Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies

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Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies | On Sutton PlaceWelcome to February and the new fresh flavor of the month…Orange. I know I’m a few days late but I had a hard time deciding. In the end I went with another citrus because I enjoyed the lemons of January so much. I have a variety of recipes to share including a main dish, of course some desserts and today’s recipe, Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies.

These are a healthy and hearty small cookie…so there’s no need to feel guilty if you have two! They may be little but they are packed full of nutty flavor. I used pecans because I had them in the freezer. I had toasted them before Christmas but didn’t use them all. The  texture from the nuts is perfect with the fruit.

Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies | On Sutton Place

The only thing I didn’t have on hand was the whole wheat flour and the orange. It’s not necessary to use two different flours if you don’t have them in your pantry. I have used different flours in this recipe and the cookies always come out great. My favorite so far is the combo of 1 cup of whole grain oat flour and 1 cup of regular flour.

Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies
An easy and hearty breakfast on the go!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 c. all purpose flour
  2. 1 c. whole wheat flour
  3. 1/2 t. salt (omit if you use salted butter)
  4. 1 t. cinnamon
  5. 1 t. baking soda
  6. 3/4 c. softened butter
  7. 1/4 c. sugar
  8. 1/2 c. brown sugar
  9. 1 large egg
  10. 1 t. vanilla
  11. 1 banana (very ripe and chunked into pieces)
  12. 1 T. fresh orange zest
  13. 1/4 – 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, salt, cinnamon and baking soda.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, orange zest and banana.
  5. In one batch, add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in nuts.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop, drop rounds of dough onto baking sheet.
  8. Bake 10 – 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden brown.
  9. Cool on cooling racks.
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The original recipe (I’m sorry but I have no idea where it came from) called for 1/4 c. old fashioned oats. If you wanted to add those just leave out 1/4 c. of one of the flours.

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  1. Grace @ sense and simplicity says

    IF we have a snow day tomorrow, those are the cookies I’m making. I have all the ingredients and they look fantastic. If not snow day, then maybe I’ll make them on the weekend, but I sure hope it is tomorrow. Nothing better than baking on a snow day.

  2. MariaElena says

    Oh, my! These cookies look delicious! I send a care package to my son in the Navy every month and I think he would love some of these. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Ann!

  3. Pat says

    These look and sound delish! I saw the Cara Cara oranges for the first time yesterday…I should have bought a few. :) Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I do love citrus flavors ~

    Your blog is beautiful and your photos are gorgeous! I don’t have that talent I’m afraid.

    xo
    Pat

  4. Cindy says

    Your blog is beautiful, dear lady!!! I love your logo and the way it’s set up on the top is really nice, unique!
    Your cookies sound delis!!!! I always use all ww flour when I make cookies, so I will do that again when I make these. I’ll pin this!
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Beth says

    these look delicious. i saw cookies for breakfast & i had to see what it was all about. great recipe – i will definitely try them. not sure i could eat them for breakfast though. love the new blog look. going to look around a bit more …. take care. ( :

  6. Keeping It Cozy says

    Your new blog design is gorgeous! I’m making these this week… they look delicious and so healthy! I love that you chose orange for the month… I just ate an orange… they seem to be the perfect fruit for a cold February!