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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are perfect for a healthy breakfast

Mornings can be busy for most people and finding time for a healthy breakfast can be tough. So if you are like me, you love healthy grab and go breakfast items. My favorite breakfast to go is a protein smoothie as I can place all the ingredients in my blender container the night before and then blend it up in the morning. Another healthy breakfast that I enjoy is vegan chocolate protein pancakes but these are hard to eat on the go. My favorite healthy breakfast food is cookies. Yes, you heard correctly, I said that I eat cookies for breakfast. Cookies can be enjoyed for breakfast when they are made with healthy ingredients. 

   These yummy breakfast cookies are packed with healthy ingredients that will give you the energy to get your day started. The delicious cookies are loaded with protein and have plenty of fiber. These cookies are easy to grab when you don't have time for breakfast. They are also low in sugar and fat. When you add superfood ingredients like flaxseed or chia seed, they provide your body with healthy omegas.

This healthy breakfast cookie can be made dairy-free or gluten-free with a few simple swaps of ingredients. This is a versatile recipe that you can add or subtract ingredients depending on your dietary needs or food allergies. When I first made this cookie recipe, I did not discover that a dairy allergy was the cause of my severe asthma symptoms. So I now make these delicious wholesome cookies with vegan chocolate chips. If you have gluten problems, you can omit the wheat flour and add more oatmeal to the cookie recipe. Even those with food allergies like a peanut allergy can enjoy these cookies as they are made with sunflower seeds.

Delicious ingredient swaps and additions

The magic of these yummy healthy cookies that are also great for healthy snacks is the fact that you can change the ingredients around to accommodate food sensitivities and allergies. Below are just some of the many different ways you can adjust the flavor of the cookies.
 Here are some delicious ingredient additions:

+ Chia seeds instead of flax meal
+ raisins instead of dried cranberries
+ Sliced almonds instead of sunflower seeds
+ white chocolate chips instead of chocolate
+ Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter for a peanut butter taste 

These healthy cookies are awesome for after school snacks

I don't know about your kids but it seems that my boys are always hungry. So I make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks for them to enjoy. So when my kids ask for a cookie, I can say yes, when my cookie jar is filled with these healthy oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal is such a healthy food and it is also great for the heart as it is known to help lower cholesterol. So once the kids go back to school, I will make sure to make a batch of these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Breakfast Cookies for after school snacks. These cookies are also great for school lunches.

Cookies and coffee

 When I enjoy my morning cup of coffee, I like to have a couple of cookies. These cookies are a guilt-free snack that I can enjoy with my coffee and not have to worry about blowing my health plan. Healthy cookies are just one of many things that I do to keep my body healthy. I work hard to keep my body in shape and I am not going to let some unhealthy store-bought cookies get in the way. Most packaged cookies that you buy from the store usually contain milk. So my dairy allergy won't let me enjoy them but I would rather have homemade cookies that are made with less sugar. 

Cookies that are loaded with plant-based protein

    My healthy cookie recipe also has plenty of protein in each delicious bite. The protein powder that I enjoy using in many of my dairy-free recipes is made from 100% sacha inchi seeds. This vegan protein powder has a nutty flavor even though it contains no nuts. This allergy-friendly protein powder has no added flavors or sweeteners so it is perfect to use in recipes. I love that Zego Foods purity tests this protein for pesticides and glyphosates so I can be sure that it does not contain lead and other bad ingredients. 

Baking tips
Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners to prevent the cookies from sticking. The cookies will not burn either.
The cookie dough should be moist and sticky, so if they feel too dry, just add a couple tablespoons of almond milk.
These cookies store best in the fridge for the best flavor and it prevents the chocolate from melting.
+ The cookies will not spread on the baking sheets. So make sure to flatten them down with a spoon

If you love this recipe, you will enjoy these other healthy recipes

Plant-Based Healthy No-Bake Salted Chocolate Brownies

Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mocha Protein Brownies

Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Pretzel Protein Bites

Non-Dairy Salted Caramels

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Breakfast Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 36
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Made with wholesome healthy ingredients so they are perfect for breakfast.


  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 scoops of plain protein powder
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds


  1. Heat the oven to 350 F. 
  2. Combine the flaxseed meal, bananas, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla until well mixed.
  3.  In a large bowl, combine the oats, whole-wheat flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Pour in the banana mixture, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds. Mix well.
  4.  Scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of batter onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Repeat with the rest of the batter. 
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the cookies on a plate or wire tack. Store these cookies in the fridge or in an airtight container at room temperature.
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  1. I bet these smell wonderful right out of the oven!

  2. These have so many healthy ingredients! I think I can get my kids to actually try them. :)

  3. You can me at oatmeal! I love oatmeal, so can not wait to try this out

  4. Yummy!! I am going to make these, Good Job :) xo

  5. I totally pinned this, my kids would love these. No need to tell them how healthy they are.

  6. Yum - those look good and good for you!! Nothing better than that, in a snack. Pinning this recipe!

  7. yes, please. cookies for breakfast!

  8. The past year or so, I've been into breakfast cookies (making my own). These look really tasty – I haven't gone the chocolate chip route yet.

  9. What a delectable way to start the day! I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies recipe with us on the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I appreciate it and I can't wait to try your recipe. I'm pinning and sharing.

  10. Oh so yummy!I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it and I can't wait to try your recipe. I'm pinning and sharing.

  11. I have to make these! It's a cookie for breakfast that's healthy. I mean, that's basically a food unicorn. Yummy!

  12. Love the fact that these cookies have so much protein in them! They look so tasty and I gotta definitely try them out.

  13. I would love to have these for breakfast. They look so filling and delicious.

  14. Wow! That would definitely be my favourite kind of breakfast! These cookies look really yummy to me!

  15. I love the thought of cookies for breakfast! Especially ones with chocolate!

  16. I'm not a huge raisin fan, but I would love these minus the raisins! Chocolate chip and oatmeal are a great combination.

  17. Oh my gosh - breakfast cookies?! Yes, yes, yes. Going to try these asap.

  18. These sound amazing. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. I definitely would love to try these soon too. I like that it's a breakfast cookie.

  19. Oh man, these breakfast cookies look delicious. My kids would love them. I'll have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  20. These will be a sure hit at my house! They look so good!

  21. I can get behind cookies for breakfast. I tend to skip breakfast so these would be perfect since they would be made in advance.

  22. I can't resist to chocolate chip cookies. They are my favorite! I will definitely make these cookies this weekend!

  23. Chocolate chip cookies are mine all time fav but haven't ever tried by myself..but this recipe really looks much easy and simple to try out..Thanks for sharing the recipe..this really sounds so delicious and tasty...Great work..Loved it...🤤

  24. I want want want!!! This looks sooooo delicious and very healthy, yummmmm....

  25. I've always liked eating those oatmeal cookies my friends bring and those are looking quite delicious as well that I'd love to try them sometime.

  26. Breakfast cookies is a great idea. This can be perfectly paired with either coffee or milk. I love it.

  27. Great recipe. I love everything that is made from oatmeal. Thanks for sharing!

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