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.
A healthy breakfast can provide vital nutrients such as calcium and B vitamins, improve 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’.
And 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
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)
Oat Breakfast Cookies
- 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
- Pre-heat your oven to 180 C or 375 F
- Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon/ginger, baking powder, stevia
- Mix in the wet ingredients: milk, egg white, vanilla
- Spoon onto a baking tray/baking paper & bake for 25-30 minutes
- Allow to cool and enjoy
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrates 14 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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!
Aw thank you so much for your blog mention 🙂 So glad you like them! x
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 🙂
Thanks for your great comment Zoe! Love the variation.. and they will be yummy guarenteed 🙂 x
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
Thanks for your comment! More stevia & vanilla is also nice 🙂 x
Dried apricot and 90% cocoa chocolate added in is very good, inspired by the apricot torte graze snack with chocolate coated dried apricots 🙂
OOOH Hazel that sounds delicious! Thanks for the tip 🙂
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
Yay! Aw that’s so great to hear, thanks for letting my know Laura – happy healthy snacking (I’ll keep the recipes coming!) x
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
Aw thank you for your lovely comment! Dates sound like such a great addition!! Happy baking! xx
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.
That’s such a great idea Kelly!! Thanks for sharing it 🙂 Love your picture on twitter too!! Nic xx
I love that! Thank you so much for sharing your fab idea Kelly! Nic xx
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!
Aw thanks for your great comment Sarah! LOVE how you varied my recipe! Happy baking 🙂 xx
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
Aw that’s so great to hear! Thanks for your comment Alex 🙂 Happy baking! nic x
This might be a silly question, but what would you suggest as a serving, just 1, or 2, or maybe more? 😉
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!
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 🙂
No problem! Do send me a picci 🙂 Yes they’ll be more filling that the Belvita biscuits and mine contain fruit too! x
These are amazing! I put blueberries in them so lush, you recipes are the best! OX
Aw thank you Lauren! Love the addition of the blueberries, yum yum!! Thanks for your comment 🙂 xx
Made my second batch of these today and think I have perfected the recipe now 🙂 Om nom nom 😀
Oh brilliant!! Did you do any tweaks?! Thanks for your comment! Nic x
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!
Love this switch! Thanks for sharing your recipe tip Michela!! Nic xx
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 🙂
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
Could you add protein powder to these to up the protein?
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!
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.
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
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!
Hi Sarah! Aw thanks for your fab pic and comment – love your tweaks! So glad you like them 🙂 Nic xx
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 🙂
Ooh that sounds like a great plan 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind comment Mandy! Happy baking 🙂 xx
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…
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
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?
Oooh I LOVE your tweaks and thoughts!! I’m so doing that next!!! 🙂 Thank you! x
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 !
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!
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
Oh I loved your tweaks so much!! And the final result looked amazing. Thank you so much!! xx
Would this recipe work if you used chopped banana chips instead of almonds
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 🙂
Thanks so much for your great suggestions!! xx
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?
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