Mom’s Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

150 cal, 19C/7F/4P/10S.

Easy, healthy breakfast/snack cookies without any added sugar or refined flour, that are chock-full of healthy nuts and fruit to make them Plenty Sweet! Pair these with a tall glass of dairy or non-dairy milk for that added protein boost.

I’m one big spoiled baby. My mom has been visiting us for the last month or so, so she’s taken over chef duty. I can’t not bake but I haven’t had the best of health recently so now she’s taken on dessert chef duty too!

Of course I had to request these cookies that she used to make while I was one hungry breastfeeding beast. While resting on the couch with my chai tea and fuzzy blankie (that she also knit btw, is there anything the woman can not do?) I just found myself daydreaming of the scent of cinnamon, toasty oats, and sweet baked fruit that filled the house while these were in the oven. Is there such a thing as craving scents? I had to smell that smell again.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas (or 1 cup applesauce) (240 g)
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil such as avocado (15 g)
  • 2 cups rolled oats (gluten free is necessary) (160 g)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (112 g)
  • 1 cup raisins or chopped dried fruit (160 g)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Makes 16 cookies. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment. Beat your eggs and combine with mashed banana and oil. Add in rolled oats, nuts (we used chopped walnuts), fruit (we used chopped dates and raisins), cinnamon and salt. Using a large cookie scoop drop onto the parchment. Press down gently and round the sides of each cookie. Bake for 15 minutes and cool on the sheet. Enjoy fresh out of the oven or store refrigerated about a week.

Hope you give this easy, delicious recipe a try and tag me on instagram with your photos!

Author: Elif

Hi I'm Elif! I'm a mama, computer science PhD and Google engineer by day, food blogger by night. I love beautiful desserts that not only taste amazing, but also leave you feeling amazing. I use my math skills and interest in nutrition to carefully optimize my recipes to use simple, good-for-you ingredients and minimal amount of added sugar. I believe that healthy desserts can be simple. Recipes should not send you searching for rare ingredients, untested sweeteners or measuring ridiculous 1/2 tsp of butter. Here we use few ingredients, basic measuring cups, spoons, and simple fruit, veg, little sugar and syrup as sweeteners. Most recipes here use so little added sugar that they're good enough for toddlers. I also believe that you should be able to fit healthy sweets into your daily routine. No matter how much almond flour and coconut oil is in a healthy dessert recipe, there's no way I'm going to ingest a meal's worth of energy and a day's worth of total sugar from dessert alone. And that is the reason all my desserts have less than 200 cal per serving and are low-sugar. So now will you join us?

2 thoughts

  1. I was sitting here on a snowy day wondering about a sweet treat to have for my kiddo when he gets home from kindergarten. I stumbled across this recipe and made them with applesauce – and they are fabulous! I substituted chopped nuts for sliced almonds and used half dried cranberries/half raisins. I can’t wait for my kiddo to get home and have one! Thanks for this great collection of low sugar treats – the brownies are next on my list!


    1. Laura – no idea how much you’ve warmed my heart with this comment! ❤️ i hope these cookies are kiddo’s new fave treat and glad you loved them too! let me know how the brownies go (also check out my new website! it’s much better than this one! ) thanks again!!! ❤️


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