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Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast cookies next to a bowl of granola and a mug of coffee

A good, healthy morning breakfast can make all the difference in your day, but sometimes you’re rushing out the door and you need something quick to grab. For me and my family, these Breakfast Cookies are the answer, because what’s more portable than a cookie?

These are the morning cookies I made on Zoë Bakes Season 3, episode 5, an episode all about small portions. These breakfast cookies are made from a nutritious (and delicious) mixture of bananas, honey, oats, whole wheat, nuts, and dried fruit — ingredients similar to a bowl of muesli, which I grew up eating on the commune in Vermont. Don’t miss my mini tiramisu recipe from the episode as well!

Season 3, episode 5: Small Portions

Zoë shares some of her favorite strategies for healthy baking (and eating) by making Morning Cookies, a guilt-free, grab and go nutritious breakfast or snack, and tiramisu in single-serve jars — because sometimes it’s all about portion control.

A close up of host Zoe Francois' breakfast cookies.

Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies are the answer when you need a healthy breakfast but you're running out the door! Make these ahead of time and you won't need to skip the most important meal of the day.
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Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Desserts
Servings: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 large banana)
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup (126 grams) honey
  • 2 cups (180 grams) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (70 grams) whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (40 grams) finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp dried currants
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed banana, coconut oil, and honey. Stir together with a rubber spatula until well incorporated.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the oats, whole-wheat flour, shredded coconut, and baking soda.
  • Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients. Add the chocolate chips, walnuts, pepitas, dried cranberries, currants, vanilla, and salt and stir until well combined. Allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Scoop cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet using a 2-tablespoon/1-ounce portion scoop. Press down to flatten them slightly (this will encourage the cookies to spread out while they bake). Bake for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheet and then move them to a cooling rack.

Notes

Adapted from “Zoë Bakes Cookies” by Zoë François © Ten Speed Press 2023. Provided courtesy of Zoë François. All rights reserved.
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