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Healthy Banana Split Breakfast Cookies {GF + Vegan Option}

March 13, 2016
Easy-to-make, healthy and delicious Banana Split breakfast cookies that taste like that original thing!

Easy-to-make, healthy and delicious Banana Split breakfast cookies that taste like that original thing! Also Gluten-free and can be vegan!Easy-to-make, healthy and delicious Banana Split breakfast cookies that taste like that original thing! Also Gluten-free and can be vegan!

So I have a confession to make…

Easy-to-make, healthy and delicious Banana Split breakfast cookies that taste like that original thing! Also Gluten-free and can be vegan!

I absolutely love concept of a Banana Split, yet I have actually never had a real banana split, like the ice cream, banana, whipped cream with a cherry on top, you know, the whole sha-bang. I know, I know, I’m pathetic, I blame the different textures for turning me off. I think it has something to do with cold ice cream and a room temperature banana that kind of creep me out. You would think that since I’ve made Banana Split Oatmeal, Banana Split Breakfast Bowl, Banana Split Wontonsย and now, Banana Split Breakfast cookies, I would have had an authentic banana split by now.

Easy-to-make, healthy and delicious Banana Split breakfast cookies that taste like that original thing! Also Gluten-free and can be vegan!

Maybe you’ll forgive me after biting into these little strawberry and banana oat cookies studded with pecans and chocolate chips. What I can promise you is that these cookies have all the flavor of the so-called banana split that you can have for breakfast, snack or dessert, or heck, all three!

Easy-to-make, healthy and delicious Banana Split breakfast cookies that taste like that original thing! Also Gluten-free and can be vegan!

Warning: these are highly addictive, just ask my Dad who ate them all in 2 days!

Easy-to-make, healthy and delicious Banana Split breakfast cookies that taste like that original thing! Also Gluten-free and can be vegan!

 

Banana Split Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 2 eggs, beaten or 2 flax eggs
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 cups dry oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 and line a cookie sheet with wax paper
  2. Mix together banana,strawberries, egg, almond butter and maple syrup together in a large bowl
  3. Add in the rest of ingredients and mix well
  4. Spoon into 12-16 cookies and bake for 20 minutes or until done
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67 Comments

  • Reply Kaila@HealthyHelperBlog March 13, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    OMG! Could these be any more perfect!?! Banana splits in cookie form…yes please. So creative, ladies!
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  • Reply Rachel @ Delicious Balance March 14, 2016 at 7:28 am

    I mean, WOW!!!!!!! These sound SO good! I need to try these in my next sweet/healthy treat baking adventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine March 14, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a real banana split EITHER! Twinsies!

  • Reply Shashi @ RunninSrilankan March 14, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Oh wow – banana split in cookie form – yes puhleez – sign me up for a dozen!
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  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita March 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a real banana split either! But these cookies – those I could definitely get behind, especially since I can have them for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜€ these look so delish!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel March 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you! you can never go wrong with dessert for breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Natalie | Feasting on Fruit March 14, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I have had so many more banana split flavored things than actual banana splits in my life. Its such a wonderful flavor profile–fruity and chocolatey, my two favorite things <3 So while I do like the actual splits, I love split inspired treats too like these little beauties. I'm a little jealous of your dad right now and I don't even known him!
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  • Reply Cora March 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Love the addition of frozen strawberries! Genius!
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  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy March 14, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Yum, these sound fabulous. Pinning!

  • Reply Kate March 14, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve a banana split a few times in my life and I really enjoyed it! Have you ever had banana split flavored Dippin Dots? Those are the bomb! I’d totally pack these for a morning snack. That 6 am breakfast to 12:30 lunch is brutal!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel March 14, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      No I have never had dippin’ dots either! yes these would be a great snack too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Reply Kat March 15, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Youve never had a banana split? Oh my friend, you must get on that! I dont buy them from shops simply because they are so simple to make at home, but I must say the combos can get pretty outrageous. I got one from a Chocolate Factory before and holy yum they PACKED that thing with hot fudge and nuts. It was literally drowning the ice cream. Pure bliss.
    Love these cookies! Such a great idea!
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  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com March 15, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I absolutely love this recipe. I can imagine biting into these and then there’s the delicious crunch from the pecan nuts and softness of the chocolate chips. Oh totally salivating here!
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  • Reply Cassie Autumn Tran March 15, 2016 at 11:04 am

