Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
12 cookies
30 min

These breakfast cookies full of nutrient dense ingredients and are gluten and dairy free! Don’t be fooled by the name “breakfast cookies” – these are the perfect snack too!

Are breakfast cookies healthy? 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 and are lightly sweetened with just bananas. They are made with gluten-free oats, almond flour, and flaxseed meal - are all around healthy!

Pair with some eggs (hard-boiled for an even easier breakfast) and some fresh berries, and you have yourself a well-rounded, super healthy breakfast! And as mentioned, they are great as a snack too!

Be sure to check out the blog post for more details on these cookies and how to keep the ingredients clean and healthy. Want another great breakfast option? Try my Berry Baked Oatmeal!

Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Recipe details
  • 12  cookies
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats (if not gluten-free, you can use oats that aren't certified gluten-free)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal (ground flaxseed)
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 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 (see notes).
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.
  • Bananas provide a different level of liquid pending on how ripe they are. If your bananas are super ripe and the batter seems to “liquidy” you can add a few more tablespoons of oats or almond flour. I typically don’t need to add any more than the recipe says though.
  • In order to keep these 100% clean, you can skip the chocolate chips altogether or could add in 2-3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup if you’d like to sweeten them up.
  • I use certified gluten-free oats as I’m gluten-free, but if you aren’t gluten-free, oats that aren’t certified gluten-free will work too.
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