Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies & Carnation Breakfast Essentials

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When I was in college, I used to walk in to my early morning classes with my coffee cup in hand, but I wasn’t sipping a latte or cappuccino, I was sipping a Carnation Breakfast Essentials drink!  To this day, I still enjoy starting off my morning with Carnation Breakfast Essentials, mixed in milk or  milk and fruit for a quick and delicious smoothie.  Today I’m going to tell you a little more about the breakfast drink I love, and I’m going to share a recipe that uses Carnation Breakfast Essentials in a whole new way.  (If the idea of eating cookies for breakfast sounds good to you, keep reading! I have some Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies you will love!)

 

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Carnation Breakfast Essentials powder can be found in the breakfast aisle of your grocery store.  It is a convenient breakfast option that mixes up in minutes and is great for taking on the go.  The powder comes in great flavors like Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, and Strawberry.

And it is also a mom-friendly product, featuring 21 vitamins and minerals, 13 grams of protein per serving, two times the vitamin D of an 8 ounce glass of milk, and two times the calicum of a 6 ounce cup of yogurt.

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When I really love a product, I like to think of new ideas for how I can use that product.  While I love my morning smoothies, I got to thinking that their must be some way that I can think outside the smoothie cup, and use Carnation Breakfast Essentials for my baking.

Honestly I think the possibilities are endless.  You could use it as a mix-in for breads, muffins, pancakes, or even a cream pie!  But today I’m going to show you how I used it to make cookies!  And these aren’t just any cookies; at just 62 calories and 5.2 grams of sugar per cookie, they are cookies they are a snack you can eat guilt-free.  And because they contain bananas and oatmeal, plus Carnation Breakfast Essentials, which is rich in vitamins and protein, they are actually a cookie you can enjoy at breakfast time!

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

1 package Milk Chocolate flavored Carnation Breakfast Essentials

1 cup raw oats

3 medium overripe bananas

Directions:

Peel bananas and place them in a bowl. Use a fork to mash the bananas. Stir in Carnation Breakfast Essentials. Mix in raw oatmeal. Dough will be very wet. (For a dryer and more dense cookie, add a little more oatmeal to the mix.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use cookie dough scoop or a spoon to scoop out cookies. You may leave the cookies in the ball shape, or flatten the dough balls out with a spoon to create a flatter and larger looking cookie.

Bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Consistency of cookies will be similar to a loaf of banana bread.

Recipe makes about a dozen cookies, and each cookie is about 62 calories and contains only 5.2 grams of sugar.

http://www.simplysweethome.com/2016/10/chocolate-banana-oatmeal-cookies-carnation-breakfast-essentials/

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And another great thing about this recipe is that you can easily change it up.  Just substitute any of the other flavor varieties of Carnation Breakfast Essentials for the chocolate flavor, and you’ll have a whole new cookie!

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Do you love Carnation Breakfast Essentials as much as I do?  I’d love to hear how you use this product to start your day! Please join the conversation here in the comments section and on social media.

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Comments

  1. My kids would call me “Best Mom Ever” if I let them have cookies for breakfast! #client

  2. Nice recipe, I love the breakfast essentials powder, extremely healthy with vitamins and minerals(:

  3. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome cookies with us, they look delicious! Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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