakfast food.
We’ve used tahini here instead of almond or peanut butter to hold everything together and add a bit of richness, making these 100% school friendly. That being said, they are super delicious topped with a schmear of pb & j, another all-time breakfast fave around here.
Did we mention there’s chocolate? So I think its goes without saying, my four year old was quite pleased.