Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Published on Aug 27, 2013
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Cranberry Breakfast Cookies // TriedandTastys-01What could be better than the words [breakfast] and [cookie] in one sentence?  The best part about it, is these are completely healthy!  I’ve been in the mood lately to spice things up for breakfast. I am sooooo not a morning person.  Well.  I guess I take that back.  Let me break it down this way for you: if I have to wake up in the morning and go to work, mornings are not my friend (weekdays).  If I don’t have plans in the morning and get to wake up and do whatever I please, mornings are my friend (weekends).  Because 90% of the time I am in a hurry (overslept, stayed too long on the computer, lost track of time) I have to have to have a breakfast plan.  I realize the importance of having breakfast, but sometimes if it’s not quick I run out the door without it. With these, I can make them the night before and have them ready so I can just grab and go.

Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Breakfast Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 387 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Cranberry Breakfast Cookies - cookies for breakfast, it's true!  These  cookies have healthy ingredients that will get you through until lunch.



  • 1 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries or any type of dried fruit: apples, blueberries, etc.
  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 c. coconut oil warm enough to be liquid
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in mashed bananas, oil, honey and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Press 2 tablespoons of mixture into a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper or a Silpat. Continue with remaining mixture.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 25-30 minutes or until fragrant and golden. Cool on pan.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I'm not so much a fan of "chewy", so I prefer to cook mine a little longer. If you like chewy, by all means - go right ahead! If you like more of the crispy/crunchy texture like me, you will want to cook an additional 5-10 minutes. But watch close, because you don't want to burn or over cook them.

Adapted from Kumquat

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Breakfast Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 340mg10%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cranberry Breakfast Cookies // TriedandTasty

Cranberry Breakfast Cookies // TriedandTasty

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17 comments about “Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

  1. sandra

    I have set a goal to be the healthiest I can this year, and I am so glad to find your food blog, I love all of your things I have tried so far. I am so excited to try these. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Yvonne

      That’s a fantastic goal! I too have the same goal, let’s do it together!! Hope you like the cookies, they are great :)

  2. alyssaaminer

    Perfect breakfast cookie! As a new Mom with an infant and midnight feedings this recipe is the perfect pick-me-up. I loved how easy it came together. I used cranberries and apples as my fruit and added 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger. Wow so delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Kari

    I’m not much of a morning fan either, now that school is back in session it means I’m up way earlier then I would care to be. But these look perfect for a grab and go option. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yvonne

      I’m glad to know I’m not the only one! We can suffer the morning together :) At least mornings provide great food (pending I wake up in time). Because breakfast is my favorite meal!!

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