Quinoa Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

by July 25, 2017

Little morsels of banana bread in the shape of a cookie. Lightly sweet and perfect for breakfast!

Eating Style:

Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time:




Dry Wet Add-ins
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 banana, cut into small chunks
Optional Topping
  • 1 banana, sliced into coins


  1. Add quinoa and water to a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Once complete, remove from the stove, remove lid and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Set aside.
  3. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl. Then, measure 1½ cups of the cooked quinoa and add to the dry ingredients. Stir to coat, until all quinoa granules are covered in the mixture. Set aside.
  4. Add all wet ingredients to a small bowl and stir well.
  5. Pour into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Stir in walnuts and banana chunks.
  7. One tablespoon at a time, scoop mixture onto prepared baking sheet, leaving a small space between each cookie. They will not spread out, so you can keep the cookies close. Lightly form each cookie, as you’d like them to come out. I flattened them slightly between my palms.
  8. Place sliced bananas on top (if using) and bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through and golden.
  9. Remove from the oven, let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and allowing them to cool completely. Because cooked quinoa was used in this recipe, when the cookies first come out of the oven, they’re a bit soft on the inside but they will firm up nicely!
  10. Once they’ve cooled completely, transfer them to a container and keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.


Quinoa – be sure to rinse and drain quinoa with water before boiling.

To make the nuts in this recipe easier to digest, soak them in water for at least 8 hours. Then, drain, rinse and set on a towel to dry. Alternatively, you can soak and dehydrate for 12 hours. Then use them in this recipe.

Nutrition Information Per Serving



Calories from Fat:


Total Fat:

3.9 g


2 mg


9.7 g

Dietary Fiber:

2.1 g

Net Carbs:

7.6 g


1.3 g


2.7 g

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