Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookie Recipe

by valentina on April 3, 2013

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Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookie Recipe
Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookie Recipe
These cookies are the best breakfast ever. Crunchy, delicious, sweet granola in a cookie.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 dozen large cookies

  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup raisin
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Ever just wanna have a friend come by for a cup of coffee on a lazy weekend morning?  While I adore a feast of a brunch, on occasion, I just want a delicious morning snack and a fantastic cup of coffee.

This creation developed as a result of my love of granola, cookies, and breakfast/brunch.  Rather than make this a true “dessert” cookie with butter, flour, etc., I left those ingredients out and created what I think is a crunchy, sweet bowl of granola — in a cookie!  (Don’t get me wrong, clearly this breakfast cookie could pass as dessert!)

And what’s better than to share wonderful food and a leisurely morning with a friend?  Who will you invite over this weekend for casual, relaxed conversation over yummy cookies and coffee?

Spiced Granola Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 14 large cookies


2 large egg whites

1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

2 cups oats

1/2 cup dried, unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup ground, salted & roasted almonds (see notes)

1/2 cup raisins

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a large fork to mix the egg whites with the sugar, honey, vanilla, spices and salt.
  3. Once everything is well blended, fold in the oats, coconut, almonds and raisins.
  4. Use 2-inch cookie/ice cream scoop (or about 3 tablespoons), to shape the "batter" into balls, placing them on the parchment-lined baking sheet as you go. (They won't spread, but still leave at least an inch or so between each one.)
  5. Keeping them very well intact, use the palm of your hand to gently flatten them -- just a tiny bit! (They will seem loose, as if they won't stay together -- but they will form nicely when baking.)
  6. Bake in the preheated 375 degree F oven until they are golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 20 minutes and then carefully lift them off the parchment paper with a small metal spatula.


For this recipe, I like grinding whole almonds in the food processor -- so I have some finely ground and some that is left coarser. If you want to skip this step, you can use almond meal.

These cookies are best served as close to baking time as possible because they're deliciously crunchy right out of the oven. They are still good later, but will become softer.

I love inherently gluten-free recipes (since my son has Celiac Disease) -- to make sure this one is gluten-free, make sure the oats say "gluten-free" on the package.


Can’t get enough granola?  Here are a few more recipes to try:

Apple Roasted Cinnamon Granola from Cooking On The Weekends
Crispy Honey-Almond Cereal Bars from The Jolly Tomato
Crunchy Quinoa Granola from Two Peas & Their Pod
Father’s Day Granola from Cooking On The Weekends
Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking On The Weekends
Raw Cardamom Spiced Granola from Healthy Blender Recipes
Skillet Granola from Shockingly Delicious

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeanne @JollyTomato April 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Wow – these look amazing! Can I come over for a lazy weekend morning? ; )
Thanks for linking to my cereal bars!


valentina April 5, 2013 at 4:12 am

Yes! xo


sippitysup April 3, 2013 at 9:18 pm

I need to know. Is a breakfast cookie really just a granola bar in a different shape. Does this fool kids? It sure fooled me into craving one. XOGREG


valentina April 5, 2013 at 4:19 am

LOVE that question, Greg. I prefer the round shape. ;-)


Colette April 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm

yum yum yum YUM!


valentina April 5, 2013 at 4:12 am

Thank you, Colette! xo


Deb April 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

A beguiling cookie! Adore the crunchy granola, especially the coconut and almonds sprinkled with spices!


valentina April 5, 2013 at 4:14 am

Thanks, Deb. :-)


Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious April 4, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Yum! I want breakfast at YOUR house!
Thank you for mentioning my skillet granola. Super easy to make, also!


valentina April 5, 2013 at 4:15 am

And then I’ll come over for the skillet version. Deal?


Jim April 5, 2013 at 12:29 am

Everything looks so good. We just saw the granola breakfast cookies and will try them.


valentina April 5, 2013 at 4:15 am

Thank you, Jim! I’ll make them for you two. :-)


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