Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Chewy, hearty vegan breakfast cookies are perfect for baking in large batches and having a delicious, healthy breakfast on hand all week! Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast?! Gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Good Monday morning, sunshines! Let’s have some vegan breakfast cookies.

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

I think these sweet, berry-filled, vegan breakfast cookies are my heart crying out for warm, sunny weather. Probably because to me, berries mean summer, and summer is my favorite time of year, hands down (besides Christmas, obviously, but otherwise winter = death).

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I’ve already gone a little berry crazy as of late – see these pancakes and these cupcakes (I die, so good!). Cookies have waited long enough, and as a result today is their turn for some fresh, sweet, tart, beautiful berries. These are not for any holiday, but SO great for a typical week when you need a fast, easy breakfast.

BUT since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, if you’re in need of a last minute, quick but OH SO CUTE berry-focused dessert, try these simple but divine looking treats from one of my fave blogging friends. They’re literally “dusted” with strawberries! So fun.

So while we stick it out for this last month of freezing, gloomy weather, let’s stay cozy and eat healthy cookies for breakfast.

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

While coming up with what would go into my vegan breakfast cookies, I immediately thought of oats. Probably because oats are literally the perfect breakfast food. They’ve got slow digesting healthy carbs for energy, tons of fiber, not to mention their slightly nutty flavor and chewy texture. All good things in cookies!

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

The dough for these vegan breakfast cookies is hardly even a recipe at all. Because there are just 2 required ingredients, you only need one bowl! It’s a quick mix of oat flour (just whole grain rolled oats, blended to flour texture), some whole oats for great texture and chew, and date paste for sweetness. The ground flaxseed is optional, but I highly recommend it! Same with the cinnamon – totally up to your taste.

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

As soon as I finished baking these my mind immediately exploded with potential flavor combinations with fun mix ins. Nuts, raisins, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, chocolate! This cookie is your blank canvas to turn into a beautiful, healthy breakfast masterpiece. Getting way too intense about vegan breakfast cookies, but seriously. Choose your favorite flavors, and mix them right in! The dough is thick but it should be able to hold a good amount of extras.

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Bake a batch of these vegan breakfast cookies and you’ll be thanking yourself all week! The base is thick, chewy, and just sweet enough. They’re SO easy to throw together, and your options for flavors and add-ins is endless. Plus, you’ll have a healthy, gluten free, totally naturally sweetened, easy to take with you option for breakfast ready to go.

Cookies for breakfast…who could say no to that?!

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

 

If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 c whole grain rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 1 c whole grain rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c date paste (I use about 16 large pitted medjool dates, blended with 1 c hot water then measure out 1 c paste)
  • Optional add ins: nuts, raisins, berries, unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the oat flour, whole oats, flaxseed and cinnamon and stir to combine.
  3. Add the date paste and stir into thick dough.
  4. Add mix-ins if desired.
  5. Measure out about 1/4 c of the cookie dough into 8 balls on a lined cookie sheet and press down slightly to flatten - they won't spread in the oven.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
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Vegan Breakfast Cookies