Breakfast Cookies

raw cookiesWhen J worked at home, I used to make a smoothie every morning and leave it in the fridge for him.

Once he got a job downtown, he didn’t want the hassle of drinking a smoothie.

I kept suggesting things for him to eat for breakfast, but the only things he wanted were prepackaged things. He didn’t want any prep work, reheating, etc.

Then I thought of breakfast cookies. I wanted to make them myself, both to save money and make sure they were healthy. I first tried the Fitnessista’s recipe, but found that I needed to adapt it to get the texture he wanted and to have them last all week. I make five giant cookies on Sundays. He takes them to work on Monday and eats them all week with a piece of fruit. Here is my recipe- which is still mostly Gina’s πŸ™‚

baked cookiesBreakfast Cookies– Makes 5 large cookiesΒ 

Preheat oven to 350

  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 scoops protein powder (any flavor)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8-1/4 cup almond milk (to desired texture)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • I change it up every week, but not much. Sometimes I switch the fruit, use butterscotch chips, coconut, etc. Whatever strikes my fantasy πŸ™‚

I mix all the dry ingredients together, then the wet ingredients. I stir them until they’re cookie like texture, adding a little more almond milk or flour if necessary. Then I make the dough into five cookies with my hands.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are brown. Leave on the cookie sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Now you have a healthy, protein filled breakfast for the week πŸ™‚ You can also try Gina’s original recipe. I don’t know why it didn’t work for me, maybe because the weather is so different in Portland than in Tucson.

Let me know if you try them!



  1. great idea! They look yummy πŸ™‚

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  2. I’ve seen those before but wondered about the taste… I may have to try some now!

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    • The only real difference between these and regular cookies is peanut butter instead of butter, and protein powder (sweetened) instead of sugar. You could use almond butter if you don’t like peanut butter. I like the taste, I think they’re super good πŸ™‚

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  3. Looks yummy!

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  4. Yum! Might need to give these a try… I’m always looking for new breakfast and snack ideas.

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  5. Breakfast cookies is just my speed!

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  6. What a yummy way to simplify the most important meal of the day. We keep a glass bowl stocked with fruit on our island- it’s an easy grab and go healthy snack.

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  7. Wow! So big & yummy looking.


  8. Lor @ Lovely & Cozy β™₯ says:

    These look super yummy! πŸ™‚

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  9. OoOo they look good and healthy. I gotta try them! I need alternatives to my unhealthy cookies and snacks lol

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