Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies stacked on a red and white napkin

Raise your hand if you are done with your Christmas shopping. Now raise your hand if you have only bought like two gifts. *Raises hand*

Ugh, I hate Christmas shopping so much. If I can’t buy it online, I get irritated. Is it sad that I am only 30 years old and already can’t stand going out to shop? I hope not. You know what my favorite part of Christmas shopping is? The part where I get to wrap the presents. I love wrapping presents. I love making a package look all pretty and making people feel all special. I used to be envious of those people at the mall who got to wrap presents for people. Give me a few rolls of wrapping paper and pretty ribbon and I’m good for like two hours.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies stacked on a red and white napkin

So these breakfast cookies. You probably have gathered by now that I’m a fan of the breakfast cookie since this is the fourth breakfast cookie recipe I’ve posted. This is mostly because I am often running behind in the morning and need something I can take with me to eat in the car or when I get into the office.

Since these cookies are meant to be a healthy breakfast or snack, I don’t add any sugar or even butter, not even eggs! You don’t need ’em for these. I’ve been thinking about an apple cinnamon version and it’s pretty fantastic. These cookies are made with fresh apple and applesauce so you’ve got plenty of apple flavor. Take them for breakfast or a snack, the whole family will love them!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies stacked on a red and white napkin

Yield: 1 dozen cookies

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies stacked on a red and white napkin

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies - healthy breakfast cookies made with fresh apples and no added sugar or butter!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1 large apple, peeled and grated (squeeze out some of the juice)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, coconut oil, agave nectar and the grated apple.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and the salt. Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
  4. Scoop the batter in 1 1/2 tablespoons (I used a medium cookie scoop) on the cookie sheet leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake for about 10-13 minutes until lightly golden.


These cookies will have a muffin-like texture.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies stacked on a red and white napkin



  1. I love the idea of breakfast cookies – so much fun! Apple cinnamon is a great idea for a flavor combination for these though, and the texture looks great. Good luck with the rest of the Christmas shopping! Wish we could team up – I love the shopping but HATE the wrapping!

  2. I love breakfast cookies! And can I join the only-bought-two-presents-club? **raises hand**

  3. I think this is a breakfast my kids would love to eat… looks delicious. :) They are perfect as a mid day snack too. :)

  4. First, these breakfast cookies sound delicious!

    I’m kinda the other way around. I love picking out gifts for people (although I do it early since I hate crowds! haha). And despite the fact that I do love wrapping presents I always leave that to the last minute when I’m stressed and have a million other things to do. So I end up not enjoying it!

  5. I’m allllmost done Christmas shopping – I love it, except for the money spending part :P I always have to restrain myself. And anytime I can eat cookies for breakfast is a win – apple cinnamon is one of my favourite combos!

  6. I’m all about the words “breakfast” and “cookie” in the same recipe title. These look amazing!! I love apple cinnamon things, so these look perfect :) Pinned!

  7. I feel the EXACT same way about shopping. I kinda dread it every year. I wish I had the foresight to think ahead and do my shopping in November. Then December could sail by stress-free :)

    And these breakfast cookies look delicious. Apple + cinnamon is one of my favorite combinations!

  8. I love Christmas shopping but tend to do most of it online. I take one day with list to the mall and get there right as it opens for anything else. Wrapping presents in the best. I tend to do all of the presents in the family. And I spend way to much on wrapping paper. Shopping for that is a favorite.

  9. Ha ha! I only bought two gifts too! Maybe three, and so much more to go!! lol I love your apple cinnamon breakfast cookies! They look delish and would love to have the, for breakfast!!

  10. I love the wrapping part too! I love to sit on the floor, by the fire and watch a Christmas movie while wrapping all my gifts.

    Love these cookies, I can’t believe there’s not butter or eggs, they look so moist and delicious!

  11. Okay, so I LOVE Christmas shopping, and I love wrapping presents too, but I am horrible at it. I love finding the perfect gift that says “I totally get you, and I love you THIS much!” Maybe I can do your shopping and you can do my wrapping? Only if you make me these cookies for breakfast. ;)

  12. I love breakfast cookies and they make me happy from the morning and I get my necessary sugar in a quick bite! :D Wrapping is fun and therapeutic to me. :)

  13. I am the same way! Not a fan of fighting the crowds to go Christmas shopping, but I love wrapping the presents! I would probably enjoy it even more if I were munching on one of these cookies!

  14. These cookies look like the perfect breakfast treat!

  15. I have a friend who always has the prettiest presents- her mom used to work at Mongomery Ward as a wrapper! These look yummy! Pinned

  16. I am not a fan of Christmas shopping, in fact I usually wait a week before Christmas to start my shopping. :) Anyway these cookies look amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. These would be perfect for breakfast.. and lunch.. and dinner.. and snacks! Love these cookies!

  18. Looks great! Can I replace the coconut oil with another type of oil (e.g canola or sunflower?)? Or would I have to use butter?

  19. These were delicious! My whole family enjoyed them. The cookies didn’t make it past breakfast ;)

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  21. These look so yummy. Going to make them on the weekend so Ed can have them for a snack during the week. As for Christmas, send me a list so I can start

  22. Just made these, using the maple syrup and no walnuts, and they came out pretty good. I think next time I’ll add a little more cinnamon and try it with the walnuts. And maybe squeeze the apple shreds a little harder…they were a little wetter in the middle than I prefer.

    But yeah, the taste was great!

  23. These look amazing! I am excited that I recognize and have these ingredients already. Some recipes have stuff I have never heard of. Love making something easy and healthy. And my boys love cookies for breakfast!

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  25. These were great! I made them for my boot camp, they will try them this morning for a Christmas “healthy” treat! I need to know what the calorie content is though, with carbs and protein, can you figure that out? I would also probably add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, but nothing else, awesome!
    Thanks for the idea!

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  27. I tried these tonight and they are fairly tasty. But, they are not muffin like as they are very wet in the center. I’m going to assume it’s because I didn’t get as much moisture out of the apple as I should have. Thanks for the recipe.

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  31. These were sooo delicious! We followed your directions exactly and they were perfectly yummy! Not too sweet and healthy… my kind of breakfast! The kids gobbled them up! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  32. Exactly what I am looking for! I am going to include these apple goodies in my next friday links roundup. Thank you!

  33. Looks good but leaving out the egg does not make it better unless you are allergic to eggs. Eggs are nutritious and good for you. Latest research says it’s ok to eat 2 every day if you like them and want to. This post is 2 years old so I don’t know what your current thinking is. I would want more protein in my breakfast than these cookies offer. They look tasty. I think I would like them from reading the recipe. Wishing you well.

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  35. With September, my craving for apple and cinnamon goes way up, so I had to make a recipe with apple and cinnamon. These are so easy to make and so good!!I didn’t have apple sauce so I left the juice from the grated apple. I also added some brown sugar next to the agave syrup. I’m definitely keeping this recipe to make them again. Thank you!!
    For the person commenting about the egg.. I’m vegan and I’m glad I found a recipe like this. :)

  36. Can these be made with white flour instead of whole wheat? I don’t often have that in the house ….

  37. These look so perfect. Thank you for sharing.

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