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Healthy Breakfast Cookies


10 minutes


18 minutes



 The words “healthy” and “cookies” don’t usually go hand-in-hand. However, cookies and breakfast are a bit of a nontraditional pair as well. But let me tell you, these healthy breakfast cookies are the perfect breakfast when you’re on-the-go. They’re easy to make, delicious, and loaded with healthy ingredients to kick start your day on the right foot. 

You know me, I’m always on-the-go. However, the morning is one of the most important times of day for me because I feel the most productive. I’ve talked about how I’m a proud member of the “5 am Club” in previous posts and despite getting up early, there still sometimes isn’t enough hours in the day to fit me-time in, work, gym, Andrew time, and the list goes on and on. That’s why I love easy recipes like this one that helps me get a healthy dose of nutrients in and not skip meals because I’m “too busy”! 

Why you’ll love this recipe 

I don’t feel like I need to say much to sell you on these. As I was saying, if I could have any excuse to eat cookies for breakfast and not feel guilty about it, then damn, I’m doing it. This recipe is: 

  • Easy to make – they only take 20 minutes total from start to finish
  • The most delicious things on the planet
  • Gluten-free
  • Made with organic ingredients 
  • People pleasers! I gave these to four people today and each person said: “wow, these would be perfect for breakfast, they’re so healthy!” 

The ingredients that put the “healthy” in these breakfast cookies 

For this recipe, I teamed up (sponsored) with my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. As you know, I love their products and they always have such a good selection of all the ingredients I could possibly need at Whole Foods. For these Healthy Breakfast Cookies, I used Bob’s Almond Flour. Using almond flour versus regular flour is not only healthier, but it also makes these breakfast cookies gluten-free. Bob’s makes their almond flour with ground whole, organic almonds (skin intact). By keeping the skin intact, they are leaving all those wonderful antioxidants intact as well. 

Of course, there is a lot of other healthy ingredients in these magical cookies too that deliver in the health department. Some of the superstars are: 

  • Chia seeds: These bad boys are high in quality protein, fibre, antioxidants + more!
  • Flax seeds: Full of Omega-3’s, fibre, and can help reduce blood pressure, cancer risk & cholesterol. 
  • Pumpkin seeds: Also high in antioxidants, helps improve prostate & bladder health, high in magnesium + fibre!
  • Oats: Are not only filling but high in fibre & surprise… antioxidants! (I sense a trend here) 
  • Almond butter: Antioxidants, healthy monounsaturated fats our bodies need, and you get the point, these ingredients are HEALTHY!  

These Healthy Breakfast Cookies are no joke. Eat three and you’re sorted! Throw them in your purse for an on-the-go snack. Pack them in your gym bag when you need a burst of energy. There is everything you’ve ever wanted in these cookies and they only take 5 minutes to put together, and 15 minutes to bake. After all, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, so when you don’t have time to make something fancy, these are perfect. 

Other breakfast recipes you’ll love 

What are some of your favourite healthy (and quick) breakfast recipes? Share them below! I’d love to try them out. 

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Breakfast & Bowls
  • Cuisine: Vegan


These easy (and healthy) breakfast cookies are perfect when you’re too busy to cook but don’t want to skip the most important meal of the day!



2 mashed ripe bananas

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats

2 tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Chia Seeds

2 tbsp. Bob’s Red Mill Flax Seeds

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup maple syrup or honey

1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Pumpkin Seeds

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon or as desired (optional)

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks


Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment, lightly grease them with coconut oil spray.

Into a medium-sized bowl combine all your ingredients and mix well using a wooden spoon.

Using a small ice screen scoop measure out the batter and roll into balls, then flatten to create a cookie-like shape.

Place a maximum of 12 cookies per tray and bake for 18 minutes or until they are tooth-pick test approved.

Eat immediately or cooled.  Both ways are fabulous.


The cookies will last up to 1 week in a tight-sealed container on the counter.

Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe entirely gluten-free.

Keywords: almond, banana, best, breakfast cookies, easy, flour, free, gluten, healthy

Lauren M

These are to die for! Who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast? So good for ppl like me who press snooze too long in the morning that I don’t have time to make breakfast!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am with ya here, these cookies we’re basically made for you then!


These are so easy to make! I like to whip up a batch Sunday nights or Monday mornings for myself and the kids during the week. We always seem to be running out the door so it’s perfect and my girls love them!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes, this sounds so nice! I love that they’re so helpful for you and your family

Bri S

YUM YUM! I expected these cookies to taste more grainy and “healthy” – you know what I mean. But the complete opposite, they’re chewy and packed full of deliciousness! Perfect to grab and go for a busy lifestyle!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, thanks for the love Bri!


You know what I love about having breakfast cookies on hand? Daily fiber intake complete! It’s amazing to check that off in the morning and know I’m fuelled with something healthy.


Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Janice, for the love! Huge compliment coming from you!


Everything Maria comes up with is delicious, and these are no exception. Perfect for the whole family, including my one year old who loves them! I’m always looking for healthy grab-and-go snacks, these will definitely be on heavy rotation in our house!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for your love, Sarah! This makes us so happy!

Hannah C-G

The girls don’t like these seeds so I used sunflower seeds instead and used a food processor to mix it all so they couldn’t notice them anyways! Added a tablespoon of coconut oil to the mix.

SO delish! Gives you the satisfaction of a yummy warm chocolate cookie AND some health!

So stoked this is the first recipe I’ve tried and it’s a huge hit! Will be trying more!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS!! This makes me so happy, Hannah! Thanks for the love and support babes!

Anaik Halifax

Chocolate chips YUMMY YuMmY
I’m 100% for it

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Anaik!!

Robin Halifax

So amazing and filling! A great way to start your day! 10/10

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much for the love, Robin!

Jenalee Anderson

So good and actually healthy! The second time I made them I swapped the chocolate chips for raisins in attempt to be even healthier, but chocolate chips are best.

Maria Koutsogiannis


Rachael Pinson

So so good! Perfect in every way

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much hun

Marissa M

We love these cookies! Whenever we have bananas going bad these are our go to. They come together ridiculously quick and are the perfect Saturday morning treat.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thanks so much for the support,. Marissa!

Chelsy Ramos

These are the only cookies I’ve been eating during the past 4 months of quarantine. They’re my go-to when I’m craving something sweet and the only thing I bake because it’s so easy to make (I don’t bake). I always make extras for my family and so I can snack on them during the week. I work at a health store and I’m always tempted to buy the Sweets from the Earth vegan cookies but I had to stop munching on them because they have way too much sugar! I never feel guilty eating these because they’re so healthy. Maria Koutsogiannis, you are the best for sharing this recipe!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you sooo much for your support, Chelsy!!! This makes me so so so happy!

Jamie Pacheco

These are so good! So easy to make, and so so yummy. I have been making them on repeat to always have on hand.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much hun!

Stephanie S

Have made these cookies many times and love them! They’ve gone into the favourites recipe binder! Moist, flavourful and super easy to make! Thanks Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Stephanie!

Dee West

These look amazing! Just wondering if I could substitute almond flour for something else, maybe coconut/gram/spelt? Thanks!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You would try!! I haven’t tried/tested them this way but I don’t see that being an issue!

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