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Prep Time: 5 mins    Cook Time: 20 mins

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These breakfast brownies are amazing with a cup of coffee when you wake up in the morning. Everyone knows brownies taste wonderful and make a nice dessert, but this recipe is a bit different. You might not have heard of having them for breakfast. The ingredients in these really do make them ideal first thing in the morning though!

A stack of three breakfast brownies on a table.
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They are made with honey, eggs, oats, bananas, and more. These ingredients are often used in other breakfast recipes but combining them with milk, cocoa powder, and some other brownie ingredients makes this tasty dessert.

If it takes you a while to wake up in the morning, this recipe means you will have a yummy breakfast even before your coffee is ready. Help yourself to one of these breakfast brownies and bite into its smooth texture, tasting the honey, chocolate, banana, and other ingredients in each slice.

They don’t have refined sugar or oil, making them healthier than most other brownies. And they are so easy since it’s just a matter of combining everything to make a batter and baking it.

The kitchen will smell incredible while they’re in the oven, just like a bakery. And you will want them to bake quickly so you can bite into one! Whether you usually have a savory breakfast or you like something sweet, these will make an exciting change.

Condensed milk brownies are another option if you want something extra sweet, rich, and gooey, or these mochi brownies if you're in the mood to try something new!

Main Ingredients

The ingredients to make breakfast brownies spread out on a table.

A variety of delicious ingredients combine to make these wonderful brownies. You probably already have most of them in the refrigerator and cupboards. Let’s take a look at the key ingredients in this recipe, including the wholesome ones making it a healthy choice:

  • Rolled oats: This popular oatmeal and flapjack ingredient make the brownies satisfying.
  • Honey: To add sweetness.
  • Cocoa powder: For a rich chocolate taste.
  • Peanut butter: The nutty flavor goes wonderfully with the cocoa taste.
  • Bananas: To add nutrients and flavor and to thicken the consistency.
  • Eggs: For binding the batter together.

Instructions Overview

By now you’re surely curious about how to make these. You need to add everything to a blender and blend until you have a well-combined, smooth mixture. Oats, honey, cocoa powder, peanut butter, eggs, bananas, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt are the ingredients you will need.

In addition, you can add a little milk (or water) if the batter is too thick for the blender to mix properly. You might not need to add any liquid or you might need a good splash. It depends on the size of the eggs and bananas, as well as the other ingredients.

This batter then goes into a greased, parchment-lined baking pan, and then you bake it for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Now is the only hard part - resisting the urge to nibble on one of these yummy treats while they cool down!

Three brownies stacked on top of each other with a glass of milk in the background.

Common Questions

How should I store these?

Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’re best eaten within a day or so, but they will keep for up to four days. You can keep them refrigerated if you prefer. That way they should last a week.

Can I freeze them?

Yes, they can be frozen for up to three months.

Can I make this recipe ahead?

It’s recommended to make these ahead unless you have the time or energy to make them first thing in the morning before breakfast! Prepare these in advance and all you have to do in the morning, as well as make coffee, is help yourself to one of these wonderful treats.

What should I serve with them?

Enjoy one with a cup of coffee or tea at breakfast time, or pair them with bacon and eggs for a leisurely weekend brunch. You can even enjoy these as a snack or dessert.

Why do the brownies have to cool before you can eat them?

The reason behind this isn’t about the temperature so much. If you cut them before they’re completely cool, they will be hard to slice cleanly into squares.

Sixteen brownie squares laid out on a table with a knife and cocoa powder.

Chopnotch Tips

  • If you prefer, you can swap the honey for maple syrup or the bananas for applesauce. Either almond or cashew butter or Greek yogurt can be subbed for the peanut butter.
  • It’s important to let them cool completely before cutting, or else they will be difficult to cut cleanly.
  • Put a slice of bread in the container with these brownies and they will stay soft, as the bread absorbs any moisture.
  • Prefer your brownies warm? You can microwave them for 10 to 20 seconds before serving.
Several brownies piled up in a bunch.

These breakfast brownies are healthy as well as tasty. Making them is simply a matter of combining the ingredients and then baking them. They couldn’t be easier!

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Recipe

How to Make

Breakfast Brownies

Kids and grownups alike will love these! They are quick and easy to make and a healthy way to begin the day. They’re also really tasty.
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Cooling Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 12 brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 bananas, medium
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • milk, as needed to blend
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Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350°F.
  • Take an 8×8-inch square baking pan and lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Now add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until well combined and smooth. Add some milk to the mixture if your blender is having trouble with it.
  • After that, pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Check the readiness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the brownies. The dough is ready if it comes out clean.
  • Let the brownies cool in the pan for 20 – 30 minutes. Serve with tea or coffee and store in an airtight container.
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Notes

  • If you prefer, you can swap the honey for maple syrup or the bananas for applesauce. Either almond or cashew butter or Greek yogurt can be subbed for the peanut butter.
  • It’s important to let them cool completely before cutting, or else they will be difficult to cut cleanly.
  • Put a slice of bread in the container with these brownies and they will stay soft, as the bread absorbs any moisture.
  • Prefer your brownies warm? You can microwave them for 10 to 20 seconds before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 147kcal (7%), Carbohydrates: 19g (6%), Protein: 5g (10%), Fat: 7g (11%), Saturated Fat: 2g (13%), Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 27mg (9%), Sodium: 86mg (4%), Potassium: 234mg (7%), Fiber: 3g (13%), Sugar: 9g (10%), Vitamin A: 52IU (1%), Vitamin C: 2mg (2%), Calcium: 18mg (2%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
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