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 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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl whisk together butter, oil, honey, eggs, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and buttermilk.
- Stir in oats and flour and then your mix in.
- Scoop batter on to cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- 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.
Mary Gibson says
These are a heart attack waiting to happen. Why would anyone want that much fat and salt in their body.
They also are full of fiber! A much better alternative to sugar cereal.
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!
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.
YUMMO! Thanks for this easy recipe. My twins give it 4 thumbs up and I am sure the rest will love them too.
Oh yea! For the longest time my kids thought these were cookies, cookies! 🙂
Can you sub aopleesauce for the coconut oil? Don’t have any on hand but have subbed applesauce for reg oil.
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!
Love this idea! I know my boys will love them at any time of day.
Oh yes! These easily pass as “chocolate chip cookies”!
Jess Harp says
These look absolutely delightful, my kids would just get a kick out of having cookies in the morning! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
these sound fantastic for those busy mornings! I may have to try this! My girls wouldn’t believe it though… cookies for breakfast?!