In my effort to improve my health, I recently adopted an anti-inflammation diet which has me limiting my consumption of gluten, dairy, sugar, and red meat. This can be a challenge at meal time, but breakfast has proven especially difficult.
If I adhere strictly to my diet guidelines, I'm left with plain oats with berries or a smoothie or juice blend. To find some other options, I've been searching for other healthy breakfast options. Last week I shared my favorite healthy breakfast muffin recipes I've found.
Today, I'm sharing the best healthy breakfast cookie recipes. I was so excited to find these recipes since: 1) My kids were just as excited to try them and 2) these make great snacks to take with you to help avoid choosing a candy bar or empty-calorie dessert.
Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, AND Dairy-Free
Since I'm currently trying to avoid sugar, gluten, and dairy, my search started there. I was thrilled to find so many options!
These Three Ingredient Breakfast Cookies from Pint-Sized Treasures prove that sometimes simple is best. Using ingredients I always have in my kitchen, these cookies are sure to become a staple in my house.
These breakfast cookies from Mama.Papa.Bubba use oats and pumpkin seeds in lieu of flour and bind them together with bananas, applesauce, and coconut oil to banish sugar, butter, and eggs.
These Flourless Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies from Crazy Adventures in Parenting have lots of wholesome ingredients. You can definitely indulge in these treats without feeling guilty.
These Vegan Oatmeal Cookies from No Time for Flash Cards are similar, but use maple syrup instead of applesauce and omit the pumpkin seeds.
The Cranberry Harvest Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies from True Aimed Education combine several different healthy components (none of which are sugar, flour, butter, or eggs) into delicious, dense cookies.
I love the addition of molasses to these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Animal Cookies from Seeking Shade since it provides much needed iron. Plus, these adorable little treats are much simpler to make than you'd expect.
Just the name of these Vanilla Berry Chai Breakfast Cookies from Happiness is Homemade made me drool. The recipe does call for 2 eggs, so if you are completely avoiding dairy, this one isn't for you. For everyone else, these cookies are not only tasty, but also packed full of superfoods.
These Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies from 5 Minutes for Mom are also packed with nutrition AND flavor. You definitely won't feel guilty munching on these as you head out the door in the morning.
If your dietary guidelines aren't as strict as those outlined in the section above, you can enjoy the following recipes in addition to those above.
These Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies from Almost Supermom are easy and surprisingly nutritious, full of fiber, antioxidants, healthy fat, and even protein!
Likewise, these Oatmeal Banana Breakfast Cookies from Capri+3 have plenty of fiber and some added protein.
These Breakfast Cookies from My Life of Travels and Adventures looks a lot like most oatmeal cookie recipes but with some of the fat reduced with maple sugar and milk.
These Apple Breakfast Cookies (another recipe from My Life of Travels and Adventures), include several ingredients you can feel good about eating in the morning including oats, apples, and peanut butter.
These Valentine's Day Breakfast Cookies from Sunny Day Family are a healthy choice at any time of year. They get their vibrant color (along with a boost of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, manganese, and folate) from beet puree.
With so many healthy breakfast cookie recipes to choose from, my cookie jar will never be empty!