A delicious and easy cookie recipe
Cookies. For. Breakfast. Count me in!
Whenever I see a recipe for a breakfast cookie, I’m immediately taken back to the days of Cookie Crisp cereal. It’s still around, but back in the day their commercials were always on TV! I can remember the exact words: “You really can have cookies for breakfast!”
Unfortunately, Cookie Crisp wasn’t exactly the most balanced breakfast. However, now that I know a thing or two about cooking, I was able to come up with a a recipe that’s just as fun, but a little on the healthier side. It’s true… eight year old me would be so proud!
Made with rolled oats, oat flour, nut butter, and easily customizable with the mix-ins of your choice, these healthy breakfast cookies are perfect for those mornings when you need to grab your breakfast on-the-go. They’ll stay good in the fridge for 5 days, and they’re also freezer friendly.
Ingredients needed for breakfast cookies
To make this easy cookie recipe, you will need a selection of ingredients. It’s what you’d need to make “regular” cookies, but with a slightly healthier, breakfast-approved twist! You’ll need:
- Rolled oats
- Oat flour
- Coconut flakes
- Baking powder
- Nut butter
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup
- Chocolate chips
Cookie mix-in ideas
I know these are breakfast cookies, but who’s to say we can’t have a little fun with our breakfast foods?! I love to use chocolate chips and coconut flakes in my breakfast cookies, but the options are truly endless!
Here are some more ideas to get your baking brain rolling:
- White chocolate chips
- Chopped candy bars
- Dried fruit (cranberries, raisins)
- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
Kitchen tools used to make simple breakfast cookies
To make this recipe, you will need a baking sheet, parchment paper, two mixing bowls, a mixing spoon, and a whisk. That’s it (I wasn’t lying when I said this is a simple recipe)!
How to make this simple breakfast cookie recipe
Breakfast cookies are a breeze to make. Only a few standard baking steps are required, and the recipe should take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. With a recipe this easy, you can expect these cookies to become a regular breakfast choice in your home!
To begin making breakfast cookies, preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, coconut, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Next, wet your hands and roll the dough into balls, flattening slightly onto the baking sheet. The dough will be sticky, but if you wet your hands, it should be able to form cookie shapes.
Add more chocolate chips if desired.
Finally, bake for 14-16 minutes, or until fully baked.
A healthier breakfast option
These cookies are made with special ingredients that make them healthier than what you’d find in other recipes. If you’re in the market for a sweet breakfast that won’t wreck your goals, this is it! Here are some ingredients that I used to make these cookies healthy.
- Rolled oats: Oats are a wonderful baking ingredient because they’re filled with nutrients. This ingredient is a fantastic source of protein and fiber!
- Oat flour: If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to all-purpose flour, this is it. Oat flour is a gluten-free ingredient that, like rolled oats, contains healthy amounts of protein and fiber. It’s great for cholesterol, and is a more nutrient-dense option.
- Nut butter: Instead of peanut butter, I like to use almond or cashew butter because they contain a bit more nutrients.
- Maple syrup: Maple syrup is an all natural sweetener that is a great, healthy alternative to granulated sugar!
And that’s how it’s done! Next time you’re craving sugar-filled pancakes, waffles, or pastries, these simple breakfast cookies will be the answer.
Breakfast cookie substitution options
There are a few ingredients in this simple cookie recipe that are interchangeable with other options.
Rolled oats can be substituted with steel cut oats at a 1:1 ratio. Though I like to use almond or cashew nut butter, you can use whichever nut butter you’d like (also at a 1:1 ratio)!
Craving some more treats?
If so, you’ll love these cookie recipes! Don’t worry, you can definitely have a couple of these for breakfast too. Your secret is safe with me – I won’t tell!
- Healthy White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Paleo Thumbprint Cookies with Jam
- Flourless Almond Butter Cookies
Recipe by Erin Morrissey + Photos by The Mindful Hapa.
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, oat flour, coconut, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, whisk egg. Stir in nut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Wet hands and roll into balls, flattening slightly onto baking sheet. The dough will be sticky, but if you wet your hands, it should be able to form cookie shapes.
- Add more chocolate chips on top if desired.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until fully baked.
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