Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Vegan breakfast cookies that are packed with all kinds of healthy nuts, seeds, whole grains, and healthy fats to keep you full all morning long.

I’m always looking for make-ahead quick and easy breakfast ideas and these breakfast cookies are one of our all-time favorites. Who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast?!

These cookies are vegan (which means they’re also very allergen-friendly depending on your needs) and made with all kinds of delicious and wholesome ingredients. The oats are whole grains and provide all kinds of fiber. Peanut butter adds great flavor, fat, and protein. Banana, maple syrup, and applesauce help to sweeten and bind the cookies together. I also love that you can customize them with different dried fruits, chocolate, nuts, or seeds.

Breakfast cookies are a quick way to get lots of nutrition in without much work on your part. They are also portable, easy to store, and super versatile (think easy lunch box additions, snacks, and bedtime treats).

Vegan breakfast cookies that are backed with all kind of healthy nuts, seeds, whole grains, healthy fats, and more to keep you full all morning long.

Tips and tricks for Making Vegan Breakfast Cookies:

  • Use what you like and have! My kids love the chocolate chips and I love dried blueberries and pecans. You can make whatever sounds good to you.
  • Feel free to add a teaspoon of cinnamon to this recipe if you like.
  • These store great so make a double batch and stash some in the freezer for later.
  • Have you tried these huge, delicious royal raisins from Nuts.com yet? I’m not normally a big raisin fan but these are so good. They taste like dried grapes and are massive with a great texture. That’s the dried fruit I used in the pictures (and because they are huge, it’s easy for kids who don’t want them in the cookies to pick them out! #momlife)

Can you substitute old fashioned oats (regular) for quick cooking oats?

You can in some recipes, but I’d recommend not subbing them for these cookies. If you don’t have quick cooking oats you could put your old fashioned oats in the blender and pulse it a few times to cut them into smaller pieces.

Can I freeze vegan breakfast cookies?

Yes! They freeze great. Just let them cool completely and then store them in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow the cookies to come to room temperature before eating (it takes them about an hour to thaw at room temperature).

 

Vegan breakfast cookies that are backed with all kind of healthy nuts, seeds, whole grains, healthy fats, and more to keep you full all morning long.

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Healthy Vegan Breakfast Cookies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 18 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies 1x

Description

Vegan breakfast cookies that are packed with all kinds of healthy nuts, seeds, whole grains, and healthy fats to keep you full all morning long.


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Ingredients

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup peanut butter (almond or sunflower seed butter both work too, but peanut butter is preferred)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed, optional
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit or chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds or other nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana well with a fork until there are no longer any large chunks.
  3. Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, and applesauce and stir to combine well.
  4. Add the oats, salt, cinnamon, and ground flaxseed (if using). Stir well to combine.
  5. Add the dried fruit and/or chocolate and the sunflower seeds and stir to combine.
  6. Scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture and place it on the cookie sheet. The cookies won’t spread at all so press the tops down as needed to your desired size and thickness.
  7. Bake for 14-16 minutes until the centers are set and no longer shiny. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet.
  8. Cookies can be kept at room temperature for 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Notes

  • Use what you like and have! My kids love the chocolate chips, and I love dried blueberries and pecans. You can make whatever sounds good to you.
  • Feel free to add a teaspoon of cinnamon to this recipe if you like.
  • These store great so make a double batch and stash some in the freezer for later.
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan, healthy, cookie, breakfast, whole grain

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Hope this recipe is helpful and makes your busy mornings a little quicker!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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