Boy, oh boy do I have an awesome treat for you today! Put down your toast, cereal or whatever else you're having for breakfast and get to work on making this healthy breakfast cookie! Loaded with heart-healthy oats, peanut butter and Greek yogurt, this easy-to-make and high-protein breakfast really does taste like dessert and is filling enough to keep you going way beyond lunch!
I've said it loads of times before and I'll say it again. The best healthy breakfasts in the world are the ones that taste like dessert. The ones that when you take the first mouthful you're genuinely shocked that you're eating something low in calories and high in nutrition. Just like these chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats, this healthy breakfast cookie honestly tastes so good that you'll swear you accidentally made yourself a naughty mug cake instead of a wholesome breakfast.
That's right - this awesome healthy breakfast cookie is made in the microwave in just 1 minute! Stir the basic 7 ingredients together, scoop it into a cute ramekin (I love these ones. They're the perfect size for microwave mug desserts!) and bang it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Bish, bash, bosh and you've got yourself the best healthy breakfast ever!
If you've ever tried an oatmeal mug dessert before, you might be pretty sceptical about the texture of this healthy breakfast cookie and think it might be more like gloopy oatmeal than a cookie. But look at that beautiful specimen above. Does that look like oatmeal to you? Nope!
The whole wheat flour in this recipe makes a huge difference to the texture. It really is like a perfect blend between a dense and chewy oatmeal cookie and a light and fluffy chocolate chip cupcake. And what else could you want in a healthy breakfast?
- ¼ cup oats
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar can substitute sweetener
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- In a small bowl stir together the oats, flour, baking soda, sugar and chocolate chips. Mix in the peanut butter and Greek yogurt until totally combined.
- Scoop the batter into a lightly greased 1-cup ramekin. I love these ones. Cook in the microwave for 60 seconds, until spongey but there's still a small gooey bit on the top.
- Leave for a few minutes to cool slightly before eating.
Looking forward to try this!
I am definitely trying this tomorrow morning.... it looks so good !!
Katie @ Made to be a Momma
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Hallie @ The Wordy Baker
This looks like such a great breakfast! Definitely trying it soon!
Ohhhh, I really like this one.
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Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com
That looks so yummy!!! I will definitely have to try this.
Just made this this morning! I was leery of these microwave-in-a-bowl recipes but I approve! We have a newer microwave and it took somewhere btwn 50-60 seconds, but I checked@50 secs just in case. Tasty and good texture. And healthy you say? Win win win. Might try putting the dry ingredients together ahead of time to make mixing even faster in the mornings
Did you use regular oats or quick oats? Sounds yummy and kid-friendly!
I used regular oats 🙂
This is perfect, except yy daughter is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Unfortunately I do not like to use the substitute "peanut" butters (like sunflower, etc.) as they look too much like peanut butter. I can't take the risk. Can you suggest an alternative to peanut butter in your recipe? Thank you!
This is a tough one.
I would suggest Nutella, but I'm assuming she's allergic to hazelnuts, too?
The peanut butter is added partially for taste and partially for texture, so I think the same amout of room-temperature (or even melted) butter is probably your best bet.
I hope this helps! 🙂
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Mmmm... 'Sounds like a soft granola! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
Oh my gosh, these are so delicious! I package up the dry ingredients and keep in zip-loc bags so I can make them quickly. I sometimes add coconut and pecans. Yum!
LOVE this recipe. I found it searching for a healthy mug cookie dessert option last night to satisfy my sweet tooth. I made this and it was amazing! Just what I needed and I didn't feel badly about eating it. I can't wait to surprise my kids with it for breakfast one morning. Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you so much, Christie! I know it says 'breakfast' in the title, but that's just because it includes oats, really. I often make it for dessert, too! Way healthier than a regular cookie 🙂
Is there something you can suggest as a substitute for the yogurt? I'd like to make this but we don't have any yogurt at the moment.
Instead of 3 tablespoons of yogurt, you could try 2 tablespoons of milk or 3 tablespoons of apple sauce. I haven't personally tried the healthy deep-dish breakfast cookie with any of these substitutions, but I think either of them would be the next best thing to yogurt.
Julie @ Hostessatheart
Wow. I'm impressed by those ingredients - it's a great healthy combination. And just one minute to make in the microwave - it's the answer to my morning breakfast prayers although I could easily sink into one of these for dessert too.
Thanks so much, Julie! And you're definitely right about having it for dessert. I do that all the time 🙂
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
I have to share this recipe with my daughter because she loves oatmeal for breakfast. And I am sure she would agree that this cookie is way better!
Who wouldn't love a cookie for breakfast?! 🙂 Hope your daughter enjoys it as much as I do!
Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
This truly is the breakfast of champions! I bet it tastes like dessert!
It honestly does taste like dessert, Emma!
I have not made breakfast cookies b/c I would be afraid I would eat them for lunch and snacks too. they look delicious.
When cookies are healthy, you can totally eat them for lunch and snacks, too! 😀
I have never been a big breakfast eater, but I bet this could change my my mind. I am happy that you used whole wheat flour in the recipe. So yummy and such good ingredients.
Definitely, Cynthia! It's totally small enough to be manageable if you're not a big breakfast person.
This sounds awesome. Definitely pinning it!!