Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Now that I’ve enticed you with that delicious sounding title, I’m going to make you wait a little bit for it.

Such a tease.

First, lets have a little fun with numbers…because it’s Friday, and random posts are always better on Fridays.

Yesterday, I lifted 9,760 pounds with my legs. Yep, you read that right. Let me break it down for you:

Conventional Deadlifts: 1×8 @ 95 lb; 1×6 @ 110 lb; 1×5 @ 135 lb; 3×5 @145 lb

Bulgarian Split Squats: 3 x 8 @ 75 lb

Hip Thrusters: 3×8 @ 95 lb

Romanian Dead Lifts (RDL) 3×8 @ 105 lb

Add all of that poundage up, and that’s 9,760 pounds I moved with these legs. In about 40 minutes.

That’s equivalent to:

Almost 3 adult male giraffes.

I have sort of an unhealthy obsession with giraffes. But can you blame me? LOOK at them!

About 1000 lb shy of the largest male elephant ever recorded

About 48 refrigerators

1,170 Gallons of water

30 Shaq’s.

One of the biggest of the bigs


That was fun, wasn’t it?

Now on to the feature presentation:

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Originally, I saw something similar to this on Pinterest, which came along with this picture:

This is the best and most awesome breakfast cookie ever! And the best part, no flour, no sugar, and no dairy added!  Ingredients-  1.5 cups of oats  2-3 super rippened bananas  1 cup of unsweetened applesauce  handful of craisins to taste  cinnamon    Pretty much just throw everything together, mix it up pretty well, throw it on a baking sheet at 350 for about 35 minutes and then go to town! It's great and super healthy for you!

However, the picture did not link back to a blog or webpage, and only had a brief description of the recipe with it. They look mouthwateringly good, though, so I decided to put my own spin on them with a few modifications. So, that being said, if YOU are the original creator of the above picture/recipe, I am not trying to steal your recipe and wish I could give credit where it is due!  But alas, I can not.

So here goes, with my own additions in italics.

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 C Oats

2-3 Ripened bananas (I used 3)

1 C unsweetened apple sauce

Cinnamon to taste (I used about 1 tsp)

Handful of dried cranberries (I probably used about 1/2-3/4 C)

3 Tbs Almond Flour

1/4 C chopped dates

1/2 tsp Apple Pie Spice 

What You Need To Do:

Mash up the bananas in a medium bowl, mix with applesauce. In a separate, larger bowl, mix up the remaining ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until incorporated.  Glop onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake for about 30 min at 350 degrees.  This makes about 1 dozen cookies.

*Make sure you grease the cookie sheet, or else the bottoms WILL stick. I learned this the hard way.

Easy Peasy, right?

And the best part is, they’re wheat and dairy free, with no added sugar, for those of you with sensitivities.

So there you have it, a super quick, easy, healthy “cookie” perfect for breakfast, a mid-day pick-me-up, or just any old time you want a snack! And they make your entire house smell like Apple Pie while they’re cooking. Bonus!

I also must add… Throw a little nut-butter on one of these puppies, and it’s kind of like a little piece of heaven.

Enjoy, and Happy Friday everyone!

15 thoughts on “Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

  1. hmmm this sounds so delicious! Definitely trying it out soon!

    1. They’re a great snack — not too sweet and very satisfying!

  2. I love how you put 9000 lbs into perspective! I must say, not many can say they lifted 3 giraffes or 30 Shaqs in a day heehee
    You’re a cruel, cruel woman to put that recipe at the end hahaha!! Man those cookies sound DELICIOUS 😀

    1. Isn’t it funny when you think of it like that? I like looking at it from a bit of a different perspective 🙂

  3. LOL I love this post!!!!! I’m gonna tally all my weight from my deadlift workout tonight =D

    1. What’s your number? 🙂 Isn’t it crazy when you think of it that way??

  4. you are way too amazing 🙂 I LOVE YOU!

    Holy crap woman I want to train with you I hope you know that 😉 I am sure you could push me to my next level 😉

    1. Meg, I would LOVE to train with you!!! Come to Boston and we’ll do a stadium day and a lift day 🙂

  5. onehealthymunchkin April 14, 2012 — 7:26 am

    I’ve never thought of a lifting session in terms of total weight, but when you put it that way… WOW! That’s so impressive! 😀

    Have a great weekend girl!

    1. Thanks so much Chelsea! I thought it was a fun way to think about it, for a change!

  6. They look awesome !!!

  7. I saw those on pinterest too… they look great and yours turned out even better if you ask me!

  8. Delicious! I will be making these soon.

    I loved the breakdown of the weight. I have never thought of it that way. I used to lift quite a bit, but never as much as what you are doing. You’re a rock star!

  9. triathlonobsession April 17, 2012 — 8:10 am

    I love a simple gluten free recipe like this–yum! Thanks and congrats on being ‘fresh pressed’! Elizabeth

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