Yup, these cookies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

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No, I am not trying to mess with you. Promise.

Asher and I made these over the weekend.

Oh, and real quickly here, we have got to clarify something. I am pretty sure there are a lot of you out there who think Asher is my daughter. Nope. I mean come on guys I am nineteen. Although, my mom did have her first kid at eighteen.

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Asher is however my favorite little girl. She is also completely addicted to chocolate. I think she’s even proud of it.

Like it is insane.

She is a pretty good eater. She’ll eat most fruits and vegetables and she actually enjoys them. This is great, but seriously the girl can not get enough chocolate in her diet. She wants it breakfast, lunch and dinner. Literally there are some mornings when she will have a fit because she just does not understand why cookies are not a good breakfast. She’ll say “I don’t understand. Cookies are so good and I am sooo hungry for them.”

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So over the weekend she asked me if we could make cookies that she could actually be able to eat for breakfast. She said “Tieg, let’s make healthy cookies. Cookies that I can eat for breakfast!”

Did I mention that this girl is insanely smart. Sometimes the things that come out of her mouth amaze me. I think she picks up on a lot of stuff around the house, which also make me wonder what on earth she say’s at school. That thought is a little scary (read house full of teenage boys).

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So we made cookies and we made um healthy. Really I can honestly say you can feel good about eating these cookies.

When Asher and I make cookies though, or really anything, I am pretty sure that a fourth of the dough ends up in her mouth and another fourth ends up on one of her princess gowns (she’s got like 6, all from Target). Yeah, she wears ball gown around the house with no tights, no leggings and no sweater when it is blowing snow and 20 degrees outside (which has been the last five days). I get cold just looking at her.

She. Is. Crazy.

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I was pretty fearful that these cookies would not turn out, but they did. I have made them three times in two day’s.

Don’t judge.

These cookies are definitely not very sweet, but their flavor is awesome. They take maybe twenty-five minutes to make. Which I would say is a dangerous thing, but I mean they are seriously good for you!

Definitely good enough to justify eating cookies for breakfast.

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Super Healthy Breakfast (or anytime) Cookies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 16 Cookies
Calories Per Serving: 186 kcal

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  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter you can substitute almond butter
  • 2 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1/4 cup dried pomegranates or dried fruit of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, oats, ground flaxseeds, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup microwave the canola oil and peanut butter together for 30 seconds, stir to combine. Add the mashed bananas, egg, honey and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a mixing spoon until the dough comes together. Fold in the dark chocolate, dried pomegranates and walnuts until evenly distributed. Drop about 2 tablespoons of rounded dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, placing them about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until set and lightly golden around the edges.
  • These cookies will not flatten or spread. They pretty much just hold their form.

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Guy’s come on. It is cookies for breakfast. Make them now!

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    1. Hey Effath,
      I haven’t tested this recipe without bananas, but you could try apple sauce. I am unsure of the results though as I have not tested this. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  1. I’m looking for some easy and different breakfast options and these look perfect! Curious about the bananas though…my daughter is super allergic. How could I adjust this recipe if I skip the bananas? Add another egg or two? Thanks!

    1. Hey Valerie,
      I would recommend trying an avocado in place of the banana! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    These super healthy “breakfast” cookies are soooo good! I’ve substituted different dried fruits, combined peanut and almond butter, dropped them onto a greased cookie sheet and have made them into balls. I can’t get enough of these cookies. I’ve shared them with friends and they love them, too. Thanks for this easy, delicious recipe!

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  5. These turned out great! I was suprised how sweet they turned out. I did add about 10 or so drops of stevia to the batter, which I am sure helped. but I was impressed as far as super healthy cookies go these are so far my favorite!!!

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  7. I love this recipe but I was wondering if you could go without the oats. Thank you so so much.

    1. Hey Kyra, think the oat are kind of important because they make up a bulk of the cookie. So sorry I could not help!

  8. hi, these look so delicious! however, I’m anti-banana (not allergic just have an extreme aversion). Was the banana flavor very noticeable? I often wonder if avocado could be a decent replacement for banana in recipes.

    1. Thanks Dori!

      I would not omit the peanut butter because it helps to shape the cookies. Can he eat sunflower seed butter? If he can, I would use that or you can also try using room temperature cream cheese. I have never tried that so I am not positive it would work. Let me know!

