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Rise & Shine Recipes: 27 Breakfast Cookies To Brighten Your Day

Start your day with cookies! We’ve got 27 recipes for breakfast cookies loaded with fiber, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and veggies. Easy to make, and some are vegan! Perfect for a quick bite on-the-go, or a relaxed morning with your favorite hot drink. We even have waffle breakfast cookies and ones made in an air-fryer!

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Cookies

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Curious about breakfast cookies? Whip up these easy treats featuring whole-grain oats, juicy apple, raisins, nuts, seeds, and cinnamon—all in one bowl. Click here for the recipe.

Banana Coconut Oat Breakfast Cookies

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Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast? These vegan treats are made with healthy oats, coconut, and mashed banana for a fiber-rich start to your day. Get the recipe for Banana Coconut Oat Breakfast Cookies.

Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Breakfast Cookies

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We’ve got multiple breakfast cookie recipes for you to try. This one features fiber-rich oats, canned pumpkin, and sweet-tart dried cranberries, with pumpkin seeds for added color and crunch. Get the recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Breakfast Cookies.

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

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Carrot cake in cookie form with nutritious ingredients. Almond flour replaces all-purpose here, to great success. I LOVE baking with almond flour as it actually adds flavor and tenderness to anything you bake with it. This is especially important in a breakfast cookie, as most breakfast cookies tend to be more hockey puck than cookie. Get the recipe for Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies.

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cookies (Keto & Sugar Free)

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These healthy matcha green tea cookies are such an easy and simple treat! They are keto and gluten free and taste a bit like almond flour shortbread with a green tea kick; extra protein powder added! Get the recipe for Healthy Matcha Green Tea Cookies.

Gluten Free No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

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When you don’t want to turn on the oven you can still have delicious gluten free cookies fast. These cookies are made simply with oatmeal, coconut, nut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Simply mix and drop – couldn’t be easier! {gluten free, dairy free, vegan}. Get the recipe for Gluten Free No Bake Oatmeal Cookies.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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These gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect crisp and chewy cookies that will disappear just as quickly as they come out of the oven.

When it comes to classic cookies, my husband loves them all. I’ve been making him these gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies for years. These oatmeal raisin cookies are thick, chewy with slightly crispy edges, and filled with soft raisins; they will make everyone fall in love with them. Get the recipe for Gluten-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

One Bowl Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

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These breakfast cookies are the perfect thing to grab on the go when you are in a rush and can’t get a decent breakfast in! And what’s even better, your kids will think you are the best mom ever to give them a cookie for breakfast when you are rushing to get them to school on time. Ok, so here is the catch…they are healthy cookies and high in protein! However they taste good… I swear! There is no extra oil added to the cookies and only a little honey added as the bananas are already naturally sweet. And if you would like them a little bit sweeter you can always increase the amount of honey in the recipe. Get the recipe for One Bowl Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies.

Blueberry Breakfast Cookies Recipe

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This blueberry breakfast cookies recipe is a wonderful, mildly sweet start to your morning! Whole oats are something I love to have regularly in my eating plan. I don’t eat many grains these days. So on occasion, I will have a small bowl of oatmeal or overnight oats to start my morning off. But for special occasions, I’ll make these breakfast cookies. Get the recipe for Breakfast Cookies.

Oatmeal Banana Cookies

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Healthy Oatmeal Banana Cookies are chewy and delicious and only take 20 minutes to bake! This basic recipe calls for simple ingredients and is super easy to make. You can have this tasty treat ready in no time. Healthier than typical cookies, these are great for breakfast on the go or for a hearty snack! Get the recipe for Oatmeal Banana Cookies.

4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

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4-ingredient banana oatmeal cookies combine the nutty sweetness of peanut butter with the decadent richness of melted chocolate. With no added sugar, they’re a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Try them for breakfast or dessert! Get the recipe.

(One Bowl) Banana-Oat Breakfast and Snack Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Today’s breakfast/snack cookies are kid-approved, easy to make, make-ahead friendly, and the perfect way to use the pair of ripe bananas sitting on the counter. The cookies are made with nut butter (for protein), bananas (for natural sweetness and a banana flavor), rolled oats (inexpensive, basic, but so good), a hint of maple syrup, flax (the binder, so you can save the eggs for another morning or serve the cookies alongside eggs) and a handful of chocolate chips. Get the recipe.

