Breakfast just got a lot less boring with these healthier cookies packed with crunchy granola, shredded coconut, pecans, and dried cherries.

Granola Breakfast Cookies from completelydelicious.com

I’ve become a lot more lazy lately when it comes to breakfast. I used to make more of an effort, and I still do on the weekends. But during the week, I’m just too tired, with too many to-do tasks staring me down each morning.

Recipes like this one for granola breakfast cookies have become my saving grace.

Granola Breakfast Cookies from completelydelicious.com

These are still cookies, there’s no doubt about that. But they do have almost half the amount of butter and sugar as cookies normally do, and they are chalk full of great things like granola, coconut, nuts and dried fruit. They’re not just hearty, but really flavorful too. Perfect for a quick breakfast or snack!

Granola Breakfast Cookies from completelydelicious.com
Granola Breakfast Cookies from completelydelicious.com

How to freeze cookie dough

This recipe is perfect for freezing in batches and baking up fresh for easy breakfasts or snacks on the go. Here’s how to do it:

  • Use a scoop to portion out cookie dough
  • Place mounds of dough (not touching) on a parchment lined sheet pan
  • Freeze for about 30 minutes
  • Remove the mounds from the sheet pan and place in an airtight container or freezer zipped bag
  • Freeze for up to 1 month
  • When ready to bake, place on prepared sheet pan and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes

Granola Breakfast Cookies from completelydelicious.com

This recipe was developed in partnership with Go Bold with Butter. You can find the full recipe on their website here, and all of my Go Bold with Butter recipes here.


Granola Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Perfect for on the go - breakfast cookies with reduced fat and sugar, and packed with granola, nuts, coconut and dried fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (105 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (57 grams) plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (340 grams) granola
  • 1/2 cup (43 grams) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup (55 grams) pecans
  • 1/2 cup (70 grams) dried cherries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the butter and sugars on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the yogurt, followed by the egg and the vanilla. Mixture will look a little curdled.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add it to the mixer and mix until combined. Add the granola, coconut, pecans and cherries.
  4. Drop by the rounded tablespoon onto the prepared sheet pan. Use your hand or the back of a greased spoon to flatten each round.
  5. Bake until edges turn brown, about 8-10 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Disclosure: This recipe was developed in partnership with Go Bold With Butter. All opinions are my own, as always. Thank you for supporting partnerships with organizations I believe in.

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7 Responses to Granola Breakfast Cookies

  1. Sues says:

    Cookies for breakfast are ALWAYS a great idea! I love your baking tip boxes…. Want to print them all out and make a book!

  2. Breakfast cookies are soooo good! Love this!

  3. I often eat cookies for breakfast. How nice to have a healthy version to try.

  4. I am always on board with cookies for breakfast! Love these!

  5. Granola in the form of cookies?! Yes please! These would make for a perfect – and a little lazy – breakfast, indeed!

    xo, Elisa

  6. These breakfast cookies are just what my mornings need!

  7. Mercedes says:

    Cookies and breakfast in the same sentence is always good in my book! What a great combination of mix-ins that you added to these beauties!

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