Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast is one of those meals that has to happen every morning or I get really grumpy. The problem is that I often struggle with time in the mornings. While breakfast is important, sleep is even more important so the longer I can sleep, the better. Then after my alarm goes off, I pick up my phone and start going through emails and such and then oops, it’s 30 minutes later, I haven’t showered and I am then officially running late. I usually have time to eat a quick bowl of cereal, but it really sucks on the mornings where I don’t have time. I like to keep some things on hand that I can just grab and go and that will fill me up until lunch. These breakfast cookies do just that.

Who says you can’t have a cookie for breakfast?

Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast is one of the best ideas ever. Although nothing ever really beats a chocolate chip cookie, they aren’t really the best breakfast. I need something a little heartier and these cookies are it! Granted they aren’t pretty, but oh man, are they good!

These cookies contain no added sugar which makes them perfect for breakfast or even a snack. And at only 160 calories per cookie, you can even eat two! You can easily make them vegan or gluten-free as well.

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbs. honey (or agave nectar to make vegan)
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup dried fruit (I used blueberries, cranberries, and mango)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 tbs. ground flax
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or with a silicone mat.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, coconut oil, and the honey until well-combined.
  3. Stir in the oats, flour, ried fruit, almonds, flax, chia seeds, baking soda, and the salt until everything is well-combined.
  4. Use a large cookie scoop or drop about 2 tbs. of the batter onto the cookie sheet for each cookie. Gently press down on the top of each one to flatten just slightly. Bake for about 11-13 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden.

Serving Size: 1 cookie; Calories per serving: 160; Fat per serving: 7.9

Please note that these cookies have a different texture than a regular cookie. The cookies will be soft with almost a muffin-like texture.

The final calories will depend on which dried fruits you decide to use. I used a mix from Trader Joe’s that had blueberries, cranberries, and diced mango.

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Breakfast Cookies

   

34 comments

  1. Nothing like having a cookie for breakfast! Yours look delish!

  2. Sign me up for cookies for breakfast any day :D

    Cheers
    CCU

  3. I love the idea of breakfast cookies!

  4. One of your cookies and a cup of tea would start my day with a smile.

  5. Great idea! Much better than buying a packaged treat. Yummy.

  6. Cookies for breakfast work for me!!

  7. I’m all about cookies for breakfast. Heck, I’m all about cookies for breakfast, snack, and the occasional dinner! I love these healthier cookies so I don’t have to feel *as* guilty about indulging my sweet tooth. :)

  8. We are totally on the hunt for a fun and healthy breakfast cookie. These look delicious!

  9. I with you. No breakfast = grumpy Jennie. I love grab and go items. These cookies look perfect.

  10. I haven’t had breakfast yet and am most definitely craving these gorgeous cookies now!

  11. Love the idea of cookies for breakfast! I am the same way with needing breakfast, so this breakfast on the go is perfect for me!

  12. I am ALL ABOUT cookie for breakfast!! I love the ingredients list on these babies!

  13. I like the idea of a cookie for breakfast! I’m always starving in the mornings and I have to eat or I get cranky – which is no good for anyone lol.

  14. If I don’t eat by 9am you don’t want to be near me. I don’t understand people who can go till lunch. These look wonderful!

  15. Can’t wait to try this- looks like the most amazing granola cookie ever!

  16. You got me at FLAX. haha! I love adding a little flax to my recipes. Makes me feels I’m eating something healthy even if they are cookies. :)

  17. I love cookies like this for on the go mornings!

  18. I would love these for breakfast and I can say I ate a healthy cookie too. :) Love your no guilt dishes. :)

  19. There’s nothing better than cookies for breakfast! I think I might needs seconds on this one

  20. Not even kidding, my friend. I made breakfast cookies this morning before even seeing this post! Mine are a bit different but yours look SO god. I need to try them next :)

  21. Oh, these are perfect! I’ve been wanting to come up with a breakfast cookie recipe for a while. Breakfast is always better in cookie form. :)

  22. The cookies are looking beautiful!!!! And love the addition of bananas. Will try asap. Pinned it!

  23. I love this! I’m going to try making these next. Thanks!

  24. Cookies for breakfast are always a win! Can’t wait to try these, they look delicious :-)

  25. Cookies, for breakfast?!?! I’m in! :) These look great!

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  27. I made these today and they came out greasy, had to throw them away. Maybe 1/4 cup coconut oil is too much?

  28. Is coconut oil easily found? Can another oil take it’s place?

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  30. So there is or isn’t flour in the recipe? In the ingredient list you have whole wheat flour, but in an italicized comment below the recipe you mention that the cookies will have a different texture because there is no flour??

    • Oh goodness, Sarah. Thank you so much for pointing this out. Bad typo! Yes, there is flour. What the comment should say is because there is less flour than a regular cookie. I apologize for the confusion and have updated the recipe.

  31. Thank you for the clarification!
    These cookies are wonderful – I freeze them separated by parchment paper and my husband and I have them every morning! It’s a quick healthy breakfast that is yummy! Thanks!

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