Easy Recipe for Oatmeal and Goji Berry Breakfast Cookies

by Kaitlynn Fenley
an oatmeal and goji berry breakfast cookie with a bite taken out.

These cookies are made with nourishing oats, nuts, seeds, and goji berries for a breakfast cookie that’s healthy and delicious! These oatmeal and goji berry breakfast cookies are perfect for a protein-rich, on-the-go breakfast. They’re vegan and gluten-free and make the perfect afternoon snack too!

Okay, okay, I know the word “cookie” and the word “breakfast” don’t usually go together. When people think of cookies, they don’t usually think of a healthy breakfast. But I’m here to change that with this wonderfully nourishing and healthy breakfast cookie recipe.

oatmeal and goji berry breakfast cookies on a white marble countertop.

What You’ll Need to Make Oatmeal and Goji Berry Breakfast Cookies

This recipe is fairly simple, but you will need quite a few ingredients. These are the ingredient I used, but you can sub out the seeds for other types of nuts or seeds that you have. You can also use honey instead of maple syrup and regular eggs if you’re not vegan.

  • Thick Rolled Oats
  • Buckwheat Flour
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Hemp Hearts
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Goji Berries
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Maple syrup
  • Sunflower Seed Butter (or any nut butter)
  • Vanilla
  • Vegan Egg Substitute

What Makes These Oatmeal and Goji Berry Breakfast Cookies Healthy

This is a healthy breakfast recipe! The oats, nuts and seeds provide lots of fiber for healthy digestion. The nut butter and seeds also provide healthy fats and protein for a balanced breakfast. I like using maple syrup in this recipe, for a less processed sweetener option. Another thing I love about this recipe is the goji berries! Goji berries are an excellent source of antioxidants.

oatmeal and goji berry breakfast cookies on a white countertop broken in half to show the inside texture.

The Health Benefits of Oats

Oats claim to health food fame is mainly based around oats lowering bad cholesterol and adding beneficial fiber to meals. Lower cholesterol + beta-glucan fiber = SUPER heart healthy. Plus all that beta-glucan in oats is perfect to feed the gut microbiome. Beta gluten is considered a prebiotic that can feed and nourish the gut microbiome.

half of an oatmeal and goji berry breakfast cookie being dipped into a glass of milk.

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Easy Recipe for Oatmeal and Goji Berry Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are made with nourishing oats, nuts, seeds, and goji berries for a breakfast cookie that’s healthy and delicious! These oatmeal and goji berry breakfast cookies are perfect for a protein-rich, on-the-go breakfast. They’re vegan and gluten-free and make the perfect afternoon snack too!

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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Wet

  • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Vegan Egg Substitute Equivalent to One Egg

Dry

  • 1 1/4 Cups Thick Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Goji Berries
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Combine and whisk together the wet ingredients in a bowl. 
  3. Combine and whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl. 
  4. Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture. 
  5. Wet your hands with a bit of water. Grab about two tablespoons of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Place the ball on the parchment paper and press down to shape it into a cookie shape (these won’t spread out like regualr cookies in the oven). Repeat for the remaining cookies. 
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes 

Notes

  • To make a flax egg for a vegan egg substitue, just add one tablespoon of ground flaxseed to three tablespoons of water.
  • You can use a regular egg in this recipe if you’d like.
  • You can sub the sunflower seed butter for any nut butter. 

Keywords: Breakfast, Cookie, Goji Berry

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