Wholesome oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies that are 100% whole grain and naturally sweetened.
Having cookies for breakfast is no longer just for naughty grown-ups! It’s a real thing and I’ve seen plenty of registered dietitians endorse the trend, so it must be good for us!
However, I think we can all agree there need to be some standards for breakfast cookies.
Store-bought varieties tend to be full of sugar and processed grains. In other words, junk and not that much different than regular cookies. #sneaky
But these oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies are completely wholesome. They are naturally sweetened and full of whole grains, plus healthy fats and protein from the peanut butter, to give you some fuel in the mornings.
It’s a sweet treat to start the day and a lovely way to power through until lunch. And they are super fast to prep and bake and the extras store great in the freezer.
Which is why I usually make them ahead. Mornings are busy enough without baking first thing. (Which is why we eat so many overnight oats and baked oatmeal and oatmeal raisin mini muffins that are all made ahead. Yes, we are totally oatmeal obsessed.)
The last time I made these, I took them out of the oven before I picked the kids up from preschool after lunch. They saw the cookies on the counter when we got back home, on the way upstairs for nap. When J, who is 2 1/2, came downstairs after nap, he looks around and looks at me and says, “Where my cookies?” Don’t mess with a little boy and his cookies.
So that day they were snack cookies instead of breakfast cookies. 👍
You can adjust the recipe as needed, too. They can be made with almond butter or sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter. You could sub a gluten-free flour for the white whole wheat flour to make them gluten-free. You can also make them vegan by subbing maple syrup for the honey.
Cause everyone should be able to eat some cookies for breakfast!
So no more hiding in the pantry or sneaking a half a cookie while no one is looking in the mornings. (That’s not just me, right?!) Serve ’em up and serve ’em up proud. 🙂
And if you’re a mom out there, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day full of sleeping in, breakfast in bed, a showering of gifts, midday nap, a pedicure and a massage and a big glass of wine (or bourbon). #hahaIwish. Or maybe just settle for one of these cookies and be thankful for the chaos 😉