What’s better than cookies? Cookies for breakfast! One of my favorite ways to ensure I have a nutritious breakfast on busy weekdays is to prep something in the oven ahead of time. I found that one of the BEST ways to achieve this is through breakfast cookies. Now, how does a cookie go from decadent dessert to healthy breakfast? Great question. What’s important is what you put in the cookie.

What’s in Almond Flour Breakfast Cookies?

  • Almond Flour: Almond flour makes this recipe gluten free, and significantly lowers carbs.
  • Apple sauce: This subsitutes the egg in this recipe. Apple sauce is absolutely my favorite egg substitute.
  • Peanut butter: I always like to use peanut butter because of the affordability and protein content. However, there are many other nut butters that can be used. Almond butter, sunflower butter, macadamia butter, anything will work. I also think this would be AMAZING with the trader joe’s speculous cookie butter, and will definitely try that next time. Peanut butter is an excellent fat source, and eliminates the need for butter or oil.
  • Syrup: For these cookies, I chose to remove much of the sugar. Depending on what you’re going for, the sugar can be replaced with either Maple Syrup, or sugar free syrup. Something I learned recently is that Torani coffee syrups can be used as sweeteners in baked goods. In particular, the caramel flavor makes a wonderful maple syrup substitute. What option you choose depends on your personal goals. Obviously, artificial sweeteners are much less natural, but are a good option if you need a very low sugar diet for a variety of reasons. The artificial sweetener does not take away from the benefit of the healthy fats and nutrients in this delicious recipe! If you want to keep these Paleo, use maple syrup and replace the chocolate chips with berries or cacao.
  • Chocolate chips:

How to Make Almond Flour Breakfast Cookies

  • Simply place all of your ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix everything together until well combined.
  • Shape into small cookie shapes. These won’t spread quite the same way as a traditional cookie, so you can fit 10-12 on one sheet.
  • Simply bake and serve!

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  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl
  • Roll into individual balls and flatten out into cookies
  • Place on a greased baking dish and bake for 17-20 minutes, checking for your desired crispiness