Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please!

The idea of eating cookies as a breakfast food probably feels like one huge “no-no”.

After all, cookies are loaded with carbs and sugar and butter and added calories that you don’t want to start your day with.

If you’re thinking of peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, butter cookies, and all the other typical dessert cookies, you’d definitely be right.

But what if we told you that there were HEALTHY breakfast cookies you could eat?

That’s right: cookies that aren’t just tasty, but actually very good for your health!

Below, we’ve compiled three of our favorite healthy breakfast cookie recipes that you can use to bake a quick, tasty, and delicious batch of cookies to start your morning off right.

Three-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

This recipe combines three of the best and healthiest breakfast foods on the planet: oats, bananas, and peanut butter!

Oats are one of the best complex carbohydrates on the planet, thanks to their high fiber and nutrient content. You’ll find they keep you full for hours, yet digest slowly enough that they won’t trigger a sugar rush like white flour or refined grains.

Peanut butter, of course, is incredibly rich in fats, but it’s mostly healthy fats that will boost your metabolism and trigger satiety hormones to shut down your appetite. And, of course, bananas are nearly a complete meal in themselves, with an excellent nutritional profile.

Best of all, this cookie recipe is so incredibly simple you can whip up a batch in a matter of minutes!

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup of oats (old-fashioned oats work best, but steel-cut are a great option, too)
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter (go for chunky to add texture, or creamy for smoother cookies)
  • 2 overripe bananas (yes, overripe is better, as they tend to be sweeter and more flavorful)

    To prepare these cookies:

    Use a fork to mash up the two overripe bananas in a mixing bowl, and mash until nicely smooth. Add in the peanut butter and oats, then mix well.

    Form the cookies into small balls or mounds (depending on how wet the batter is) onto a greased cookie sheet.

    Put them in a pre-heated oven set to 350 F, and cook for 12 minutes.


    Just like that, you’ve got a batch of healthy cookies you can have first thing in the morning, at the office, or even as a late-night snack. With plenty of fiber and no added sugar, it’s a health nut’s treat!

    To really make them delicious and nutritious, mix in a tablespoon of dried fruit, chopped nuts, cacao nibs, or dark chocolate.

    “Banana Bread” Cookies

    Bananas are a staple of most breakfast cookies due to the fact that they’re incredibly nutritious but also a classic breakfast flavor. This batch of breakfast cookies tastes a lot like your favorite banana bread—even with raisins and cinnamon like you like it—but they’re a lot healthier and will be much easier to make.

    You can get creative with this recipe: add blueberries, switch the raisins for dried cranberries, stir in some chopped nuts, use blended dates instead of bananas, etc. No matter how you do it, you’ll find it’s an absolutely delicious and nutritious breakfast treat.

    For this recipe, you will need:

    • 3 bananas (overripe is definitely better)

    • 2 cups of quick-cook oats

    • 1 egg

    • ¼ cup of almond milk

    • ¼ cup of raisins

    • 1/3 cups of applesauce

    • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

    To prepare these cookies:

    Start off by pre-heating your oven to 350 F.

    In a mixing bowl, mash the three bananas until nicely smooth. Stir in the applesauce until combined, then whisk in the egg. Add in the vanilla, cinnamon, and almond milk next.

    Once all the wet ingredients are combined, add in the raising and quick-cook oats, and stir well to form the cookie batter.

    Form cookies on a greased sheet, and bake in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes. You’re looking for a light golden browning to let you know they’re perfect!

    Nut-and-Seed-Heavy Maple Cookies

    This recipe mixes some of your favorite nuts (almonds, chiefly) with some delicious high-nutrient seeds for an amazing nutritional profile. With some maple syrup to act as the sweetener and the “glue”, these cookies are an absolute treat that will be healthier than any breakfast cereal.

    For this recipe, you will need:

    • ¼ cup of almond flour

    • 1 ¼ cup of rolled or steel-cut oats

    • 1 ¼ cup of assorted nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds, almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts, etc.—the choice is yours!)

    • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds

    • ¼ cup of raisins or dried cranberries

    • Cinnamon

    • Salt

    • 1 egg

    • Vanilla extract

    • 1/3 cup of almond butter

    • ½ cup of maple syrup

    To prepare this recipe:

    Start off by mixing all the dry ingredients in a bowl, combining the nuts, seeds, almond flour, oats, a pinch of salt, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, maple syrup, and almond butter together with half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

    Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and mix until you have a wet, sticky cookie batter that you can form into balls with your hands. Put the cookies on a cookie sheet, and bake in an oven heated to 350 F for 12 to 14 minutes.