These healthy breakfast cookies are protein-packed, gluten-free, and packed with flavor.
This recipe is so versatile. You can use any combination of nuts & seeds you prefer. Any nut butter you enjoy. If you do not want to use nuts, then I would recommend tahini. Also, you can add whatever dried fruit you love as well. Some options include bananas, raisins, or cherries. Comment below if you make these healthy protein oatmeal breakfast cookies.
They are perfect for on-the-go and meal prep snacking. I understand it’s not easy to eat healthy in the morning. I’ve been guilty of buying those unhealthy breakfast snacks. That’s why I love meal-prepping this easy healthy breakfast recipe. Meal planning is the best way to control the ingredients that are in your food. If you’re trying to control your sugar or lose weight then I would suggest making a couple of healthy recipes each week.
Why you’ll love this breakfast cookie recipe
- Customizable – Customize these cookies to your liking with nuts, seeds, and sweeteners of your choice.
- Gluten-free – I use almond flour in this recipe which is gluten-free.
- Dairy-free – I always use dairy-free ingredients such as dairy-free chocolate chips so we are not compromising on taste or flavor.
- Egg-free – Flax eggs are an excellent egg replacement that I use in this recipe.
What’s in these healthy breakfast cookies
- Oatmeal: A nutritious whole grain that is high in fiber and can help keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning.
- Pumpkin seeds: Contains a good source of protein, healthy fats, and minerals like magnesium and zinc.
- Chia seeds: Helps thicken and bind the dough in the cookies. A great source of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Hemp seeds: A good source of protein, healthy fats, and minerals like magnesium and iron.
- Almond butter: Adds flavor and moisture. A great source of healthy fats and protein.
- Maple syrup: A natural sweetener that adds flavor to breakfast cookies without adding refined sugars.
- Almond flour: This is a gluten-free flour and adds texture and a nutty flavor.
- Dairy-free chocolate chips: I love chocolate! They are a good option for people who are lactose intolerant or following a dairy-free lifestyle.
- Dried cranberries: Sweet and tart addition to breakfast cookies and are a good source of fiber and antioxidants.
- Cinnamon: Adds flavor to these cookies and has been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Flax egg: Helps bind the dough together.
- Vanilla extract: Balances the sweetness of the other ingredients and adds flavor.
- Salt: Enhances the flavor of all of the ingredients.
How to make a flax egg
Simply mix 1 tablespoon flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for a few minutes until the flax egg forms a gel-like consistency.
How to make these breakfast cookies
- Firstly, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your pan or line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Secondly, mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls.
- Thirdly, pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
- Fourthly, use a spoon or cookie scoop to scoop evenly sized cookies onto the baking pan. Once all the cookies are on the baking pan, press down with your hands as the cookies will not spread.
- Finally, bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes. Enjoy with a smoothie, tea, coffee, or alone.
Common Questions about Breakfast Cookies
A type of cookie that is specifically designed to be a healthy and filling breakfast option. They are typically made with nutritious ingredients such as oats, nuts, and dried fruit, and are often sweetened with natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, or agave.
They can be a healthy breakfast option, especially if they are made with wholesome ingredients like whole grains, nuts, and fruit. It is best to make your own so you can control the amount of ingredients, sweeteners, etc.
While breakfast cookies can be a convenient and tasty breakfast option, it would be ideal for you to eat homemade breakfast cookies vs store-bought cookies. Eating store-bought cookies every day could potentially lead to consuming too much sugar.
Yes, breakfast cookies are easy to make at home with simple ingredients. Use my recipe or customize it to your liking, using your favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruit.
How should I store breakfast cookies?
Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. They can also be frozen for longer storage, for up to 3 months.
More healthy breakfast recipes:
- Berry Baked Oatmeal
- Almond Flour Pancakes
- Golden Milk Breakfast Muffins
- Raspberry Banana Smoothie
- 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Pancakes
- Oat Milk Latte 7 Ways
Leave a comment below and tag me on Instagram and let me know if you make these amazing healthy breakfast cookies. I’d love to hear from you;-)
Best Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- 1 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup almond flour can sub for any flour
- 1 flax egg*
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- dairy-free chocolate chips optional
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries optional
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your pan or line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
- Use a spoon or cookie scoop to scoop evenly sized cookies onto the baking pan. Once all the cookies are on the baking pan, press down with your hands as the cookies will not spread.
- Bake cookies for 12 to 14 minutes. Enjoy with a smoothie, tea, coffee, or alone.
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