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20 Healthy Breakfast Cookies

If you’re one of those people who thinks it’s a sin to eat dessert for breakfast, these incredible breakfast cookies will change your mind!

As far as these recipes are concerned, not only can you eat cookies for breakfast, but you should eat cookies for breakfast! 

Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries, Nuts and Milk
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That’s especially true when they’re vegan and packed with yummy, healthy ingredients like zucchini, berries, bananas, carrots, nuts, etc.

After all, just because you call something a cookie doesn’t mean it has to be fatty, decadent, and full of sugar. If you don’t believe me, check out these breakfast cookies for yourself. 

No matter your dietary needs or restrictions, you’ll find at least a few that you can enjoy. 

1. Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Whether you’re looking for a somewhat sweet but healthy breakfast, a protein-packed pick-me-up pre-workout, or a tasty but not too decadent dessert, these are just the thing.

It takes less than an hour to make two dozen, and they stay fresh for days, so you can easily work them into your meal prep routine. 

The flavor will differ depending on what you add – fruit, berries, nuts, vegan chocolate chips – but they’re sure to be delicious whatever you add to them. 

2. Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

These oatmeal breakfast cookies may have a different consistency than what you’re used to, but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy them.

They’re soft, fluffy, and reminiscent of muffin tops.

They taste clean and natural with an underlying tartness from the blueberries. They pair perfectly with your morning cup of tea or coffee. 

3. Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Peanut butter breakfast cookies are chewy, crumbly, and full of warm, nutty yumminess.

They’ll take only 20 minutes to make and use just 9 ingredients (10 if you add chocolate chips).

They’ll taste just like your favorite homemade peanut butter cookies, but they’re healthier and more filling. 

4. Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

If you’re in the mood for blueberry breakfast cookies but need something a bit quicker with fewer ingredients, these four-ingredient treats are a great option.

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All you’ll need to make them are rolled oats, mashed bananas, peanut butter, and blueberries. They’re sweet, earthy, and slightly tart.

Add the optional streusel topping if you want to make them a bit more decadent. It makes them a little less healthy, but a lot more scrumptious. 

5. Banana Breakfast Cookies

A glance at the ingredients list for these cookies should tell you everything you’ll need to know about how tasty they are: cinnamon, bananas, peanut butter, honey, vanilla, chocolate, nuts, and more.

They’re sweet, soft, moist, and melt-in-your-mouth good. They’re also gluten-free and have no added sugars. If you want a natural cookie to start your morning right, give these a try.

6. Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Because they’re vegan-friendly and gluten-free, the ingredients for these chocolate chip cookies may be a bit different from your regular recipe for them.

The texture is slightly different, too – chewier and denser, less gooey. Even so, they feature the same spectacular chocolatey flavor as any chocolate chip cookie. 

Plus, they’re just as easy to make.

7. Zucchini Bread Breakfast Cookies

Anyone who’s tried zucchini bread can attest to how incredible it is, and with this recipe, you’ll take that flavorful bread and smash it into small, single-serving cookies.

Doing so makes them even easier to eat on the go. It also locks in all the flavor and heartiness of the original bread.

The cookies are sweet but not overpoweringly so, and they have this odd mixture of chewiness and crunchiness that’s simply delightful. 

8. Oatmeal Coconut Breakfast Cookies

These cookies combine the warm, down-home comfort of oatmeal with coconut’s rich, tropical flavor. Plus, you can throw in your favorite add-ins, as well. 

The combination is an interesting one that’s hard to describe, but if you love oatmeal cookies and coconut-flavored desserts, these give you the best of both worlds.

9. Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

These gooey peanut butter and chocolate cookies with extra chocolate chips may look too indulgent to be healthy, but their nutrition facts will surprise you.

They’re actually very healthy; they’re oil-free, vegan-friendly, and have no added sugars. You’ll make them with only six ingredients, too.

And did I mention it takes only 10 minutes to make them and that there’s a no-bake version? You’re welcome! 

10. Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Cookies

No matter how you stretch it, it’s hard to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast sound like a healthy option. These cinnamon roll breakfast cookies, though, are something else entirely.

