Start your day with these delicious healthy chocolate oat cookies with peanut butter! These flourless breakfast cookies are packed full of protein and nutritious ingredients and make a fantastic breakfast/snack as well as healthy lunchbox idea.
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 oat cookies recipe.
The ingredients in healthy chocolate oat cookies
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. You may also like this collection of 27 everyday healthy cacao recipes).
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.
If you prefer, however, you can omit the pumpkin spice altogether or just use cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg if you like.
How to make 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 a cooling rack.
Enjoy your healthy chocolate oatmeal breakfast cookies! (See full Instructions below)
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Healthy Chocolate Oat Cookies with Peanut Butter
- 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 optional, *see Notes below
- 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 (if using), 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.
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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.
I am linking this chocolate oat cookies 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!