Made with whole grains and nuts, naturally sweetened, super easy to put together and Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies that actually taste good! Not only these are made in one bowl, but are also ready in under 30 minutes.
So Cookies for Breakfast! Yep, you heard that right. These loaded breakfast cookies have all good for you ingredients.
I like to call these Pecan Chocolate Cookies. Btw you can substitute them with whatever nuts you please.
Breakfast Cookies: Taste & Texture
- Hearty, soft and chewy
- Filled with a ton of texture in every bite
- Scented with Cinnamon and Vanilla Flavors
- Oozing with melty chocolate Chunks
Nut Butter: I like to use almond butter to make these cookies. You can more or less use any nut or seed butter you have on hand. Peanut butter is my close second preference.
Oats: Any kind of oats can be used to make today’s recipe. Old fashioned or quick Oats. If want to make these cookies gluten free, use certified GF oats.
Banana: Make sure your banana is ripen. If not a fan of banana, any other fruit butter or even apple sauce can be substituted.
Nuts: Pecans, walnuts or peanuts all taste good in them. Try adding cranberries or raisins too, yum!
Chocolate Chips: Entirely optional. To keep these healthy you can even opt for dark chocolate chips like I did!
Apple Butter: Cookies taste best with apple butter, but if not available, apple sauce will work too
Sweetener: Any natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup will do here. I went for Maple syrup this time!
How to make Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies:
In four easy steps!
- Mash banana and mix all the ingredients in one bowl.
- Form cookie dough balls, line them on baking tray and flatten them to give cookie their shape. These cookies don’t spread in the oven.
- Bake for about 15-17 minutes.
- Allow to cool down for 5 minutes on baking tray.
Are cookies good for breakfast?
As long as these contain wholesome ingredients and you eat too many at a time, yes they are healthy for you. Check out my Breakfast Muffin ideas too, they are all healthy!
How many calories are in a breakfast cookie?
This cookie has 390 calories, if that sounds too much you can always have half at a time. These freeze beautifully.
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Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Baking Tray
- 1/2 Banana (Ripened, mashed)
- 1/2 Cup Almond butter
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Apple Butter
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 1 Cup Oats
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Pecans (Roughly Chopped)
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper or silicon mat. Make sure all your ingredients are at room temp.
- Mix all the ingredients using a spatula. If you desire you can make use of a hand beater.
- The dough will be thick. Divide the dough in 6 balls.
- Place cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the balls into discs as these cookies won't spread in the oven.
- Bake for 17-18 minutes. The cookies will appear slightly brown on the edges when done.
- Allow to cool for 5-7 minutes on the baking tray and then further cool down on wire rack.
- Cookie will stay fresh on room temp, covered tightly for 4-5 days and in the refrigerator for about a week.
- These cookies are freezer friendly, you can stored them in freezer, covered in a ziploc for about 3 months. Thaw for a few hours before enjoying!
- This recipe can easily be doubled if required.
- If you don't have apple butter, try using pumpkin butter or any other fruit butter. If unavailable at your end, sub it with apple sauce. Texture of these cookies will be slightly different in this case.
- To make cookies gluten free, use GF oats.