Sandwich #216–“Work it Out” Breakfast Cookie Sandwiches with Apple Butter

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216bananoatLOOne more from the homemade apple cognac butter recipe box.

E and I try to get our workouts done in the morning, before work. Breakfast afterward is usually eggs or our Greek Yogurt parfaits with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, walnuts or almonds honey, mint, and some dark chocolate chip shavings.

But E beat me out of the door this morning to CrossFit, while I lingered behind in my gym clothes wandering around the apartment with my iPad while looking at Facebook and Pinterest. My “workout” started with shoveling oats and bananas into a bowl and mixing up breakfast cookie sandwiches.

I threw together bananas, oats, some spices, and made one batch with chocolate chips, which turned out super chewy, My next batch of 12 were with coconut and pecans, which added some nice crunchy texture to the cookies. I used both apple butter and peanut butter for filling—the apple butter added sweet moisture to the sandwich, making it taste like banana bread. The peanut butter went better with the chocolate chip sammies.

And since I already had on my workout clothes, I figured I better do something to break a sweat. I did some jumping jacks, lunges and sit-ups, while the cookies baked for 15 minutes. I finished with some bicep curls—-where I curled the sandwich from the baking sheet to my lips.

2 ripe bananas (the browner, the better)
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup apple butter (or, peanut butter. But I prefer our homemade apple butter)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas with oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and chia seeds into dough. Fold in chocolate chips. Spoon out teaspoon size balls of dough onto greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with back of spoon. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool. Spread apple butter or peanut butter on bottoms of cookies, and sandwich two together to make sandwiches. Recipe yield about 10-12 cookies, or 5 to 6 sandwiches.

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