Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Breakfast Cookies

Image source: YMCA of Greater Seattle



  • 6 tablespoons Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 cup Oat Flour (Blend an equal amount of rolled oats until fine)
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Organic, Cage-free Egg
  • 1/4 cup Nut or Seed Butter (such as, peanut, almond, or sunflower)
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Nuts (of choice) (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Raisins or Chocolate Chips (*optional)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Mix oats, oat flour, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until well-combined.  In a medium bowl, whisk egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until well-combined. Add nuts and raisins or chocolate chips (if using), and fold gently into the dough. Scoop cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet and press gently with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 10 – 14 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Yields: 12 – 15 cookies

Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes






YMCA of Greater Seattle. (2020, July 21). Recipe: Breakfast cookies. YMCA of Greater Seattle Blog.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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