Hearty Breakfast Cookies

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 4th
  • Ready In47m
  • Servings12
  • Calories478
These cookies are a delicious and hearty alternative to doughnuts or pastries. Also great to pack in lunches and on trips. Try one with your morning coffee or tea. For a slightly richer treat, use buttermilk in place of the water. Substitute dates for the raisins, if you prefer.

Hearty Breakfast Cookies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Hearty Breakfast Cookies for 12 servings:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins

Hearty Breakfast Cookies Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook20m
  • Ready In47m

To cook Hearty Breakfast Cookies, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Hearty Breakfast Cookies is about 20 minutes , and you can serve your Hearty Breakfast Cookies within 47 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Hearty Breakfast Cookies easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Beat in eggs and water.
  3. 3 Mix together flours, oats, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Mix into peanut butter mixture. Stir in raisins or dates (see Cook's Note). Drop by ice cream scoopfuls 2 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
  4. 4 Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks. Store in an airtight container.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You may substitute chopped pitted dates for the raisins.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 478 calories; 21 grams of fat; 64.9 grams of carbohydrates; 12.3 grams of protein; 51 milligrams of cholesterol; 579 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 5th 2009

    My husband loves to take breakfast to work vs. eating it at home because he gets up so early so I try to get creative. These "cookies" are great. They came out very moist and freeze well. ...

  2. May 20th 2008

    I love these cookies, they're not very sweet and they're good for breakfast or snack. Don't let the calorie section scare you, I made 27 cookies from one recipe and I used my ice cream scoo ...

  3. Sep 6th 2007

    Love this recipe! I'm sure it was a great recipe as is, but to bump of the "health factor" a bit I made some substitutions that worked well. I know that drives some people crazy to change a ...

  4. Aug 20th 2006

    These cookies are wonderful. I have a hard time getting my 3rd grader to eat breakfast... now I just hand him a big cookie and he is thrilled. I used applesauce in place of all of the butt ...

  5. Nov 10th 2003

    I have been searching for just the right "healthy" cookie recipe for a long time. Usually I make "Ranger cookies" that have lots of good-for-you fillers but tend to be dry and crumble easil ...

  6. Sep 1st 2003

    What a great recipe. I'm a grad student, so I don't have a lot of time to cook elaborate meals, and I'm a vegetarian so I have to pay attention to protein. This recipe is perfect: easy, yu ...

  7. Sep 26th 2002

    I have never felt compelled to rate one of these recipes before, but these cookies are the best thing I've found here! I replaced the cinnamon and raisins with chocolate chips and upped the ...

  8. Dec 13th 2001

    Excellent breakfast cookies that tasted great and were easy to make. I kept the batter in the fridge and baked them as I needed them... warm cookies in the morning, mmmmmm.

  9. Sep 9th 2001

    LOVE IT!! I'm a full-time mom and full-time student, so meals aren't really a priority in my life. These are so quick and easy to make, package in servings, throw in the freezer, and pull ...