Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time26 minutes

The perfect portable make-ahead breakfast, these chewy oatmeal apple breakfast cookies are energy packed and lightly sweetened to make them loved by all!

Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies

Can I get a quick fist pump for fall baking season? It is my favorite time of year for baking because it centers around two of my most beloved ingredients: apples and pumpkins.

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Pumpkin muffins, apple cider donuts, you name it, I’m finding a way to make it healthier with apples and pumpkins.

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My secret weapon? Molasses! Thick, syrupy and 100% fall, I love using molasses in baked goods. With school back in session, I wanted to create a fun and portable breakfast cookie that was high in flavor, low in sugar. 

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Packed with whole grains, healthy fats and protein, these chewy apple oatmeal breakfast cookies are an ideal make-ahead breakfast or lunch box treat.

When served with a tall glass of milk you get over 12 grams of protein per serving – just the type of energy kids need to get through their school day.

What are your favorite ways to bake with apples? I’d love to hear from you!

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Chewy Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - The Lemon Bowl

Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies

4.63 stars average
The perfect portable make-ahead breakfast, these chewy oatmeal apple breakfast cookies are energy packed and lightly sweetened to make them loved by all!
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 11 minutes
TOTAL: 26 minutes
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Servings12 cookies

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: oats through salt.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: eggs through vanilla.
  • Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until evenly incorporated being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Fold in the diced apples and chopped walnuts.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out batter on prepared baking sheets leaving 2 inches in between each cookie. Gently press batter with fingers to flatten slightly.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until centers are firm to touch.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack.

Notes

Cookies can be stored in an air-tight refrigerated container for up to 7 days.
Cookies freeze well when wrapped individually in plastic wrap.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 22.9gProtein: 4.9gFat: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 1.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 190mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 7.2g

Want more easy breakfasts? Check out my Healthy Breakfast Ideas board!

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12 responses to “Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies”

  1. Melissa Avatar
    Melissa

    I made these because I was needing some healthy breakfast ideas as I’m really not a breakfast person….but trying to eat regularly instead of just when I’m starving. I’m going to play around with the recipe a little bit but maybe it was the nutmeg…or cloves but the strong flavor of one of them I thought gave it a little too bitter of a flavor and took away from the sweetness of the apples…which I think is needed when there is no sugar or much else for sweetness. They have a good consistency though and bake up nicely! I would rate it 3 stars but wasn’t allowing me to pick them for some reason ;)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hi Melissa – Hmm… maybe it was the cloves! I love that spice but it’s not for everyone. Feel free to omit next time! Glad you enjoyed!!

  2. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    Any recipe that gets cookies in my face first thing in the morning is a recipe I need in my life! Love that these are so fall-infused.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha right?!

  3. Chicago Jogger Avatar
    Chicago Jogger

    I’ll fist bump for anything with applies + pumpkin! Love the sound of this recipe. Pinning to my Everything Apples board.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha FIST PUMP!!

  4. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    What’s better then a cookie for breakfast? Nothing! Okay, maybe a tater tot, but these cookies look off the chizzzzarts.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahaha Tots AND cookies maybe? Tot cookie? I think I’m on to something..

  5. Sarah | Broma Bakery Avatar
    Sarah | Broma Bakery

    When it comes to baking, apple and pumpkin are my best friends. And since cookies and I have known each other forever, I can sure say I’m a huge fan of these :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahaha Isn’t fall baking just the best?

  6. Kathryn Doherty Avatar
    Kathryn Doherty

    I’m with you on eating all the apples and pumpkins! And especially making healthier treats with them :)
    These breakfast cookies sound delicious! I’m all about a cookie for breakfast – such a fun way to start the day. And what a great idea to use molasses – such great, deep flavor. Yum!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I just can’t stop with the fall goodies!! It’s the best!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.