Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies

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

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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
Servings: 12 cookies



  • 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.


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


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

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12 thoughts on “Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies”

  1. 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 ;)

  2. 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!

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