Breakfast Cookies


by Jul 22nd, 2010 // Breakfast, Kid-tastic, Recipes

Breakfast Cookies

I recently found myself pondering whether oatmeal cookies could “count” as breakfast food. After all, oatmeal is breakfast food, isn’t it? My constant nibbling on leftover oatmeal cookies inspired the idea to bake up a bona fide breakfast cookie. As you can imagine, this recipe was met with glee in my house and a new breakfast recipe was born.

These cookies are perfect for breakfast because they have the consistency and taste of muffin tops but they are in the shape of a cookie. And if I’ve learned anything on this cooking journey it is that when it comes to kids shape and size does matter. I’ll admit they aren’t the picture of health but they are healthier than most muffins and cookies. Now for the recipe…

Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 12 mins

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup oatmeal
3 mashed bananas
1 cup raisins

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl whisk together flours, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Cream butter and sugars in an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix until JUST blended. Do not over mix. Fold in the banana, oats and raisins. Scoop out batter onto a greased cookie sheet (I highly recommend using a Silpat), flatten slightly and bake for 12 mins or until toothpick comes out clean. Store these as you would muffins so they remain moist.

Breakfast Cookies

Say YES to cookies for breakfast!

13 Comments on “Breakfast Cookies”

  1. 1.) Marisa
    July 23rd, 2010

    Of course! Add wheat flour and mashed bananas and you really CAN have oatmeal cookies for breakfast! Genius! I'm trying this the next time I have overripe bananas.

  2. 2.) Cathy
    July 23rd, 2010

    Love this! (Especially using whole wheat flour.) Good for mommys too, to go with their morning coffee.

  3. 3.) eva leigh
    July 27th, 2010

    cookies for breakfast?! brill.

  4. 4.) Caroline
    July 29th, 2010

    I'm pretty sure these cookies were meant for me. Breakfast + Cookies, how can you go wrong?

    Making these this weekend!

  5. 5.) Angela
    August 21st, 2010

    Love your recipes. When I go to print them out, there's always so much paper that comes along with the recipe b/c all the comments get printed out too. Is there any way you could have a button that allows you to have the recipe on one page? Anyway, off to make breakfast cookies.

  6. 6.) Zivah
    August 23rd, 2010

    can you use plain, whole wheat flour? i never heard of whole wheat pastry flour. thanks

  7. 7.) CookingWithMyKid
    August 27th, 2010

    yes, wheat flour works well too.

  8. 8.) Beth
    August 28th, 2010

    Double YUM! My son has not been eating breakfast and he just gave me the YUM for these cookies! The second YUM is from me – a happy mom who feels good about feeding her children well!

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  10. 10.) Louise
    January 19th, 2012

    What a terrific idea! I love cookies for breakfast!

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  12. 12.) Wende
    March 2nd, 2014

    Outstanding recipe!! Thank you

  13. 13.) Mia
    July 4th, 2014

    Love the recipe. For the one who asked about printing, so you don’t have to print so many extra pages: After you click print, the print screen should come up with all the printing options. Just scroll through the print preview pages you see and see exactly which pages include the recipe (for instance, this one I only needed page 3). Then you click “pages” instead of “all”, and in the blank type the page numbers you want. Then click print.

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