Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie


I think I have found a new favorite breakfast.  And it is in the form of a cookie.  Surprised?  Probably not.  You know me well enough by now to know that I am happy eating chocolate any time of day.  This on the other hand has oatmeal, and yogurt too, so it is much more acceptable for breakfast.  Some might even call it healthy.

This isn’t a cookie you pick up and take with you.  You do need a spoon to eat it, but it totally tastes like a cookie.  My 7 year old asks for this almost every day now.  It comes together in less than 5 minutes, so I am totally OK with making this every morning.

You could change this up a million different ways.  I put in chocolate chips, you could put in raisins or berries.  Add peanut butter (I have done that, it is good).  Stir in some cocoa powder for a chocolate version.  You get the idea, the possibilities are endless.

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A healthy and delicious way to have a cookie for breakfast

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 cup Oats
  • 2 Tbls whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbls maple syrup (I use sugar free)
  • 3 Tbls vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani Non-Fat)
  • 1 Tbls chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbls chopped nuts


  1. Stir everything together in a bowl until everything is combined. Place in the center of a small microwave plate. The mixture will be pretty wet, this is not something you can really do with your hands. Gently press down, just slightly. Microwave for 60-70 seconds. Your cookie is done when it springs back, and is no longer sticky on top. Enjoy warm for gooey chocolate!


Adapted from Including Cake





  1. Way to completely win over the breakfast I already had today. This sounds so wonderful!

  2. Oatmeal is my go-to quick breakfast and I’m always looking for something different to do with it. I think this just made the top of my list of things to try!

  3. Ahh what a fantastic idea! I am always up for a recipe that lets me eat cookies for breakfast–and this is so quick I could even do it before work. Thanks!

  4. This sounds amazing – I’d love to eat a cookie every morning for breakfast! Pinned :)

  5. What a perfect breakfast! I can’t wait to try this!

  6. Ok Erin, I couldn’t resist trying this! I was out of yogurt but subbed 1 tablespoon almond milk and it worked perfectly. I can see so many variations for mix ins – blueberries with banana, walnuts with dried cherries… great recipe!

  7. I could seriously eat this for breakfast every morning!

  8. This looks fabulous!!

  9. Thumper Jenkins says:

    Do you use regular or quick oats…and does it matter?

    • Just got your email. I will reply here in case anyone else has the same question. I used quick cooking. I am sure both would work, but for me it is a texture thing.

  10. Erin, great idea for breakfast, I know would love this.

  11. How simple and yummy! Definitely trying this one :-). Thank you for sharing!

  12. Paula Ramsay says:

    I don’t like oatmeal…and I have tried it many ways…however, I love it in cookies…. I’m going to try this with raisins because, believe it or not, I don’t like chocolate either! Oohhh…maybe cinnamon chips…yummmm!!!

  13. Breakfast?? Cookie!!! Wow, I’m sold. Haha, that’s hilarious. Anyone who asks me what I will have for breakfast tomorrow, I’ll say oatmeal and yogurt 😉

  14. Cookies and chocolate for breakfast? Sign me up! I’m always in the mood for some chocolate. Great idea Erin!

  15. Erin,

    Oatmeal and chocolate for breakfast… count me in! As always your photos are awesome and you know, they are so vivid I think I can smell oatmeal from here.

    Have a great week.

  16. I am trying this this morning I think it will be a winner for everyone, great recipe, thanks for sharing.

  17. Now this is a way I can get my kids to eat oatmeal in the morning!! I love this idea. :)

  18. Good morning, Erin. I came back to let you know that your cookie was a big hit on RecipeNewZ, so now you have another feature on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RecipeNewZ I suspect that there are several people making this recipe for breakfast today :-).

  19. Amazing breakfast- yum!

  20. What a great breakfast!!

  21. I have gluten issues. Do I need the flour?

    • The flour does help to bid it all together, and give it a cookie texture. But I think most gluten free flour substitutes would work just fine.

  22. If I wasn’t on the road this week I would totally be having this for breakfast. I cannot wait till Saturday morning.

  23. Jennifer says:

    Just made this for an afternoon snack…yum! Thanks for the recipe.

  24. vwlizard says:

    Can’t wait to try it. If it’s a hit, I’m going to pre-make little baggies of the dry premeasured ingredients so that I only need to add the vanilla,yogurt and sweeter (don’t like maple syrup, so I”ll try honey or stevia) in the morning.

  25. Now this is my kind of oatmeal breakfast! So fun and delicious!

  26. Loving this for breakfast! A bit of healthy with some chocolate thrown in for good measure. Perfect!!

  27. This is a clever use of oatmeal for breakfast! Wonderful idea!

  28. Hi! This looks great, and I’d like to try it tomorrow morning. Have you ever tried baking it in the oven? I don’t have a microwave!! Thank you!

    • I am sure it would work great in the oven. If you have a small pie plate or oven-safe plate you could put it on there, and maybe bake for 8 minutes, and then start checking (that is just a guess). I have done baked oatmeal before, and that is essentially what this is. Let me know how it works!

