Start your day with these delicious Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies! These flourless cookies are packed full of goodness and make a fantastic snack as well as healthy lunchbox idea.
Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Chocolate is usually associated with dessert. Understandably so. But it is absolutely possible to enjoy it for breakfast too! If you use less sugar and fat you can make chocolate part of a healthy breakfast.
Which is what I’ve done in this Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies recipe.
These semi-sweet oatmeal breakfast cookies do not contain any flour. They are made using porridge oats (the large kind!), a good amount of nuts and healthy peanut butter, in addition to a moderate amount of butter. Also in addition to the cocoa, of course (use the more nutritious cacao if you prefer).
As it’s autumn and pumpkin season upon us I thought I’d add a little seasonal twist to this breakfast cookie recipe. I used pumpkin spice!
The spice mixture I used adds warmth and lots of deliciousness, complementing the chocolate and nutty flavours in this recipe. The spices are not too strong, not overpowering at all, quite subtle actually. So you can truly appreciate all the delicious ingredients in these healthy oatmeal breakfast cookies.
More chocolate and pumpkin spice recipes
Another recipe where I’ve used chocolate as well as pumpkin spice are these autumnal Dairy Free Pumpkin Brownies. This Easy Pumpkin Cake Recipe with Ricotta also contains pumpkin spice. You may also like these Pumpkin Spice Skinny Cupcakes with Lemon Icing.
How to make chocolate oatmeal cookies
Preheat the oven and combine the dry ingredients.
Beat together the egg, butter, peanut butter and sugar and gradually pour in the dry mixture beating all the time.
Using an ice cream scoop form balls, place on a cookie sheet, flatten and bake for 16 minutes. Remove from the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer onto the cooling rack.
Enjoy your healthy chocolate oatmeal breakfast cookies! (See full Instructions below)
I am linking this recipe to Recipe ReDux – September’s theme is ‘Kids that Cook’. Children tend to show more interest in cooking or baking if it’s something they like to eat. Such as cookies! My own children have always been keen to help make cookies. Especially chocolate ones! The great thing about cookies is that it’s easy to sneak lots of healthy ingredients into them. And they’ll still taste delicious!
Visit Recipe ReDux for more healthy delicious recipes submitted by other bloggers.
More peanut butter snacks
If you are a fan of peanut butter you may also like these easy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins. Check out also these healthy Peanut Butter Prune Thumbprint Cookies. A great easy lunchbox idea or snack anytime. You might also like these super easy and nutritious breakfast/snack Peanut Blackberry Oat Bars with Cacao.
- 1.5 cups porridge oats, not instant
- 2/3 cup almonds/hazelnuts, lightly crushed
- 3 tbsp cocoa/cacao
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 1/2 cup currants
- For the Pumpkin Spice (all in powder form), 1.5 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp each: cloves, nutmeg, allspice
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
- 6 tbsp salted butter
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C/ gas mark 4. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Combine the oats, nuts, cacao/cocoa, flaxseed, currants and pumpkin spice, stir thoroughly and set aside.
Beat together the egg, sugar, butter and peanut butter for 2 minutes until fluffy. Add the dry mixture gradually until well combined.
Using an ice cream scoop form balls, place them on the cookie sheet and flatten until they are about 1.5 cm thick. Bake for 16 minutes.
Remove from the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
These cookies are quite crunchy and will retain this texture if you keep them in a paper bag (for up to 3 days).
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I am bringing these oatmeal breakfast cookies to #CookBlogShare. This week’s host is A Strong Coffee. Also sharing with Fiesta Friday. This week’s co-hosts are Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook and Jen @ Apply To Face Blog.