Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

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These super yummy morsels of goodness are healthy enough for breakfast and tasty enough for a treat.

Plate of three banana oat breakfast cookies.

Mornings are hard. Ridiculously hard, right? Even if you’re a morning person, sometimes just getting up and going can be rough, especially if you know there’s a long busy day ahead.

Often, we barely have enough time to get ourselves looking somewhat presentable to the world, let alone sit down and get a good healthy breakfast in before work.

Or maybe you wake up early to work out, and don’t have time to make a whole meal.

Thankfully, these breakfast cookies are a great solution for on the go. Pair a couple of these with an apple or an orange, and you are set! Or throw a couple in your bag for when the mid-afternoon slump hits and you need a little pick-me-up.

I love making up a batch at the beginning of the week for myself, the kiddo’s afternoon snacks, or just for whenever the snack monster hits.

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banana oat breakfast cookies with bananas and a bowl of oats.

Breakfast Cookie Ingredient Spotlight

Flax egg – since we’re obviously not using eggs in these cookies, a flax egg is the perfect substitution here. Combining ground flax with water and letting is rest for about 5-10 minutes will give you a goopy mixture similar to eggs. This is perfect for binding all the ingredients together.
Whole wheat flour – using whole wheat flour in place of all purpose flour is a great way to get added health benefits. If whole wheat pastry flour is available to you, this is an even better option for the texture of your cookies.
Rolled Oats – instead of a whole bowl of oatmeal, add the oats to your cookies! Perfect for added fiber. 
Coconut Sugar – to sweeten these cookies, a bit of coconut sugar is used. If you aren’t able to find coconut sugar, you can opt for regular brown sugar, but of course it won’t be quite as healthy.
Ripe Banana – I love adding bananas to baked goods. They’re a great binder, sweetener, and are super healthy and full of nutrients.
Dried Fruit – dried cherries, dried cranberries, dried apricots, raisins, dried apples – really anything goes here, depending on what you have on hand and what you like.
cooling rack of banana oat breakfast cookies.

Cookies for breakfast? When they’re this yummy, you won’t even notice how healthy they are

Step-by-Step Instructions for Breakfast Cookies

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2 – In a small bowl, combine the ground flax and water. Set aside for 10 minutes or until it reaches a thick “goopy” consistency.

Step 3 – In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar.

Step 4 – Add flax mixture, oil, mashed banana, and vanilla. mix well. Fold in dried fruit.

Step 5 – Drop by tablespoon or with a small cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden.

Close up of banana oat breakfast balls on cooling rack.

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Now that you know how to easy it is to make this Banana Oat Breakfast Cookie recipe, please give it a star rating below and comment letting me know how it turned out for you.

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? When they're this yummy, you won't even notice how healthy they are.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1 medium ripe banana mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, dried cherries, etc)


  • Preheat oven to 350* F
    In a small bowl, combine the ground flax and water. Set aside for 10 minutes or until a thick "goopy" consistency.
    In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and coconut sugar.
    Add flax mixture, oil, mashed banana, and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in dried fruit.
    Drop by tablespoon or with a small cookie scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone mats. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly golden.

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    1. Hello Wendy, we haven’t tested the recipe with that sub, I am thinking it would not work, but can’t say for sure since we haven’t tested it. If you try, let us know 🙂
      🙂 The HFHL Team

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  2. I can’t wait to try these, especially for my kids after school starts! My one question is what kind of oatmeal do you use? Quick or old fashion? Thank you!

    1. Gina, I hope you do try them! I make them all the time and we all love them! I use old-fashioned oats.

      1. Thanks! I made these as is and OMGoodness….Delicious! Even my kids don’t know they’re healthy 🙂

      2. These are some of the FAVORITES!! I’m so glad you and the kiddos are lovin’ them! And thanks for letting me know you tried them. I love hearing feedback.

  3. Could I use the whole egg? If I do a double batch I’ll just end up making icecream with the yolks, which kinda defeats the purpose of healthy breakfast.

    1. You know, I wish I had an answer for you, but I’ve never tried it with the whole egg, so I wouldn’t want to lead you wrong. but I do have a better idea for you, if you’re trying to stray from making a treat… what about using egg yolks in a non-edible way. hair conditioner. face mask. There are ton of DIY beauty ideas on Pinterest that would use up your egg yolks. Hope that helps!

  4. These sound amazing. My girls are always up for a cookie and adding something healthy into will not deter them.

  5. In my defense as the wife in the story, I wake up better after I snooze, but I sure do LOVE these breakfast cookies though. They are one of my fave on the go breakfast. They don't crumble and fall apart and they are easy to eat in the dark. Thanks wifey.