No Bake Breakfast Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate

These easy No Bake Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate are the perfect healthy grab and go snack for kids and adults alike! Super quick and simple to make! 

stacked peanut butter chocolate breakfast cookies

 

So… No-Bake Breakfast Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate. Yes, those words DO go together in a sentence. Read on, you mad little munchkins, with this No-Bake Breakfast Cookie recipe – life just got a little more awesome!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read that correctly – cookies are now for breakfast! But wait, what’s that? Did Kool & The Gang just pop out of the pantry? Are they playing “Celebration”?! Did my morning routine just turn into a DANCE NUMBER?! You bet it did! It’s perfectly acceptable to do a little shimmy-shake about the kitchen right now. It’s ok. I’ll wait.

overhead shot of no bake peanut butter chocolate breakfast cookies

Now, for those of you getting hung up on the “how can it be a cookie if it’s not baked?” question, ask yourselves: what is a no-bake cheesecake, exactly? Exactly. Now that that’s settled, go swap your skinny jeans for some comfy dancy-pants and follow my lead.

stacked no bake chocolate peanut butter breakfast cookies

These No-Bake Breakfast Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate are healthier than they sound, and more importantly, they make for an excellent sales-pitch when you’re trying to convince children to eat something nutritious before they rush off for the bus – late – again.

They’re tempting to young and old palates alike, and they stand up to being jostled about in a backpack or in coat pockets without falling apart.

stacked no bake peanut butter chocolate breakfast cookies

Simply put, these are awesome cookies. They are chewy and have just enough sweetness, just enough chocolate, and definitely enough peanut butter. And guys that hint of banana makes them even a bit exotic and more breakfast-y.  After one bite, you’ll understand exactly what the hype is is all about. Let’s do it!

How to make No-Bake Cookies

picture collage demonstrating how to make no bake peanut butter banana breakfast cookies

 

Step 1 – Puree the banana in a food processor – you don’t want chunks left.

Step 2 – In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the pureed banana with the chocolate chips, peanut butter, chia seeds, cocoa powder, milk, and salt. Heat very gently until the mix is melting. If you still have some banana chunks in there, mash them into the hot chocolate mixture until smooth.

Step 3 -Let the mixture cook for about 2-3 minutes. It will thicken and separate from the bowl (see the pictures in the post) Remove the pot from the heat and add in the vanilla.

picture collage demonstrating how to make shape peanut butter chocolate breakfast cookies

 

Step 4 – Stir in your quick oats until they are well-coated (it’s easiest to do with a fork). Take 2 rounded tablespoonfuls or 1 ice cream scoop full of batter into your hands and shape into cookies.

Step 5 – Transfer onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper cool. Chill the cookies in the fridge for about 3  hours or store in the freezer for a more solid cookie.

Tips:

  • If stored in the fridge these should be fine for at least a week. Make sure to store them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out.
  • You can also freeze the cookies in ziplock bags for up to 3 months.
  • If you’re not a fan of peanut butter you could try these with almond butter or any other nut or seed butter.
  • Chopped peanuts or chopped dried fruit would be great additions to these no-bake cookies.
  • If your cookies are too wet and don’t set, try boiling the mixture a little longer.

No Bake Breakfast Cookies

These easy No Bake Cookies with Peanut Butter, Banana & Chocolate are the perfect healthy grab and go snack for kids and adults alike! Super quick and simple to make! 

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast cookies, cookie recipes, no bake cookie recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 17 cookies
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized bananas ripe but not too mushy
  • 1 cup chocolate chips dairy-free to keep vegan - 175 g
  • 1/4 cup all-natural peanut butter - 65 g
  • ¼ tsp salt + more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk like coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats - 285 g - I recommend you measure them out with a scale

Instructions

  1. Puree the banana in a food processor - you don’t want chunks left.

  2. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the pureed banana with the chocolate chips, peanut butter, chia seeds, cocoa powder, milk and salt. Heat very gently until the mix is melting. If you still have some banana chunks in there, mash them into the hot chocolate mixture until smooth.

  3. Let the mixture cook for about 2-3 minutes. It will thicken and separate from the bowl (see the pictures in the post)

  4. Remove the pot from the heat and add in the vanilla.

  5. Stir in your quick oats until they are well-coated (it’s easiest to do with a fork)

  6. Take 2 rounded tablespoonfuls or 1 ice cream scoop full of batter into your hands and shape into cookies.

  7. Transfer onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper cool. Chill the cookies in the fridge for about 3  hours or store in the freezer for a more solid cookie.

Recipe Notes

 

  • If stored in the fridge these should be fine for at least a week. Make sure to store them in an airtight container to keep them from drying out. 
  • You can also freeze the cookies in ziplock bags for up to 3 months. 
  • If you're not a fan of peanut butter you could try these with almond butter or any other nut or seed butter. 
  • Chopped peanuts or chopped dried fruit would be great additions to these no-bake cookies. 
Nutrition Facts
No Bake Breakfast Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 151IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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