Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are a quick and healthy breakfast recipe that also make a great snack! They are perfect to grab on your way to work or keep in your purse when you have afternoon munchies. These breakfast cookies are made with healthy ingredients, oats, whole wheat flour and nut butter to keep you satisfied without the guilt!
What is a breakfast cookie?
Is there really a breakfast cookie you can eat for breakfast? Yes! When made with healthy ingredients a breakfast cookie can be not only be delicious but a healthy way to start your day. I use a combination of oats and whole wheat flour and just a touch of sweetness from honey. What makes these cookies different from a regular cookie is the fact that they have fiber from the oats and no refined sugar. The health benefits from these cookies makes them a great choice in the mornings and your kids will love that they get to eat cookies for breakfast!
What ingredients are in Healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies?
Let’s take a look at what we’ll need for our breakfast cookies:
- whole wheat flour
- flax seed
- baking powder
- coconut oil
- nut butter
There are so many oatmeal breakfast cookie recipe ideas! The possibilities for different add-ins are endless, so this is a recipe I really like to experiment with. I love the idea of adding figs and pistachios. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves was very good with the figs, however you could use all cinnamon if that is what you have on hand. You can also substitute different nuts and different dried fruit if you are making these for picky eaters.
How to make healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies
Whipping up delicious breakfast cookies is so easy in the morning. No special mixers needed; just a bowl and a spatula!
Start by mixing your dry ingredients in one bowl then in a separate bowl add honey, coconut oil and almond butter. To make it easier to mix, microwave almond butter mixture for 20 seconds. Then add remaining wet ingredients and add ins.
For easy clean up, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to portion out cookies. They do not spread as much as regular cookies so two inches apart is plenty of space. Using a fork, gently press cookie balls to slightly flatten. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
Eat these healthy breakfast cookies straight from the oven with a cup of coffee or glass of milk! They are perfect for an afternoon snack too! Enjoy!
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Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie
- 1 cup old-fashion oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/3 cup almond or peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
- 1/3 cup chopped dried figs
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed
- Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine dry ingredients oats, whole wheat flour, flaxseed, spices, baking powder and salt and stir to combine.
- In another bowl mix together wet ingredients nut butter, honey, coconut oil, and applesauce. Stir well.
- Chop pistachios and figs and stir into wet ingredients.
- Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Drop cookies on parchment lined cookie sheet with spoon or cookie scoop. Use a fork to press down to flatten. Should make 16 small cookies.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10–12 minutes watching closely to not over bake.
- Remove from cookie tray and cool on wire cooking rack. Eat right away or store in an airtight container. Cookies are best eaten within 2-3 days.