Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies

Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies

Welcome 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 CookiesThe only thing I didn’t have on hand was the whole wheat flour and the oranges. I bought a bag of Cara Cara oranges, which I had never heard of.  They are from Sunkist and oh so good. Juicy and very sweet. The color looks almost like a grapefruit but they are definitely the taste of an orange.

Cara Cara Oranges from Sunkist

Orange Banana Breakfast Cookies

 
Author: Ann @ On Sutton Place
Ingredients
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 t. salt (omit if you use salted butter)
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 3/4 c. softened butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 banana
  • 1 T. fresh orange zest
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flours, salt, cinnamon and soda.
  3. In the bowl to a stand up mixer cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, orange zest and banana (chunk into pieces before adding.)
  5. In one batch, add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in nuts.
  7. Using a small cookie scooper, drop rounds of dough onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake 10 – 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden brown.
  9. Cool on cooling racks.
 

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.

Orange Banana Breakfast CookiesMy new blog design is working great. I want to thank Gwen, from This Bold Girl, once again for helping me make this dream come true. I knew what I wanted in my head but trying to get that idea conveyed to someone else could have been challenging. With Gwen, it was a piece of cake. Honestly, sometimes it was like she read my mind. This is a blog I can grow with and be proud of.

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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!