  9. I made these this morning for a mom’s club breakfast. They were a big hit. Thanks for the recipe. Great blog. I found you on Pinterest.

  10. I can’t wait to try this. My kids like small meals. One problem. My son is allergic to nuts and tree nuts. What can I substitute for peanut butter and almond butter? Thanks!

  11. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after going through many of the posts I realized it’s
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  12. Oh yum!! I’m pinning this one too! I love creating healthier versions of the foods I love. I’m sure this recipe will be a new favorite. 🙂

  13. Cookies from Breakfast, yes please! Love that you used dried pomegranates, yum! I’m featuring these on my Facebook page tonight. Thanks from sharing at Thursday’s Treasures.

  14. I’m always looking for something healthy for my kids to scarf down before school. These definitely fit the bill. Thanks for sharing!

  15. You had me at “healthy cookie”! Anytime you can make a cookie better for you, I am a fan! Thanks for sharing at Time To Sparkle!

  16. These look great! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures! I’ve featured them on Week 79. Please stop by and grab my “featured on” button. <3 and hugs!

  17. I could go for a few of those right now! Asher sounds like a smart cookie to me 🙂 Pinned and featuring tonight at Mom On Timeout!

  18. Oh yes Please! Cookies for breakfast?! That is my kind of way to start the day! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  19. Cookies for breakfast? I like this little girl’s thinking! I’m missing the flax seed, but the next time I’m at the store I’m going to have to get some. Can’t wait to try them!

  20. I knew it would happen after reading your lovely post and recipe. It grabbed me by the neck and threw me right down on the kitchen floor and screamed….MAKE ME..MAKE ME! And I will be…this is SO MY kind of breakfast. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck..do come again soon.

  21. These sound super delicious and I like that you used oil instead of butter. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  22. Wow lots of great things in these cookies. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday Easter Brunch LInky Party!

  23. Argh these look so delicious, I love how itty bitty they are! Really like how you added pomegranate, very original. I’m thinking of trying this with dried cranberries added to the mix too? Either way, definitely trying this 🙂

  24. I have a cookie problem. I love them! The fact that these are so full of wonderful things makes me able to justify my addiction for another day! Wohoo. Thanks 🙂 I found your great recipe at Happy Hour Friday. Krista @ ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com

    1. Cookies are not a problem! Well at least I think they are a good problem! We love cookies! Hope you like these and thanks for reading!

  25. So I have clicked on like 10 of your recipes from one of the blog hops, and all of them look so good! Your photography is beautiful. I am excited to try all of them. I would love if you could share some of your 30 minutes or less recipes in our blog hop, http://shaffer-sisters.blogspot.com/2013/03/30-minutes-or-less-meals-link-up-party.html. This one, Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto, Honey Granola Bars or any others that you would see fit. We are going to be watching you to see what you make next! Keep up the great work.

  26. These look SO GOOD! I think I have everything in my cupboard already – totally going to have to try these! Pinning! Oh and I’m a new follower, I love your blog!

    Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

  27. Wow, these look yummy. I think cookies for breakfast is only natural. I can’t wait to try these.
    Found you at Mom n Time Out
    Have a nice week,

  28. These look too tasty to be healthy 🙂 I love that more and more recipes are taking the healthy approach!

  29. Woww.. Looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. First time here.. Happy to follow your space 🙂

  30. I am loving these! I’m always on the lookout for healthy cookies and I’ll take them any way I can get them and yours look fantastic! I like the addition of honey and pb!

  31. Cookies for breakfast?! YES, PLEASE & THANK YOU!! 😉 Thanks for another fabulous recipe, Tieghan! Pinned ;*)

  32. wow, those look mighty tasty and something I could get my son to eat. I’ll have to try them with peanut butter chips and cranberries. Stopping by from Tempt My Tummy

  33. I love this. I have a similar recipe on my blog, but I like the fact that this one has flaxseed, bananas and honey. Definitely going to try this!

  34. I am totally good with cookies for breakfast! That ooey gooey chocolate oozing out is killing me right now! Maybe if I close my eyes they will appear in front of me???

  35. These sure look yummy. I am not much for chocolate chips, but my husband loves him some chocolate. I need to make these with some with and some just dried fruit. I would also use coconut oil.