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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Whip up the ultimate grab-and-go morning meal with a recipe for soft and chewy Healthy Breakfast Cookies loaded with fiber and protein.

Top down view of Healthy Breakfast Cookies studded with pistachios and dried cranberries

Top down view of Healthy Breakfast Cookies studded with pistachios and dried cranberries

What do you get when you marry the best elements from granola bars and oatmeal cookies? None other than soft, chewy and flourless Healthy Breakfast Cookies.

If they sound too good to be true, allow me to share why these quick-fix cookies have quickly replaced store-bought granola bars in our house, and just as quickly racked up dozens of rave 5-star reviews.

Clear mixing bowl containing quick oats, dried cranberries, pistachios and honeyClear mixing bowl containing quick oats, dried cranberries, pistachios and honey

As the ultimate grab-and-go morning meal, these breakfast cookies are fully loaded when it comes to protein, fiber and potassium. Gone is the flour, and in its place is a textural medley of peanut butter, oats, bananas, dried fruit and chopped nuts. Talk about a powerhouse of superfoods!

Join all of those supercharged ingredients together and the result is a seriously soft cookie perfect for packing in little ones’ lunch boxes or pairing with a cup of coffee for a quick and healthy start to your day.

Unbaked cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheetUnbaked cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet

Looking for more healthy recipes to kickstart your morning? Don’t miss top-rated recipes for Secret Ingredient Smoothies, Quick and Easy Breakfast Bruschetta, Green Juice Popsicles and more quick-fix favorites.

Homemade Healthy Breakfast Cookies with dried cranberries and pistachios

Homemade Healthy Breakfast Cookies with dried cranberries and pistachios

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

  • 1
    cup
    creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/4
    cup
    honey
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/4
    cups
    quick oats
  • 1/2
    cup
    dried cranberries or raisins
  • 2/3
    cup
    chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts or pistachios

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, salt and cinnamon.

Add the oats, dried cranberries and nuts and mix until combined. Scoop about 1/4-cup mounds of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet, flattening each cookie slightly. (The cookies will not spread while baking, so you can space them relatively close together.)

Bake the cookies for 14 to 16 minutes until they’re golden brown but still soft. Remove the cookies from the oven then allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Facts

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Amount Per Serving

Calories 276
Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Fat 15g23%

Saturated Fat 3g19%

Sodium 197mg9%

Potassium 337mg10%

Carbohydrates 31g10%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 14g16%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 41IU1%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 26mg3%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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