Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

by Eat Well with Lex

Treat your toddler to our wholesome strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies. They are soft, chewy, gluten-free and has no refined sugars. These breakfast cookies are made with a combination of oats, mashed banana and fresh strawberries – all in just one bowl! Plus, they’re freezer-friendly, so you can always have a batch on hand for those busy mornings. Serve them as a healthy breakfast or a nutritious snack.

Soft, chewy and healthy oatmeal breakfast cookie– they’re sure to become a family favorite!

If you like this kid-friendly oatmeal cookie recipe, also check out these Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Bars for Toddlers.

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Quick and Nutritious Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies for Toddlers

You might be thinking, “Cookies for breakfast? Really?” Hear me out. I know that sounds unconventional but these aren’t your average cookies loaded with sugar . Nope, these strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies are made with wholesome ingredients and sweetened with bananas and fresh strawberries. There is absolutely no refined sugars and are so easy to make. It’s like having a bowl of oatmeal topped with strawberries, but in convenient cookie form!

Think of these breakfast cookies as a nutritious alternative to sugary breakfast cereals or pastries.

Close-up of soft and chewy strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookie topped with fresh strawberries

Reasons Why You’ll Love These Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Ingredients: These oatmeal breakfast cookies are made with GF rolled oats, sweetened with bananas and topped with fresh strawberries. Because we omitted the sugar they provide a nutritious start to your toddler’s day (without sacrificing flavor) .

Convenience: Whip up a batch ahead of time, and you’ll always have a quick and easy breakfast option on hand. Busy mornings are no match for these freezer-friendly breakfast cookies.

Toddler Approved: Despite their healthy ingredients, these cookies taste like a treat, making them a hit with even the pickiest of eaters. Whenever I don’t have time, or feel like making breakfast for my toddler, I simply pop one of these cookies in the oven and serve with a side of fruit or yogurt for a wholesome breakfast.

Versatility: Don’t have strawberries on hand? No problem! These cookies are easily customizable. Try swapping in blueberries, raspberries, or even diced apples. You can add about any toppings in these breakfast cookies.

You may also like these Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe.

Ingredients for Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Ingredients for strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies: oats, bananas, strawberries, and cinnamon.

How to Make Strawberry Breakfast Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, natural peanut butter, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Mix until well combined.

Add the rolled oats and any add-ins to the banana mixture, stirring until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Gently fold in the diced fresh strawberries until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop tablespoon-sized portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie. Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingers, as they will not spread much during baking.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden brown around the edges.

Recipe Substitutions and Add-ins

Here are some recipe substitutions you can try for the strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies:

  • Banana: If you prefer to avoid bananas or don’t have any on hand, you can substitute mashed ripe avocado or unsweetened applesauce for moisture and sweetness. Note that the banana is used for sweetness so if substitute it for any of other ingredients, you made need to use honey or maple syrup to sweeten the cookies.
  • Peanut Butter: Feel free to use any nut or seed butter of your choice, such as almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.
  • Sweetener: If you prefer a sweeter cookie or if your bananas are not very ripe, you can add 2 tablespoons or more of honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar to the dough. Adjust the amount according to your taste preference.

Here are some delicious add-ins you can incorporate into your breakfast cookies:

  • Chocolate chips: Add a handful of dark chocolate chips or chunks for a delightful chocolatey twist
  • Nuts: Chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds can add a satisfying crunch and extra protein to your cookies.
  • Seeds: Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or chia seeds are nutritious additions that provide extra texture and a boost of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Dried Fruit: Dried cranberries, raisins, or chopped dates can add a touch of sweetness and chewiness to your cookies.
Homemade gluten-free strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies arranged on a plate. eatwellwithlex.com

How to Store and Freeze

Storing and freezing these breakfast cookies is easy and convenient. Here’s how:

Storage: Once the cookies have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. Make sure the container is tightly sealed to prevent the cookies from drying out.

Freezing: To freeze the cookies, first, allow them to cool completely. Then, freeze them in a freezer safe resealable bag or container. Make sure to remove as much air as possible from the bag or container before sealing it tightly. These cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

More Healthy Toddler Treat Ideas

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Easy strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies recipe for busy moms. eatwellwithlex.com

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Treat your toddler to our wholesome strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies. They are soft, chewy, gluten-free and has no refined sugars. These breakfast cookies are made with a combination of oats, mashed banana and fresh strawberries – all in just one bowl!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 2 ripe banana mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries diced (add more if desired)
  • Optional add-ins: Seeds nuts, dates
  • Optional sweeteners: 2 -3 tbsps maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, natural peanut butter, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the rolled oats and any add-ins to the banana mixture, stirring until everything is thoroughly incorporated.
  • Gently fold in the diced fresh strawberries until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop tablespoon-sized portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each cookie.
  • Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingers, as they will not spread much during baking.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, enjoy these wholesome and delicious strawberry oatmeal breakfast cookies as a nutritious morning treat or a convenient snack on the go!
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