Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Introducing Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies—a delightful treat that’s ready in one bowl and less than 30 minutes! These cookies are not only delicious but also packed with wholesome goodness. They’re dairy-free, loaded with healthy fats and fibers, and sweetened naturally with maple syrup. Perfect for meal prep to kickstart your day!

Reasons to Love This Recipe:

  1. These Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are quick to make, ready in under 30 minutes.
  2. They’re not just tasty but also nutritious, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free.
  3. Loaded with healthy fats and fiber, keeping you satisfied for longer.
  4. Sweetened with maple syrup and applesauce, offering a healthier alternative to refined sugars.
  5. Can easily be made sugar-free if you prefer.
  6. These cookies have a delightful texture—fluffy, chewy, and slightly crunchy.
  7. They make a convenient grab-and-go breakfast option for busy mornings.

Useful Tips and Tricks:

  • Mix the wet ingredients before adding the dry ones for easier blending.
  • Flatten the cookie dough before baking, as they won’t spread much during baking.
  • Feel free to add extra chocolate chips on top for more indulgence.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Can I make these nut-free?
    Absolutely! Use sunflower seed butter or oat flour instead of almond butter and almond flour. Skip the walnuts altogether.
  2. Are these cookies healthy?
    Yes! They’re made with wholesome ingredients and only lightly sweetened with maple syrup, akin to having a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.
  3. Can I make these cookies vegan?
    Certainly! Substitute a flax egg for a real egg for a vegan-friendly version.
  4. What is a flax egg?
    A flax egg is a vegan egg replacement made from ground flaxseed mixed with water. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground flax with 3 tablespoons of water, let it sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken, and then use it in your recipe.

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 large cookies


  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter or any other nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg or flax egg
  • 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond flour or oat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond butter, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and egg until well combined.
  • Add oats, almond flour, ground flax, cinnamon, and baking soda to the bowl. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Using a double cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Add extra chocolate chips on top if desired, then flatten the tops with your hand.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy your delicious and nutritious Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies!


  • Mix wet ingredients before adding dry ones for smoother blending.
  • Flatten cookie dough before baking as they won’t spread much.
  • Feel free to add more chocolate chips on top for extra indulgence.

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