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.

Breakfast Cookies

Serves 3     adjust servings

Preparation 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 0:40


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1777kcal Calories from fat 831
% Daily Value
Total Fat 92g 142%
Saturated Fat 62g 310%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 1032mg 43%
Carbohydrate 214g 71%
Dietary Fiber 22g 88%
Sugars 84g
Protein 36g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Adapted from Heavenly Homemakers.

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15 comments on “Breakfast Cookies

  1. 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.

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  3. Stephanie on said:

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

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  5. 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!

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

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

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