Cookies For Breakfast

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! In honor of the occasion, I may have substituted the dried fruit in my favorite breakfast cookie recipe for chocolate chips. I'm a big believer in eating everything in moderation, and I'm currently following the container plan from the 21 Day Fix to make sure I get all the food groups in. Since these cookies get their sweetness from applesauce and honey rather than sugar, I consider them a guiltless grab-and-go treat!


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whole-wheat or almond flour
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, such as walnuts, almonds or pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries
    *Option to substitute dried fruit for chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat egg lightly, and add applesauce, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Stir in the nuts and dried fruit (or chocolate chips!).
  5. Grease cookie sheet. Scoop the batter onto the cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 8 – 9 minutes. Makes about 20 cookies.

This is one of my favorite meal prep recipes, I usually double the recipe and freeze some for when I need something sweet! Whether you use dried fruit or chocolate chips, these breakfast cookies go great with coffee (but honestly, what doesn't?). I count three of them as one yellow when tracking containers. What are some of your favorite clean cheat recipes?

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