Banana Berry Breakfast Cookies

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Cookies for breakfast? Yes please! This latest recipe on my blog is one of my favourite types of creations – delicious, quick to make, suitable to batch bake, and really easy to grab on the go for busy weekday mornings – a formula I love! Recently, I had a bit of a Baked Oats obsession, which was followed by an Overnight Oats obsession… so with the summer finally here to stay I decided to change things up a little. However, I’ve stuck to a key ingredient of oats in this recipe, because I just think oats are the bee’s knees at breakfast time – full of fantastic complex carbohydrates and fibre to keep us fuller for longer, they’re a solid choice for any morning, and I find them just so versatile as a foodie as well as as a person who trains most mornings (so I need a decent breakfast to refuel!)

You can easily bake a batch of these cookies at the weekend, and store in a tupperware for the week or freeze them to save for longer too! Let’s get the oven on gang!

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Recipe (Makes 12 Cookies)

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of whole chia seeds
  • 200g of quick-cook oats (I use Flahavan’s)
  • 3 medium sized ripe bananas
  • 100g of blueberries

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Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan oven). Line a baking tray with grease-proof paper (if you don’t have any, just line it with tinfoil and grease the tinfoil with a little olive oil!)
  2. Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl – oats, cacao, cinnamon, ginger and chia seeds – and stir until combined.
  3. Mash up your bananas until almost liquid in consistency.
  4. Add the banana mash to the bowl, and mix until all the dry ingredients are coated.
  5. Add the honey, and stir again.
  6. Finally, add the blueberries, and fold them into the cookie mix.
  7. Scoop out fist size balls of cookie batter using a spoon, and place each onto the baking tray. Flatten the ball out a little so it makes a rounder cookie shape to bake!
  8. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, then leave to cool for 30 minutes (have patience!)
  9. Flick the kettle on, and tuck in with a cuppa joe!

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Enjoy guys! I love this recipe – such a simple little creation, breakfast you can make in a flash and grab on the go! Tag me if you try these out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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