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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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Tips

I use two baking sheets and produce 36 cookies by using a cookie scoop.

Tips

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.

Tips

These cookies store well for approximately 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

79.3 calories; 1.5 g protein; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 66.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2016
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 did 1\2 cup honey plus 3 tbsp brown sugar for a molasses-y flavor and the were still very very sweet. It's still not healthy to be eating so much sugar even if it is unprocessed. Other than that the cookie was good. I didn't have ground flax only whole; so to offset the binding effect I used 1 whole egg plus 1\4 cup cornstarch. I lowered the cinnamon since I'm not a big fan and used cranberries and almonds in half the batch and the other half I used chocolate chips. I'll probably make again and lower the honey further. It's a good starter recipe for a somewhat healthy breakfast cookie. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2020
Yuck. These cookies did NOT turn out well. The honey was so overpowering even though I used 3/4 cup instead of the full cup. They were somehow bitter and way too sweet at the same time! I am always experimenting with healthy cookie recipes, and I have found some good ones. Rarely is there a recipe I make that I hate, but this is one of those few. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2016
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 did 1\2 cup honey plus 3 tbsp brown sugar for a molasses-y flavor and the were still very very sweet. It's still not healthy to be eating so much sugar even if it is unprocessed. Other than that the cookie was good. I didn't have ground flax only whole; so to offset the binding effect I used 1 whole egg plus 1\4 cup cornstarch. I lowered the cinnamon since I'm not a big fan and used cranberries and almonds in half the batch and the other half I used chocolate chips. I'll probably make again and lower the honey further. It's a good starter recipe for a somewhat healthy breakfast cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2016
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 did 1\2 cup honey plus 3 tbsp brown sugar for a molasses-y flavor and the were still very very sweet. It's still not healthy to be eating so much sugar even if it is unprocessed. Other than that the cookie was good. I didn't have ground flax only whole; so to offset the binding effect I used 1 whole egg plus 1\4 cup cornstarch. I lowered the cinnamon since I'm not a big fan and used cranberries and almonds in half the batch and the other half I used chocolate chips. I'll probably make again and lower the honey further. It's a good starter recipe for a somewhat healthy breakfast cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2016
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 whole eggs (not just the whites) and used Sunflower Seed Butter instead of almond butter since it's all I had oh and I threw in a tablespoon or two of hemp and millet as I figured it would work will with the granola! I really like the taste of these if my kids do too I'll make them again and maybe even in the shape of a granola bar for a bigger snack portion. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2015
These are nice and chewy, lightly sweet, and quick and easy to make. I think I'd like them with dried fruit, too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2017
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 so many on hand. Thank you so much for a healthy COOKIE option Sadie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2016
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 more! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2016
My cookies never melted down. They stayed in balls and cooked hard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/06/2020
Yuck. These cookies did NOT turn out well. The honey was so overpowering even though I used 3/4 cup instead of the full cup. They were somehow bitter and way too sweet at the same time! I am always experimenting with healthy cookie recipes, and I have found some good ones. Rarely is there a recipe I make that I hate, but this is one of those few. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2019
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 them but next time I will cut down on the honey because of the sweetness of the raisons. I added a mixed nut butter instead of the other because thats all I had. I will make again. Read More
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