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Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are packed full of oats, coconut, nuts, dried cranberries, and cinnamon, for a delicious, filling cookie!


I love cookies. Love, love them. So when my sister introduced me to Breakfast Cookies, I was ecstatic.  They’re healthier than regular chocolate chip cookies, plus they’re far more filling, so just one cookie will hit the spot.

Dan hates having anything in his oatmeal cookies. That’s something he made very clear the one and only time in our marriage that I made oatmeal raisin cookies.  But you know what?  Even Dan loved these breakfast cookies!  And the kids especially love them, since they get to help make them!


Are Breakfast Cookies really a breakfast food?

While they do have the name breakfast in the title, they also have the word cookie, which might seem confusing.  These are cookies that are tasty enough for a snack, but with 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber, and just 17 carbs, they are a decent breakfast choice as well.

You can add more nuts to the recipe, in order to get more protein into them, if you need a breakfast that will stick with you better.  My kids typically eat one of these with a small serving of yogurt, and they stay full until lunchtime!

If you want these to be even healthier, leave out the chocolate chips (they’re still great without them!), and use a dried cranberry that doesn’t have any sugar added.  They’re more expensive, but you’ll cut quite a few carbs with just straight dried cranberries.

Looking for more delicious breakfast recipes?  Try these delicious recipes:

Blackberry Monkey Bread

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Ham & Swiss Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Rhubarb Scones

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Quick & Easy Breakfast Pie

Big Batch Granola

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Peach Scones

Biscuits & Gravy Casserole

Yield: 60 cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are packed full of oats, nuts, coconut, dried cranberries, and cinnamon, for a delicious, flavorful, filling cookie!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup Craisins
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts, pecans, or almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar.
  3. Add both extracts and eggs and beat well.
  4. Add flour, cinnamon and baking soda and mix.
  5. Stir in oats. Stir in the rest of the ingredients until well mixed.
  6. Use a small ice cream scoop to make cookie balls, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes.


Store in an air tight container.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

Breakfast Cookies Recipe | Do you love cookies? Then you will love these cookies full of chocolate chips & cranberries. They make a perfect snack or even a great make ahead breakfast! Repin to save for later.
Would you consider eating these breakfast cookies for breakfast, or would they be a snack for you (we eat them as a snack)?

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Monday 12th of September 2022

I didn't realize it until I mixed up the dough that this is my basic go-to oatmeal cookie recipe with extra add-ins and the addition of the teaspoon of almond flavoring. I think the almond will make a nice addition to this cookie.

I made a few substitutes to this recipe. I added about a cup of grated carrots in place of the raisins. Because of this my dough was a bit more moist so I added additional flour (about 1/4 cup) until the dough looked like normal cookie dough. I always chop my oats or process them in a mini-chopper to get a smoother consistency to my cookie. I omitted the chocolate chips in these because I added the carrot. If anything, I would have added white chocolate chips with the carrots rather than chocolate. I also used a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon but added in a tad more cinnamon as well.

This is a very versatile recipe and people love it. I generally underbake cookies slightly so that they are soft and chewy but with crisp edges. In the past I've made these "oatmeal" cookies with white chocolate chips and craisins but use orange flavoring or a combination of vanilla and orange. I have also made them with dark chocolate chips, dried cherries and rum flavoring rather than vanilla.

Jamie H

Friday 16th of September 2022

@Sue, I love all the ideas you shared here! I'll have to try some of them!

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Thursday 18th of November 2021

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Sunday 18th of July 2021

What is the actually serving size? I really don’t think it’s 60 cookies, lol. Would the calories be for one or two cookies?

Jamie H

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

Thanks for bringing that to my attention! We switched recipe cards, and some of the information switched in weird ways! Imagine how sick you'd be if you ate 60 cookies! Lol. I've updated it to show the nutritional information for one cookie.


Wednesday 30th of December 2020

Hi! For the coconut, did you use sweetened (baking) or unsweetened?

Jamie H

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

I have used both. Unsweetened if you're looking for a healthier cookie, sweetened if you're wanting it to be more of a regular cookie.

Jean E.

Wednesday 26th of August 2020

I used dates instead of raisins. They are not really visible, but do add sweetness and fiber. I will definitely make these again! I froze the extra, so they lasted me a good long while.

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