Always on the go? Make these easy breakfast cookies so you can still enjoy a nutrient-dense breakfast, no matter how quickly you have to race out the door.
These healthy breakfast cookies are loaded with oats, peanut butter, and a few chocolate chips to keep you feeling full and energized all morning long.
Ingredients to keep you feeling good
Unlike some pre-made breakfast bars or cookies that you can find in the store, these are fresh with absolutely no preservatives. Here’s what you’ll need to make these breakfast cookies (and what’s so great about them!):
- Quick oats: a great source of carbs and fiber
- Natural peanut butter: for protein and vitamin B-6
- Cinnamon: a surprisingly rich source of antioxidants
- Pure Raw Honey: a sweetener that is another great source of antioxidants
- Unsweetened applesauce: helps aid in digestion
- Mashed banana: plenty of vitamins and nutrients that help moderate blood sugar levels
- Unsweetened shredded coconut: rich in fiber
- Chia seeds: loaded with fiber, protein, and Omega-3s
- and Mini chocolate chips: A little bit of chocolate to make life better 😉
How to make breakfast cookies
Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
I like to use Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels. You could use whatever mini chocolate chips you prefer, but the nutrition information will vary depending on what brand you use so keep that in mind!
Step 3: Using a large cookie scoop, drop 12 scoops of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (this will help them not stick). Flatten the cookie slightly with your hand (they won’t flatten while they bake).
Step 4: Bake for 15 minutes, until cookies start to brown on the bottom and edges. After a few minutes, transfer to a baking rack to let them cool completely.
Related article: looking for a more delicious on-the-go breakfasts? Try our Peanut Butter Breakfast Bites.
These cookies can be kept on the counter (or the refrigerator) in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
They can be frozen in an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 60 days. Just pull them out and let them thaw on the counter as desired.
- Dried fruit like raisins, craisins, or your freeze-dried favorites
- Flaxseed for added Omega-3s and fiber
- Protein powder for an extra boost of protein
- Maple syrup instead of honey
More healthy breakfast recipes
- Egg White Breakfast Sandwich
- Baked Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
- Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- Healthy Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups
Breakfast Cookies Recipe
- 2 cups quick oats
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup applesauce
- ½ cup mashed banana (about 1 medium banana, mashed)
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 1½ Tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl or mixer, mix together all the ingredients.
- Using a large cookie scoop, drop 12 scoops of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatted the cookie slightly with your hand (they won't flatten while they bake).
- Bake for 15 minutes, until cookies start to brown on the bottom and edges.
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