Healthy Oat Breakfast Cookie Recipe

  • Yield : 6-7
  • Servings : 6-7
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 30m

Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!! These healthy breakfast cookies can actually be enjoyed at any time of day and are super nutritious as they are based around oats, fruit and nuts - they contain no  flour, butter or sugar!

Breakfast is so important as it provides vital nutrients such as calcium and B vitamins, it improves memory and performance, and breakfast eaters also tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are less likely to be overweight which means a reduced risk of heart disease.

Breakfast is also my most favourite meal of the day - which is why I love to share healthy recipes which can be enjoyed even by the people who need a ‘breakfast on the go’.

Breakfast Cookies Alpro


  • 80g (~1 cup) oats*
  • 100-125ml (~1/2 cup) almond or hazelnut milk
  • 20g (~heaped tbsp) chopped almonds (or other nuts)
  • 50g (~1/2 cup) chopped dried fruit e.g. juicy raisins/cranberries
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or ginger
  • 2 tsp stevia (natural sweetener)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

*To make this recipe Gluten-Free use Gluten-Free Oats

Breakfast Cookie


Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 180 C or 375 F

Step 2

Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon/ginger, baking powder, stevia

Step 3

Mix in the wet ingredients: milk, egg white, vanilla

Step 4

Spoon onto a baking tray/baking paper & bake for 25-30 minutes

Step 5

Allow to cool and enjoy :)

Breakfast Cookies

Any if you love these cookies then why not try these combinations and add-ins (as suggested by my  lovely twitter followers!):

1) Fresh blueberries (instead of dried fruit), walnuts (instead of almonds) and a handful of dark chocolate chunks *Tip: Use dark chocolate chips for extra anti-oxidants

2) Dried cranberries (instead of raisins), chopped pecans (instead of almonds) and maple syrup (instead of stevia)

3) Raisins, almonds and agave nectar (instead of stevia)

4) Dried apricots (instead of raisins) and honey (instead of stevia)

5) Dried blueberries (instead of raisins) and desiccated coconut (instead of almonds)

Chocolate and Blueberry Oat Cookies

Breakfast Cookies with Dried Cranberries, Blueberries & Dark Chocolate Chunks

P.s ANY dried fruit will do – let me know if you have any more great suggestions for these cookies below :)


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook – here are a selection!!


healthy_flapjack*Personal Trainer Paul Mumford turned my breakfast cookies into flapjacks by using honey instead of stevia (which meant less milk was needed) and baking the mixture in a tray and cutting up into pieces!


BR-YDmnCEAAwyMu*Breakfast cookies/muffins with pecans, dried cranberries and a small amount of dark chocolate & chopped ginger!

Black Bean Cookies*Oat Breakfast Cookies & Black Bean Chocolate Cookies! 

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*Breakfast cookies with grated apple (juice squeezed out) & walnuts!

Breakfast Cookies

Healthy cookies*With added Protein Powder!

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Granola*Breakfast cookies on the right & home-made granola on the left!

Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies*with pumpkin seeds

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies

Breakfast cookies

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Breakfast Cookies

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Recipe Comments

Comments (53)

  1. posted by Ibbs on May 16, 2013

    Such a great healthy recipe, thanks Nic. I love how simple and easy to make these are :)
    I made these soya milk based ones today, thanks for the inspo!
    x x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 16, 2013

      Aw thank you so much for your blog mention :) So glad you like them! x

  2. posted by Zoe Baxter on May 16, 2013

    Made these breakfast cookies today, as per the recipe only swapping raisins for sultanas. They were so easy to make, smelt wonderful whilst cooking….. Can’t wait for the morning so I can taste them! Just hoping they taste as good as they smell…..will let you know :-)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 16, 2013

      Thanks for your great comment Zoe! Love the variation.. and they will be yummy guarenteed :) x

  3. posted by Zoe Baxter on May 17, 2013

    They did taste good, but next time I am going to add more cinnamon or ginger. Also going to try putting other things in too x thanks for a great easy recipe x

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 17, 2013

      Thanks for your comment! More stevia & vanilla is also nice :) x

  4. posted by Hazel on May 18, 2013

    Dried apricot and 90% cocoa chocolate added in is very good, inspired by the apricot torte graze snack with chocolate coated dried apricots :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on May 18, 2013

      OOOH Hazel that sounds delicious! Thanks for the tip :)

