Healthy Breakfast Cookies

from 86 votes

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

Looking for more healthy recipes to kickstart your morning? Don’t miss top-rated recipes for Secret Ingredient Smoothies, Quick and Easy Breakfast Bruschetta, Green Juice Popsicles and more quick-fix favorites.

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.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.88 from 86 votes
Top down view of Healthy Breakfast Cookies studded with pistachios and dried cranberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies


  • 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


  • 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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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. Is there a way to make this without the nut butter? I’ve got one who’s allergic in the house. Would nutella work?(she can have that) Or what about sweetened condensed milk? Would it bind them enough? I’m not very handy in the kitchen, but I’ve been looking for something like this.

  2. 5 stars
    Make these cookies! I’ve made them multiple times for my moms group, and they’re the first thing to go! Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast!?! Such an unexpected easy treat that you’ll make again & again.

  3. 5 stars
    I am gluten free and live at 7500’- double trouble. Just made these and they came out great. Another reviewer from high altitude said hers were dry so I added an extra banana, used sprouted oats(not quick), and added some chocolate chips (cause why not). Very moist and not too sweet, which I love! Thank you for a great, healthy recipe! I love recipes without flour so I don’t have to worry about the gluten!

  4. 5 stars
    I have tried many recipes for a good breakfast cookie I did make this recipe and found it exactly what I was looking for, one thing I did notice since I live at 6700 feet above sea leave. That they are a little dry.maybe you have a solution to this problem.would love to hear your answer.

    1. Hi Cindy – I’m not a pro at high-altitude baking so unfortunately I can’t weigh in on this.

    2. I live at 7500’ and it certainly provides a challenge – AND I’m gluten free to boot! I would maybe try an extra banana for moisture but it’s an experiment! Good luck and let me know if you figure it out!

  5. These are delicious and filling! Made exactly like the recipe calls for – no modifications and came out perfect!

    1. I am so excited to make these!! They are just like the ones my grandma used to make<3 I want to have them in my house all the time. Can they be frozen and stored?

    2. 5 stars
      I love these breakfast cookies! I have made them twice now and have had to improvise a bit on ingredients (because of what I had on hand) but they turned out excellent. I used molasses instead of honey and added some flax seeds too. I keep them in the freezer to snack on anytime.

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve tried other breakfast cookies and was never very impressed. I saw your recipe and decided to give it one more try. Boy, am i glad I did!! These are fabulous!! The only change i made was switching out the honey (I just don’t like honey all that much) for maple syrup.
    This is exactly what i was searching for, a healthier cookie that i don’t have to feel bad eating. Bravo!!

  7. 5 stars
    Amazing! Love the moist texture and fresh taste of these blessings from heaven. Recently had to change my lifestyle due to hypertension and just needed something to replace the craving of sugar. These are fantastic.

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