Ever since I discovered how to make homemade granola, I’ve wanted to come up with a breakfast cookie that called for oatmeal. It’s a heart healthy food and it just makes sense to incorporate it into your diet. I’ve been trying different combinations every time I have ripe bananas (which happens more often than not around here!) It’s taken a little trial and error but I think I have a recipe that you all will like.Of course you can substitute/add anything you want to the basic ingredients. I am on a Craisins kick so I added Cherry ones and they add a great zing to the cookies. The texture is somewhat like a moist breakfast bar. Very chewy and tender. I made big cookies but you could use a smaller scoop and make kid-size servings.
These sure beat the boring slice of toast I’ve been having for the past few weeks! You can keep the ingredients on hand and make these cookies any time in just a few minutes. If I have ripe bananas but don’t have time to bake, I throw them in the freezer. To use them, let them set out for about an hour. Cut off the ends and just squeeze the fruit out of the peel. There is wonderful juice that comes out too.
When I shared my Pledge of Allegiance Free Printable I told you I was working on some patriotic decor. That hasn’t happened and I’m not sure it will. Last week my sweet Mom went into the hospital. I’m not sure who took it worse…her or my Dad. She came home last Saturday and then on Saturday night, when I was walking Kelly, we were attacked by a large, loose dog. I was knocked to the ground but she was hurt much worse. It was touch and go for a few days because she wouldn’t eat or drink. She turned the corner yesterday and things are looking up. I have always felt so safe in my neighborhood and now I’m afraid to take a walk. I think that makes me as angry as what happened to Kelly. Anyway, everyone is getting a little better every day. If you could add us to your prayer list for a day or so I’d be grateful.