Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Homemade apple oatmeal cookies served with vanilla yogurt and grapes on a light blue plate

Apple oatmeal breakfast cookies are a recipe that’s great to bake ahead for grab and go mornings.  They are simple to make and perfect for busy lifestyles.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

When I started making apple oatmeal breakfast cookies and similar recipes like these, it was when cereal bars were being released and hitting the shelves.  I created alternatives like this recipe for my kiddos, although they secretly wished I bought the others.  Occasionally, I treated them, it wasn’t all about food perfection, but about teaching a little more balance.  Those foods were not everyday choices.  Now, parents have been heard, and there are many great options on the market with less sugar and lower calories.  This recipe is no longer for that kind of comparison.  Now, this recipe is more about the fact that it’s homemade and you can control the ingredients that you are using.

This is a recipe you can make on the weekend and simply have ready to grab throughout the week.  It stores well in an airtight container.  It’s good to be part of a breakfast mix or a lunchbox snack.  It’s not a very sweet bite and if you like a sweeter bite, simply dunk it in a little vanilla yogurt = yum!

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Homemade apple oatmeal cookies served with vanilla yogurt and grapes on a light blue plate


  • 1 apple
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 oz. cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cups old fashioned oats


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Wash the apple.  Peel, core, slice and dice the apple.  You want to dice it into small pieces. Set it aside.

Using an electric mixer whip the eggs. Add in the honey, cinnamon applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Continue to whip the ingredients together, it will get fluffy!

Add in the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour into the batter. Continue to mix with the electric mixer until all of the ingredients are mixed well.

Fold in the old fashioned oats and diced apple pieces.

Using a large spoon or cookie scoop, create 12 large cookies on a non0stick baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Bake for approximately 15 minutes; until the bottoms are slightly browned.  Let cool, store in a storage container and serve for breakfast.


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 More about this Recipe:

How to Serve?  I like to serve these with yogurt or a glass of milk and fresh fruit.  It can all be packed to go!

How about them apples?  You can use your favorite type of apple in this recipe.  I typically make mine with a golden delicious or gala; two of my favorites.

Have littles?  Simply peel, core and slice the apple.  Let them dice it with a plastic knife, but still make them aware of knife safety.  Even plastic knives can cause casualties so be watchful regardless of the tool.

Like Apple Oat combos?  Check out my Apple Pie Parfaits.  They also can be made on the weekends and kept in the refrigerator for several days to add to your ‘grab and go’, make ahead recipe list.

An apple pie parfait with layers of Greek vanilla yogurt with granola and cooked apples in a mason jar

Apple Pie Parfait Recipe Link

5 Comments on “Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies”

    1. Yes it does! The are hearty and filling. I love them fresh, but even better the next day :). Hope you enjoy…they are not super sweet, not meant to be, but they can be dunked in vanilla yogurt if you need added sweetness.

      Thx for swinging by – have a great week.

  1. Congratulations, your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,506. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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