I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
As I've mentioned in the past, I'm not much of a breakfast person. Nothing sounds worse to me first thing in the morning then eating. Luckily for my kids, my husband loves breakfast. Being the baker-man that he is, my kids are always enjoying waffles, pancakes and cinnamon rolls. So when he took off to Texas for two weeks, I had to step it up in the morning and take on the role of the fun breakfast maker.
Imagine how much fun I had greeting my kids first thing in the morning with the phrase "I'm making cookies for breakfast!" Yeah that's right, mom can be cool too! But these aren't regular cookies, they're packed with banana, peanut butter, wheat germ and dried fruit. For good measure I threw some chocolate chips in there, because, well, you know. They're fluffy and have more of a cake-like texture, but they're so delicious and go great with milk. So go ahead, make cookies for breakfast!
1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup bananas, mashed 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup flour 3/4 cup wheat germ 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup raisins or 1 cup other dried fruit 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine peanut butter and butter and beat on medium with an electric mixer.
3. Add brown sugar; beat until combined.
4. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined.
5. Add banana, baking soda & salt; beat until combined.
6. Add flour & wheat germ, a little at a time, and beat until combined.
7. Stir in rolled oats, dried fruit and chocolate chips (if using) by hand.