Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies with Protein

Oatmeal breakfast cookies with juicy raisins are a kid-approved, make-ahead breakfast. 10g of protein are hidden in just 2 oatmeal raisin cookies!

Oatmeal breakfast cookies with juicy raisins are a kid-approved, make-ahead breakfast. 10g of protein are hidden in just 2 oatmeal raisin cookies!

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies stacked on a plate, with coffee cup in the background

Yes, Really. Breakfast Cookies!

Some mornings I make yet another green smoothie to fuel our morning with plant-based protein.

Some mornings I just want a dang cookie…. or three, let’s be honest.

When I asked my 9-year-old, “Do you think kids would like cookies for breakfast?” (with that faked-mom-confusion-face), she squealed in delight. We spent the next two afternoons experimenting with cookies. Terrible life, right?!

I had 3 goals:

  1. 100% plant-based ingredients & protein
  2. Free from refined flour or white sugar
  3. Easy

My daughter had 1 goal:

  1. 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪!!!!!!!!!!

Let’s Make Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies!

If you have kiddos, almost all of these ingredients are likely in your pantry… with 1 secret special ingredient.

Grab: rolled oats (GF if needed), apple sauce, sunbutter (or nut butter), maple syrup, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking soda.

Secret special ingredient: garbanzo bean flour.

Garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) are my family’s all-time favorite bean & plant-protein. The natural & organic section of my grocery store’s baking aisle carries Bob’s Red Mill products. I found a bag of this flour made from chickpeas/garbanzos! BAM. Protein for my cookies. It does not make the cookies taste like beans!

Do the classic baking formula: wet ingredients in a bowl + dry ingredients in a bowl = stir them together.

Shape your cookies & bake them on a silicone mat. Since there’s no flour and just a little baking soda, they retain their shape and size.

Unbaked oatmeal breakfast protein cookies on a baking mat

Oatmeal breakfast cookies with protein. Aren’t you just drooling?!

Protein Breakfast Cookies on white cloth

Still Hungry for More Breakfasts?

Pearl Barley Fruit Salad with OJ Vinaigrette

Breakfast fruit salad is a light, nutritious & sweet start to your day. Combine tender & chewy Instant Pot pearl barley with cut fruit & a quick OJ vinaigrette. Kid-approved!

Printable Recipe

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Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies with Protein

Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cookies 1x


Oatmeal breakfast cookies with juicy raisins are a kid-approved, make-ahead breakfast. 10g of protein are hidden in just 2 oatmeal raisin cookies!



  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sunbutter (or preferred nut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In one mixing bowl, stir dry ingredients together. In a second bowl, stir the wet ingredients.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir well to combine.
  4. Shape dough into 3″ cookies.
  5. Place cookies on a baking sheet with a silicone mat. (Note: cookies will not rise or change shape during baking).
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Check for doneness.
  7. Remove from pan and cool the cookies.


Make a double or triple batch to enjoy all week.

For soft, chewy cookies, store in an air-tight container on the counter.

This recipe is vegan and nut-free.

For gluten-free cookies, simply substitute gluten-free oats.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: oatmeal breakfast cookies


  1. My healthy and delicious snack box is ready. I love it all.

  2. These look fabulous! Great treat or snack!

  3. I just love breakfast cookies! These look so delicious and I love how easy it is to make.

  4. We love making oat cookies – they just feel so much healthier.

  5. Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite! Definitely something I would have for breakfast!

  6. Wow these look amazing! It’s such a good way to get in protein in the morning. I need to try this!

  7. Your breakfast cookies came out absolutely delicious with almond flour. I threw in a few more raisins. 🍪 yummy 😋 I’ll make these often!!

    • Hurray!! I love hearing how different substitutions work in my recipes, and several other folks have asked about almond flour. Thanks for letting me know! Happy cookie eating. 🙂

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