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Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - Soft apple oatmeal breakfast cookies that are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!

Soft apple oatmeal breakfast cookies that are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - Soft apple oatmeal breakfast cookies that are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!

I’ve mentioned before that I am constantly on the look out for snacks for my kids.  Lunches, after school, on the run…they are constantly hungry.  Enter breakfast cookies.  The healthy snack/breakfast that masquerades as a treat-like cookie.

I mean, not to me.  This cookie isn’t really my idea of a cookie, I will certainly admit.  When I crave a cookie, it’s generally something a little more on the unhealthy end of the spectrum.  Usually involving chocolate.  Definitely involving more butter and sugar than is good for me.  Something more along the lines of these Triple Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.  Or these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Because those are cookies.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - Soft apple oatmeal breakfast cookies that are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!

Lucky for me, I somehow managed to have kids that think these apple oatmeal breakfast cookies….are cookies.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re certainly tasty, but I think they’re a bit too cake-y to be an actual cookie.  Or maybe they’re just a little too healthy?  That could be it.  These are definitely healthy, and are worthy of the title of breakfast cookie.  You most certainly could have one for breakfast and not feel even the least bit guilty.  It would even fill you up reasonably well, what with all the oats and apples and whole wheat flour in there.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - Soft apple oatmeal breakfast cookies that are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!

Tasty, hearty, healthy, full of apple cinnamon goodness – these breakfast cookies are the perfect snack to throw in the kid’s lunch boxes, or to grab as we run out the door.  They absolutely loved them, and begged for more.

I don’t really understand.  Cake-y cookies just aren’t my thing I suppose.  But I’ll take it – it’s awfully nice when they happily eat the healthy snack and call it a treat!

Maybe I’ll just have one for breakfast.  I could get on board with that.  Just don’t call it a cookie.  Unless my kids are around.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - Soft apple oatmeal breakfast cookies that are a hit with the kids! The perfect healthy snack for the lunchbox, or as an on-the-go breakfast!

Tips for perfect Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies:

I’ve also shared these Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies over on Food Fanatic.
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    1. Stacey says:

      This recipe is on Food Fanatic, and they have nutritional info on their recipe card, it just doesn’t show up on the embedded recipe. Click “print” on the recipe on my site and it will open up on Food Fanatic for you with just the recipe card and the nutritional info for the recipe is at the bottom of that card.

      1. Hannah Sandberg says:

        I used old fashioned quick oats instead, added a extra apple, cranberries instead of raisins, and Chinese 5 spice instead of nutmeg. They are yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe:)

    1. stacey says:

      Hi Neha – I have never made these without eggs. If you google “what to substitute for eggs” you can find a lot of resources that will give you various substitutes. That would be the best place to start. A lot of people use “flax eggs” in place of eggs in baking, which is 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water until fully absorbed, in place of one egg. Having never tried it in this recipe though I couldn’t say for sure how that would turn out. Good luck!

  1. Karen says:

    Could the flour and the whole wheat flour be replaced with coconut flour and rice flour or something else for gluten free cookies?

    1. stacey says:

      Hi Karen, I haven’t actually used coconut flour or rice flour myself so I couldn’t say how they would work in this recipe. From what I’ve read about them they absorb different amounts of liquid then wheat flour does so the cookies wouldn’t end up the same. I think if you want to make them gluten free you would have better luck with a gluten free flour blend, but as I’ve never tried it I couldn’t say for sure that they would turn out. If you decide to try it out, let me know how it goes!

        1. stacey says:

          I think oat bran would make the cookies drier as it would absorb more liquid then the regular oats do. Rolled oats are just old fashioned oats, they’re usually with the cereal at the store along with all the other oatmeal, not with the baking products like flour. Quick oats would likely work just as well if you have those.

  2. Kimberley says:

    Can the apple skin also be shredded, or is it just the flesh? I’m looking forward to making these; they sound not only nutritious, but delicious!

    1. stacey says:

      I usually don’t bother peeling the apple and we like them that way. It’s totally personal preference though if you’d rather peel it! Hope you like them! 🙂

      1. Kimberley says:

        Thank you for your quick reply! Good to hear as peels-on means extra fiber. 🙂 I am surprising my hubby with these so he doesn’t “die of starvation” while at work. 😀

        1. stacey says:

          Plus, it’s faster! 🙂 I can never be bothered to peel apples, especially when grating them – and extra fiber is always good! Hope he likes them!

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  4. Meg says:

    I really loved this recipe ! May I feature it on my blog (of course with full credits given to you, and a link to your website)? ~ let me know 🙂

    1. stacey says:

      Hi Meg – I’m so happy you liked the recipe! I have no problem with you featuring it, just please link back to my blog for the full recipe. You’re welcome to use one photo as well if you like! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    1. stacey says:

      Hi Megan, I don’t actually calculate the nutritional info on my recipes, but there’s lots of online nutrition calculators that you can enter the ingredients into and it’ll calculate it for you. And actually, since this particular recipe was shared over on food fanatic, you can head over there (here’s the link) as they post the nutritional info for each recipe.

    1. stacey says:

      Well I have kids that I like to try and trick with “treats” that are sneakily healthy! So far it’s working – although I’m guessing it’ll get harder as they get older! Thanks Sarah!

  5. My daughter has recently been skipping breakfast which I am not happy with (she would always eat it!) I think it has to do with the fact that school is part of her life now and she is so anxious to get out the door. I would not feel bad at all sharing these with her for breakfast; they sound so good!

    1. stacey says:

      Yeah, my kids are always anxious to get out the door for school too. Luckily we don’t need to leave too early so they generally don’t have too much trouble getting breakfast in! I do like having something like this on hand for those mornings we’re running late though! Thanks Kacey!

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