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Hearty Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Your kids will devore these amazing breakfast cookies. The perfect breakfast cookie recipe for hectic, busy, mornings.

This Breakfast Cookie Recipe is the Solution for Hectic Mornings

This breakfast cookie recipe came into existence over a decade ago because I wanted to be able to make our own breakfast cookies. We have a local bakery that makes breakfast cookies, but they are quite expensive.

I knew I could make them for less money, and control every ingredient that went into them. I had two main criteria when I created this breakfast cookie recipe: I wanted them to be hearty enough to serve as breakfast and I didn’t want them to taste “healthy”. Come on, you know exactly what I mean! I love healthy food. My kids love healthy food. But I didn’t want a breakfast cookie that was good “for a healthy cookie”. I wanted it to be good, period.  Because of this, I opted to use sugar (gasp) in the recipe.

This delicious breakfast cookie recipe is perfect for busy mornings.

Hearty Breakfast Cookie

A filling, hearty, breakfast cookie for busy mornings.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes


  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 3/4 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 Cups oatmeal
  • 1 3/4 Cup flour
  • 1 Cup additions (nuts, seeds, etc)
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F

    Cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugar. 

    Add eggs, vanilla, and milk.

    In a separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients.

    Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.

    Spoon onto a cookie sheet. These cookies should be large (they are breakfast, after all). They don't spread at all, so don't be afraid to put them close.

    Cook for 10-12 minutes.

    Cool completely and store in an airtight container. These can be frozen in freezer bags and will last several months.

This recipe has just a few simple ingredients. Just the way I like my recipes. This recipe also lends itself very well to adjustments and substitutions. I like to fill them with nuts and seeds to make them hearty and protein-packed. These cookies freeze beautifully! Just store in a Ziplock bag in the freezer and pull them out the night before. Serve with a glass of milk and piece of fruit, and you have quick, instant breakfast!

Your kids will devore these amazing breakfast cookies. The perfect breakfast cookie recipe for hectic, busy, mornings.

These cookies are perfect to send along to moms of new babies!

Have you ever attempted making breakfast cookies? My daughter, Tilly, has a slightly different version of this recipe on her website.



  1. Melpub

    I’m definitely going to try these–I’ll substitute raisins for nuts, since I can only eat peanuts–not the others. Looks like a delicious breakfast possibility!

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      The recipe is very flexible, so I imagine that would work. I hope you like them as much as we do!

  2. simonanderin

    Not dissimilar to ANZAC biscuits we have in Australia in principle. Try melting the butter with some golden syrup and then mix the soda with a little boiling water. Add to the butter/syrup mixture and then pour into the dry ingredients. Yumminess.

    • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      My Kiwi relatives talk about ANZAC cookies! Do you know what “golden syrup” would be over here? Corn syrup? Molasses? Do you have a favorite recipe to share?

      • Tarynkay

        Golden syrup doesn’t have a US equivalent, sadly. It’s made of cane sugar, but different from cane syrup (which I grew up with.) You can find it in the international sections of some groceries or order it online.

      • simonanderin

        I’m sad for you for not having golden syrup. :-( It is definitely from God. Worth tracking down. Hmm – my favourite recipe is in a book. They have way more sugar than what you would want for breakfast though. Hence the suggestion of a variation. Here’s the CWA (Country Women’s Association) recipe. They are generally the best bakers in Australia, so the recipe should be good. It was ANZAC Day on the 26th April – something to think to make in reference to your NZ family when it comes around again.

        1 cup plain flour

        3/4 cup sugar

        2 tablespoons golden syrup

        1 teaspoon boiling water

        1 cup rolled oats

        125 g butter

        2 teaspoons bicarbonate soda

        Mix flour, oats and sugar. Melt butter and golden syrup together. Mix bi-carbonate soda with boiling water and add to the butter mixture. Pour into dry ingredients and stir to combine. Place spoonfuls of mixture onto greased oven trays, leaving room for them to spread. Bake at 100 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Put onto a cooling tray to cool completely before packing away. Makes about 30.

        • bakersdozenandapolloxiv

          Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll ask our NZ family to bring some golden syrup next time they visit. I know Ben and Aaron have both talked about ANZAC cookies…

  3. tiffanyatouchofgrace

    Oh these look so good! Yum! I will definitely try this out!
    Thanks for sharing on the Shine Blog Hop!

  4. aggieamber2005

    These look great! Gotta love when you figure out your favorite recipes from local places to save on some money! Thanks for linking up in Try a Bite Tuesday Link Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  5. hilla143

    I’m here from TryABiteTuesday! I also Yummed this one to save for later!
    I think this is the perfect recipe to convince my husband that I can eat cookies for breakfast!!! Maybe we will also a bit of chocolate! ;)

  6. Lolly

    Must be a site issue….there’s no recipe here, either….just this: [yumprint-recipe id=’4′] The other bfast cookie page had a similar thing about yumprint-recipe….

    • Renee

      Lolly, thank you so much for commenting, I didn’t realized these recipes were down! Please check back in a few days and I will have the issue resolved.

  7. Emily

    Hey Renee,
    Did you figure out the issue with the recipes not posting? I came on here to get the two breakfast cookie recipes again and they’re not here.

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