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Protein - Packed Breakfast Cookies

Updated: Mar 12

I hope you'll make this recipe soon. If you do, please tag me #innichka_chef on Instagram, Facebook, Patreon or Pinterest.

stack of cookies

Some days I’m busier than others, and this morning I was in such a rush trying to accomplish so many things at the same time. I looked in the corner of my kitchen cabinets and saw that I had a big bag of chickpea flour that needed to be used. I have many uses for this flour in savory dishes, but because it was morning, my brain quickly turned to the thought of breakfast cookies.

What do I like about Protein - Packed Breakfast Cookies?

stack of cookies

My kids love sweet stuff, and these Protein-Packed Breakfast Cookies are a healthy option that they can eat whenever they want, not only for breakfast with a glass of kefir or a smoothie, but any time of the day.

  1. They're so easy to make. They're made with simple and common ingredients, and there are plenty of easy substitutions.  They're also a snap to put together.

  2. They're awesome.  I mean, of course I'm going to say this - but for real, they're really good.  I've tried a lot of these breakfast bar/granola/cookie types of recipes, and sadly a lot of them fail to deliver in terms of flavor. 

  3. These cookies are great cooking project with your little ones, because this recipe are easy to make DUMP all ingredients together, MIX and BAKE in a cute little silicone cups. And most important kids can learn a lot from this recipe.

baked cookies in a silicone cups

Please, don’t be scared away from making these cookies just because there are so many ingredients needed for this recipe. All of these ingredients are good for you, and you probably have most of them sitting on your pantry shelf waiting to be used anyway.

The good news is that even if gathering all the ingredients takes a few minutes, these cookies are very easy to make. Simply dump the first four ingredients in your mixing bowl and mix then with a spoon or a paddle attachment for a minute. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix again. That's it! Super simple and super delicious! They can be enjoyed as a snack or as a light breakfast with a cup of coffee. These cookies disappear so fast in my house, and I'm sure they won't last long for you either! You can double the recipe, so they last longer, but I'm sure you'll make them again and again!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 25 cookies

Author: Inna of

Ingredients for Protein-Packed Breakfast Cookies

½ cup chia seeds or ground flax seeds

¾ cup coconut sugar (or monk fruit for a sugar free option)

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup rolled oats (gluten free if you like)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons almond extract/vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla paste

cup raisins or dried cranberries

cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds

¼ cup cocoa nibs (optional)

Directions for Protein-Packed Breakfast Cookies

1. Place the coconut butter, chia or flax seed, coconut sugar, and unsweetened applesauce in a bowl and mix by hand or with the paddle attachment of your electric mixer.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until everything is well-combined.

3. Press the dough into silicone cups or muffin pans with your fingers.

4. Bake at 350F for 20-22 minutes.


Recipe Notes

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for one week or frozen for up to one month.

Stack of three homemade protein-packed cookies surrounded by sunflower and flax seeds

So give 'em a try! I hope they make it into your regular baking rotation, and I hope they help make your life a little easier, and a little healthier. I'd love to hear your thoughts on them, and I'd be especially delighted to hear any fun variations that you've tried and enjoyed.

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