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Persimmon Banana Breakfast Cookies

Persimmon Banana Breakfast Cookies are a tasty and healthy cookie recipe you can feel good about eating for breakfast!

Pile of oatmeal cookies on a table with oats and cinnamon sticks.

It’s the first full week of January and a brand spanking new year! Let’s start things off right. How about a small batch of wholesome fruit-filled breakfast cookies?

Persimmon Banana Breakfast Cookies

So, these delicious persimmon oatmeal cookies aren’t ‘cookies’ in the traditional sense. Aside from a few chopped raisins, they have no added sugar and then there’s the lack of dairy, eggs, or flour.

Instead, they’re full of hearty rolled oats, mashed banana, shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, cinnamon, and a pinch of cardamom.  Along with one super unique ingredient: sweet Hachiya persimmon pulp.

Hachiya persimmons, oats, raisins, and a banana on a wooden table.

They’re basically a tiny bowl of oatmeal you can hold in your hand!

If you like the idea of eating cookies for breakfast (who doesn’t really?), we’ve got a few other fruit-based cookie recipes you might enjoy:

You can even layer them with yogurt in a yummy parfait. Because Yogurt + Oatmeal + Fruit is a fantastic, healthy, and filling breakfast option!

Oatmeal cookies with a jar of yogurt parfait with a spoon.

Pile of oatmeal cookies on a table with oats and cinnamon sticks.

Persimmon Banana Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 6 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Quick and easy persimmon oatmeal cookies you can feel good about eating for breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 small very ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 cup mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh Hachiya persimmon pulp, (see note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cardamom
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground flax meal
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat toaster oven or oven to 350 F and line your cookie sheet with a small silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the mashed banana, persimmon, vanilla extract, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir in oats, flax meal and shredded coconut until well combined. Lastly stir in the chopped raisins.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop drop dough at least 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet. The “dough” will be sticky but should maintain its shape when scooped. If your dough is too wet to scoop, stir in an extra tablespoon or two of rolled oats.
  4. Bake cookies at 350 F for 18 to 20 minutes until the edges are browned and the cookies are set. Allow cookies to cool at least 10 minutes before using a spatula to carefully remove them.
  5. These fruit based cookies are best enjoyed the day they are baked but will keep for 2-3 days if stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Different from a squat, firm and crunchy Fuyu persimmon Hachiya persimmons are more acorn shaped and should only be consumed once fully ripe. When ripe a Hachiya persimmon feels like a squishy full water-balloon that is just ready to burst.

To prep a ripe Hachiya persimmon, slice the top off and scoop out the jelly-like pulp with a spoon. You can process the pulp in a blender or food processor or just mash any chunks with a fork and add it to the recipe.

Layer cookies with yogurt and leftover extra persimmon pulp in a small mason jar for an eye-catching and filling breakfast.

Nutritional information is an estimate for a serving of 3 cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 3 Cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 6.2gSaturated Fat: 3.4gSodium: 5.1mgCarbohydrates: 41.3gFiber: 5.9gSugar: 12.3gProtein: 5g

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6 Comments

  1. These are a hit! I’ve made several batches now that our persimmon tree is producing WAY more fruit than we can keep up with. Healthier than cookies or persimmon bread! Going to use them for the preschool bake sale this week. Thank you for this easy, unique, healthy recipe!

    1. Thank you, Katy! I’m so jealous of your persimmon tree, I’m sure it’s a lot of work but what a treat. Fingers crossed they do well at the bake sale, those little ones are a tough crowd 🙂

  2. Good post, taking things one at a time is always a good idea. I wish I could be more perseverant myself when it comes to such changes. Maybe then I would lose those kilos that bother me so much…

    1. Happy New Year to my favorite German blogger!

      I think we can sometimes be a little hard on ourselves to reach certain goals. But I know what you mean about perseverance. I’m trying to strengthen mine when it comes to exercise. I just keep reminding myself something is better than nothing and that I just need to keep coming back and trying a little more each day 🙂

      Cheers to a happy and healthy 2016!

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