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Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

Tasty little Breakfast Cookies are wholesome, delicious treats packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey…perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack!

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com

Today is an important day at our house. A very special little lady turns two! This baby girl warms our heart and makes us laugh countless times a day. She is adorable, cheerful, headstrong, chatty, and just bursting with sweetness. It’s hard to remember what life was like before she joined us. And it just so happens that today’s recipe was inspired by her!

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Little Miss has become a bit finicky lately, probably due to her molars coming in. In fact, pretty much the only thing she cares to eat these days is frozen grapes.

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com Breakfast time can be particularly challenging. She doesn’t want oatmeal. She doesn’t want muffins. She doesn’t want waffles. She doesn’t want granola. She doesn’t want bananas or strawberries or oranges. And she’s even lost interest in her beloved vanilla yogurt. So before she wastes away on frozen grapes, what’s a mama to do?

Well, I’ll tell you what Mama does. She makes cookies. For breakfast. And loads them with all kinds of sneaky, healthy ingredients like oats, protein-packed nuts and nut butter, whole wheat flour, and coconut oil. She sweetens them with a touch of honey. And she tops them with a few mini chocolate chips for good measure.

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com Now, you could stir some raisins or other dried fruit into your Breakfast Cookies and they’d be perfectly delightful…

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com …but the cute little toddler in question happens to have a soft spot for chocolate. And how could anyone say no to this kind of enthusiasm?!

These are not your soft, moist, overly sweet dessert-type cookies. They’re breakfast cookies, which means that they’re oat-y and nutty and, yes, healthier tasting. But that last part is not in a bad way. I promise that these cookies are totally delish and your family will gobble them right up!

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com It’s easy to change up these cookies by using different types of nuts or varieties of nut butter. I made this particular batch with ground almonds and peanut butter, because that’s what I had on hand. But you could use ground walnuts with almond butter, ground pecans with sunflower seed butter…whatever floats your boat.

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com So earn a few cool mom points by giving your kids what they really want…cookies for breakfast! Or whip up a batch of these wholesome little yummies for yourself. Not only do they provide fuel for a busy morning, but they’re also conveniently portable for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack. They’re sure to be a hit, whether you’re two or 102!

And they’re a nice change of pace from frozen grapes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies ~ packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! | FiveHeartHome.com

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

Yield: Approximately 2 dozen cookies

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

Tasty little Breakfast Cookies are wholesome, delicious treats packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey...perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds (or your favorite nut or combo of nuts)
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (NOT instant oats)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or raisins/dried fruit)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ยฐF and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the nuts in a food processor or blender and process until finely ground. Pour into a medium bowl. Mix in rolled oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a small pot set over medium-low heat, stir together peanut butter, coconut oil, and honey until just melted and blended. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla (it will bubble up a bit). Allow to slightly cool.
  4. Pour peanut butter mixture over oat mixture; stir a couple of times. Pour egg over top and stir all ingredients together until combined. Dough will be thick and somewhat crumbly.
  5. Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough and form into balls, lightly squeezing dough together if necessary. Space out balls at least an inch apart on prepared baking sheets and flatten slightly. Sprinkle tops with chocolate chips and press chips down into dough. (Alternatively, if using raisins or dried fruit, stir them directly into dough before forming it into balls. The reason I don't recommend stirring in the chocolate chips is because they will likely melt due to the warm peanut butter mixture.)
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

If you don't have whole wheat pastry flour, regular whole wheat flour will work.

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  1. Debbie Caraballo says:

    What a doll! Hope her birthday was happy…mine is tomorrow; actually today, I guess, since it’s after 2 am ! The breakfast cookies sound really good too! Thanks a bunch!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Happy birthday to you, Deb! My daughter’s birthday is actually today, too (I publish my posts late at night so that it’s ready for people to read first thing in the morning, so I often write them as if it’s already the next day)…what a good day to be born! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a fun weekend celebrating!

  2. These look great. I think I may play with recipe to see if I can make a fall edition. My kids (and myself) will love these!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I love the idea of a fall version of these cookies, Kristen! When I made this batch, my mind was totally spinning about how I could incorporate pumpkin and spices next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy them if you have a chance to try them, and have a great rest of the weekend!

  3. Your cookies are incredible, I just pinned and will try soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you so much, Helene! I appreciate the pin and I hope you love them when you try them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Charlotte Moore says:

    If I wasn’t so tired I would make these now. YUMMY!!! I love whole wheat and oats in cookies. I would like raisins better though. First time to see your blog. Your baby is a doll.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks, Charlotte! Maybe you’ll have the stamina to make these after a full night’s sleep… ๐Ÿ˜‰ The raisin version is definitely yummy, too…my family members are divided on which they like better. I’m so glad you found the blog, and I appreciate your sweet words about my little girl. We think she’s a doll, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  5. You’re daughter is adorable and looks just like you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      You are too sweet, Holly…thank you! I have to admit that she looks eerily like photos of myself at her age… ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh my goodness these look delicious! So trying them! And I can totally relate with the recent picky eating… so maybe these will do the trick! Also your photos are GORGEOUS!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Shannon! I hope your picky eater loves these as much as mine does. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I really appreciate the compliment on your photography…I feel like I’m learning something new every day. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you are having a fantastic week!

  7. These look delicious! Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Janet! I always appreciate you being so generous with your pins. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope these are a hit if you have a chance to try them!

  8. These look absolutely amazing, Samantha! And your little girl is so precious. I hope she had a great birthday and that her molars have given her a little break so she can have eat a little more than the frozen grapes! Well and these delicious breakfast cookies. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much for linking up with us at Saturday Night Fever!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      You are so sweet, Ashlyn…thank you! Her molars are still bothering her, but hopefully they’ll be completely broken through soon. In the meantime, frozen grapes and cookies it is — ha! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for hosting SNF and I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  9. Debra Whatley says:

    Hello, do you know the nutritional value to this cookie. How many calories per cookie, how many carbs, how much sugar, etc.
    Thank you and be blessed.
    Debra

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Hi Debra! I don’t have the ability to calculate nutritional value myself, but after I received your comment, I submitted this recipe to a recipe sharing site that does provide nutritional info. Go to this link, and just above the recipe, click on the second tab that says “Nutrition.” Hopefully that will provide you with the info you were requesting. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that helps, and hope you enjoy these if you get to try them!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe; it’s become a family favorite! We love to make them with almond butter for the nut butter, almond flavoring instead of vanilla, and chopped dried cherries. They are amazing! I also use freshly ground emmer flour since we don’t do well with regular modern wheat. I’ve used emmer or einkorn flour in place of regular or pastry wheat flour in several of your recipes and they have all turned out wonderfully (you do have to adjust the moisture content for einkorn, but emmer seems to do well with a 1:1 substitution ratio). They are older forms of wheat and their protein and gluten contents are rather different than modern wheat (they seem to be more like a pastry or soft spring wheat in terms of how they work in recipes). True Celiacs cannot have them, but we do great with them and I love being able to use them in recipes like yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

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