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Healthy breakfast applesauce cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


I love making a big batch of these ahead of time so they are ready for breakfast. I love how quick it is in the morning and they taste good and are healthy too!


  • 1 cup regular or quick-cooking oats (use gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates (about 5-6 large)
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats, cooked
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins plus an additional 1/4 cup to stir in (optional)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds *
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup * (can sub agave * or honey)
  • 3 Tbsp almond flour *
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds * (plus additional for topping)


  1. Heat the oven to 350. Prepare a cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Grind 1 cup of regular oats in a food processor for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the dates and pulse a few times until combined.
  4. Add the bananas, steel-cut oats, applesauce, raisins, sunflower seeds, maple syrup, almond meal, flax, and chia seeds. Pulse until combined.
  5. Remove the container from the food processor and stir in 1/4 cup raisins if you like.
  6. Use a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop or drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Top each with a sprinkle of chia seeds (optional).
  7. Bake 20 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough.


  • Calories: 1

Keywords: Easy, Make Ahead, Quick