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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

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! They still don’t quite keep us full until lunch so next time I think I will make them a little smaller & sandwich some peanut butter between two, enjoy these healthy breakfast cookies!

Because let’s be honest, peanut butter totally makes everything better and it sticks to you a little more to help you feel full. I feel like there are a few breakfasts that I love, but I know aren’t good for me and they wont keep me satisfied in a healthy way which means I’ll be making poor decisions all day. I try to choose better breakfast choices all week, like these breakfast cookies and then save a pancakes morning for Saturday. One day a week doesn’t kill ya, especially if you’re still smart about what you eat for your other meals.

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.

 Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney
51 days

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Cup apple butter
  • 1/4 Cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium apple chopped fine (with peel)
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 th to 1/4 Cup flax seed
  • 1 1/2 Cup instant oatmeal
  • 2/3 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 Cup raisins/craisins or whatever dried fruit you like
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Mix flours, cinnamon, powder, salt, and flax seed together.
  • Stir in apple butter, oil, sugar, egg and vanilla.
  • Add apple, oatmeal, nuts 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.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 288
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 13.3mg4%
Carbohydrates 32.8g11%
Fiber 6.9g29%
Sugar 13.2g15%
Protein 6.5g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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  • Will the breakfast cookies freeze well.

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    • Yes absolutely!

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  • Why instant oatmeal? Can I use regular or steel cut?

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    • Steel cut wont cook down fast enough, and regular is fine. 🙂

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  • 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!

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  • What a great idea for a quick and healthier breakfast. My hubby would probably go for these!

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    • Do you recommend any substitute for apple butter?

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      • You can just use applesauce

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