Monster Breakfast Cookies: Full of heart-healthy ingredients and gluten-free whole grains, these cookies make a healthy, filling, and delicious breakfast, snack or dessert.
Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!
Full of heart healthy ingredients, like cholesterol lowering oats and Cheerios, along with fiber filled and Omega-3 rich ground flax seed, you can enjoy these cookies for breakfast without any guilt!
These monster breakfast cookies are also toddler approved. G doesn’t enjoy a bowl of oatmeal or plain cheerios, but gets her fill of both with these cookies. And because they’re “monster” cookies, just half of a cookie and some fresh fruit are plenty to get her day started.
Breakfast, Snack, or Dessert?
These cookies are huge. Grab one or two with a piece of fruit for a quick, healthy and filling breakfast. Take one along for a quick snack or enjoy one as a healthy dessert option. With no refined sugar, and only 2/3 cup of honey in the entire recipe, these cookies are a delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional cookie.
Monster Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free)
- 2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats instant
- 4 cups Cheerios
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed see note + 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine oats and cheerios in a food processor or blender and blend for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl combine coconut oil, peanut butter and honey. Microwave in 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave in 30 seconds increments until able to stir completely smooth. Then, combine with egg, mashed banana and vanilla extract.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Drop by 1/3 cup scoops (I use an ice cream scoop) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Allow to cool and enjoy!
For a peanut-free option, check out my Strawberry Banana Monster Breakfast Cookies, featured as a guest post ove at www.wearelovely.com
What’s your favorite grab-and-go breakfast recipe?
Wow, this looks like it’s right up my alley! Tasty and healthy all at once (and convenient)!! Thanks for sharing this!
They do make a convenient meal! Hope you enjoy!
I love that you offer such great gluten free options. I have to say I just ate some CCCs that weren’t and that is not good for me. These look scrumptious!
Thanks Debbie! After developing gluten intolerance when my first daughter was born in 2015, I’m always on the lookout for recipes I can convert to gluten-free. It doesn’t always work, but I love sharing the recipes that turn out great!
Sounds wonderful and is full of so many healthy ingredients
Yes, I love how healthy they are while still tasting great!
Rachael these look and sound yummy!! I am going to have to start a diet, soon! I wonder how many calories is in each one? Regardless, I am going to have to try them! Thank you so much for joining us for our first Create and Celebrate!!
Thanks for stopping by! They’re huge cookies, so one on it’s own is pretty filling. According to myfitnesspal.com, they’re 291 calories with 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.
Hey, these look awesome and i really wanna try it. But i don’t have cheerios now, so is there anything else i can use instead? (Other than different kinds of cereal)
Hi Rabab! Unfortunately I have not tried them with anything else, so I cannot say how they would turn out with a substitute ingredient.
These are excellent.I added raisins,cho chips on top of some before baking.would roll out & flatten next time.blender didn’t even chop up all the cherrio s,but pieces were fine.great recipe!