  29. Can’t wait to try this. I already have something similar each morning, I make Maple Oatmeal with pecans & sliced bananas and top with Ghiardelli chips, can’t wait to try this!!

  30. Just made this for my post workout breakfast to accompany my protein shake. I substituted a packet of trivia for the maple syrup, raisins for the nuts and added a tablespoon of vanilla almond milk. It was fantastic!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  31. Is the yogurt necessary? We aren’t big on yogurt in my house but love oatmeal for a breakfast item.
    Also, how do you measure if you want a chocolate version, not chocolate chips?

    • The yogurt is what gives it moisture, and holds it together. You can not taste it one bit. I am sure you could substitute milk. I would sub maybe 1 Tbls, and then add more as needed to get it moist. As for a chocolate version, you could just add cocoa powder. I have not done it before, maybe 1-2 tsp. Not sure if you would needed to add sweetener if you use cocoa powder and took out the yogurt. Play with it – see how it works, let me know!

  32. I just made this for my step daughter for breakfast and it was amazing!! It really did taste like a cookie dough oatmeal! Great recipe!!

  33. Thank you so much fo thi idea ! I like chocolate and cookie :) I’ll try tomorrow

    Misty from Belgium

  34. I just tried this recipe this morning, and it turned out super gummy. Is this supposed to happen? You say it should be wet, but after I added the yogurt, I had to add milk to make the batter lie flat instead of rolled up in a gooey ball. I also used chobani, so I don’t know what I did wrong. Maybe mine became gummy because I used a shallow bowl, and had to microwave it around 2+ mins to get it throughly cooked. How long would you say is the max cooking time – and is the texture normally very gummy?
    Thank you!

    • Huh, mine is definitely not gummy. Did you use a full fat yogurt? Mine is always fat free, I wonder if that has something to do with it. My son requested it for breakfast the other day, and I didn’t have any yogurt, so I just used milk. He said it tasted the same. Also, I have tried it with vanilla Danon light and fit yogurt and got great results.

  35. Thanks for responding!
    I used chobani non-fat yogurt, so that shouldn’t be the problem. Next time I try this, I will use a plate instead of a shallow bowl and see fi that changes the texture!

  36. Hi this was amazing just wondering the nutrition facts on it?

    • It really depends on the products you use (sugar free syrup, not at yogurt, what kind of nuts etc.) But I calculate it with what I use as around 260 calories, 10 grams fat, 12 grams protein. Hope you enjoy!

  37. Do you think it would be possible to mix up several batches of this one night and freeze them individually — to be thawed then microwaved the mornings that you can’t be bothered with measurements?

    • I honestly have no idea how it would freeze. It wouldn’t hurt to try it with one to see. I know of people who have measured out all the dry ingredients, and prepackaged those, so they only have to add the wet ingredients in the morning. Let me know if it works!

  38. Christian says:

    I modified the hell out of it, and doubled up, just to see if it would work:
    1/2c Oats
    3 tbsp coconut flour
    heaping 1/2 tsp baking powder
    3/4 of a big scoop protein powder
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 tsp cinnamon
    2.5 Tbls maple syrup (I use sugar free)
    2 tbsp butter softened
    1 egg
    whole milk to find the right consistency
    2 Tbsp chocolate chips
    2 tbsp raisins.

    Cooked it a bit long, but turned out not too bad. Closer to a cake/loaf, but hit my goals of a bit of a sweet treat, no gluten, and protein. Next time would reduce baking powder and cooking time. (keep in mind I am a 22 year old olympic lifter, I need protein, calories and fats.)

  39. I eat this almost every morning and I can say it is the best thing ever. So hearty and with the variations I used, only 370 calories. I love this and it saves the day every morning. :) thanks so much!

  40. WOW – now that is what I call a wonderful breakfast. A must make!!!!

  41. So I pinned this awhile back and finally got around to making it since I had to be at work at 5am. It came out great, used the honey vanilla Greek yogurt. Kept me going and I packed for my lunch and put it all together at break. Will be making this a weekend breakfast for my kids.

  42. I made this for myself and my daughter this morning. Very good indeed! I can’t wait to mess about with the recipe a little, try some new combinations. It’s a great idea.

  43. How many carbs are in one breakfast cookie? I am on a limited carb diet. Thanks. Joanne

    • That depends on the brand of products that you use, they all have varying stats. I suggest you use either MyFitness Payl or Social Spark, both have free nutrition calculators.

  44. Hi Erin! Can’t wait to try this breakfast cookie! Has anyone tried using a packet of instant oatmeal? I was thinking about apples and cinnamon!

    • I have not heard about anyone using instant oatmeal packets. I assume it would work. Use the packet, the yogurt, and probably the flour and baking powder. Let me know how it works!

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  46. This sounds so delicious! Can you use oat Fiber or coconut flour instead of the wheat flour?


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