9 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipes

9 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Cookie Recipes

We know what you’re thinking. “Cookies for breakfast? When has that ever been a good idea?” But hear us out. When they’re chock-full of wholesome ingredients like fiber-packed oatmeal, fresh fruit and nut-based flours, healthy breakfast cookies can actually be a nutritional win. (And way better for you than that sugar-filled muffin from your local coffee shop.)

On top of being delicious, they’re also a fast and convenient for when you’re heading out the door. Whip them up over the weekend and you’ll have a portable meal ready to go during the week. From savory cookies with sausage and veggies to gluten-free carrot cake cookies, here are nine breakfast cookie recipes that you’ll want to make (and eat!), stat.

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9 Healthy Breakfast Cookies Recipes

Breakfast Cookies

1. Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
Cake and cookies for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do. These light and chewy gluten- and lactose-free treats will make you forget you’re getting in some vitamin A-packed carrots. Bonus: Each serving delivers six grams of protein! Photo and recipe: Lauren Kelly / Lauren Kelly Nutrition

Breakfast Cookies

2. Flourless Banana Breakfast Cookies
Put some use to any overripe bananas that are left sitting on your kitchen counter and you’ll end up going completely “bananas” over these flourless cookies. The beauty of using a hazelnut-based flour is that it will give you extra protein without changing the texture. Genius! Photo and recipe: Marissa / Pinch and Swirl

Breakfast Cookies

3. Deep Dish Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies
When is it NOT time for chocolate? At first glance, these may look like a pretty bad judgment call but they’re actually made with oats, bananas and vegan chocolate chips. The banana adds sweetness so there’s no need to add sugar. Photo and recipe: Amanda / Running with Spoons

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Breakfast Cookies

4. Oatmeal Banana Coconut Breakfast Cookies
You can never go wrong with coconut. These cookies are gluten-free and they’re sweetened with Stevia and an overripe banana. Boasting fiber-packed oats, they’re hearty enough to fill you up in the morning or to provide some mid-afternoon sustenance. Photo and recipe: Angie / Angie’s Recipes

Breakfast Cookies

5. Healthy Blueberry and Oats Breakfast Cookies
Blueberry muffins in cookie form? Talk about a mouthwatering food hybrid. Inside these treats, dried blueberries offer up a good amount of fiber. Spice up the recipe by adding pecans and walnuts, or using dried cranberries instead of blueberries. You’ll have a different variation for every day of the week! Photo and recipe: London Brazil / Gluten-Free with LB

Breakfast Cookies

6. Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies
Apple pie is an American classic, and now you can have your pie in breakfast form — with less sugar, too. These treats are chock-full of fiber thanks to the whole-grain flour, oats and chia seeds. Bonus: Chopped walnuts deliver additional protein and good-for-you fats. Photo and recipe: Esther Schultz / Family Food Forum

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Breakfast Cookies

7. Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Here’s one truth: Oatmeal pairs beautifully with almost anything. Add in dark chocolate and cranberries to these sweet cookies and you have yourself an indulgent-tasting snack you can feel OK about eating every morning. Each cookie is just a little over 100 calories. Photo and recipe: Cathy Chia / Clean, Cheat, Repeat

Breakfast Cookies

8. Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Energy Bites
These aren’t real cookies but they’re cookie dough-flavored, which is the next best thing. And since they are flourless, sugar-free and vegan, you’ve hit the jackpot here! Plus, a serving of two of these bite-sized energy balls is only 200 calories. Photo and recipe: Jessica / Desserts with Benefits

Breakfast Cookies

9. Low-Carb Savory Breakfast Cookies
This is more of a savory biscuit than a sweet cookie, but it’s no less delicious. With this recipe, you basically get an all-star breakfast in a hand-sized cookie. Sausage, peppers, cheese, onions, almond flour, and BAM! You’ve got a mouthwatering breakfast or snack that’ll bring home eight grams of protein. Photo and recipe: Denise Wright / My Life Cookbook

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