These healthy breakfast cookies are naturally sweetened with honey & full of good for you ingredients like whole wheat flour, orange, & old fashioned oats!
Ok. So I’ve been doing a lot of dessert recipes lately. First, it was the blog’s birthday, so I haaaad to celebrate with Funfetti Cheesecake. Then, because I was craving cinnamon rolls, I haaaad to make Nutella Cinnamon Rolls 3 Ways. Then I had an overload of apples, so I just haaaad to make Caramel Apple Dessert Pizza AND Salted Caramel Apple Bars.
I mean. I just had to. You get it.
And tomorrow, I’m going to show you how to use up all that leftover Halloween candy you’re all going to have this weekend.
Today, however, I’m taking my love for sweet things, and turning it into a much healthier treat with these healthy breakfast cookies.
Yep! You get to eat cookies for breakfast and any day you get to do that is a really good day.
These healthy breakfast cookies are very, very lightly sweetened with honey and full of wholesome ingredients like freshly squeezed orange juice, whole wheat pastry flour, and old fashioned oats!
The other day, I was at the grocery store – shocker, I know – and I needed a couple oranges to make my Fall Sangria. Simple enough, right?
Yeah. Well….I’m a stickler for a deal and I could either get the 2 oranges I needed OR get a whole 5 pound bag of oranges for the same price.
Guess which one I went with.
So now I’m stuck with 1,000,000 oranges and n.o.t.h.i.n.g. to make with them.
I’d been wanting to make healthy breakfast cookies for a while now, but just haven’t gotten around to posting them, so I thought “what the heck” and decided to add orange to my previously tested healthy breakfast cookies.
Man oh MAN, am I glad I had too many oranges.
I love, love, love the flavor the freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh orange zest gives these cookies. It pairs perfectly with the cinnamon and honey, and gives the cookie an overall fall-y flavor that I’m absolutely going crazy for.
But let’s get down to business –> what makes these healthy breakfast cookies so darn good.
Well, um, they’re are quick and easy to make, which is perfect, because a lot of you have been asking for healthy, easy, make ahead breakfast ideas!
Done. Done. And done!
Whisk together your wet ingredients: coconut oil, honey, egg, orange juice, and vanilla! Done. Then you’ll whisk together your dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour (seriously – I’ve been obsessed with Bob’s Red Mill flour lately), cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, orange zest, baking soda, and oats.
Whisk together the wet and the dry and then comes the best part.
Today, we’re using craisins – because it’s October and cranberries are necessary, unsalted peanuts – because honestly that’s what I had laying around and it ended up tasting ahhhhmazing, and unsweetened flaked coconut – because I have a gigantic bag, so I’m throwing coconut into everything these days. 😉
That’s it! All that’s left is to bake ’em off and
stuff your face have breakfast prepped for the week!
When you bite into one of these healthy breakfast cookies, don’t expect a super sweet, sugary cookie, but expect a lightly sweet, subtly orange, cinnamon-y, chewy, ultra delicious cookie that’s healthy enough for breakfast. 🙂
Sounds good to me!
Cookies for breakfast? Count. Me. In.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Equipment for this recipe
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup craisins
- 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts feel free to sub with a different nut
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened flaked coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.
- Whisk together coconut oil, honey, egg, orange juice and vanilla until well combined. Set aside.
- Stir together whole wheat pastry flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, orange zest, baking soda, and old fashioned oats until well combined.
- Stir the wet and dry ingredients together.
- Stir in craisins, peanuts, and flaked coconut until well combined.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto prepared baking sheet - you should end up with 12 cookies.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes.
- After 3 minutes, transfer to wire cooling rack to finish cooling
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*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.