  5. posted by Laura on June 2, 2013

    Made these this afternoon for a treat, really easy to make, didn’t even take me 10 minutes to prepare it all!! They tasted lovely when they came out as well. The almond is definitively my favourite ingredient!! Being healthy has never tasted so nice :) . Thanks Nic yet again!!! xx

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 2, 2013

      Yay! Aw that’s so great to hear, thanks for letting my know Laura – happy healthy snacking (I’ll keep the recipes coming!) x

  6. posted by Amena Ravat on June 3, 2013

    These cookies are amazing! Made them today with dates and almonds. Absolutely YUM! So filling and über healthy! Double yay! Thank u for the recipe xx

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 3, 2013

      Aw thank you for your lovely comment! Dates sound like such a great addition!! Happy baking! xx

  7. posted by Kelly on June 16, 2013

    I just love these and have made them different ways.
    I have baked them in a baking tin and cut them into cereal bar shapes but today I made it in a loaf tin. So I can just slice it as I want it.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 16, 2013

      That’s such a great idea Kelly!! Thanks for sharing it :) Love your picture on twitter too!! Nic xx

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 4, 2013

      I love that! Thank you so much for sharing your fab idea Kelly! Nic xx

  8. posted by Sarah on June 16, 2013

    Loved this! Made mine in a pan instead so I could cut them into bars. Love this recipe because you can add like almond flour to change it and make It more dense or other things to make it more dessert like with chocolate chips. Versatile, easy, and quick! And best of all healthy!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 17, 2013

      Aw thanks for your great comment Sarah! LOVE how you varied my recipe! Happy baking :) xx

  9. posted by Alex on June 19, 2013

    I make these cookies literally all the time and double the measurements in order to make more as all my family demolish them! Absolutely delicious

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 19, 2013

      Aw that’s so great to hear! Thanks for your comment Alex :) Happy baking! nic x

  10. posted by Emma on July 3, 2013

    This might be a silly question, but what would you suggest as a serving, just 1, or 2, or maybe more? ;)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 3, 2013

      Hello! I suppose it depends on if it’s a snack or meal or what your daily calorie targets are/rest of your food intake is etc! You could have 1-2 as a snack or 3 for breakfast!

      • posted by Emma on July 4, 2013

        Thank you :) I’m going to make them for breakfasts! I’m trying to lose weight healthily and I struggle with breakfast and what I have time for/can stomach early in the morning. I’ve been doing really well with Belvita breakfast biscuits but am concerned about the sugar so these sound perfect, thank you :)

        • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 4, 2013

          No problem! Do send me a picci :) Yes they’ll be more filling that the Belvita biscuits and mine contain fruit too! x

  11. posted by Lauren on July 3, 2013

    These are amazing! I put blueberries in them so lush, you recipes are the best! OX

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 3, 2013

      Aw thank you Lauren! Love the addition of the blueberries, yum yum!! Thanks for your comment :) xx

  12. posted by Emma on July 7, 2013

    Made my second batch of these today and think I have perfected the recipe now :) Om nom nom :D

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 7, 2013

      Oh brilliant!! Did you do any tweaks?! Thanks for your comment! Nic x

  13. posted by Michela Rutherford on July 8, 2013

    Iv made these twice and used brown rice flakes instead of oats. It works really well and means I can eat them without upsetting my Ibs. You do however need to let the mixture sit for about 20/30 mins so the lakes can soften a bit a they are much harder than oats. Fresh berries and lots of spice makes then taste like fruit crumble to!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 8, 2013

      Love this switch! Thanks for sharing your recipe tip Michela!! Nic xx

  14. posted by Sarah on July 22, 2013

    Look amazing, I’m definetly going to have to make these. Best thing is as well as being healthy my little boy who has a cows milk allergy can have them! Love that you use a lot of non cows milk/alpro products in your recipes :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 4, 2013

      Aw that’s great to hear Sarah. Yes most dairy recipes can be swapped for non-dairy now as there really is such a great choice on the market! I hope you enjoy them! Nic x

  15. posted by Nicola on August 9, 2013

    Could you add protein powder to these to up the protein?

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 9, 2013

      HI Nicola, I haven’t tried it but you could always swap some of the oats for protein powder.. or why not try my 3 ingredient protein cookies? Oats, banana and protein powder!

  16. posted by Lynne on August 19, 2013

    I tried this recipe using everything I love – cranberries, pecans, ginger and dark choc! My mix was a bit runny – no problem though as they simply became muffins rather than cookies! Delicious, will definitely make again.

