The breakfast drill is a little crazy at times. The two older children rushing around looking for uniforms, making lunches, and trying to get a good breakfast into them before they bundle out the door to school. Throw a little baby into the mix and it can sometimes become bedlam. I’ve been trying to get more organised to have breakfast prepared for them a few mornings and so these cookies seemed like the perfect recipe to share. Cookies for breakfast! (my kids think I’ve lost my mind), however, the cookies are only filled with the things they would be eating anyway – Bananas, Oats, Nut Butter and are topped with my delicious chia jam!
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Cashew Butter (or Peanut Butter)
2 Cups Oats
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Sugar-Free Vanilla Essence
4 Tablespoons Raspberry Chia Jam
1.Pre-heat oven to 160ºC.
2.Add the bananas, oil, and nut butter to your blender and blend until it becomes smooth and gooey.
3.Place all of the remaining ingredients (except for the chia jam) into a bowl and then pour the banana mixture in.
4.Give it a good stir and make sure all of the oats and banana mixture is completely combined.
5.Spoon a heaped tablespoon of the mixture onto a lightly oiled baking tray or nonstick mat. Leave a little space between each one.
6.I got 12 cookies from my mix but you can make them smaller or larger depending on how old your baby is.
7.Using the back of the spoon press the centre down on each of the cookies to make a little well, then spoon about a teaspoon of raspberry chia jam into each one.
8.Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them from 12 minutes on as you don’t want them to get too hard for little mouths.
9.Remove from the oven and leave to cool and set before giving them to your baby