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Clean Breakfast Cookies

Rated as 4.21 out of 5 Stars

"In an effort to find clean, healthy treats, I fell upon a few recipes about a year ago that inspired me. So I started playing around with ingredients and tweaking it each time. I finally produced something that my kids and husband love. In fact, I make a batch at least two times a week. I call them breakfast cookies because they are healthy enough to eat in the morning! No sugar added, naturally sweetened with honey and chocolate chips to lure the kids. No preservatives or additives, just wholesome goodness!"
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40 m servings 79
Original recipe yields 36 servings (36 cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk oats, pastry flour, flax meal, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Stir honey, egg whites, almond butter, and vanilla extract into oats mixture until dough is well-blended; mix in chocolate chips. Scoop dough into 36 balls and place on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden and set, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, lightly loosen each cookie from the baking sheet, and continue cooling on the baking sheets for another 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute dried cranberries for chocolate chips, if desired.
  • I use two baking sheets and produce 36 cookies by using a cookie scoop.
  • I also prefer baking at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) in convection mode for 8 minutes, which produces chewy cookies. Cook longer for a dryer cookie.
  • These cookies store well for approximately 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 79 calories; 2 15.2 1.5 0 66 Full nutrition

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Ride on the sugar train! I saw 1 cup of honey and thought holy mother of sweetness honey is quite a but sweeter than sugar so I don't know how unbearable it would be had I used the full cup. I d...

Most helpful critical review

My cookies never melted down. They stayed in balls and cooked hard.

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Ride on the sugar train! I saw 1 cup of honey and thought holy mother of sweetness honey is quite a but sweeter than sugar so I don't know how unbearable it would be had I used the full cup. I d...

It's like homemade granola bars! Very tasty, easy to make, and mine turned out nice and chewy - hoping my kids will like them in their school lunches. I made 2 slight modifications, I used two...

These are nice and chewy, lightly sweet, and quick and easy to make. I think I'd like them with dried fruit, too.

These cookies were so dang delicious! My whole family, including two toddlers, were begging for more. The only change I made was using one whole egg instead of two egg whites, because I only had...

Kids and Hubby went crazy for these!!( and, I only put one dark chocolate chip in the center of each cookie...and they were gone in less than 24 hours)! Thanks for this... now I need to go make ...

The taste was really good. They are a littke soft but tasty. Maybe its because i didnt add nuts, I didnt have any. I added raisons instead of the chocolate chips. I did like the raisons in th...

Good consistency I used dark chocolate chips & raisins both only 1/4 cup, Not a lot of flavor but they are good for being 'clean'. I added a bit more cinnamon in hopes to gain flavor. May try r...

I made a batch of these today! I'm not much of a breakfast eater, but I know it's important to eat something to start the day. These will work nicely with a hot cup of coffee or tea! Like an ...

I'll be making lots of these! I do think 1 cup of honey was a bit much, so I will experiment using a little less. Excellent recipe.