15 Healthy and Seriously Delicious Breakfast Cookies

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When you've got a hankering for something sweet at 8 a.m., whip up a batch of these nutrient-packed, super-satisfying breakfast cookies.

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Flourless Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies

Flourless Thumbprint Breakfast Cookies
Angela Liddon, Oh She Glows

You can think of these breakfast cookies as a compact, mess-free PB&J. The vegan, gluten-free bites are packed with ground oats, mashed bananas, and chia seeds — fiber-filled ingredients that will keep you fueled for hours. And thanks to the flavorful jam, nut butter, and cinnamon, the thumbprint breakfast cookies taste like your favorite childhood snack.

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Vegan Everything Breakfast Cookies

Vegan Everything Breakfast Cookies
Minimalist Baker

If you can't decide between a batch of fruity, nut-filled cookies or rich chocolatey ones, these "everything" breakfast cookies are your answer. The cookies are made from a mix of oats, almond butter, banana, pumpkin purée, pecans, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips, so your tastebuds will be surprised by a new flavor and texture with every single bite. Oh, yeah, and they're vegan to boot.

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Healthy Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Yummy Healthy Easy

If you were to squish your morning oatmeal into a palm-sized disc, you'd end up with these delicious breakfast cookies. Made with oats, bananas, peanut butter, and raisins, each treat boasts a mighty 6 grams of protein. And since the recipes uses an alternative sweetener made from Stevia and erythritol in place of cane sugar, these breakfast cookies may be suitable for those keeping an eye on their blood sugar too.

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Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
Two Peas and Their Pod

Unlike PSLs, you can have these pumpkin breakfast cookies all year long. The vegan sweets are packed with oats, pumpkin purée, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, maple syrup, and warming spices. On chilly mornings, these breakfast cookies are the only pick-me-up you need. (OK, maybe you need a cup of coffee too.) (

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Sally's Breakfast Cookies

Sally's Breakfast Cookies
Sally's Baking Addiction

Whole-grain, gluten-free, and vegan, these breakfast cookies boast pantry staples such as oats, nut butter, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. Plus, the recipe is super easy to adjust based on the ingredients you have on hand. Out of dried cranberries? Use raisins, dried cherries, or dried blueberries instead. Just think of them as a homemade trail mix in cookie form.

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Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Ambitious Kitchen

Between the walnuts, almonds, and chia seeds, these breakfast cookies are full of heart-healthy omega-3s, good-for-you fats, and satisfying fiber. Even though they're packed with nutrients and are gluten-free, the bites aren't the brick-like cookies you'd get at lunch in elementary school. They’re crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle, and slightly sweetened with dark chocolate chips, making it tough to stop once you start eating.

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Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
Iowa Girl Eats

Thanks to these breakfast cookies, you can have your cake *and* eat it at 8 a.m. too. These sweets use oat flour as the base, making them entirely gluten-free, and boast classic carrot cake ingredients such as pecans, cinnamon, and of course, carrots. Stash a batch in your freezer, and you’ll have a quick, on-the-go breakfast for those mornings when you can't stop pressing snooze.

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Quinoa & Goji Berry Breakfast Cookies

Quinoa & Goji Berry Breakfast Cookies
Honestly Yum

If you think oats are about as tasty as a piece of cardboard, these breakfast cookies are just for you. The bites are made with quinoa flakes, which are essentially quinoa seeds that have been rolled out, and coconut flour, which boasts a whopping 5 grams of fiber in just two tablespoons, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. And by using slightly sour Goji berries, these breakfast cookies are ideal for those who prefer a more savory morning meal.

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Flax Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Flax Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Maple syrup and applesauce are used in place of sugar to give these breakfast cookies a touch of sweetness. Plus, the bites feature ground flaxseeds, which add fiber, omega-3s, and a slightly nutty flavor, as well as tart dried cranberries, which make the breakfast cookies extra chewy.

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Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie

Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie
Rachel Cooks

Thanks to these breakfast cookies, you can enjoy the flavors of the holiday season long after Christmas has come and gone. Molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and nutmeg make these chewy bites taste just like gingerbread, while the Greek yogurt adds some much-needed moisture to the typically dry cookies. Toss in some diced granny smith apple, and you've got yourself a flavorful treat for brekkie.

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No-Bake Breakfast Cookies

No-bake breakfast cookies on a platter
I Heart Naptime

When it's the middle of July and turning on the oven is out of the question, satisfy your craving for breakfast cookies with these no-bake bites. Made with five simple ingredients, including nut butter and oats, these breakfast cookies can be whipped up in five minutes flat. Just know that they're extra sticky, so you'll definitely need a napkin at the ready. (

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Banana Breakfast Cookies

a stack of banana breakfast cookies
Marsha’s Baking Addiction

Banana bread is great and all, but sometimes you need a snack that offers a bit more excitement in terms of texture. The answer: These banana breakfast cookies. One batch of the sweets contains two whole bananas and uses quick oats to give them a satisfying chew. Toss in a few dashes of cinnamon to add another dimension to the cookies' flavor profile.

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3-Ingredient Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

3-Ingredient Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies on a baking sheet
The Big Man’s World

When a strong hankering for warm and gooey cookies comes on out of the blue, turn to this breakfast cookie recipe. The sweets contain just three (yup, you read that right) ingredients, can be made in about 15 minutes, and are free of eggs, flour, and sugar. And if you can't stand the taste of bananas, there's even an option to make the breakfast cookie recipe without them.

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The Healthiest Breakfast Cookies

The healthiest breakfast cookies on a platter
Choosing Chia

Packed with four different kinds of seeds, almonds, chocolate chips, and dried fruits, these breakfast cookies will satisfy your strongest cravings for something crunchy. Plus, the nuts and seeds offer plenty of fiber and protein, so you won't be reaching for a snack an hour after wolfing down one or two. To top it all off, these breakfast cookies boast rich chocolate chips, making them the perfect salty-meets-sweet munchie.

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Mocha Buzz Breakfast Cookies

A stack of mocha buzz breakfast cookies
Mountain Cravings

These breakfast cookies truly offer, in the immortal words of Hannah Montana, the best of both worlds. The chewy treats boast oats, bananas, nuts, seeds, and cacao nibs to fulfill your morning hankering for a chocolate chip confection, while the instant espresso powder and coffee-flavored dark chocolate dip will give you that must-have jolt of energy. After one bite, you'll want to ditch your cup of Joe for these breakfast cookies every day.

Updated by Megan Falk
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