Breakfast Cookies

Start the day off right.

Perfect for the on the go, crazy morning (is there any other type?)

Full of all the nutrients you need to conquer the day and not be hungry again for hours!

THIS is your new breakfast of champions!



  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 4 cups old fashioned oats (not the quick kind)
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (seed if allergy)
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter or almond butter (sunflower seed butter OK if there is a nut allergy)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt




Preheat oven to  375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the flax and the applesauce and allow to sit for a few minutes. This will become thick and act as your "egg" binder.

To a large mixing bowl, add the oats, bananas, nut butter, cocoa powder and salt. Using your hands mix very well.

If the flax/applesauce mix is thick, add it to the mixture and mix well, again with your hands.

Finally, fold in the walnuts.

Pick off a golf ball sized amount, roll and flatten to about 3/4" thick. Bake for about 15 minutes and you're ready to dig in!

This should make about 25 cookies.


This recipe was created for the Plant-based Quick Cooking Show, which means we only use 7 ingredients or less. If you choose to add a little more sweetness, you can add date paste or maple syrup to taste.

Another great add in is cacao nibs as they add a great little crunch and are very high in antioxidants!


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How did this recipe work out?

Posted by Beth on
Thanks for the recipes! These turned out great! I really like the chewy/crunchy texture and they were easy to throw together. I am new to Vegan recipes, so I did want them a little sweeter and added about 2 Tbsp. maple syrup as indicated. I also added 1/4 cup cacao nibs and about 1/2 cup of chopped dates (needed to use them before they expired!). Really yummy and filling. I think these will be much better than the standard Hidden Valley granola bar I was eating. I used a small cookie scoop and then slightly pressed with a glass dipped in sugar. It made 55 cookies this way. Each is 58 calories, 8.2 g Carbs, 2.4 g Fat and 1.5 g protein the way I made them! I'll definitely make these again.
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