Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

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I have 5 words for you.  Peanut butter banana breakfast cookies.  Cookies for breakfast?  Um, yes please!  These peanut butter banana breakfast cookies are a favorite around here.


These cookies are healthy and filled with protein and fiber to keep you full for quite a while.  These are great for on the go kids too.  What kid wouldn’t get excited to eat cookies for breakfast?  Meadow ate at least five when they came out of the oven.  She is a ninja when it comes to snatching cookies off the baking sheet.

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 18 Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies


  • 1 cup spelt flour (for a gluten free version, use gluten free all purpose)
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana smashed
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter (If you have a peanut allergy, you can sub sunflower butter. I have a recipe here)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-4 T almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • Mix the wet in another. ( If you store your peanut butter in the fridge like I do, you may have to heat it in a saucepan for a minute to soften it. )
  • Combine wet and dry and stir just until they are well incorporated. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Spoon onto a lined or greased baking sheets and bake for 12-17 minutes.

I bake a big batch of these and store some in my freezer for busy mornings. Enjoy!

79 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies

    1. They made about 15 large cookies. I will have to get back to you on the nutritional info as soon as I can calculate it.

    1. To let them last longer, I store them in the fridge. That way, they will be sure to last around 5-7 days. You can actually freeze them too if you like.

  1. When you take them out of the freezer what do you do with them? Just let them thaw? I have 4 kids who seem to eat constantly. I want to have options for them on hand!


  2. Somehow I have looked through your recipes so many times and missed the pancakes and waffles section! I just found them and want to make them all! Thanks! Sorry to ask when it’s right under my nose!!!!!

  3. My 2 yr old wanted to make cookies for breakfast this morning & I am so glad that your recipe is the one that popped up first! I didn’t have a banana so I used 1/2C of pumpkin & I didn’t measure the peanut butter because I only had a little left (I’m sure it was more than what you called for). They are very good and she loves them! With the pumpkin I would suggest a little cinnamon or allspice to add more flavor, but otherwise these were awesome!!

    1. Really? I have gotten a lot of good feedback. Sorry you didn’t like them. :( They are pretty low in sugar. Maybe that is why?

      1. Im not saying I did not like them, trust me I have had 4, just a little dry, and bland thinking an extra banana may help. Plus I used quick oats not sure if that had anything to do with it.

  4. I know these are Peanut Butter BANANA Breakfast Cookies but my family isn’t big on banana baked goods. Is there anything that I could substitute for the banana?

  5. Do you use organic honey and maple syrup or buy local. Is there a big difference between the two? I can only find organic in health food stores, but have a lot of access to honey andy syrup from local farmers that aren’t organic.

    1. I just buy organic maple syrup. Not local. For honey, I do buy local and organic because it helps with seasonal allergies.

  6. Do you have a calorie estimate for one cookie? And do you use a teaspoon or tablespoon for cookie size? We’re starting a weight loss plan and want to see how these can fit in for breakfast. Thanks so much!

      1. Thank you so much for your quick response! Trying to incorporate some new breakfast foods for my daughter as we try to get her out of the obese range. Trying a bunch of recipes right now – these look great!

  7. Hello! I’ve been following your blog for a couple of weeks now and have just made these cookies as I had all ingredients on-hand and was also in need of a fast, easy breakfast idea for our 3 kids before daycamp in the mornings. I used coconut milk and threw in some chia seed as well. They are absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to serve them to the kids tomorrow and let them know we’re having cookies for breakfast!

    I would recommend to your readers to really mash up the banana first and to also melt the PB to a liquid consistency since I found the wet ingredients a bit hard to combine. Overall though, it was super easy, took less than 10 mins to prepare and I got about 40 cookies out of the batch! Thanks!

  8. I made these yesterday and, after reading the comments, I decided to make it with two bananas and did an extra tablespoon of maple syrup. They came out great and my 2 year old is loving them but I agree that they may have been a little bland without the extra banana and extra maple syrup. Great recipe though….glad to have something different in the morning repertoire!

  9. I made these yesterday and they definitely have potential. I love that they are so easy to make! Next time, I think I may add more peanut butter (couldn’t really taste it in this batch), and definitely some spice as they were a bit bland — maybe a 1 tsp of cinnamon? Thanks for sharing! I just came upon your website and am very excited about all the new and yummy things to try!

  10. Do you think coconut or almond flour would work in this? I’m on a strict diet plan of NO grains :( But I have both almond meal and coconut flour. Not sure if anyone’s tried either. Let me know what you think!

    1. I think so, but you may need to add an extra egg if you use coconut flour. Please let me know if it works so I can tell others in the future.

  11. Tara did try you either of those flours? Im on a no wheat mission and need options that use those 2 ‘flours’. Would love to hear if they turned out because they look delish.

  12. i didn’t see your gluten-free option, only the one containing spelt which has gluten. can you direct me to that gluten-free link… thanks. the cookies look totally yummy!

  13. Could I use all apple sauce instead of maple syrup I don’t have any right now and boy that would be tasty for breakfast tomorrow

  14. Made these as is. My husband finished off the first batch yesterday morning and last night said, “those banana cookies are all gone”…. I took the hint. Guess I’ll be making more today! :)

  15. Made these this morning for my daughters and they loved them. I used whole wheat flour and they came out perfect! Thanks for all the yummy and healthy recipies!

  16. Delicious! Made these while my 2 year old was sleeping…Im sure he will enjoy them for breakfast tomorrow morning.

    I added dark chocolate chips to them which added some more flavour. These looked like cookies, but the inside of the cookies were soft and muffin-like.

    Looking forward to trying some of your other recipes!

    1. Glad you liked them! Yes they are more muffin like because they are more of a breakfast food than a cookie. My kids just love anything in cookie form. lol.

  17. Can I use water instead of almond milk? We are dairy allergic and a couple tablespoons is a waste to buy a whole carton of non dairy. Plus allergic to almonds. Would water be substituted ok you think?

  18. Hi Melissa, just found your site when I was looking for Fiber One Bars to buy online…Then I saw you post and decided that I won’t purchase anymore with all the junk in them…I am going to try the cookie/muffins above without the banana…I think I will use Pumpkin…I really like the taste of the Lemon Bars from Fiber One minus the junk..Do you have a recipe for something like that…Once again I will be making these and get back to you on the results…Thanks and have a blessed day.

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