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I hesitate to use the word cookies and breakfast in the same sentence, but really these little (or big) nuggets are healthy enough for an on-the-go breakfast.


  • 1½ cups (140 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup (60 grams) whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup (25 grams) ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 very (over) ripe bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened apple sauce (I use 1 snack size cup apple sauce) (104 ml)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp melted peanut butter, or any nut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped medjool dates (pitted), about 12 dates


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F, line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  2. Mix together the oats, flour, flax, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the mashed banana, apple sauce, egg, oil, peanut butter, maple syrup or honey, vanilla. Add the date pieces, using the mixture to separate the sticky dates. Mix the banana mixture into the oat mixture (it will be thick).
  4. Scoop about ¼ cup lumps onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Flatten them a little on the top.  Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Cool on a baking rack.
  6. Store in a sealed container for 4 days or freeze.

Serving 1 cookie

Recipe makes 16 cookies

Banana date cookie

About Carolyn Cohen

Carolyn Cohen, Natural Foods Chef, has owned and operated DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School for the last 15 years. DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in whole natural food HOME cooking, meal panning, and healthy eating. CAROLYN also owns DELICIOUSNUTRITION, a nutrition based culinary school specializing in holistic health and nutrition. Classes focus on clean-eating programs, superfoods and classes targeting specific health concerns and goals. Carolyn, is an Occupational Therapist by training who left her practice to pursue her passion - cooking. She started cooking at a very young age, and takes great pride in planning both simple, everyday meals and menus you can entertain with. Her informative and casual teaching style has inspired people to become great cooks and to enjoy being in the kitchen.

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