Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! But don’t worry, these breakfast cookies pack a healthy punch so both mom and kids are happy. Breakfast cookies are a great breakfast on the go! Make these ahead of time and grab on your way out the door for a healthy breakfast everyone loves.

Breakfast Cookies - Growing Up Gabel

Breakfast cookies are one of my kids favorite breakfasts (of course!).  This is pretty much the only way I can get them to eat oatmeal for breakfast since they won’t even touch my favorite baked oatmeal.  I love that they are made with honey instead of refined sugar and whole wheat flour.  As long as I put chocolate chips in, the kids have no idea that this cookie is actually hearty, healthy breakfast.

I use a 2 Tablespoon cookie scoop to make these.  The cookies don’t really spread so you can place them very close to each other on the cookie sheet, which makes for less batches to bake. Feel free to add raisins or other dried fruit instead of the chocolate chips for an even healthier treat.

Breakfast Cookies
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  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups oats (any kind)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit -- about ½-1 cup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together butter, oil, honey, eggs, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and buttermilk.
  3. Stir in oats and flour and then your mix in.
  4. Scoop batter on to cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Allow cookies to sit on cookie sheet for a few minutes until they are set enough to move to cooling racks.

Adapted from Heavenly Homemakers.


  1. Jess says

    Can you sub aopleesauce for the coconut oil? Don’t have any on hand but have subbed applesauce for reg oil.



    • says

      I’ve never done it! You can really just use whatever oil you prefer. I’d go for a tasteless one like grapeseed. Canola and regular vegetable oil are also tasteless. Melted butter would work, too!


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