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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

“Mommy, can we have another cookie?”

“Why yes, little Bug, you can.”

Oh yes. This was a good morning. Cookies for breakfast, and they’re good for us. Not only are these cookies diet-friendly, but they’re also healthy for kids…not to mention the kids went absolutely CRAZY for them. We ate all of our cookies in two days. And we didn’t feel the least bit guilty about it, either.

Healthy Breakfast Cookies


Kristi @ onceamonthmeals.com Adapted from What’s Cooking? Breakfast Cookies


  • 3 mashed bananas (ripe)
  • .5 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • .25 cup milk or almond milk
  • .5 cup dried cranberries, dried blueberries or raisins (I used half cranberry, half blueberry)
  • .5 cup walnuts, crushed (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sucanat (or brown sugar)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for at least 5 minutes to allow oats to hydrate. Heap the dough by tablespoonsful onto a greased cookie sheet and squish each ball down a bit with your spoon to spread cookies. Bake for 15-20 minutes and let cool.

Freezing Directions:

Divide cooled cookies among freezer bags and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds.

Nutritional information (3 cookies): 211 calories, 6.3 g fat, 35.4 g carbs, 4.4 g fiber, 5.6 g protein; 6 WW Points Plus

Servings: 8 (24-30 cookies)

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

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16 Responses to “Healthy Breakfast Cookies”

  1. Carla says:

    Are you kidding me? These look GREAT. I may be making them this weekend :)
    Can I sub truvia for sucanat? Do you know what the ratio is for that?

    Found you at the Kings Court this morning! :)
    Have a great week!
    BTW – I am pinning this so I can find it quicker…look for the tweet, too. These are awesome, I have to share ‘em!

  2. Christina says:

    Made these tonight! Soooo yummy! I substituted coconut milk for regular milk and I think I made mine smaller…ended up with 33 cookies. Thanks so much for the delish recipes! One thing I would add is to smash these down a little if you want a “cookie” look. I used a scoop for the first batch and now I have cute little cookie balls :).

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  4. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I love it when delicious is healthy too :) These cookies look and sound wonderful!

  5. Kelly says:

    What should the consistency of these be like? They looked crunchy but mine came out more soft like breakfast bars. Thanks

  6. Made these today, but subbed the leftover fruit and veggie fiber from juicing for the applesauce and half the banana. Added a little stevia and maple syrup to make up for the lack of sweetness in the veggie fiber stuff.
    Turned out pretty good – soft and chewy and plenty sweet. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. Robyn says:

    These got mixed reviews at my house. They are kind of like eating a bowl of oatmeal. I made these without the walnuts so my 11 month old could eat them too. She seemed to like them. My 2 year old loved them, he ate 4! But my 9 year old didn’t like the texture and would only eat 1. I thought they were pretty good and will definitely make them again, but next time I think I will add a pinch of salt.

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  10. Sarah says:

    Hungry just reading the beginning of the ingredients. Get even hungrier as I keep reading…..

  11. Jessica says:

    Any ideas for a banana substitute? My youngest is allergic.

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