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Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Easy, Healthy

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These oatmeal breakfast cookies are the best healthy grab-and-go breakfast to kick start your day with energy. Made with healthy whole-grain oats, coconut, and a trio of super seeds, you will simply fall in love with them!

 

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies: a healthy breakfast choice

You know I love to share my healthy breakfast recipes on the blog. As a busy mummy, I love grab-and-go options. Such an easy way to fuel up on busy mornings.

I made this recipe for my friend who just had a baby. It’s a perfect lactation cookie alternative. These cookies are loaded with oat fibers and healthy fat from a trio of super seeds: chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flaxseed.

I am very proud to add this recipe to my clean food recipes on the blog today!

Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with wholegrain oats, coconut , cranberries and pumpkin seeds. A healthy grab and go breakfast to kick start morning energy.

She absolutely loved them!  She said that it was a breakfast saver as a new mum. Every morning, after a short night, her husband could bring her an easy and healthy mess-free breakfast in bed.

I love it when I make people happy with my baking. These clean breakfast cookies are now on my own list when the baby arrives in January.

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It’s such a great breakfast to make ahead. You can store them for up to 1 week in a cookie jar.

Also, I tried to freeze the batter and it works very well. Of course, defrost them 3 hours before baking for the best result.

Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with wholegrain oats, coconut , cranberries and pumpkin seeds. A healthy grab and go breakfast to kick start morning energy.

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These breakfast cookies don’t contain refined sugar and can be made gluten-free using brown rice flour. If you tolerate gluten, whole-wheat flour is a high fiber and low-cost option.

I hope you will enjoy this breakfast cookie recipe!

Don’t hesitate to swap the cranberries for other toppings to create a variety of clean breakfast cookies. I also love to use sultana raisins, dried apricot, or dark chocolate chips!

Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with wholegrain oats, coconut , cranberries and pumpkin seeds. A healthy grab and go breakfast to kick start morning energy.

 

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Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie - Cranberries and coconut cookies

30.5gNet Carbs
4.89 from 209 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Net Carbs 30.5g
Fat 16.2g
Protein 7.3g
Calories 308kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
8 large cookies
Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with wholegrain oats, coconut, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. A healthy grab-and-go breakfast to kick start morning energy.

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
  • Cover a cookie rack with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients: rolled and jumbo oats, desiccated and shredded coconut, flour, cranberries and seeds.
  • Add eggs (or flax egg if vegan), brown rice syrup, coconut oil and vanilla.
  • Combine until it forms a sticky cookie batter that comes easily together to forms cookies. If the batter is too dry - it should not be - but you can add up to 6 tbsp cold water to make the batter comes together. Add them 1 tbsp at a time.
  • Slightly oil your hands with coconut oil and shape cookie balls.
  • Place each ball on the cookie rack leaving a thumb space between each cookie. You should be able to make 8 large cookies.
  • Press the cookies slightly with your hand palm to flatten.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the sides are crispy and golden brown.
  • Cool down on a rack and store in a cookie box in your pantry for up to 1 week.
  • Can be made ahead and enjoyed during the week as a grab and go breakfast cookie.
Vegan flax egg: for one egg dissolve 1 tbsp of flax-meal with 3 tbsp of water. Stir, set aside 10 minutes until egg like texture and use as an egg. Make 2 for this recipe.
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Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie - Cranberries and coconut cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 large cookies)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 146
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.2g25%
Saturated Fat 8.4g53%
Carbohydrates 33.7g11%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 12.9g14%
Protein 7.3g15%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
Net Carbs 30.5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    36 thoughts on Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – Easy, Healthy
  1. Can I substitute the brown rice syrup for something else? Or can I omit it all together. Is it really needed for the recipe?

  2. 5 stars
    Hey everyone I just tried making these. They are delicious! What I did is halfway through the bake time I flipped them. Made them brown on both sides. HIGHLY recommend:).
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. 5 stars
    i don’t like brown rice flour because no matter WHAT I use it in it tastes gritty like sand. i have a gluten free flour mixture from carol fenster that i use for everything from cakes to cookies to cornbread it has white rice flour and potato flour and corn starch and I forget at the moment, but could I use this as well? also i have friends that can use anything but not wholewheat flour. another member said she used white flower and more rolled oats, how much more. I would like to try that . this sounds sooo good.

    • Hi, I am not familiar with the carol gluten free flour but I am sure it will work well to replace brown rice flour in this recipe. Enjoy the cookies! XOXO. Carine.

    • Hi, I would not use olive oil in this recipe. Coconut oil is really adding a great taste to the cookies and help them firm up when cooked. Coconut oil gets solids again at room teperature and it gives a lovely texture to those cookies. Enjoy them, xoxo Carine.

  4. These look great but I am not crazy about the desiccated coconut, what can I substitute or can i leave it out altogether?

    • Hi, I would recommend you to use any nut flour like almond flour, hazelnut flour or oat bran. Use same amount as you will use for coconut. Enjoy the recipe, xoxo Carine.

  5. 5 stars
    I made these today and they were delicious!
    I skipped the cranberries when I read the ingredients on the pack and discovered they were 41% sugar (!!!). Also I used 3 eggs and added a little rose water for flavor. So they ended up nice and moist. Kids loved them too. Thanks for this recipe ?

