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This quick and easy breakfast cookie combines protein-packed peanut butter, high-fiber oats, healthy fats from walnuts, and are sweetened with applesauce and bananas instead of refined sugars. Protein powder will keep mid-morning hunger pains at bay.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies


  • 2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 1/3 cup Peanut Butter [or nut butter of your choice]
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2-2 cup Quick Oats, Uncooked
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Nuts (Walnuts or Almonds)
  • If you want to indulge, add some dark chocolate, carob chips, or cacao nibs
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp Maca Powder for an extra energy boost


  • Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix mashed banana and nut butter until completely combined. Add in the applesauce, protein powder, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  • Add in the oats and nuts to the banana mixture.
  • Drop cookie dough, by spoonfuls, onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and flatten cookies into circles. (Add the optional carob, dark chocolate chips, or cacao nibs on the top of the cookies now.)
  • Bake cookies approximately 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then move to cooling rack.
  • When cookies are completely cool, store in a covered container in the fridge.
  • Enjoy!

5 Comments on Grab & Go Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

  1. Jaimie Alyse Donaghey
    January 6, 2014 at 9:36 am (4 years ago)

    your recipes look amazing, and i can’t wait to begin making some of them…do you happen to have nutrition/ serving information for any of them? (I couldn’t seem to find anything). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Jaimie Alyse Donaghey
    January 6, 2014 at 10:44 am (4 years ago)

    I ended up calculating the macros for this recipe using I included 3 tbs of dark chocolate in my cookies, and made 12 cookies with the recipe.

    It amounts to (per cookie) 145 calories, 17 carbs, 7 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein, 37 grams of sodium, and 7 grams of sugar (though some of these numbers will change slightly depending on the brands of ingredients used…especially if you use low sodium ingredients!)

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • Toned & Fit
      January 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm (4 years ago)


      Thanks for breaking that down for me! I love that you made the recipe. These cookies are definitely one of my all-time favs.

      I actually don’t count calories, macros, or normally list nutritional content. My style of coaching is primarily clean eating and behavior modification so I steer clear of coaching styles that can promote stress in regards to food (i.e. calorie counting.) I totally respect all styles and whatever works for each individual though.I have a lot of friends that follow IIFYM, Paleo, etc. It works for them, they are healthy, and it’s awesome.


  3. maybeitsmallory
    March 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d love to make this recipe, but I don’t use Protein Powder at all. Can I leave it out or substitute for something else?

    • Toned & Fit
      March 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm (4 years ago)

      The protein powder makes the recipe so I cannot recommend a substitution. If you try a variation of flour let me know how they turn out! 🙂


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