Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

A healthy, chewy, gluten free breakfast cookie recipe which is high in protein, sugar free and full of complex carbohydrates for a perfect balanced breakfast or mini meal. 1 bowl and 10 minutes is all you’ll need for this super simple creation!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip BREAKFAST Cookies- Chewy, filling and loaded with nutrients (packed with protein!) these cookies taste like dessert! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}-


For someone who thinks Dr.Oz is considered the sliced bread of television, my mum doesn’t practice one of his biggest pieces of advice- ‘Always eat breakfast’. Saying that- She did ensure my sister and I always started the day with it. Whether it be eggs, toast with nutella or even chocolate cake on occasion (okay, that was my dad but still), we never went to school with an empty stomach- Even if we wanted to otherwise. Besides, her infamous threats and reasonings made it more imperative.

“Eat breakfast, you need the energy to get A+’s!” (That clearly didn’t work)

“Eat breakfast, or the tooth fairy will forget about you!” (I was seven and pretty sure the ‘tooth fairy died when I was 5)

“Eat breakfast! Otherwise, I’m whipping out the wooden spoon!” (She never did past the age of 7)

“Eat breakfast or you will forget your French pronunciation!” (Oui, maman!) 

“Eat breakfast or you’ll have to go to Chinese school until you are thirty!” 

*Stuffs three slices of toast and skulls a glass of milk for good measure.*

So the last one was probably the threat that stuck most. I DESPISED Chinese school. That, however, is a story for another day. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies-

Anyway, safe to say, Niki and I went to school every single day with a full stomach and most of the time, despising my mother for resorting to threats. Now that we are older, we are well aware that she does NOT practice what she preaches.

“Mum, do you eat breakfast at work?”

..”Yes. I have a coffee and *mumbles something in Persian*”

Oh mother. You need to go to Chinese school. 

Her main excuse was the common one everyone uses these days – ‘I just wasn’t hungry’. I am not one to preach force feeding when unnecessary. Like Niki, Mum’s an amazing intuitive eater. However, some days, I know she could use that extra something to accompany her coffee in the morning- Enter, another twist on the breakfast cookies- Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies-

These healthy cookies are perfect for her to bring along to work with her and she can eat as many as she likes, depending on her hunger. I wanted to pack as much as I could into them so even one would be a satisfying mini meal until she was ready for something more substantial. These cookies are high in protein, sugar free but balanced in terms of a good proportion of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. They need 1 bowl and 10 minutes to prep it all and an extra 10 minutes to make them in the oven.

They are chewy, filling and most of all, delicious- But in my mum’s eyes the perfect accompaniment to her breakfast morning coffee. Excuse me as I enrol her in Chinese school. 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

A healthy, chewy, gluten free breakfast cookie recipe which is high in protein, sugar free and full of complex carbohydrates for a perfect balanced breakfast or mini meal. 1 bowl and 10 minutes is all you'll need for this super simple creation!
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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld



  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a cookie sheet or baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the oat bran, sea salt, protein powder and sweetener of choice and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, canned pumpkin and egg and mix very well. Add the mixture to the dry mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Slowly add in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a large spoon, drop dough onto cookie sheets, with additional space between them as they expand. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until very lightly golden on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  • Cookies can be kept at room temperature for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 2 months.


Do not worry if cookies look under baked- They will firm up once cooled.
If using a flavoured protein powder, consider decreasing the sweetener amount.
** If batter is too thick, add a dash of dairy free milk
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies-

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Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies- A healthy, chewy, gluten free breakfast cookie recipe which is high in protein, sugar free and full of complex carbohydrates for a perfect balanced breakfast or mini meal. 1 bowl and 10 minutes is all you'll need for this super simple creation! @thebigmansworld

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    100 thoughts on “Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

    1. Cool! I recently started eating more Oat Bran, after receiving my Dukan recipe books for Christmas where a lot of the recipes there use it, so your recipe will add to my repertoire of Oat Bran recipes. Thanks. 🙂

      Also I’m off to hopefully get that canned pumpkin today that I was advised I CAN get in Scotland by a fellow Scottish blogger, Jen. But it’s also great that you’ve recommended some alternative ingredient. Much appreciated. 😀

      1. No worries! Hope you’re able to find it- Otherwise, seriously try the other alternatives 🙂

        1. Can u use oatmeal instead of oat bran? And if so, should up grind it up first? And if you don’t use protein powder can u just leave it out or should u sub something else?

      1. Thanks Michele- I’m working on more paleo breakfast recipes in a means to sway you from eggs and plantains 😉

    2. Cookies for breakfast??? Why couldn’t you be the one in charge of my breakfast back in the day! I am totally making up for lost time because I HATED eating breakfast in the morning when I was growing up! My mom would manage to send me off with a bottle of Yazoo-flavored milk because that is just about all I would agree to consume at that time in the morning. These days who needs an alarm clock when you have a rumbling appetite- I wake up so ready to eat a full on breakfast!

      1. I think I may need to stop eating a big pre bed snack- I’m rarely hungry for breakfast until an hour or so later!

    3. I never used to eat breakfast growing up – my mom was a working single mother, so cooking for me in the morning (and ever, really) just never really happened! I distinctly remember having frappucinos for “breakfast” once a week though….because clearly, that’s full of wonderful, bursting nutrition.

    4. My parents always let me do my own thing when it came to breakfast. I LOVED cream of wheat on the weekends, and on school days I ate cinnamon toast eggo waffles. SO good.

    5. There you go posting delicious cookies for breakfast again, Arman. I just had some Greek yogurt, but now I am totally craving a cookie. Oh, and I’m also really curious to hear about Chinese School…it sounds like it really left an impact on you!

      1. Dude, these need to go on TOP of your Greek yogurt 😉

        You bet I will write about it :p Cathartic.

    6. Cookies for breakfast? OK! My childhood breakfasts consisted of far too many pop tarts, toaster strudels, and toast with cheese whiz. The me now is beyond terrified of this!

      1. Haha, I’d be up for eating all that these days for the fun of it- You guys have the best stuff in America! 😉

    7. I was terrible with breakfast growing up. Absolutely terrible. My mom had to run the gamut of things. I think that toaster pastries, eggos, and those giant goldfish sandwich crackers were the most successful. Now, breakfast is a mustmustmust.

    8. I have to eat breakfast or you don’t want to be around me. The only time it’s a struggle is when I have an intense workout or run then I have to force myself to eat. I’ve never understand the no hunger thing after a hard workout. Love how you snuck in the pumpkin in these. Great pics too!

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