Healthy Breakfast Cookies

These healthy breakfast cookies are delicious, easy to make and great for kids anytime when you’re on the go. Made from whole foods like oats, pea protein, hazelnuts and sweetened with raw banana, these cookies are free from butter, flour and refined sugars and are a perfect solution for a quick breakfast or mid-morning snack on busy mornings where there’s little to no time for breakfast prep. They have a healthy balance of complex carbohydrate, protein & fats to help keep you full for longer as well as keeping your blood sugar levels in check, decreasing the likelihood of cravings and overindulging later in the day.

I like ton add a scoop of unsweetened hemp protein to make them extra filling, but this is completely optional. I usually opt for hemp or pea protein powders as they are 100% plant based but any unsweetened protein powder will work, so feel free to use what you like.
A couple of important things to consider when looking for a good quality protein powder: go for a product that is made from 100% natural, non-GMO ingredients and has no added fillers or artificial colors or sweeteners.


  • 1 1/2 cup organic porridge oats
  • 1/2 cup (apx 75 gm) hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 ripe banana (approx. 150 gm)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened protein powder (I prefer hemp or pea protein powder – but this ingredient is optional)
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp water (if or as needed)
  • 3 tbsp chopped dates (raisins or dried cranberries work as well)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C
  2. Combine oats, banana, protein powder, honey, coconut oil, baking powder, salt, & vanilla in a bowl and mix well by hand or using a wooden spoon
  3. Add chopped hazelnuts & dried cranberries. Mix well and add water as necessary to get a sticky dough that doesn’t crumble
  4. Scoop our small round balls of the cookie dough with a spoon. Place on parchment paper and use a wet spoon or wet hands to flatten and smooth our the cookies
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 mins until golden brown (they should still feel slightly soft when you take them out, and they will harden up when cooled)
  6. Leave to cool for 10 mins before serving
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15 Responses to Healthy Breakfast Cookies

  1. Jenny says:

    Hi Regina

    I just wanted to find out if the banana should be sliced or mashed with the back of a fork before mixing with the other ingredients?

    • Regina says:

      Hi Jenny. Either works, but smashing them with a fork first might make it easier. I typically just put the entire banana into the oats and mix with a fork and if the banana is ripe enough, it is really easy to get a good dough. As long as the banana is completely mixed with the other ingredients it will work. Hope they turn out well x

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  4. s andrews says:

    Please add calorie and carb count to all your recipes for diabetics. Thanks much.

  5. bob says:

    Are you sure its 2 “tbsp” of baking powder? It sounded like a lot but I’m a novice baker and I dutifully followed the recipe to the letter. They came out very salty so I’m thinking you meant 2 “tsp”?

    • Regina says:

      Hi Bob, You’re totally right it should be 2 tsp. Can’t believe I didn’t catch this. I’m so sorry. Hope they turn out perfect 2nd time around with the right amount of baking powder.

  6. Victoria says:

    Delicious! Made them with hazelnut butter instead as that’s what I had, and as that’s a bit liquidy I didn’t need to use any water, they turned out really nice…whole family is enjoying them! Thank you 🙂

  7. M. says:

    Hi! This looks absolutely delicious! I was wondering if I could use muesli instead of the oats??

  8. Dori says:

    Hi. I love these cookies especially now that I am a mum of a 4 month old baby girl and need some wholesome foods. Could you tell me which pea protein you use? Thanks a lot 🙂

  9. Jill says:

    Ammmmmazzzing! Best cookie ever ! So simple to make . Excellent recipe.

  10. Arda says:

    Thank you for all these great recipes. I added some cinnamon. It tastes great…

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