8 Breakfast Cookies So You Can Start Your Day with Dessert

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies stacked
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Sweeten up your morning with a fruity and filling breakfast cookie. These breakfast cookie recipes and breakfast bars are entirely homemade, easy to grab on the go, and the best part—they're almost all guilt-free. Unless you eat the entire batch, of course.

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Carrot Breakfast Cookies

Carrot Breakfast Cookies
Blaine Moats

If you're a fan of carrot cake, you'll absolutely adore biting into one of these hearty breakfast cookies in the morning. Raisins, pecans, and brown sugar hide the nutritious carrot shreds inside these perfectly-spiced cookies.

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Blueberry Cereal Bars

Blueberry Cereal Bars
Jacob Fox

Think of these like bar cookies, only healthier. You probably already have most of the ingredients on hand, so go ahead and make a batch of these breakfast bars to have your morning meal covered for a few days. Try toasting the oats in a dry skillet to bring out the warmer, nutty flavor.

Buy It: Lodge Cast Iron Skillet ($25, Walmart)

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Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookies stacked
Jason Donnelly

You've had banana bread and banana muffins for breakfast, but what about a banana cookie? These filling banana breakfast cookies will keep you content until lunch. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or milk.

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Apple-Walnut Crunch Cookies

Apple-Walnut Crunch Cookies
Blaine Moats

Turn your bran flakes cereal into cookies by adding applesauce, walnuts, coconut, and more. Trust us: These breakfast cookies are even more flavorful than the ones you usually have for dessert.

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Double-Oat Breakfast Cookies

Double Oat Breakfast Cookies
Blaine Moats

If you're a cereal kind of person, try these on-the-go breakfast cookies. The recipe combines rolled oats and toasted oat cereal, then adds peanut butter and vanilla for flavor.

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Ore-gone Trail Cookies

Stacked Ore-gone Trail Cookies on gray background
Brie Passano

Trail mixes are the perfect hiking snack since they're loaded with nuts and fruit to keep you energized. Our Test Kitchen's breakfast cookie recipe was inspired by the wagon-train route to the west. Enjoy a peanut butter-oat cookie infused with chocolate, almonds, pepitas, flaxseeds, and dried cranberries.

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Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies

Breakfast Fruit and Nut Cookies
Scott Little

This recipe doesn't skimp on nutrients! Dried dates, whole-grain oat bran, flaxseeds, and pecans will give you plenty of energy to get through the day. Plus, the generous fiber count helps keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Buy It: OXO Cookie Sheet ($26, Target)

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Pumpkin Flaxseed Chocolate Breakfast Bars

Pumpkin Flaxseed Chocolate Breakfast Bars
Courtesy of Alice Choi

Step aside, pumpkin bread. These delicious breakfast cookie bars are here to wake you up. They are packed with oats, banana, flaxseed, and pumpkin. To make these into vegan breakfast cookies, make sure you're using dairy-free, vegan chocolate chips. Gluten-free? Use gluten-free rolled oats.

Buy It: Pyrex Baking Pan ($13, Target)

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