Lets switch up your breakfast routine by adding in these healthy Breakfast Cookies. This recipe is versatile and forgiving, meaning you can add ingredients you have on hand and still come out with delicious results.

A stack of 5 breakfast cookies.

Everyone loves an easy, yet healthy, morning food option. Breakfast recipes we make regularly include banana oatmeal pancakes, baked oatmeal cups (another grab-and-go food), and homemade granola

Breakfast cookies sitting on a wooden cutting board with dried cranberries next to the cookies.

Ingredient notes

I want to preface this by saying you can add different mix ins as you please. This is a bit of a guide so have fun with it.

  • Quick cooking oats
  • Almond butter – or you can substitute for peanut butter or even sesame butter.
  • Ripe banana
  • Cinnamon – for flavor. You can really load up on the cinnamon if you’d like. I used 1 1/2 tsp, but you could do 2-3 teaspoons easily. Would also be good with apple pie spice, cardamom, maybe a dash of nutmeg.
  • Honey – feel free to sub the honey for maple syrup if you’d like. But honey is my sweetener of choice.
  • Apple butter – if you don’t have apple butter you can use apple sauce. Brown Eyed Baker has a delicious apple butter recipe if you want to make your own.
  • Hemp hearts
  • Ground flaxseed
  • dried cranberries
  • dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • Sliced almonds – you could also do chopped pecans, walnuts, or another nut of choice. You could even omit the nuts and replace it with toasted coconut if that’s more your thing.
A glass mixing bowl with all of the healthy ingredients for making breakfast cookies.

How to make breakfast cookies

Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.

Mix until combined.

Once the dough is mixed together use a large 3 tablespoon sized cookie scoop and scoop the dough into balls.

Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.

A glass bowl with breakfast cookie dough in the bowl.

Using the palm of your hand gently press down on each dough ball until the cookie is about 1/2 inch thick.

Pro tip: these breakfast cookies don’t spread, so make and shape them as desired.

You’ll bake the cookies for about 13 minutes. Let them cool completely before storing them.

A baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and breakfast cookies neatly placed on the sheet.

To store these banana breakfast cookies keep them in an airtight container; they’ll store at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the fridge for 1 week.

They will keep in the freezer for about 2 months.

Pro tip #2: You can use whatever add ins you’d like. You can omit the chocolate chips altogether. Feel free to add toasted coconut, golden raisins, or pecans.

A stack of 3 breakfast cookies, with a bite taken out of the top cookie.


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Breakfast cookies sitting on a wooden cutting board with dried cranberries next to the cookies.
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5 from 1 vote

Breakfast Cookies

A healthy breakfast alternative. Bonus points because it's easy to make and perfect for when you're on-the-go.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 18 mins
Servings: 14 cookies


  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup almond butter - or peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup apple butter - or apple sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips - optional
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds - or any other kind of chopped nut


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. 
  • To a stand mixer add all of the ingredients.
  • Mix until combined. Use a large cookie scoop (3T scoop) and scoop dough into balls.
  • Place the balls of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Use palm of your hand and flatten the cookies into disks (These cookies don’t spread. Shape them how you want because that’s how they’ll come out of the oven.) I do about 1/2 inch thickness. Bake for 13 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.


Store cookies at room temp in an airtight container for 3-4 days and in fridge for 1 week.
Can freeze cookies after baking them, store in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Will last 3 months.


Calories: 247kcal (12%)Carbohydrates: 25g (8%)Protein: 7g (14%)Fat: 15g (23%)Saturated Fat: 2g (10%)Cholesterol: 1mgSodium: 91mg (4%)Potassium: 254mg (7%)Fiber: 4g (16%)Sugar: 11g (12%)Vitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 0.7mg (1%)Calcium: 93mg (9%)Iron: 1.9mg (11%)
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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