• Some mornings are absolutely crazy for me. Between getting up and dressed myself and then getting the kids up and ready to go I don’t have time to get myself a good breakfast. I absolutely know the importance of a good breakfast, but business happens. Some days I will just grab a protein shake and go, but to be completely honest, I prefer to chew my calories rather than drink them. For some reason when I actually eat my food I feel more satiated. I could never survive on any sort of liquid diet. Let’s hope I never have my tonsils out.

    About once a week I will take the time to bake some breakfast cookies so that I have something to grab on those crazy mornings. They also double for a fantastic snack that I can take with me when I am out and on the go.

    2 ripe bananas
    1/3 cup peanut butter
    2/3 cups unsweetened apple sauce
    1/4 cup chocolate or vanilla whey protein powder
    1 1/2 cups quick oats
    1/4 cup chopped peanuts, unsalted
    Chocolate chips to garnish

    Add the bananas, peanut butter, apple sauce, and protein powder into your food processor. Blend until creamy.
    Mix the banana mixture and the oats and peanuts in a large bowl. It will begin to feel like a cookie dough.
    Scoop the dough out and place onto a cookie sheet.
    Use a spoon to flatten your cookies and then sprinkle with a few chocolate chips.

    Bake your cookies in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes or until they are golden brown and fragrant.

    Allow to cool and then enjoy when you need a good flavorful blast of protein. If not for breakfast, then they also make a great post work-out recovery snack. And the kids never have to know that they’re really good for them!