The Best Breakfast Cookies

Nutritious, filling, and honestly… just really good.

When Laurens was born my girlfriend Katie brought us dinner one night (the sweetest!). Dinner was amazing, but THE COOKIES were incredible. I texted her later that night to tell her that I needed the recipe… and I needed it asap. She delivered!

The original recipe is incredibly delicious and I have made it now *at least* once a week since we finished her first batch. But in true Ashley form, each time I’ve made the cookies I’ve changed them juuuust a little. And after what feels like my 800th batch, I may have finally perfected my version of the recipe!

No sugar, gluten, or dairy, and packed with protein, fat, and fiber, these cookies are filling AND hearty. Plus, they come out of the oven looking like birdseed… which for some reason really amuses me.

Ryan and I love them! They would make great after school treat for kiddos, the perfect pick-me-up for nursing moms, or anyone who needs a sweet and filling afternoon snack. I hope you make them and tell me what you think!

The Best Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients (makes 20)

2 ripe bananas

1/2 cup honey

4 cups rolled oats

1.5 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup chia seeds

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup melted coconut oil


Heat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop the “dough” out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I like to pat each cookie and flatten them out, they tend to fall apart before they are baked, so don’t be alarmed if they do! Just pat back together.

Bake cookies for 20-25 minutes depending on how crispy you like them. (I fall more in the 25 minute camp.) Let cool and enjoy!

These will keep in the freezer or in the fridge for up to three days.

Recipe adapted from Yummy Toddler Food. Original recipe here.

You’ll have to let me know if you try these cookies… and make sure you tag me, so I can share!

P.S. Find more of my favorite gluten-free dairy-free recipes here! And more baking recipes here that I want to make!


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  1. These sound delicious but You have to try Sally’s Baking Addiction breakfast cookies! There is a lactation version as well if that suits you better with Lauren’s!

    • These cookies sound delicious. We’re not huge coconut fans – do you think it would work if you left it out of the recipe?
      Thanks – I love your blog and am enjoying seeing your handsome little guy and the joy he has brought you both.

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