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Homemade Breakfast Cookies

These Healthy Homemade Breakfast Cookies are SO delicious, filling, and easy to make! Plus, they freeze beautifully!

Believe it or not, as far as I can remember, I’ve never made Breakfast Cookies. So when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it.

Of course, I ended up tweaking it because we didn’t have all of the ingredients on hand. 🙂

And I was super happy with how my tweaked version turned out. They are delicious, healthy, and filling!

Here are the details on how I re-did the recipe:

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  • Nancy says:

    I love to add flax seed and some soy protein powder. I will try the recipe above and change it up a little . Thank you for all the great posts.

  • Victoria says:

    I make breakfast cookies often, our current favorite version contains bran and whole wheat flour with a handful of chocolate chips and dried cranberries. I made the recipe up by combining 2 different ones I found online since I too didn’t have all the ingredients either recipe called for.

  • lisa says:

    so … did you chop up your whole oats or leave them as is?? I often use my organic thick rolled oats….??

  • Angela says:

    Apple butter is hard to come by where I live does anyone know something cheep and available I can use as substitute?

    • Crystal says:

      The original recipe calls for apple butter, but this recipe above does not (I added in an extra mashed banana instead).

    • Stephanie says:

      I use applesauce that has been reduced in the crockpot

    • melissa says:

      If you have apple sauce, you can add cinnamon and cloves and cook in the slow cooker until thick and then can it.

    • Christal says:

      I know this is an OLD comment, but since the internet is forever . . . . It’s super easy to make your own apple butter from apple sauce. Just cook down the apple sauce and add cinnamon and clove. I usually add a bit of vanilla and a tiny bit of sugar, too. I know someone who will put a can of applesauce and a cup of red hots (the cinnamon candies) in the crock pot and cool on low for 6-8 hours to make quick apple butter. Bonus–It makes the house smell divine! 😀

    • Diane says:

      Apple sauce works great

    • Linda says:

      You could add homemade applesauce in place of the apple butter. Or as mentioned in another comment you can add more banana. I have made this recipe with both whole and ground oats and honestly like a combination of both since whole oats make the cookies fall apart a little too much. Very good recipe if you are trying to watch your sweets.

  • Mandi says:

    Our favorite breakfast cookies actually have cheese and bacon in them. We are eating the left overs this morning. It may be at the top of our list for all time favorite breakfasts!

  • Barbie says:

    Sounds great! I am looking for quick protein for my kids. These might do the trick!

  • Karen says:

    Mandi, looks like both Barbara and I would like to get your “cookie” version. Thanks in advance

  • Rachael Neal says:

    So is there any substitute for honey? I have molasses and breakfast syrup.

  • Ange Merrell says:

    What could I use instead of bananas? My son is highly allergic to them.

  • Jenn says:

    2 bananas and 1c oats (any kind, quick or just old fashioned) is the recipe I just remember now when I make these, this 2:1 ratio eliminates the need for any honey, then I add carob chips, flax seed, a pinch of salt, and a shake of cinnamon, mix all together add some more oats if needed and bake for 12min at 350. Easy peasy 🙂 And this is super duper easy to customize

  • Karolina says:

    Hi – Thank you for posting this I made them and they turned out great! I have a question though.. Can this dough be frozen? or refrigerated for a couple of days prior to baking?

  • nancy says:

    I want to make these tomorrow. Do you use raw or roasted sunflower seeds?

  • Koren says:

    Oh my, these look absolutely scrumptious! I’m trying out a detox program at the moment, meaning I’m avoiding all forms of sugar for a month. Might try a little modification, swapping the honey and chocolate chips for some more dried fruits. I’ll let you know how I go! 🙂

  • Christine says:

    Oddly, my kids did not like these but my husband and I loved them. I froze them in individual snack bags and found that they are great for right after the gym when you are starving. Very filling! I throw a frozen one in my gym bag in the morning and they are perfect by the time I come out.

  • Kathy says:

    Made these and they are wonderful! My husband wanted more cinnamon and more banana in them, they also turned out great.

  • Tanya says:

    Does anyone have the nutrition info on these. I need to know how many carbs there are and how much protein if possible. Thanks.

  • Christine says:

    These cookies are not that great. I did not care for them and neither did my kids. The texture is sticky and VERY dense and the flavor was a little bland.

  • Carly says:

    I am excited to try these! I’m not a huge breakfast person, but do find that I ma famished by 10:00. I’m a school teacher so these will be great to pop in my bag for late morning snack or even afternoon pick me up. I did not have bananas so I used frozen raspberries. Crossing my fingers.

  • Sims says:

    Wondering about serving sizes and nutritional info? These are in the oven now and smelling amazing on a nice fall day 🙂

  • MaLisa Fundine says:

    It’s a start. Didn’t care for the cinnamon with the milk chocolate and cranberries. That whole thing didn’t blend well with me. I ate one warm, so maybe after they sit over night in the fridge, they’ll taste different. Going to try making it more like a cookie and do a chocolate chip walnut or an oatmeal raisin.

  • Stephanie says:

    Is there something you could use to substitute the peanut butter out with other than another type of nut butter? My husband is allergic to nuts; thankfully not a really bad allergy, but it does make him uncomfortable. I would love to be able to make these, but don’t know if they would be the same if the peanut butter is removed all together. Same goes with no-bake chewy granola bars. Thanks in advance!

    • Melissa says:

      I’ve made these with store bought sunflower butter for my nut-allergic kids. It works as well as peanut butter. I also use sunbutter in no bake energy bites with oats, raisins, and a little honey. Just combine ingredients until mixture is a little sticky and roll into balls about the size of a Ping pong. Store in the fridge. My kids gobble them up like candy!

    • Nancy says:

      I use part sunflower seed butter and part peanut butter. You could easily use all sunbutter, or try pumpkin seed butter.

  • Forest Rose says:

    Oh my yummy breakfast goodness! I am so pinning these and making them soon! You can’t go wrong with cookies for breakfast!

  • Nicole says:

    My husband is allergic to bananas. Can you reccommend a substitute?

  • am says:

    wondering if these would even need to be baked? sounds to me like refrigerating them would be all you would need to do? sound great though – will be trying this week!

  • Crystal says:

    These look so good! My kids would love cookies for breakfast and I wouldn’t feel guilty giving this to them.

  • Sophie says:

    Yum! We make a similar version, but with chocolate chips. Your Pinterest graphic looks awesome too!

  • These cookies are delicious! Just baked a batched with 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and I subbed walnut pieces for the raisins. They’re so good and would be great with a cup of coffee in the morning. Love that they’re dairy and egg free too!

  • Diane says:

    This looks like a great recipe…I am eating sugar free right now, and this looks great. If I skip the chocolate chips, then no sugar. (or, I could add stevia sweetened chocolate chips) Can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing!

  • Phyllis says:

    Hi hi not sure what I miss.. the cookies is not getting hard…
    Or is this the soft cookies?

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