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on August 19, 2013

      Hi Lynn! Thanks for your comment and fab pic – I LOVE the fact that they turned into breakfast muffins instead. You should try my oat bran muffins too! Nic x

  17. posted by Sarah on September 8, 2013

    Fantastic recipe, scrumptious breakfast. I had no dried fruit in the house so grated an apple, squeezed out the juice by just scrunching the gratings in my hand, and added walnuts and cinnamon. Absolutely amazing. Definitely quadrupling the mixture next time!

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 9, 2013

      Hi Sarah! Aw thanks for your fab pic and comment – love your tweaks! So glad you like them :) Nic xx

  18. posted by Mandy on September 11, 2013

    This receipe is so easy to do and the cookies are absolutely gorgeous! My boyfriend devoured them this morning for breakfast. I love that that are made with non – dairy products too. Think I will be making another batch tonight and try putting dark chocolate nibs and some dried apricots in too :)

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 11, 2013

      Ooh that sounds like a great plan :) Thank you so much for your kind comment Mandy! Happy baking :) xx

  19. posted by El on October 5, 2013

    Awesome recipe, Nic! Works fab in a microwave oven – 180C for 27mins so no different to what’s in your recipe (just in case anyone was wondering). I used dried cranberries and morello cherries and am thinking goji berries for the next batch.

    Note to self: don’t consume all in one sitting…

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 6, 2013

      Hahaha! Aw thanks for your fab comment El! That’s so great to know. I have your problem too.. they are just too good!!! Nic xx

  20. posted by Lou Wilkinson on February 12, 2014

    Made these this morning (coursework avoidance tactic!), were great! So easy and added a grated apple, raisins and some pumpkin seeds (and used agave syrup to sweeten). May be experimental next time and try a ‘carrot-cake’ variation with a little grated carrot?

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 12, 2014

      Oooh I LOVE your tweaks and thoughts!! I’m so doing that next!!! :) Thank you! x

  21. posted by Abi on February 13, 2014

    Hi Nic,

    I’ve noticed you use alpro almond milk in a lot of your recipes and I’m intrigued. What are the benefits of using it over cows milk?

    I’ve seen almond milk in the shops and I am keen to try it, I’m just unsure of the nutritional benefits. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks a lot !

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 14, 2014

      Hello! I use it because I like the taste. I use skimmed milk in my porridge but like to mix it up in baking :) Choose unsweetened to save calories :) x p.s cow’s milk has a higher protein content!

  22. posted by Poonam on February 25, 2014

    Hi, thanks for this recipe. Mine have come out so nice and filling. I tripled the ingredients and made 18. Also, I was cheeky and lazy and just cracked two eggs with the yolk lol instead of separating the yolk and the whites. I added a few spoons of dessicated coconut, chocolate chips, chopped almonds, raisins and dried cranberries. Along with three heaped spoons of cinnamon powder and a big spoon of vanilla flavouring. Few spoons of stevia and almond milk with a half spoon of baking powder. I just used a brush to oil the baking trays and they came out perfectly. I added extra bits as I wanted to make a large batch and make them so filling. Thanks for reading this :) xxx

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on February 26, 2014

      Oh I loved your tweaks so much!! And the final result looked amazing. Thank you so much!! xx

  23. posted by Christina on April 8, 2014

    Would this recipe work if you used chopped banana chips instead of almonds

  24. posted by Amanda on May 7, 2014

    I made my second batch tonight and they are great! So yummy, how ever I doubled the quantity and put half with raisin and cranberries and the other with dark chocolate chips. I also used 5 tsp agave for the double batch and half of the oats I blended. It changed the the texture to a softer cookie, with I prefer. Thanks for the recipe, really enjoy your blog :-)

  25. posted by Janet on July 20, 2014

    Hi Nic, recipe number two I made yesterday on my Nic baking day were these cookies. They were not at all sweet and I was surprised how much I liked them. My husband thought the oats were a bit on the dry side for his liking. Are they supposed to be dry when cooked?

    I took some along to share with our friends after our post 10k regular Sunday morning in the park and the were hit and I told them about you and your website. I usually make cereal bars every week mainly for my husband as he likes to have one after exercising. The recipe I was using had condensed milk as the binding ingredient and even though they are being eaten as a post exercise snack I was concerned about how much sugar they contained.

    I think these cookies of yours are so much healthier if I can make them a little more moist.

    Is there a reason why you are using just the egg white in the recipe? Any thoughts how to keep them healthy but make them a bit moister?

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 20, 2014

      Hello! I would add some mashed banana or apple sauce or coconut oil – check out my apple and oat bars as you may prefer them more :) x


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