Sourdough Breakfast Cookies

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These nutritious and delicious sourdough breakfast cookies are kid-friendly and picky eater-approved! Filled with protein, fiber, fats, and sweet bananas, you and your family are going to love these.

My toddler is a very picky eater, but loves a good cookie so I naturally started experimenting with ways to combine his love for cookies with a filling, yummy breakfast and this was the result! I add a few tablespoons of mini chocolate chips to them sometimes (pictured) because he loves them so much. Get the recipe.

Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

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These Chocolate Air Fryer Breakfast Cookies are a perfect grab-and-go breakfast option! Made with oats, chia seed, bananas, cocoa powder, plus a few more ingredients, they are chock full of nutrition, and everyone will love the chocolate flavor! Don’t have an air fryer? Don’t worry; these cookies can also be baked in the oven! (Look under the Faqs for baking directions.) Get the recipe.

Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies

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Make these healthy Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies using coconut flour, banana and dark chocolate. The kids will love these bite-size waffle cookies! This recipe is gluten-free, nut-free and Paleo friendly. Get the recipe.

Paleo Breakfast Cookies 

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Chewy and jam-packed with healthy seeds these paleo breakfast cookies are the perfect start to a busy day. Skip the added sugars and the energy crash that comes with them and grab one of these grain-free cookies instead. Get the recipe.

Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies

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These Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies are lightly sweet, gluten-free, dairy-free and delicious! They are perfect all day long (not just for breakfast!). Get the recipe.

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

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Light, nutritious and super delicious, these carrot cake cookies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast! And perfect for those who eat gluten-free and dairy-free. Get the recipe.

Cherry Almond Coconut Breakfast Cookies

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These cherry almond coconut breakfast cookies are the perfect healthy start to your day! A biscuit shaped cookie meets granola bar meets marzipan. Yes, marzipan. Slightly undercooked almond flour apparently mimics the sweet dessert that I shoved in my face almost daily when I spent a semester in Spain. Get the recipe for Almond Cherry Coconut Breakfast Cookies.

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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These are easy and delicious 3-ingredient peanut butter banana oatmeal cookies. No refined sugar. No flour. No baking soda. I even included many variations like dark chocolate chips, raisins, and cocoa powder. Perfect for a quick snack or for an on-the-go breakfast. Get the recipe for Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

Vegan Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies

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Vegan Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies! These cookies are lightly sweetened and perfect for breakfast or snacking. Easily gluten-free. Get the recipe for Vegan Tropical Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies.

Cherry Power Cookies

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These power cookies are packed full of antioxidant rich tart cherries, oats, nuts and seeds. They’re perfect for healthy on the go snacking. Get the recipe for Cherry Power Cookies.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies

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These Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies are a reader favorite. Packed with protein and healthy fats, no one would ever know these are grain-free, egg-free, and nut-free! Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookies.

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies 

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It is important to start the day with a nutritious breakfast for both grown-ups and kids. These Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are a better for you breakfast, disguised as a cookie. Perfect for a quick breakfast on-the-go or an after lunch treat. Get the recipe for Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies.

Customizable Breakfast Cookies

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Breakfast cookies are a hearty, portable treat! They’re made with healthy ingredients like oats and peanut butter for on-the go breakfasts. These cookies fall somewhere between a traditional dessert cookie and a granola bar. They’re soft, and they have a similar texture to oatmeal cookies.

They’re also really easy to customize! If chocolate chips in your breakfast cookies are too much, swap in more fruit or nuts. If fruit has no place in your cookies, use more chocolate chips. It’s your cookie, so make it what you like! Get the recipe for Breakfast Cookies.

Easy Banana Cookie

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Besides banana bread, what do you do with the overripe bananas sitting on your counter? I’ve found the answer – banana cookies! These Soft Banana Cookies will quickly become one of your go-to ripe banana recipes. Made with simple baking ingredients, these easy cookies taste great alone or dunked in a big glass of milk! Get the recipe for Easy Banana Cookie.

Sweet Potato Protein Cookies

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These Sweet Potato Protein Cookies don’t require protein powder! They’re gluten-free, made with real food ingredients and packed with protein and fiber. Enjoy them for breakfast or an afternoon snack! Get the recipe for Sweet Potato Protein Cookies.

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