Single Serve Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These small batch chocolate chunk cookies are the PERFECT single serve meal or grab and go snack! They are full of protein, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and there is a vegan option! Chocolate for breakfast = standard!

Are you sick of breakfast cookies yet?

Too bad, so sad.

A man needs variety and having different breakfast options has been a life saver. And let’s be honest… cookies.


Who loves quest bars? I love quest bars. Although I most definitely don’t fan girl over them like some people do, in my books, they get a thumbs up- They are nutritionally pretty decent, taste good and are easy to carry around.

Now who here loves Instagram? I love Instagram! Taking photos of food, food and well….more food? What could be better?

Let’s marry quest bars and Instagram and what do you get- hashtag disasters. Seriously. The number of hashtags developed to these protein bars are ridiculous.

#questbar = okay.

#proteinbar = yes.

#snack = yes.

#betterthancake #betterthandessert #cheatmeal #foodporn #justlikecookies  = …..what?

Healthy Chocolate Chunk Cookies- These small batch chocolate chunk cookies are the PERFECT single serve meal or grab and go snack! They are full of protein, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and there is a vegan option! Chocolate for breakfast=standard! @thebigmansworld -

 One hashtag which was (I think) developed from the infamous quest bar hashtag party has been #chunkporn. That, my friends, is warranted for 3 of their bars- double chocolate chunk, chocolate chip cookie dough and white chocolate and raspberry. I think that is why those three are my personal favourites- it’s like a texture sensation in the mouth. You bite into it and come across a …. Chunk.

I am ashamed to admit when I rip open one of the three mentioned flavoured Quest Bars and it is chock full of those glorious chunks- It’s like being told the Kardashians have been axed from E!. I am also ashamed to admit that the opposite happens when said flavours are void of them. It’s like being told they have started writing educational literature. (Don’t get any ideas, Kris).


So in honour of that infamous hashtag, today’s single serve breakfast cookie is full of chunks. Double chocolate chucks. Before you roll your eyes and think chocolate cookies for breakfast are a joke- take a look at the ingredients. Wholesome carbohydrates (oat flour), healthy fats (coconut oil and walnuts), an optional protein boost (protein powder) and the mix in of choice- chocolate chunks (90% lindt, to be exact).

Do me a favour (well, yourself) and make the chunks big.

Healthy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These small batch chocolate chunk cookies are the PERFECT single serve meal or grab and go snack! They are full of protein, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and there is a vegan option! Chocolate for breakfast
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 1/4 cup gluten free oat flour can sub for gluten free or standard white
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T coconut sugar or sweetener of choice*
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2-1 scoop chocolate protein powder optional
  • 1 T coconut oil melted (or butter)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup dairy free milk of choice*
  • 2 T chopped walnuts
  • 1-4 squares dairy free dark chocolate broken into chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with a cookie sheet
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, chocolate protein powder (if using it) and baking powder and mix until combined.
  • Add the melted coconut oil and one tablespoon at a time, add the milk until a very thick batter is formed. Stir through the chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chunks.
  • Form into cookie size of choice (I went for half a golfball size) and press onto the lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes (depending on oven) until cooked on top and mostly firm.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on the baking tray.


Depending on the add ins, you may need more/less milk- ensure the batter is think. If it's too thin, the cookies will be more chewy.
For soft baked cookies, remove from oven when barely firm.
If using a sweetened protein powder, omit the sugar.
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    80 thoughts on “Single Serve Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    1. Not a fan of quest bars (they scare me) but definitely a fan of cookies. Especially cookies with giant chocolate chunks. ALL THE CHUNKS.
      And if people don’t want a breakfast cookie, they can just wait a few hours and have it for brunch, in my opinion. That’s like saying you don’t like dessert.

    2. Everytime you do these single serve, sweet, chunky, breakfasty/dessert recipes I get SO EXCITED. Especially when they don’t have eggs and i don’t have to risk failure with my terrible modifications of “recipe authenticity” 😉 Basically these are a sure shot for success. And I always want to make like 397 things so I find it hard to make a large recipe or attempt to divide it by 18.

      These MY FRIEND I will make, and I will attempt to make them beautiful and chunky and #chunkporn the shiiiizzz out of them all over insta 🙂 and if it deserves a #betterthansex hashtag then so be it.

    3. I had an oat fudge bar from Starbucks yesterday for recipe ‘research’. It’s how I justify most of my bad food choices haha
      I have a friend who turns his words into hashtags. He groups three or 4 words and slaps a hashtag in front of them for his ENTIRE paragraph of a caption on instragram. Sometimes it’s funny. Most times it’s annoying…

    4. You are a texture fiend my friend, and I love it because food that is all one consistency is BLAH! I don’t know if I’ll ever join the breakfast cookie trend but I have to admit that these look like a killer sack.

    5. Arman you crack me up! Seriously I give a second thought to how I name my recipes now… I think to myself “What would Arman say?” Ha ha these look delish I’m pinning!

    6. Dang, I haven’t had chocolate in more than 24 hours. Not to be concerned for my sanity; the situation will be recitfied with chocolate cake and coffee for breakfast right now 🙂 . This just sounds way too simple to pass will be happening once I’m back on home ground. More so to make up for the fact that nary a Quest bar has passed my lips (darn it South Africa!).

    7. Gimmmmeee- I am all about the chunks in my cookies so obvi I am all over this recipe! I like that this recipe calls for coconut sugar rather than sucralose (my pet peeve with Quest bars). As for worst hashtag, “yolkporn” is definitely high on that list!

    8. Right now, there is no where I can go and buy a quest bar – can only purchase a whole box in Amazon and that’s too dangerous! There are some ingredients in quest bars I’m not happy with but I see their place and love the fact that the protein comes from whey and not soy! plus they taste good!
      Your cookies though, they are all good! Love the coconut sugar in it and all the chunky goodness! 🙂

    9. Let me get back to you on that worst hashtag….. there are SO many bad ones. I still hate #foodporn but I guess it’s a popular one? Anyway, LOVE ME SOME CHUNKS gimme these please.

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