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Breakfast Cookies

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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.

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Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups oats (any kind)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • Chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit -- about 1/2-1 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.

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  • Mary Gibson
    December 20, 2017

    These are a heart attack waiting to happen. Why would anyone want that much fat and salt in their body.

    • Camille
      December 23, 2017

      They also are full of fiber! A much better alternative to sugar cereal.

  • Alex
    April 27, 2015

    This sounds amazing. I want to make this for my kid’s school snack program. How many cookies does the recipe make? I need to make approx. 30 cookies. Thanks!

    • Camille
      April 27, 2015

      Oh wow – I haven’t made these in forever! I forget what recipes I have. LOL If I remember correctly, this makes about a dozen cookies. I don’t remember it making a ton, but you could also make them smaller to get more.

  • Stephanie
    August 22, 2013

    YUMMO! Thanks for this easy recipe. My twins give it 4 thumbs up and I am sure the rest will love them too.

    • Camille
      August 22, 2013

      Oh yea! For the longest time my kids thought these were cookies, cookies! 🙂

  • Jess
    March 17, 2013

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



    • Camille
      March 17, 2013

      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!

  • Valerie
    September 8, 2012

    Love this idea! I know my boys will love them at any time of day.

    • Camille
      September 8, 2012

      Oh yes! These easily pass as “chocolate chip cookies”!

  • Jess Harp
    May 8, 2012

    These look absolutely delightful, my kids would just get a kick out of having cookies in the morning! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • Karianna
    May 2, 2012

    these sound fantastic for those busy mornings! I may have to try this! My girls wouldn’t believe it though… cookies for breakfast?!

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