    These cookies look so good! If they taste like a banana split, then I will SO be digging in!
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  • Reply Julia Mueller March 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I’m always up for all things banana split, and am obsessed with the concept of these breakfast cookies! They include all of my favorite things and I’m basically drooling over them right meow. Well played! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Cookie for breakfast? Ow, ow, owwwww… tiwst my arm. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  • Reply Shannon March 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Yum!!! Cookies are breakfast is always a good idea!
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  • Reply GiGi Eats March 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I think I need to… MAKE THESE for the fiance and for my friends – seriously! Cause um, well, they’re genius and I am … A nice person?? LOL
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel March 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      haha you are a nice person but you would be even nicer if you made these lol!

  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns March 17, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I’m obsessed with breakfast cookies! These look so great ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Reply Kerri McGrail March 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

    OMG- yum! Love that these can so easily be made GF & vegan! I love that banana, strawberry, and chocolate all make an appearance in these cookies ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Reply Linda @ 2 Cookin' Mamas March 17, 2016 at 10:36 am

    OMG! I’ve got to make these! I love to make quick breakfasts for busy mornings and these sound over-the-top, deliciously perfect!

  • Reply Heather@hungryforbalance March 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    My confession is that I’ve never had a breakfast cookie before! These look like a good place to start though!
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  • Reply Cailee March 17, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Oh my gosh! YUM! Girl these cookies are on point! YUM! Thanks for the recipe!
    xoxo Cailee!
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  • Reply yuni March 17, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    these look delicious! I’m totally going to try these. i’ll be linking this recipe up tomorrow on my blog. thanks for sharing!!

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  • Reply Marla March 18, 2016 at 9:07 am

    HI Bethany & Rachel,
    Wow these sound tasty and healthy. Sure would make getting up in the morning easier – with a breakfast like this to look forward to. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  • Reply Jenn - a traveling Wife March 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I over indulged in banana splits growing up. In fact, I tried to prove that the three scoops were too small and ate a ‘pigs dinner’ at a local ice cream joint. It had four scoops plus all the toppings. Way over the top, but so worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Reply Diana March 18, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I honestly have never had a real banana split either but love the whole flavor profile. These cookies look so good & easy…I’m all about easy breakfast!
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  • Reply Emily March 18, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Bethany and Rachel, these look amazing. I really can’t believe I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet, but I hope maybe I can try one soon!!! Maybe today’s snow day could be a baking day? <3 you girls!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel March 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Emily! We would love for you to try one of them soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Lee MacArthur March 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    These look fantastic. I’m going to have to try them as soon as I get all the ingredients. I get tired of having cereal for breakfast.

  • Reply Alexa [fooduzzi.com] March 18, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    YUM! What a cute idea! Banana splits for breakfast are ALWAYS a good idea to me ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  • Reply Michele @ Two Raspberries March 18, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    these look amazingggg! I love breakfast cookies and banana split flavor YUM!!!
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  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet March 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    That part about your dad eating the whole batch…cracking up because that’s SUCH dad thing to do. These do look delicious and now that you mention it, the texture thing is kinda weird!! I love to have bananas frozen and dipped in chocolate..preferably from Disneyland ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Reply Lauren @ Mom Home Guide March 23, 2016 at 10:14 am

    This looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it at Motivation Monday on Mom Home Guide!
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  • Reply Marla March 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    HI Bethany & Rachel,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your posts as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thanks for sharing your information and being part of Real Food Fridays mission to make this world a little bit healthier each and every week.

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  • Reply Raia March 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Just stopping by to let you know I’m featuring these cookies at Savoring Saturdays this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

  • Reply Lisa @ Fun Money Mom March 31, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    These look so delicious! I’d love to have these for breakfast anytime! Pinning!

  • Reply Andrea Wyckoff March 31, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    These are adorable! And love that you made them into little banana split flavors! So brilliant!
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