I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas for my family and preferably something that requires little to no work for busy mornings. These healthy breakfast cookies are perfect for meal prep and freeze great!
While I don’t like to let my kids think it’s okay to eat “cookies” for breakfast, when I ask if they want a breakfast “cookie” they get pretty excited. It’s probably the chocolate chips!
Are Breakfast Cookies Healthy?
Lucky for us, they can be. It depends on what they are made with. Some recipes have high amounts of refined sugars, flours, and ingredients that mimic more of a dessert cookie than a breakfast food.
But these healthy breakfast cookies are made with real food ingredients are are lightly sweetened with just bananas. With oats, almond flour, and flaxseed meal they are all around healthy.
What Keeps these Healthy Breakfast Cookies Clean?
- The cookie base – this recipe uses rolled oats, almond flour, and flaxseed meal as the base. No refined, nutrient stripped flours here!
- Naturally sweetened – these healthy breakfast cookies are sweetened with only bananas. The chocolate chips do add in some refined sugars, but the cookie themselves are au natural when it comes to sweetness.
- Oil – I use coconut oil in almost all of my baking. Why coconut oil? Coconut goes through minimal processing, keeping the oil’s nutrient profile. Read more here!
- Chocolate chips – There are some clean versions out there. Look for chocolate chips that have no more than cane sugar, chocolate liquor/chocolate/cocoa powder and cocoa butter. Brands that are Fair Trade certified and/or organic are even better! Nestle Toll House makes a great option and so does Equal Exchange Chocolates
Can I Skip the Chocolate Chips?
You can make them without the chocolate chips, however, I do feel as though they add just the right amount of sweetness as the cookies themselves are not too sweet. If you want to skip the chocolate chips, you could add in a couple tablespoons of maple syrup to sweeten them up if you’d like.
Looking for More Clean Breakfast Ideas?
These cookies are gluten-free and full of nutrient dense ingredients! Don’t be fooled by the name “breakfast cookies” – these are the perfect snack too!
Eat Clean. Be Healthy!
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Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats certified gluten-free if needed
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup flaxseed meal or ground flaxseed
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almond flour, and flaxseed meal. Push these ingredients off to the side to make room for the wet ingredients.
- In the same bowl, add the mashed banana, oil, eggs, and vanilla to the open side of the bowl. Gently whisk the wet ingredients and then fully mix in with the dry ingredients. Batter should be thick so it holds its shape, but not too thick like cookie dough.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop mixture onto prepared cookie sheet in 2" mounds. You should get 12 cookies from the mix.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- Cookies will stay good in an air tight container for 3 days. They are perfect for freezing so throw in the freezer if you won't eat them all right away.
- I prefer these warm, so I always warm them up quickly before eating.
- The cookie mix/dough should hold it's shape when you scoop onto the cookie sheet. Bananas provide different levels of liquid, so if you're bananas are from the freezer, you may have to add some additional oats to ensure a thicker consistency of the cookie mix/dough. If bananas are from the counter, the recipe as written should be perfect.