Healthy breakfast ideas are always something I’m looking for! These healthy apple cinnamon breakfast cookies are a family favorite and so perfect for grabbing as you walk out the door.
They are high in fiber, low in fat and sugar and full of flavor! And who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast?!
I’ve had this breakfast cookie recipe in a photocopied hand-out for years. When my husband & I started riding the bus at 6:15 every morning, I started looking for fast and healthy breakfast recipes. I pulled this one out, made some changes to lower the fat and raise the fiber and this is what I got. In addition to a healthier recipe, the cookies turned out to be more moist and tastier than ever!
What Do I Need to Make Healthy Breakfast Cookies?
These cookies are packed with healthy ingredients and loads of flavor. Here is what you will need:
- Whole Wheat Flour
- Oat Flour
- Baking Powder
- Apple Butter
- Brown Sugar
The measurements for each ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.
How to Make Healthy Breakfast Cookies
These breakfast cookies come together quickly, and if you limit yourself to two a day (so hard!), then you’ve got breakfast for the whole week! Here are the basic steps:
- Preheat the oven.
- Combine all the dry ingredients.
- Add all the wet ingredients.
- Fold in all the chunky ingredients.
- Spoon the dough onto a greased cookie sheet and smash them down a little.
- Bake and cool.
Is Whole Wheat Flour Better Than All Purpose?
Whole wheat flour is rich in vitamins B-1, B-3, and B-5, and contains riboflavin and folate.
Whole wheat flour also has more iron, calcium, protein, and other nutrients than white flour.
Is Apple Butter the Same as Applesauce?
Applesauce is lighter and has more water content than apple butter.
Apple butter has a more buttery or jam-like consistency.
Apple butter is a spread, it is closer to a jam than a sauce.
Can You Substitute Applesauce for Apple Butter in Recipes?
Applesauce will usually work as a substitute, but you may need to make an adjustment or two.
Apple butter is sweeter and more concentrated than applesauce, so you may need to add a little brown sugar to the recipe.
Can Breakfast Cookies Be Frozen?
These cookies are freeze great. I like to make a double or triple batch and then freeze them for breakfasts and snacks. Let them thaw for a few minutes and then eat them cold, or you can zap them for a few seconds in the microwave and eat them warm.
How Long Will Breakfast Cookies Keep?
When you store the cookies in the fridge, they will keep for 7-10 days. When you freeze them, they will last for up to 3 months.
If you’re searching for new healthy breakfast ideas, look no further than these apple cinnamon breakfast cookies! They are full of fiber and will keep you full until lunch time. They are chewy and moist and full of nutrients to starts off your day strong!
More Healthy Breakfast Ideas:
- Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Pitaya Blender Pancakes
- Protein Green Smoothie Bowl
- Almond Joy Protein Shake
- Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes
- Spiced Almond Breakfast Cookies
- Strawberries and Cream High Protein Breakfast
- Homemade Yogurt
- Protein Green Smoothie Banana Parfait
- Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
- Orange Berry Protein Shake
- Avocado Toast
Healthy Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies
- 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 Cup Oat Flour, *whole wheat
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom, optional
- 1/2 Cup Apple Butter, *see note
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Medium Apple, grated with peel
- 1 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal
- 2 Tablespoons Pepitas, optional
- 3/4 Cup Raisins/Craisins, or whatever dried fruit you like
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix flours, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and spices together.
- Stir in apple butter, oil, sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Add apple, oatmeal, pepitas and raisins.
- Place spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet and smash them down to about 1/2" as they will not flatten by themselves.
- Bake 15 min and cool on a rack.
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
- You can substitute half the apple butter for oil or applesauce.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Will the breakfast cookies freeze well.
Why instant oatmeal? Can I use regular or steel cut?
Steel cut wont cook down fast enough, and regular is fine. 🙂
These sound great, and even better with your peanut butter sandwich idea!! I’m always looking for quicker grab and go type breakfasts/snacks. Am bookmarking this recipe!
What a great idea for a quick and healthier breakfast. My hubby would probably go for these!
Do you recommend any substitute for apple butter?
You can just use applesauce