“Healthy” Breakfast Cookie

I think cookies for breakfast is the greatest invention of our time. I mean sugary cereal has clearly been proven bad for you, but a cookie packed with protein, healthy fats and using banana and honey to cute back on sugar? It is practically a vegetable. And what I love about this recipe is that you can modify it using what you have on hand to suit your needs. Although I would always include chocolate. Because duh.

breakfast cookie

Healthy Breakfast Cookie

1 egg
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
2 t. vanilla
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 1/2 T. honey
1/4 c. oil (I used olive oil because it is what was handy, but any oil would work)
2 T. almond butter
1 1/2 c. flour (I used whole wheat, but white would be fine)
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1/2 c. quick oats

Add ins:
1/2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. dried cranberries (raisins or another dry fruit would work)


Preheat oven to 350.

Mix together the egg, sugar, vanilla, banana, honey, oil, and almond butter until well-combined.

Add flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda and mix just until combined.

Fold in the oats, coconut, chocolate chips and dried cranberries (or other mix ins of choice)

On an ungreased cookie sheet, scoop about a tablespoon of dough and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.

Bake for about 12 minutes,  or until golden brown.



  1. Hello! I might have to make a GF version of these!! YUM!
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    • I actually thought of you when I made them and considered trying them with almond flour, but didn’t want to mess with it. I would love to see how they would turn out gluten free!

  2. Kaitlin says:

    Any guess on the calorie count for one of these?

    • I have no idea. It would depend a little on how big you make them. I made mine pretty small. Maybe try this? http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

  3. Almond butter?! Could that be butter with almond essence in or is it something clever?!

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