They’ll feature the same great flavors as cinnamon rolls – cinnamon, a sticky vanilla glaze, etc. – but they don’t have all the fat and calories that come with them.

The only thing “bad” about these is the glaze, and you can even adjust that recipe to make it healthier by using Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and milk instead. 

11. Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies

If you’re making cookies for breakfast, you might as well go all out and have pie for breakfast, too. These apple pie breakfast cookies fit the bill on both accounts.

With chewy oats and raisins, crunchy toasted nuts, and tender chunks of diced apples, there’s a lot about these cookies to love.

The apple pie spice and applesauce make it very fall-friendly as well.

12. Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

If you love apples but like a bit of tartness with your sweet treats, these cranberry walnut breakfast cookies could be perfect for you.

They, too, contain applesauce, cinnamon, and shredded apples, but there are also cranberries, walnuts, oats, vanilla, maple syrup, and more.

They balance flawlessly on that line between wonderfully sweet and delightfully tart, making them something you won’t soon forget. 

13. Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies

Here’s another excellent sweet and tangy option, this time combining cranberries with orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, and more.

They’ll have a wonderfully chewy texture and are surprisingly moist for cookies.

They’ll also smell (and look) fantastic, so other than hearing, they’ll tantalize all of your senses at once.

14. Vegan Strawberry Breakfast Cookies

If you’re a fan of Special K Red Berries, then you’ll love these vegan strawberry breakfast cookies because that’s almost what they taste like.

They’re crunchy, have plenty of bright strawberry flavor, and will remind you more of eating a sweet granola bar than a cookie. Still, if you like strawberries, these will be a hit.

15. Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cookies

Lemon poppy seed breakfast cookies go right past tart and almost move into sour territory, but it’s that sweetly sour taste you’ll get with lemon icebox pie and lemon cake.

The poppy seeds don’t add much flavor, but they’ll give the cookies a lovely speckled look and provide you with all kinds of health benefits.

The glaze is purely decadent, but you’ll make it with lemon juice and Swerve sweetener, so it’s not nearly as bad as it could be. 

16. Healthy Savory Keto Breakfast Cookies

Savory cookies may sound gross, but that’s just because we’re used to thinking of cookies as being dessert-like.

If the cookie part bothers you, call them savory breakfast biscuits instead.

You’ll make them with sausage, onions, green peppers, almond flour, salt, pepper, baking powder, eggs, and cheddar. 

They’re packed with protein and keto-friendly and take only 20 minutes to make. More importantly, they’re a delicious, filling way to start the day.

They’re almost like tiny breakfast quiches, and those are always tasty.

17. Banana Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

You can never have too many recipes for sweet, banana-based chocolate chip cookies. They’re just so soft, moist, and good for you!

These are vegan-friendly and gluten-free, and they’ll only require seven ingredients: oats, salt, cinnamon, almond butter, maple syrup (honey), bananas, and vegan chocolate chips.

You can add sliced almonds if you like your cookies a little nutty. Plus, they’ll add more protein. 

18. Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

These carrot cake breakfast cookies taste just like carrot cake, but they’re smaller, a bit crunchier, and more convenient to eat on a busy, rushed morning.

You’ll love their delectable spiced carrot cake flavor and the fact that they’re whole grain and contain no refined sugars. 

19. Pecan Maple Breakfast Cookies

If you’re looking for something quick and straightforward, these 10-ingredient cookies can be ready to go in less than 20 minutes. 

They have a mild, slightly nutty/slightly sweet flavor that doesn’t leave you feeling weighed down or like you’re going to crash an hour after eating them.

 You’ll make them with super healthy ingredients (the wildest thing in them is applesauce), so you won’t have to feel guilty about indulging (or giving them to your kids for an on-the-go snack).

20. Loaded Breakfast Cookies

These gorgeous, colorful cookies may take only 20 minutes to make, but you’ll fill them with lots of yumminess in that short period. Seriously, these cookies have it all. 

There’s applesauce, maple syrup, your favorite nut butter, chia and flax seeds, cinnamon, coconut shreds, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and more! 

You’d think these would be much too decadent to eat with all that stuff in them, but just like the other options on the list, these are pretty healthy, and they’ll taste outstanding.

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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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