Whip up the ultimate grab-and-go morning meal with a recipe for soft and chewy Healthy Breakfast Cookies loaded with fiber and protein.

Top down view of Healthy Breakfast Cookies studded with pistachios and dried cranberries

What do you get when you marry the best elements from granola bars and oatmeal cookies? None other than soft, chewy and flourless Healthy Breakfast Cookies.

If they sound too good to be true, allow me to share why these quick-fix cookies have quickly replaced store-bought granola bars in our house, and just as quickly racked up dozens of rave 5-star reviews.

Clear mixing bowl containing quick oats, dried cranberries, pistachios and honey

As the ultimate grab-and-go morning meal, these breakfast cookies are fully loaded when it comes to protein, fiber and potassium. Gone is the flour, and in its place is a textural medley of peanut butter, oats, bananas, dried fruit and chopped nuts. Talk about a powerhouse of superfoods!

Join all of those supercharged ingredients together and the result is a seriously soft cookie perfect for packing in little ones’ lunch boxes or pairing with a cup of coffee for a quick and healthy start to your day.

Unbaked cookies on parchment paper-lined baking sheet

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Homemade Healthy Breakfast Cookies with dried cranberries and pistachios

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

What do you get when you marry the best elements from granola bars and oatmeal cookies? None other than soft, chewy and totally Healthy Breakfast Cookies.
4.91 from 31 votes
Top down view of Healthy Breakfast Cookies studded with pistachios and dried cranberries
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts or pistachios

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the oats, dried cranberries and nuts and mix until combined. Scoop about 1/4-cup mounds of the cookie dough onto the baking sheet, flattening each cookie slightly. (The cookies will not spread while baking, so you can space them relatively close together.)
  • Bake the cookies for 14 to 16 minutes until they’re golden brown but still soft. Remove the cookies from the oven then allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
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Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 197mg, Potassium: 337mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 41IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. I just baked the breakfast cookies and I must say they smell absolutely delicious. All the ingredients worked for me especially peanut butter❗️

  2. 5 stars
    I have made these several times. My girls have discovered them and eat them every morning. I add shredded coconut to them along with cranberries and almonds.

  3. 5 stars
    They are very tasty. I find the batter to be a bit wet so when I make them I add in whatever I have hanging around (ground chia, ground hemp, ground flax etc) to make them come together. Super easy to make substitutions to the nuts and dried fruit, or to add more or different spices. Makes a great “What am I supposed to do with these leftovers?” cookie. They freeze well (although get a little soft in the microwave) so you don’t have to worry about needing to eat them up quickly.

  4. 3 stars
    These were very easy to make, the ingredients are healthy and I really liked the flavor. I did find the chew pretty gummy but I’m team texture.

      1. Hi! You can find the estimated nutritional info by clicking on the purple button below the recipe that says ESTIMATED NUTRITION INFORMATION. :)

  5. Love these cookies! Is the estimated nutrition info per cookie or per batch? So would it be 276kcal per cookie? Thanks!

  6. Wish you would give the grams of sugar in some recipes. Even the cholesterol or sodium. Honey is sugar for diabetics.

    1. Hi Marilyne – You can find the estimated nutritional info by clicking on the purple button below the recipe that says ESTIMATED NUTRITION INFORMATION. :)

  7. 5 stars
    I made a few substitutions to fit what my family preferred, and these turned out great! I pulsed my oats a few times in the blender, I did half honey and half maple syrup, I added a little bit of coconut oil to keep them moist, I also added flaxseed meal, and substituted the nuts for dark chocolate. These breakfast cookies are ideal for grab and go, and they give you energy while also being soft, moist, sweet but not too sweet, and packed of nutritious and delicious flavors.

    1. I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Anne! They’ll keep for up to a week when stored at room temp in an airtight container. :)

    1. Hi Lynn – You can find the estimated nutritional info by clicking on the purple button below the recipe that says ESTIMATED NUTRITION INFORMATION. :)

  8. 5 stars
    Probably the easiest healthiest biscuits I’ve ever made. I switch out the peanut butter with almond butter and omit the honey and extra seeds/nuts and they are still sweet and delicious. My kids love them and I love them.

  9. 5 stars
    Made these the other day and I must say they are delicious! I can’t wait to make these again! Thank you for sharing all the recipes!

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