Let's Eat "Healthy" Cookies for Breakfast!

Updated on March 2, 2020
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Linda explores food facts, folklore, and fabulous recipes, one ingredient at a time.

Cookies for breakfast? You bet!
Cookies for breakfast? You bet! | Source

Cookies for Breakfast?

What could possibly go wrong? Well, see what happened when the lovable Sesame Street character Ernie invited Cookie Monster over for breakfast.

There's a Better Way

I'm not advocating that you start your day with soft-boiled cookies or cookie juice, and I'm not suggesting chocolate chip cookies loaded with sugar. You can start your day with a portable eat-on-the-go treat that is sweet and healthy like these cookies made with banana and oatmeal.

Banana Breakfast Cookies
Banana Breakfast Cookies | Source

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Samantha is a "busy wife and tired mama of two energetic boys and a sweet baby girl living in the Texas Hills Country. She loves cooking, eating, and blogging." And she created these tasty (but healthy) banana breakfast cookies.

You might be wondering if these really are a good nutritional choice for that important first meal of the day, so I tallied up all of the ingredients, plugged the information into an online calculator, and this is what I found:

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2
Calories 374
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 44 g15%
Sugar 18 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 99 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Fat is at an acceptable level unless you go overboard with a double-cheese hamburger for lunch or dinner, and those numbers for fiber and protein are great.

I made one change to Samantha's original recipe: Instead of chocolate chips (which you can see in her photograph) I used raisins and that is the basis for the nutritional information above. And by the way, these cookies do not contain flour so are a good choice for those who are gluten sensitive.

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies
Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies | Source

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Kristine developed this recipe for Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies that are simply to die for. Although I am an unabashed chocoholic, my special request for birthday cake is always "Carrot Cake (my recipe, of course).

The carrots and apples in this recipe keep the cookies soft and moist, flax seed and oats are great sources of fiber and nutrients, and honey adds the sweetness. Kristine also provides suggestions for how to alter the recipe if you want to avoid using wheat flour and/or honey.

Savory Breakfast Cookies
Savory Breakfast Cookies | Source

Savory Breakfast Cookies

Sausage, onions, eggs, cheese—isn't this everything we want for breakfast? I do! And the author of these savory breakfast cookies has given us the savory that we crave and for those on a low-carb diet these are quite tasty and clock in with a Weight Watchers 4 Smart Points.

The SparkRecipes nutrition calculator gives us these nutritional numbers:

  • Calories: 134.7
  • Total Fat: 10.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.7 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 64.3 mg
  • Sodium : 198.4 mg
  • Potassium: 80.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 2.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Sugars: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g

Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookies
Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookies | Source

Cranberry Almond Breakfast Cookies

Trish says, "Sometimes we want breakfast for dinner and sometimes we want dessert for breakfast. Who am I to argue? These cranberry almond breakfast cookies are my solution to busy mornings and trust me on this, it’s a winner."

She's right.

No Bake Breakfast Cookies
No Bake Breakfast Cookies | Source

No Bake Breakfast Cookies

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and founder of the popular blog I Heart Naptime. She inspires her 3 million followers on Pinterest to over 3 million followers on Pinterest to explore "dreaming up delicious recipes, thrifting and thinking of all the possibilities an old treasure can become." Her recipe for no-bake breakfast cookies is quick and nutritious.

Lemon-Blackberry Breakfast Cookies
Lemon-Blackberry Breakfast Cookies | Source

Lemon-Blackberry Breakfast Cookies

Kristin is the author/owner of the blog Iowagirleats.com; in 2013 she was diagnosed with celiac disease. As a result she has had to alter her diet to remove gluten from her cooking and baking. She explains what to avoid and how to adapt. Her lemon-blackberry breakfast cookies are gluten, egg, and dairy-free.

Deep Dish Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies
Deep Dish Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies | Source

Deep Dish Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

Oh good Heavens! This is the finale! I mean, really can it get any better than this? Amanda created a totally fudgy, chocolaty, decadent cookie, Deep Dish Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies, that you can eat for breakfast with a cup of coffee and have an amazing caffeine buzz that will carry you to lunchtime.

But don't stop with just this one recipe. Amanda's food blog is filled beautiful photography and imaginative recipes.

© 2017 Linda Lum


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    • Carb Diva profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Lum 

      3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Shauna - I'm right with ya. I'm not a sweets kinda gal, but the savory breakfast cookie is right up my alley. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      These all look delicious. I'm not a sweet person when it comes to breakfast (the savory breakfast cookie/biscuit appealed to me), but all of these would make wonderful snacks.

    • Carb Diva profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Lum 

      3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Lena - That sounds wonderful. Bar cookies are so easy. Thanks for stopping by. Keep baking!

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      Lena Durante 

      3 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      I often make something similar for easy breakfasts, but I make them in bar form, with an oatmeal/nut crust on the top and bottom and a dried fruit filling in the middle. They're perfect for grabbing on your way out the door!

    • Carb Diva profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Lum 

      3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Thank you Flourish. Frankly, I'm surprised that there have not been more visitors to this article. Perhaps posting over a long holiday with beautiful weather isn't the best of timing.

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      3 years ago from USA

      This is my kind of breakfast! I'm trying some of these.

    • Carb Diva profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Lum 

      3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric - Let him help. He'll love them even more! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Today we are celebrating my husband's birthday. It's one of those with a big fat ZERO at the end!

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Awesome. I will do some of these. I think my boy will like them.

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      Linda Lum 

      3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Thank you Rachel. I tried to find a balance--one (or two) are gluten free, they contain nuts and grains, there are bananas and/or other fruits, and one is even no-bake. Thank you for your kind words. Blessings on your day as well.

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      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Linda, What kid or adult for that matter would disagree with this hub? I love all of these recipes. My daughter has her 9 year old on a diet of sorts; trying teach her healthy eating. I think these cookies are actually healthy cookies. I'm pinning this hub for sure. Thank you for these recipes.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Lum 

      3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Well, Bill if truth be told, I don't always practice what I preach. The way I've rationalized it is that chocolate comes from a bean, which is a legume which is good for us. Nothing like dark chocolate ANYTHING and a good cup of coffee.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cookies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Heck yes! Nothing wrong with a cookie breakfast. :) Especially if chocolate chips are involved. You would run in horror if you ever saw the way I eat, Linda. It's amazing I'm still alive and healthy.


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