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Ginger Molasses Banana Breakfast Cookies

Maria Adams
These breakfast cookies make a perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings. (They also make an excellent snack!) Low in added sugar and a good source of healthy fat, protein, and fiber, these cookies are sure to become a new favorite in your household! Gluten-free, peanut-free, and dairy-free.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 32 cookies


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats make sure certified gluten-free if needed
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger (less if you don't like a strong ginger taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large ripe bananas (the more spotty the better; about 1 cup mashed, so you may need 3 bananas if they are small)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks dairy-free if needed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with reusable baking mats or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together oats, almond flour, shredded coconut, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork (should be about 1 cup, if not, add a little more). Then add the melted coconut oil, eggs, molasses, and syrup. Whisk together and then add the dry ingredients. Stir until just well mixed.
  • Scoop batter, about 2 heaping tablespoons per cookie, using 2 spoons or a small ice cream scooper. Place onto lined baking sheets, spacing 1-2 inches apart, and flattening slightly with your hand or a fork. Press a chocolate chunk (or 2) into the middle of each.
  • Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until bottoms start to brown and tops are set. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool slightly. Enjoy!
Keyword afterschool snack, breakfast, cookies, dairy-free, gluten-free, kid-approved, peanut-free