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Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies - 12 Ways - switch up your snack lineup with these easy make ahead breakfast cookies for busy on-the-go mornings. Best of all, these recipes are all gluten free, refined sugar free with nut free, paleo / low carb / keto options.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies - a healthy make-ahead, portable breakfast (or dessert) for busy mornings. These easy gluten free cookies are made with oats, almond butter, cinnamon and maple syrup.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, apple cinnamon breakfast cookie, apple cinnamon cookie, apple cinnamon cookie recipe, breakfast cookies, cinnamon, cookies, easy breakfast cookie recipe, gluten free, how to make breakfast cookies, rolled oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 288 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 large egg , room temperature (sub flax-egg for VEGAN)
  • 1/3 cup drippy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil , softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup , coconut nectar OR honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup superfine almond flour OR superfine oat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats , use gluten free as needed
  • 3/4 cup very finely diced red apple
  • 2 tablespoons toasted quinoa OR puffed quinoa , optional for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons dried apples, chopped , optional for garnish & crunch


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the egg, almond butter and coconut oil until creamy and smooth. Add the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Beat until combined. 

  3. Stir in the flour, followed by the coconut and oats until everything is just combined. Fold in chopped apples.

  4. Use a 1/4 cup to scoop out the dough and drop onto the parchment paper. Pat the tops down to flatten slightly. Sprinkle tops with quinoa and , if desired.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown and set.

  6. Allow to cool on the cookie sheets completely. Cookies can be frozen in a large resealable bag up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.