These cookies may have a teensy bit of chocolate in them, but with smashed bananas and rolled oats, Shauna’s Breakfast Cookies are a healthy, easy breakfast alternative. You’ll find the complete recipe on page 116 in Baking Cookies with Batman.

Ours are monster-sized, but the recipe Shauna adapted it from created bite-size portions. Use your judgment as to what you need :).

Oh–and, we’re thrilled to share Bloom Book Club with our entire (in)courage community today, popping over to the main page in addition to our regular channel (where you’ll find the rest of the study)–thanks for having us!

Watch…and enjoy!

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Did you spot the beautiful Blessings Unlimited serving pieces making cameo appearances?

  • Antique Teal Serving Bowl, p. 32, item #83709 (dish the walnuts are in)
  • Grace & Gratitude Casserole Dish, p. 34, item #83731 (what we used as a mixing bowl, without the lid)
  • Grace & Gratitude Heirloom White Platter, p. 32 item #83710 (platter holding finished cookies)

Coming up Friday: Community-wide Link-up…& a surprise giveaway!

We’re inviting the entire (in)courage community to join us in a link-up to celebrate the conclusion of our Bloom (in)courage summer study on this Friday, August 2! Even if you haven’t read the book yet or weren’t able to take part in our study, we’d love for you to link your posts about food and community, new recipes you’ve tried or your love letters to life around the table.  Posts can be written specifically for our link-up OR archived posts that fit the topic.

For those who take part, our generous friends at Blessings Unlimited have offered a set of three items for three participants, randomly selected from all who link up!


Pictured above, from the Grace & Gratitude Collection:

  • Large, Antique Teal Serving Bowl
  • Heirloom White Platter
  • Memo Board with Easel

Wouldn’t you love to win?

Though this concludes our “official” study of Bread & Wine, we’ll continue publishing Bloom Guest Posts as Facebook Notes on Wednesday and Thursday.  Friday, we’ll feature the Community Link-up on Bloom and we’ll also have a very special announcement.  And, finally on Monday…well, let’s just say you are NOT going to want to miss it!  Be sure to subscribe to Bloom updates so you won’t have to remember to tune in (different than subscribing to incourage).

We’re grateful to all who’ve taken part in our summer study; for your encouragement in comments, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; for your prayers and support, and sometimes simply quietly reading and watching along; for sharing how you’ve been impacted by the book, posts and videos or how you’re making changes in your own life.

Through the wisdom she’s shared in Bread & Wine, Shauna has taught us how to be kinder to ourselves and others, and to realize that being fully present with the people right in front of us is a tangible way of loving them.  Not necessarily perfect, but starting right where we are.  That Communion is sacred and means so much more than grape juice and wafers…

To God be the glory, lovies…great things He has done!

I’m sure Shauna, Angie and Jessica will agree: our hearts are full.

xo, Robin

  • http://deewilcox.com Dee Wilcox

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but it’s on our list. Our morning snack go-to is a homemade French granola (chocolate that you can feel good about eating), and this would be a fantastic alternative to our standby. Can’t wait to try it. :)

    • http://www.pensieve.me Robin Dance


      Homemade French granola? Oh, honey…you are going to have to share THAT recipe! Ooo la la! :)

    • Beth Williams

      I would love the homemade French Granola. I love love love chocolate. Please share the recipe with us!

      My e-mail is banjos37@yahoo.com


  • Rosy

    I’m loving reading Bread & Wine and this recipe is one that I will definitely try. While reading, I picture Shauna and her friends and family around that huge table sharing precious moments, like we do at my house as well…

    This book and its recipes will be my Autumn gift to my girl friends!!!

    Thanks for going through it and highlighting important points on it!

    • http://www.pensieve.me Robin Dance


      You give Autumn gifts? Can I sign up to be your friend? ;)

      So pleased to know you’ve appreciated the excerpts and questions we share; we hope it drives readers to give the book a more thorough look, and as a result, a life changed for good to the glory of God. Isn’t that a lovely thought?

  • http://www.heartsonguard.com Vanessa

    I haven’t been doing the study, but I have friends who are, and man… breakfast and cookies? I need to get this book, watch this video and make these!!! Will plan to join up on Friday, and love that giveaway! Wonderful!

    • http://www.pensieve.me Robin Dance

      Vanessa!! Yes! So glad you’re planning to join in on Friday, even if you haven’t yet read B&W :). I know–breakfast + cookies? Win, win!

  • Lynn Morrissey

    I love this book, and am grateful to the Lord for leading me to it–albeit not through InCourage. So to discover it here is also a blessing. I had to smile about the breakfast cookies, because my chocoholic husband swears that chocolate cake is a complete breakfast–attesting to the flour (grains), eggs (protein), and trace vitamin A in chocolate! I think I will refer him to the cookies as an even better alternative. They sound marvelous!

    • http://www.pensieve.me Robin Dance


      Your husband sounds like a great thinker ;). And it’s fun to know people have found B&W on their own, then have its message confirmed by finding it also on (in)courage.

  • Melanie

    Haha. Angie needs to learn to level off the ingredient in her measuring cups and spoons!

    This look so easy!

  • Lynn Morrissey

    Thanks, Robin, for getting my husband’s humor!! =] But good health is serious, and I just watched the video. Sounds like a great breakfast. I love your last name–Dance–a great name for a writer, whose words dance across the screen while her life dances in praise of the One who gifted her!

  • http://www.thenssdiary.blogspot.com Linda

    This recipe was sooo timely! In one month my two high school daughters will be leaving the house at 6:30 a.m. to catch their bus to school. As my daughter grabbed a store-bought breakfast cookie just this morning, she exclaimed how they will be her saving grace for a quick breakfast. I am so excited to try this healthier version for my family. My hubby is also gluten free. Perfect recipe! Thanks!

  • http://www.thewhatevergirls.com Erin

    These sound and look fabulous. I am so glad Robin asked about freezing because this is something I could see making a few batches of and freezing. They would be the perfect grab and go, individually wrapped, healthy breakfast for my high school daughter who thinks she doesn’t need to eat breakfast but is always starving by her 2nd class. :) Oh…and after school soccer practice snacks.

    Thank you!!

  • http://www.amydward.com Amy Ward

    I’ve enjoyed the book club! You all did a great job with all aspects of it. I can’t wait to try this recipe for the cookies! Yummmmmmmm!
    Love from Georgia!

  • Story

    I am amazed at how much more real you have become to me seeing you delight in the kitchen! I have enjoyed so many of the book club studies and didn’t know what I might get out of this one but I figured I would try it. What a joy it has been to grow and be challenged by the book for sure but to see you guys in “real life” was heart warming and precious to me. After all this time together, I count you as my friends even though we have not met. Thank you for your warmth and humility. Godliness really can grow in Community even when you don’t share face to face.


  • michele

    Y’all ladies ROCK! thank you for another fun video and great idea. I have been so much out of this book in both my heart and my kitchen. Cant wait to make these ‘breakfast cookies’ with my little boys.

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