cookies so wholesome – you can have them for breakfast

Everyone needs an emergency cookie recipe to whip up in dire situations: this is mine. I’ll admit it’s far from the most ‘amazing’ or ‘indulgent’ treat, but it’s super simple, satisfying, and full of wholesome ingredients that make it an acceptable breakfast on-the-go. Cookies for breakfast? Need I say more?

I’ve made these cookies for the past year or so, and have created more varieties than I can keep track of. If chocolate is your thing, whisk in a tablespoon of cocoa powder into the applesauce mixture and add a bit more sweetener. You can also swap out the chocolate chips for dried fruit or nuts — or add them into the mix without penalty. I’ve also spiked the ‘dough’ with cinnamon or cardamom for a spiced treat, and added in super foods like chia or hemp seeds if I was in the mood – or attempting to make use of extras lurking in my pantry.

Try these treats out for a solo snack or to share with your favorites. Once you get the hang of this recipe, you can quickly mix it up without measuring. My advice is to taste a little of the raw ‘dough’ first to make sure it’s to your liking.

Hopefully my emergency cookie recipe serves you well! Please share any creative adaptations you make that are a hit in your kitchen.

Oat + Chocolate Chip ‘Breakfast Bite’ Cookies


½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons nut or seed butter
3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar (or 3-4 drops liquid stevia)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons ground flax
¼ cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together applesauce, nut/seed butter, sugar (or stevia), vanilla and sea salt.

Stir in oats and flax until combined. Then stir in chocolate chips.

Use a mini school to portion cookies onto baking sheet. Can lightly press for a more ‘cookie’ appearance. Bake for 13-15 minutes.


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