Mom Knows Best : Cookies For Breakfast!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cookies For Breakfast!

My boys like eating those Quaker breakfast cookies but I don't like how much they cost. So I made a homemade version. I think the recipe I found is also better for my boys. I love that I can sneak nutrition into my boys with cookies.. The recipe I found is packed with fiber through oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and flax meal. The flax meal also adds omegas into their diet. The nuts add protein and the fruit adds vitamins making these cookies nutritious. Just add a glass of milk and you have a great breakfast that kids and grown ups will enjoy. I love these cookies for busy summer mornings for a quick and easy breakfast.

oatmeal and flax cranberry cookies

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
  • 3/4 cup flax meal
  • 1  cups dried cranberries
  •  1 cup chopped nuts, optional; walnuts or pecans are tasty (I used sunflower seeds)


1) Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line them with parchment.
2) In a large bowl, soften the butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, and egg and stir until well mixed.
3) Mix in the flour, oats, flax meal dried fruit and nuts or seeds.
4) Let the dough rest for 30 minutes or so at room temperature, for the oats to soften. Towards the end of the rest period, preheat the oven to 350°F.
5) Scoop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten each ball of dough slightly.
6) Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool them on the baking sheets for 15 minutes or so, to allow them to set. 
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

You can also make a chocolate breakfast cookie too. Just omit the cranberries and add 1 cup chocolate chips. These are also great to pack in lunches and afternoon snacks.


  1. I am so going to try this. I want to learn how to make Granola Bars healthy for my family. Tyvm for this recipe good job :) xo

  2. Cookies for breakfast sounds good to me!

  3. Seeing cookies & breakfast together??? Finally, I'm in heaven!!! ha/ha Love the recipe, pinning this one!

  4. Cookies for breakfast....of course!! That's one way of eating your oatmeal.

  5. These sound like a nice healthy cookie. I have pinned this to make some time!

  6. I am always trying to figure out how to incorporate flaxseed. I think I may try these.

  7. Yum! Cookies and milk for breakfast sounds great! I will have to make these.

  8. This is just what I needed to justify having oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for breakfast! Just add flax! Perfect, works for me!


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