Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies come together in less than 30 minutes.
- They aren’t just good, but they are also good for you!
- As written this recipe is gluten free, grain free and dairy free.
- Loaded with healthy fats and fiber that will keep you fuller, longer.
- Naturally sweetened with maple syrup which is an unrefined sugar and apple sauce.
- Can easily be made sugar free if preferred.
- These cookies are fluffy, chewy and slightly crunchy.
- They make for the perfect grab and go breakfast.
- Check out my healthy breakfast oatmeal bars for another great meal prep idea!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
Use organic or non-organic old fashioned rolled oats. Steel cut oats or quick oats won’t work the same.
These cookies are also made with almond flour which gives them some added texture and a nutty flavor. Alternatively you can use oat flour or even all purpose flour, but then they won’t be gluten free.
Ground flax adds to both the overall texture of these cookies while adding in a boost of fiber.
Cinnamon adds a touch of warm flavor.
Baking soda helps these cookies rise during baking time.
Almond butter acts as the “glue” in this recipe and pulls all the ingredients together. It’s also loaded with healthy fats. Alternatively, you can use any other nut or seed butter that you prefer.
Use apple sauce where the only ingredient is apples.
Maple syrup is an unrefined sugar that I love to use in my recipes. You can also use honey or agave.
Vanilla extracts adds a lovely flavor to any baked good.
An egg adds to the overall texture of this recipe and also acts as a binding agent. You can sub for a flax egg or chia egg to make this recipe vegan.
Use dairy free chocolate chips or chocolate chunks to keep this recipe dairy free. Otherwise, you can use your favorite chocolate chips.
Walnuts add a nice crunch while also adding in some nutritional value. You can omit them or opt for a different nut like pecans.
How To Make
ONE: In a large mixing bowl, add in the almond butter, apple sauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg. Whisk until ingredients are well incorporated.
TWO: Then, add in the oats, almond flour, ground flax, cinnamon, and baking soda. Mix with a spatula until ingredients are combined.
THREE: Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts last.
FOUR: Using a double cookie scoop, add the cookie dough to the prepared baking sheet, top with additional chocolate chips if desired and then flatten the tops with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10 minutes.
FIVE: Remove from the oven, allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before moving and enjoy!
Tips And Tricks
Mix together the wet ingredients before adding in the dry.
These cookies won’t spread a ton during baking time, so be sure to flatten the tops with the palm of your hand before baking.
Add on more chocolate chips before the cookies go into the oven if desired.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies once they are cool enough to handle. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy within 5-7 days.
Taste And Texture
These Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are sweet, but not overly sweet and have a nutty flavor.
The texture of these cookies are soft, chewy and slightly puffy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, opt for a nut free butter like sunflower seed butter or oat house and instead of the almond flour, use oat flour. Omit the walnuts all together.
Yes! They are made with healthy ingredients and only sweetened with a small amount of maple syrup. It’s like having a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.
Totally! Just use a flax egg instead of a real egg!
A flax egg is made from ground flaxseed mixed with water. Once combined it thickens and can be used in most recipes as a vegan egg replacement. Mix together 1 Tbsp of ground flax with 3 Tbsp of water, mix well and let sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes to thicken.
Other Recipes You May Like
- Coffee Cake Cookies
- Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- Oatmeal Cups- 4 Different Ways
- Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
If you make these Apple Pie Cookies, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!
This cookies are yummy, I didn’t use ground flax but still taste good. What is the best to keep them?
hiiii!! YAY, I”M SOO glad you enjoyed them! I have a how to “serve and store” section on the blog post, Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy within 5-7 days. You can also refrigerate to extend life 🙂 Let me know if you have any more questions!!
I just made a batch of these. They are so easy to make and delicious! Can these be left out or should I put them in the fridge?
Hi Macie, amazing i’m so happy you enjoyed them!! You can leave them in an air tight container on the counter or pop them in the fridge. I apologize or the late response, but for future reference, I have a section on the blog post for how to serve and store 🙂
We just made them and unfortunately we have to throw out the whole batter because something does not taste right in the batter. There is a sour after taste.
Hey Ava, that is really strange as there has been a lot of remakes with no concerns of the batter tasting sour. Did you check to ensure all your ingredients were fresh and not expired? did you use an egg? if so the batter shouldn’t be eaten anyways if raw. Always cook raw ingredients.
These cookies were so delicious! It was a hit in my household.
amazingggg! so happy to hear it 🙂
Just made these. Surprisingly really good for being healthy! Super easy to make and tons of substitute ingredients can be used/added/omitted. Give em a try! Im glad I did!
so happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment and rating, kitty!