We love breakfast and try our best not to skip it, but sometimes it’s inevitable when you’re in a rush — but these walnut breakfast cookies are the perfect solution for breakfast on the go. You can make them over the weekend and freeze the unbaked dough so when Monday rolls around, you just pop one in the oven until golden and delicious.

These nutritious cookies are full of ingredients that will help you start your day right. With under 200 calories, this cookie provides you with healthy fats from the walnuts and 5 grams of protein. This cookie is so good, you won’t be able to wait to have breakfast on the run!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Makes: 1 dozen


1 cup rolled oats
¾ cup all purpose flour
2 Tbsp ground flax or chia seed
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup applesauce
½ cup whipped peanut butter
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup honey
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
¼ cup skim milk
½ cup chopped walnuts plus 12 walnut halves
Cooking Spray

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats and the milk, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour, flax, cinnamon, baking soda, applesauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and skim milk.
3. Once almost blended, fold in chopped walnuts. Spoon 12 equal sized dollops of cookie dough onto baking sheet. Flatten the tops slightly making sure to leave 2 inches between each cookie as they will expand.
4. Gently press one walnut half onto the top of each cookie. Bake for 18 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes: Unbaked dough can be frozen in individual portions. When you need a quick breakfast, just pop one in the oven and bake until golden for a delicious and healthy breakfast any day of the week.

amanda riva Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients. Amanda Riva is part of the Blog Network family.