Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Cookies

These breakfast cookies are a great balance of health and decadence with chocolate, walnuts, whole wheat flour, and a low amount of fat.

Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Cookies |

Hmm….dry toast, cold cereal, or breakfast cookies?

I’ll take breakfast cookies, please.

These taste so decadent and indulgent..and they are…a bit more so than some other breakfast options. However, they are a great treat and taste incredible with a hot cup of coffee.

Speaking of which, I need to go throw my coffee in the microwave. I cannot for the life of me drink a cup of coffee without having to heat it up at least twice. I’m always distracted by a whining (although cute) toddler, a dirty diaper, a hungry baby, or a book being shoved in my face “read mommy!” All huge blessings, even the dirty diapers but for once I’d like to finish a hot cup of coffee before 11am.


But I digress. These chocolate walnut breakfast cookies are SO good! They boast a subtle taste of banana, great chocolate flavor and amazing chewy texture with a nice crunch from the walnuts. Plus they freeze and reheat well. What more could you possibly want? Oh wait, want them to be healthy too? Well, you’re in luck! They are full of whole grains and low in fat.

I adapted this recipe from Christi’s recipe. She writes Love from the Oven and everything that comes out of her kitchen looks so amazing. As soon as I saw this recipe, I immediately printed it and made it at the first sight of brown bananas.


Chocolate Walnut Breakfast Cookies

These breakfast cookies are a great balance of health and decadence with chocolate, walnuts, whole wheat flour, and a low amount of fat.

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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  • 1 and 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, yogurt and banana. Mix with paddle attachment until smooth. Add in granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix until combined (may look curdled–no big deal!). Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. With the mixer on low, gradually add in dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips and walnuts by hand.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop (~1/4 cup), scoop batter onto prepared sheet pans about 2 inches apart (I only put 6 per tray but probably could have fit more). Bake for 13-15 minutes or until set. Cool completely on baking sheets before storing in an airtight container.

Adapted from Love from the Oven

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: So delicious. Wish I had one now to eat with my cold coffee.
Husband’s take: He liked these but he’s not as much as a sweet-fiend as I am, so I ate the majority of them (shocking.)
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy.

Craving more breakfast cookies?

Apple Crisp Breakfast Cookies
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies with Muesli
Gingerbread Breakfast Cookie Recipe
Slice and Bake
 from Comfy Belly
Hearty Oatmeal Banana from Dine & Dish



These breakfast cookies are a great balance of health and decadence with chocolate, walnuts, whole wheat flour, and a low amount of fat.
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  1. The colors are so vibrant and your photography is fantastic! Thx for sharing chocolate walnut breakfast cookies recipe, I definitely add it to my cookbook!

    Rating: 5
  2. This is absolutely magnificent, scrumptious, delicious, super yummy chocolate walnut breakfast cookies. My kids would love it! Thx Rachel!

    Rating: 5
  3. YES!!! Cookies for breakfast!! Om nom nom… ;)

  4. I need no excuse to eat cookies for breakfast. This morning I even had a chocolate muffin!

  5. I love any excuse to have cookies for breakfast. These look fabulous!

  6. I LOVE cookies for breakfast! These looks so incredible–looking forward to trying these out soon!

  7. I’ll take any excuse to eat cookies for breakfast! These look so yummy!

  8. I think breakfast cookies are the best thing ever (and thanks for linking to mine).
    I love how fudgey these ones look! Yum!

  9. So glad you liked them! It’s so awesome to be able to cut out so much of the butter and still have a great cookie. :) Just made some peanut butter white chocolate ones yesterday, not on the blog yet, that my daughter has declared are even better than these. Woohoo! Cookies for breakfast.

  10. Oh, yes! These look super yummy, and if I can enjoy them for breakfast, all the better! Wonderful recipe, Rachel. Have a great weekend.

  11. ooh awesome! I just made carrot walnut breakfast cookies but anything with chocolate automatically wins! :)

  12. I am alllll about eating cookies whenever possible. Breakfast cookies may just be the most genius thing I’ve ever heard of!

  13. Um…YUM! Totally making these today. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. yum! i bet some orange zest in these would be fabulous too :)

  15. I LOVE the idea of breakfast cookies! Cookies for breakfast is the best thing.

  16. Ditto! Yes, Please!

  17. Yes please for me too!

  18. I’m all for anything that involves cookies as an acceptable breakfast food. :) And I’m with you – I would love to finish an entire cup of coffee while it is still hot! Maybe when the kids leave for college??

  19. I am very much in favour the the breakfast cookie. These look so delicious!

  20. These look delicious Rachel! I’ve been seeing lots of recipes for breakfast cookies over the past few days. I think the universe is trying to tell me something ;) I love the fact that these contain yoghurt and oats. All of the things I love for breakfast but in a chocolatey, deliciously portable package! Thanks to you and Christi for the inspiration. I’ll be trying these very soon.

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