These Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Cookies are the perfect healthy recipe for a grab-n-go breakfast. They are naturally sweetened with bananas, maple syrup and are packed with fiber from the rolled oats. The trick is to meal-prep a batch of vegan cookies at the beginning of the week and throw them in the freezer. These healthy breakfast cookies are delicious with a morning coffee or tea. Try them now!
We take cookies very seriously over at Fit Foodie HQ. It’s Linley here and we are talking all things breakfast cookies today. Did you ever have home economics in middle school (p.s. I just learned what “ec” in home ec stood for…ECONOMICS. Who knew?)? I had the best teacher and I absolutely loved home ec, because half of the semester you were in the kitchen. I loved every minute.
I specifically remember our unit on healthy breakfast recipes. We learned how to cook eggs, breakfast bakes, and all of your normal breakfast foods. However, we also learned how to make breakfast cookies. I can still hear Mrs.Skjervold saying “Eating healthy is important, but even if you only have time for a breakfast cookie, fueling your body in the morning is essential”. She taught us how to make healthy oatmeal cookies that would pass for a sweet breakfast option. Those words still ring true for me as an adult. When I fuel my body, even with just a little something, in the morning I have a much better day.
Sometimes breakfast cookies get a bad rap, but I’m here to tell you that you CAN eat cookies for breakfast. All you need to do is make them with whole, healthy ingredients that will give your body fuel and satisfaction until snack time or lunch time! These Vegan Cookies are quite delicious, easy to make, are made with simple ingredients.
Ingredients for Vegan Cookies
- Rolled Oatmeal
- Ground Flax
- Peanut Butter
- Peanut Flour
- Coconut Oil
- Dark Chocolate Chips
I absolutely love when cookies have a bit of texture. These healthy peanut butter banana vegan cookies are chewy from the oats and have the perfect amount of sweetness from the dark chocolate chips. We also decided to keep these cookies vegan, so get ready to mix up a flax egg!
If you aren’t a fan of chocolate chips in the morning, try raisins or another delicious dried fruit! The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it your own by adding in different mix-ins or changing up what nut butter you use. Just make sure that whatever nut butter you choose is drippy! We are BIG fans of the chocolate, peanut butter, and banana combo so we generally stick with this classic recipe.
Now, make a batch of these delicious vegan cookies and throw them in your freezer for an easy healthy breakfast for the week!
Other Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes
- Maple French Toast Overnight Oats
- Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
- Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
- All American Hash Brown Egg Cups
Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies
- 3 ripe bananas mashed (1 heaping cup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil partially melted.
- 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
- 1/4 cup peanut flour
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- OPTIONAL- 1/4 tablespoons coconut sugar organic cane sugar, or brown sugar
- OPTIONAL: dark chocolate chips
- OPTIONAL: Protein Frosting 2T protein powder + 1/2T almond butter + almond milk (add until you hit your desired consistency
- First, preheat oven to 350F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Then, in a large bowl, mash 3 bananas. You'll want your bananas to be very thin and runny. Next, add in vanilla, peanut butter, and coconut oil.
- Add in quick cooking oatmeal, peanut flour, ground flax seed, and baking powder, and mix until combined. At this point, I suggest tasting the batter. Don't worry, there's no eggs, this batter is completely edible! If you'd like, add in 1/4 cup of your choice of sweetener, do it now. I opted not to do this because I personally don't like super sweet cookies. You can also add chocolate chips, too 😀
- Next, spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into your palm. Roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Then press into a cookie shape. These cookies wont rise or expand much. Repeat.
- Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until they begin to brown.
Want more breakfast inspo? Check out this post called: 82 healthy breakfast recipes.
These are delicious! My daughter and I have made 5-6 different healthy breakfast cookies from various sites and these are some of the best. I subbed collagen peptides for peanut flour, hemp seeds for flax seed, and added 1TBS honey. I also had some quick steel cu oats on hand which I don’t like for oatmeal it turns out, but it worked out perfectly for a good texture in this cookie, much better than rolled oats that we usually use and have used in other breakfast cookie recipes. Tip: if you only have rolled oats, pulse them in blender or food processor to chop them a bit for a better, smaller texture.
The only reason I can’t give any breakfast cookies with banana in them a full 5 stars is because they are only really great when eaten soon after baking. The texture gets soft the next day as moisture from banana seeds out. I even place a paper towel in the Tupperware with them but they just are not the same leftover.
I love this recipe! I did have to make a substitution last month of baking soda instead of baking powder (google told me to triple the amount). It resulted in much less dense cookies, which I like better. Just thought I’d pass that on.
A delicious variation on baked oatmeal, this Amish-style apple and cinnamon baked oatmeal is so easy and delicious (and can be made the night before!).
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these vegan peanut butter banana cookies looks so good that i cant wait to try them, it is almost like everything packed inside a cookie and its perfect for breakfasts!
What FIRE looking cookies! Peanut butter, banana, chocolate, oats, I can’t think of better ingredients for a cookie recipe. I can imagine these being perfect for breakfast or a snack! Yum yum!
I’m always looking for healthy breakfast recipes to meal-prep for on-the-go! This is perfect 🙂 all of my favorite foods in one cookie!
I just made these and they’re delicious! I used Manitoba Harvest hemp protein powder instead of peanut butter powder and they turned out well. I also added a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds and I enjoyed the crunch they added. 🙂
I absolutely love thick and textured cookies like this! They look perfect.
SO GOOD, RIGHT!?
Wondering if I can sub coconut flour for peanut butter powder (the only ingredient I do not have currently)?
Can’t wait to try these!!!
Hi, does the frosting “set” like when confectioners sugar icing ? Thank You
Yes, it should set!
Just wanted to let you know that I was unable to pin this because pinterest says: “Sorry! Users have reported that this url links to spam or inappropriate content”
I was able to pin it from your pinterest page but not from this page
WHAT THE HECK. Why is this happening?!
How many calories in each cookie?
CHOCOLATE is in my ideal breakfast cookie!!!! Can I just eat the brookies for breakfast 🙂 Maybe add a nana in top and call it good!
I took this out of the oven this morning and quickly proceeded to eat two. They are oh so good and satisfying. If someone had told me these were actually good for me, I would have laughed in their face, had I not made them myself. I can see myself making these over and over
LOVED LOVED LOVED
(I didn’t have flaxmeal so subbed with an egg – so not quite vegan)
Also subbed almond meal for the peanut flour (I don’t think I’ve ever bought peanut flour…increased the amount ever so slightly to make up for the wetness of the egg)
YUM!! These look amazing – can’t wait to try them 🙂
This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and perfect to grab when I’m in a rush to get to work! I think I’ll try the suggestion of subbing protein powder for the peanut flour and, of course, will top with protein frosting. Thank you!
Let me know how it turns out! I am eager to see what they are like with protein powder subbed!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Lee! Definitely making a run for some nanners tonight so I can bake a couple batches and have on-the-go breakfast and/or snacks! Loved your tip about even trying protein powder instead of peanut flour. Definitely trying that!
!!!! Let me know how it goes. Especially if you use protein powder!
ohmahgerd YUM. I never get to bake anything with brown spotty bananas because that’s how I prefer to eat them. ha.
NASTY. Leigh Leigh. That’s NASTY! 😀
Can you tell me what kind of protein powder you like to bake with and make frosting with? Thanks!
Ah yes! I forgot to add that. I use the Designer Whey Brand. I literally have all of the flavors because I used to be on their recipe creation team 😀 DesignerWhey.com! SO TASTY!