Hearty, and scrumptious, these easy to make Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are a delicious way to start the day! They’re loaded with healthy, power-packed ingredients that make them the ideal grab and go treat. Skip the cereal and kick the day into high gear with this unexpected way to enjoy breakfast.
Cookies for breakfast? Is that really a thing? Yes, it most certainly is! To be clear, they haven’t been a thing for long around here. I came up with this recipe to fill a need. It’s all about helping my son get a “healthy-ish” breakfast that he can grab as he’s headed out the door.
Hunter is in the middle of his second semester of college. He’s a music major which requires quite a bit of extra work. He’s not only taking regular classes but he’s got music theory, practice sessions, and rehearsals. He’s working so hard. Of course, with his busy schedule, I worry that he’s not eating right. So, instead of fretting about it, I put my energy into figuring out a way to help my boy get something yummy and healthy into his day. Thus…Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies were born!
What Goes Into Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies?
- Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
- Baking Soda
- Quick Oats
- Chia Seeds
- Dried Dates
These cookies are so good you won’t believe you’re eating something healthy. They are soft on the inside with just the right amount of crispiness around the edge. I love to make a batch and pack them into little wax paper bags sealed with washi tape. That way, Hunter can grab a bag of cookies, his coffee mug and head out the door.
Can you Make-Ahead And Freeze?
Absolutely. You can make the dough ahead of time, scoop it out then freeze and bake later. These cookies can also be frozen after they’re baked. Just let them thaw and they’re ready to eat. I also like to pop them into the microwave for a few seconds to enjoy with my afternoon cup of coffee.
Add-Ins and Substitutions
If you’re not a fan of any of the ingredients listed in the recipe, no problem. This cookie recipe is very flexible so you can leave out what you don’t like and add in what you do.
Try these change-ups:
- change out the chia seeds for flax seeds.
- add raisins or dried currants.
- add chopped pecans or walnuts, sunflower seeds or peanuts.
More Easy-To Make Breakfast Recipes
- Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata
- Breakfast Cupcakes
- Breakfast Scones
- Avocado Egg Salad
- Three Cheese Quiche
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- 1 ½ sticks butter - room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs - room temperature
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup dried dates - chopped
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
- Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together butter, brown and white sugar. Add-in vanilla and eggs one at a time. Add-in flour, baking soda, and salt then mix. Add-in oats, coconut, chia seeds, and dates. Mix well, scraping down the sides of bowl.
- Using a cookie scoop or 2 spoons, drop cookies onto prepared pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cookies are golden. Remove to a rack to cool.
- Can be store on the counter for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 months.
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