Apple Breakfast Cookies Recipe

Posted On Nov 19, 2018 By Erin Kuh, MBA, RD

Apple breakfast cookies on a plate next to a glass of milk.

The amazing apple: versatile, easy to pack, and a favorite staple at my house. From apple slices with peanut butter to applesauce to chopped apple in yogurt and oatmeal, apples are a fiber-rich sweet crunchy snack not only packed full of Vitamin C but also the less commonly known quercetin. Quercetin is only found in a few foods, including green tea, berries, onions, and apples, and it’s a powerful phytochemical with anti-inflammatory properties. What does this mean for you and your health? The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” holds a lot of truth!

Try incorporating an apple a day post-workout for quicker recovery (the quercetin and Vitamin C help quench the build-up of free radicals to reduce post-workout muscle soreness) or try these yummy apple breakfast cookies for an energizing on-the-go meal or snack.

(Side note: I took these to my son’s preschool for snack time and the entire class of 3-year-olds loved them!)

Apple Breakfast Cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving size: 2 cookies

Nutrition per serving:
Calories 85Fat 2 gCarbs 14 gFiber 2 gProtein 2 g

Green apples slices on a wood cutting board.


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour or oat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 chopped or grated apple
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tbs butter, melted or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbs maple syrup or honey

For oat floor: Blend ¾ oats in blender or food processor.

I prefer Granny smith or Honeycrisp and grating the apple so there aren’t chunks in the cookies.

Optional mix-ins: Raisins, fresh blueberries, shredded coconut, or chopped nuts or seeds.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray cookie sheet or line with silicone baking mat (my fav!).
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients (apple through honey) and stir until well combined.
  4. Add mix-ins of your preference and stir.
  5. Place one heaping spoonful (about 1 tablespoon) of dough on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.

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