      • Well, I am sorry if you can’t get those where you live, I don’t have this trouble in NZ. You can always omit them in the recipe and it will come out great! Enjoy the recipes on te blog. XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    These have become a staple for us. So quick and easy to make up on Sunday for weekday breakfast. So many nutritious ingredients too! We love them!

    • Hi, Thank you so much for this lovely comment. I am so happy to hear that my recipe is on your table every Sunday 🙂 I hope you’ll find even more delicious recipe on my blog. Thanks for reading me and trying my recipe. xoxo Carine.

  7. Am I reading carbs right. 45 for one cookie or is it 45 divided by 8? That seems realllllllly high in carbs. Which makes me sad as a diabetic! The ingredients don’t seem as though it would equate to 45 carbs for one cookie. Am I reading cab right lol?

    • Hi Melodie, yes it is 45 g carbs per cookie – but it is 8 large cookies. You can remove the cranberries to decrease and swap the honey by brown rice syrup. It will decrease the carbs to 38 g – including 5.2 g of fibre so only 32.8g net carb per cookies. Also, this recipe makes 8 large cookies. You can also makes 16 small cookies and each cookies will bring you only 16.4 net carb per cookie. Don’t forget that this recipe contains only healthy wholegrains carbs from wholegrain oat and brown rice flour which are good for you. Have a great day, xoxo Carine.

    • Hi Jenny, The nutrition panel is per cookie and the recipe makes 8 large cookies. You can also make 16 smaller cookies to divide your calories per portion. Enjoy the recipe ! xoxo Carine.

    • Hello! I never made those clean breakfast cookies without eggs so I would not recommend anything without trying it before. However, if you love egg free oatmeal bars I have gt another delicious recipe that will be suitable for your egg-free diet. It is a carrot cake oatmeal bar. Enjoy the recipe! Carine.

  8. Hi there. I am going to attempt these on the weekend! I am just wondering what jumbo oats are please?
    Thank you so much for sharing

    • Hi Sheryl, Jumbo oats also known as wholegrain oats or old fashioned oats are oat groats that have been steamed and flattened with a large heavy roller. They have got a perfect bite size for muesli or bars adding more texture. Rolled oats also know as quick oats are smaller pieces than jumbo oats. It is finer flakes that absorb more liquids and give bulk in porridge or bars. You can buy jumbo oats from Quaker brand. I added a link in the recipe box for you – click on it and have a look ! I hope it helps. Enjoy those delicious cookies. see you soon on the blog and thanks for reading my blog Sheryl! xoxo Carine.

  9. I am looking forward to making these for breakfast to go in the mornings! Thank you for sharing. I was wondering for this recipe, how many cookies does it make? And how many would say for a average size person would fill you up for breakfast? Appreciate the info for helping in my food prepping for my family of 5. Thanks again!

    • Hi Sarah! This recipe makes about 8- 10 cookies – size as on the picture makes 8. I am a small person and I am usually full with two cookies and a large cappuccino 🙂 My husband will have more that is why I am often doubling the batch and keep them for a week in an airtight plastic container at room temperature. Enjoy the recipe and let me know how it goes! Thanks for reading my blog and testing my recipes Sarah! I can’t wait to read you again! xoxo Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    Hi Carine,
    I made your breakfast cookies for the fist time today and they were great! My batter was a bit wet (I only had white flour in my pantry) so I added in more quick oats and they turned out perfectly. I will definitely be making these again and look forward to trying new ingredient combinations! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • Hi Melissa, I am so happy to read that ! I love those breakfast cookies and I always found the recipe super easy and delicious. I am very happy to read that this works perfectly in your kitchen too and that we can easily adapt it with what we have got in the pantry! Always great to have options for the other readers. Huge thank you for following my blog and taking few minutes to add this positive review. I hope you will find more delicious recipe on my blog. xoxo. Carine.

  11. 5 stars
    Just made these and while certainly tasty, they do not resemble cookie batter in the least. They were very hard to shape and fell apart as soon as I put them on the cookie sheet. I ended up skipping them with an ice cream scoop into muffin tins.

      • Hi Penny, Thanks for your positive comment on this recipe! I love to hear that everything goes well and was as simple as that ! Enjoy the clean cookies and see you soon on the blog to try more healthy recipes ! Huge thanks for following my blog and testing my recipes <3. Carine.

    • Hi, I am sorry to hear that. Did you change any ingredients in the recipe at all? I am thinking about the flour or did you well use a combo of jumbo and rolled oats? For e.g brown rice flour has a different amount of fiber than other flour meaning that they liquid absorption is also different. Same with oat size. My batter is never dry using this recipe. It looks sticky, thick not crumbly at all. If it is crumbly or too dry I recommend to add 1 tbsp of cold water into the mixture – up to 6 tbsp. It should makes the batter easier to work into cookies. Thanks for following the blog! Let me know, xoxo Carine.

      • Can you please explain what is desicated coconut? These sound delicious but I don’t know what that is. Thanks.

        • Hi Patricia, Desiccated coconut is coconut meat which has been shredded and then dried to remove as much moisture as possible. It is thinner than shredded coconut. It looks like a coconut powder and you can buy it in any supermarket in the baking area. I hope you try those breakfast cookies. It is delicious! Carine.

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