PB&J Breakfast Cookies

These healthy PB&J Breakfast Cookies are a sneak peek recipe from my new cookbook, Kid Kitchen! Kids of all ages are going to love making and eating these little morning treats. Full of fruit, protein, and whole grains, they are great fuel for home or on the go. There’s minimal clean up for this quick and easy recipe too!

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Kid Kitchen: Fun & Easy Recipes You Can Make All by Yourself! (or With Just a Little Help) by Heather Staller

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PB&J Breakfast Cookies

Healthy breakfast cookies easy for kids to make themselves!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 10 large cookies


  • sheet pan or cookie sheet, parchment paper or silicone mat, large bowl, whisk, rubber spatula or large spoon, small spoon, small bowl, large cookie scoop if you have one, and measuring cups and spoons


  • 2 very ripe bananas or 1 cup (240 ml) applesauce
  • cup smooth peanut butter or almond butter or use tahini for a nut free option
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour or 1 cup all-purpose or gluten free flour blend
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp jam or jelly


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a sturdy whisk or a fork. Once the bananas are well mashed, add the peanut butter, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Whisk it together until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Add the cinnamon, salt, and baking powder to the bowl then whisk it again to combine. Add the flour and oats then use a rubber spatula or large spoon to stir until the flour is just mixed in.
  • Use a large cookie scoop or a ¼ cup measuring cup to make 10 mounds of the sticky dough on the baking sheet. Spoon about ½ teaspoon of the jam onto the center of each cookie and press the top down slightly with the back of a spoon.
  • Use oven mitts to transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Set a timer for 14 minutes then check if the edges of the cookies are light golden brown. If they still look pale, set a timer for 2 more minutes.
  • Use oven mitts to carefully remove the pan from the oven (or ask an adult for help). Allow the cookies to cool fully before eating or storing in an airtight container for later.


I like raspberry or strawberry jam for this recipe but any kind will work.
If you use unsweetened applesauce, you may want to add a tablespoon or two more sweetener because it's not as sweet as the banana.

I am SO excited to share this new book with you—and to see all of your budding kid chefs cooking along!

Be on the lookout for more seasoned kid-chef recipes coming to my website and social media feeds! And, as always, thank you for your support!


Now lets’ get cooking!

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Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls





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  2. Rebecca on March 10, 2023 at 1:11 am

    I honestly haven’t thought about cookies for breakast before–although I’m sure my kiddo would be on board with this! Sounds like a baked oatmeal vibe but more cheeky. And if my kid helps make them? Even better! I wonder if sunbutter or WowButter would work? I’m guessing I’d scale back on the sweetener a bit if the sunbutter is sweetened already. These sounds like a great lunchbox item (as long as nut-butter alternatives work!)

  3. Kathleen on December 6, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    I would like to know if I can make 20 instead of 10 and also would they freeze well?

    • Heather on December 11, 2023 at 9:37 am

      Hi Kathleen, Yes, I think they would freeze well. Do you mean doubling the recipe to make 20 or making them smaller? I think either would work as long as you pay attention to the cooking time since it would change if the cookies are smaller. 🙂 Heather

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