Feb 28, 2012

Breakfast To-Go - Recipe Review


I'm sure a lot of you have seen this recipe floating around Pinterest but may or may not have decided to try it yet. I don't know where the actual recipe came from. The only thing I can find is a link to a picture so if you know who made it first, I'd love to give credit where credit is due.

Anyway, it's simply called breakfast to-go.

It's all natural, no flour and not supposed to have sugar, although, thanks to a recommendation from a fellow pinner (thanks, Krista) I added 2 Tablespoons of sugar.

The recipe is easy and made of things I had on hand: oats, bananas, cinnamon, dried fruit, sugar and applesauce.

Here's the link for the recipe on pinterest.

I followed it, only changing the addition of sugar and I used a handful of dried mixed berries instead of craisins. Next time I'm going to try honey instead of sugar so it will be more natural.


You just mix 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, 1 cup unsweetened applesauce, 3 ripe bananas, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, a handful of dried fruit and 2 tablespoons sugar (if you so choose) in a large bowl. I cut the bananas into chunks first and mashed a little more as I mixed.

Then you cook then for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. I highly suggest greasing your pan first. I have an excellent non-stick pan but the first batch stuck to the pan. I greased it for the second batch and they slid right off.


I thought they turned out pretty good. The husband ate a bite and told me chocolate chip cookies are better. I'm not arguing with that but they are really good for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast. By the way, I sent him to work with a bag and he ate them all in one day.

They're also healthy snacks for the kiddo. She gobbled hers up.

I will say, I'm still partial to the natural energy balls. I make them all the time and doubt these little cookies will replace them.

So, there you have it, my opinion on the recipe. Hope you try it and let me know what you think.


  1. this looks YUM...totally plan to try it out.
    thanks for posting!!

  2. Ok, I'm going to try them too and add a few chopped nuts for the protein! I'm interested to know what drink you made to go with it!?

  3. Saw this recipe and made them instantly. so easy. and perfect for my 3 year old twins to have for morning snack

  4. Just tried the recipe out with a few modifications. I used 1T of sugar and 1T dark brown sugar. I also added natural peanut butter to half of the batch. The flavor is GREAT! I will probably not even add sugar next time because it's not necessary. The texture is a little off putting though (kind of like rubbery meat), and they don't look as pretty as yours do, above. My goal was to have a healthy snack for my 2YO, and he's not interested, LOL.


I know it can be a little scary but go on, I'd love to hear from you!