Healthy Breakfast Cookies


“You mean we get to have cookies for breakfast?!” My four-year-old thought he’d finally gotten one over on me, so I didn’t bother telling him that they were healthy cookies

Why ruin his fun, ya know? 

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What makes these healthy cookies sweet?

These cookies are sweetened with applesauce, banana, and just a little bit of honey. Also? I recommend using unsweetened peanut butter; otherwise, your cookies will be super sweet. Not that your kids would mind. 😉 

My kids asked for raisins in the cookies this morning. Typical. I despise raisins personally, but they’ve become something of a negotiation tool for my kids. Do you want us to pick up our toys? Sure, how many raisins do we get when we’re done? 

Well played children, well played.

If it wasn’t for them, we’d use nothing but chocolate chips for recipes like breakfast cookies, Craisins, and pumpkin seeds. Yum!

One note: For gluten-free peeps, you’ll want to be sure to use certified gluten-free oatmeal. 🙂 

So anyway, are you ready to make healthy breakfast cookies? 

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

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Try this tasty breakfast cookie recipe for an easy way to treat your family in the morning.

  • Author: Elise
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 25-27 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


  • 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup peanut butter (or almond, or sun butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 large, overripe banana (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Combine all of the ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer (or mix by hand – just make sure your banana is pre-mashed!). Mix until all of the ingredients are combined. The dough will be fairly stiff.
  3. Drop heaping Tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Slightly flatten the tops into desired thickness. The cookies will not spread in the oven.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.
  6. Remove from cookie sheets while cookies are still warm, and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  7. Cookies stay fresh at room temperature for several days, or freeze in airtight containers for up to 3 months.
  8. Enjoy!

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