Can you believe these healthy, vegan breakfast cookies require only 6 ingredients?! That's right my friend! They're super simple and easy to make and come together in 20 minutes or less (no baking required). They're even gluten free, dairy free and nut free. You can eat these delicious cookies for breakfast, as a snack or even as a healthy dessert. Hot tip: Grab a cup of coffee and dunk these delicious morsels right in for the tastiest treat ever!
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I love including these cookies in my meal prep planning. Make a batch (or two) and store them in the refrigerator or freezer for the best, grab and go option all week long.
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Ingredients and substitutions
- Whole grain oats: healthy, hearty and filling!
- Tahini: yummy sesame paste allows ingredients stick together. Also, using tahini makes for a nut-free cookie!
- Agave nectar: maple syrup or sugar free agave are tasty alternatives. You can also use honey if you're not worried about keeping this recipe vegan.
- Cinnamon: for additional, delicious flavor! Cinnamon and tahini pair very nicely together.
- Raisins: the sweet, delicious star of the show in this recipe.
- Water: a little water helps to moisten oats so they can be formed into cookies more easily!
Time needed: 20 minutes.
A brief overview: how to make oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies! Keep scrolling for the full recipe card and measurements.
- Combine ingredients
Combine all ingredients (except for water) in a small mixing bowl and stir. Add water and stir again.
Allow batter to sit/rest in the bowl for 5-10 minutes.
Use a cookie scoop or measuring spoon to create 2 tablespoon-sized balls of dough.
- Shape & chill
Press and rotate balls until you've formed desired cookie shape. Chill cookies in the freezer or refrigerator or enjoy right away!
- When forming cookies, your hands may get a little sticky from the dough! This can make it quite difficult to shape them correctly. Simply take a moment and rinse your hands to remove the majority of stuck ingredients. This will get you moving again.
- Keep in mind that you can shape your dough any way you want! You can makes balls or bites instead of cookies. Another fun option? Press dough into a parchment lined baking sheet, freeze and then cut into into squares or rectangles.
- I really love sprinkling a little additional cinnamon on top of my cookies before eating. I highly recommend, it's SO TASTY!
This breakfast cookies recipe is very forgiving. You can try lots of different mix-ins. Here are some ideas!
- Different spices (a little dusting of nutmeg, perhaps).
- Chopped pecans or walnuts (as long as your not worried about keeping your recipe nut free)!
- Chocolate chips.
- Chia seeds.
- Golden raisins.
Place your oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies in an airtight food-storage container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Or, you can freeze your cookies in an air-tight, freezer safe container for up to 2 months!
Frequently asked questions:
Breakfast cookies are a healthier treat, often made with oatmeal and sweetened naturally with agave or maple syrup. They typically include mix-ins like raisins, chocolate chips, seeds or nuts. They are also great as a nutritious snack or dessert!
Of course, it will depend on the mix-ins you add to your treats. This particular recipe contains approximately 125 calories per cookie.
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Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies (No Bake)
- 1 cup whole grain oats
- ⅓ cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar *see note below
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon water
Recipe notes:Agave nectar: sugar free agave, or maple syrup are tasty alternatives! You can also use honey if you're not worried about keeping this recipe vegan.
- Combine whole grain oats, tahini, agave nectar, raisins and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and stir together.1 cup whole grain oats, ⅓ cup tahini, 2 tablespoons agave nectar, 3 tablespoons raisins, ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Add water and mix again. Allow all ingredients to sit together in the bowl for 5-10 minutes (this gives oats time to soften which makes cookies much easier to form)!1 tablespoon water
- Form balls of dough and then gently smash them down and rotate to form a cookie shape. (*Tips: 1). If desired, you can leave dough in a ball shape or press into a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze/cut into squares. 2). If dough begins to stick to your hands while forming cookies, give them a quick rinse. This will make it much easier to create your desired shape)!
- You can chill your cookies in the freezer or refrigerator before eating them or enjoy them right away. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired!
- Refrigerate cookies for 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months!