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Protein-Packed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Protein-Packed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Cookies? For BREAKFAST?

I know what some of you are thinking…


There are those of us who are saying, “OMG, is that even a ‘thing?’”


And others (like me) who are like, “SERIOUSLY, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?”


We know that breakfast is important, and, for many parents, it’s also our first - of many - epic battles of the day.


We constantly wonder if they got enough protein, vegetables, fruit, complex carbs, and then berate ourselves for feeding them cereal, toaster waffles, or whatever is easy and quick - just to get something in them.


I hear you. I see you. I am your people.


I’m a nutritionist who feeds my kids waffles and cereal because:


I don’t believe in limiting foods.


As soon as we limit, we create a scarcity mindset that only prompts them to want the things they can’t have.


Sound familiar?


I believe in fortifying. 


I believe in adding in, rather than taking away. 


Also - I just happen to be educated in all the neuroscience to back this up in order to develop a healthy relationship with food for our kids (oh, and us mamas, too).


So - I have a potential solution - and, oh, I don’t even want to call it that. Let's just call it 'Yet another breakfast option"?


Offering this may make all the difference or be a total bust


Let me know how it goes!


Protein-Packed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies


  • 2 medium very ripe bananas

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (check labels for gluten-free)

  • ¼ cup Ground Flaxseed/Hemp Seeds/Chia Seeds (or a mix of all three!)

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Pinch Himalayan sea salt

  • ¼ cup raw honey

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup nut or seed butter of your choice

  • ¼ cup sugar-free chocolate chips

  • Option to add 1/4 whole sunflower or pumpkin seeds, or nut of choice for more crunchy texture!

Focus-Friendly Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a medium-size bowl, mix together the old fashioned oats (1 cup), ground flaxseed/hemp seeds/chia seeds (¼ cup), vanilla protein powder (1 scoop), cinnamon (¼ teaspoon), and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the lightly beaten egg (1 large), melted coconut oil (¼ cup), raw honey (¼ cup), and vanilla extract (½ teaspoon).

  4. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.

  5. Add in the nut or seed butter of your choice (¼ cup) and sugar-free chocolate chips (¼ cup). Optionally, add ¼ cup whole sunflower or pumpkin seeds, or nut of choice for more crunchy texture.

  6. Using a tablespoon, portion into 12 balls and flatten to the shape of the cookies you desire. Cookies will not expand during baking.

  7. Bake for 9-12 minutes. Tops should still be gooey, bottoms only barely browned.

  8. ENJOY!


  • Storage:

    • Place in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator. The cookies will keep for up to 2 weeks if stored properly in the fridge. You can also leave them out on the countertop in an airtight container and they will stay fresh for 3-4 days. I can guarantee they won’t last that long anyways.

  • Versatility:

    • These cookies are very versatile. You can use any type of nuts or seeds you love if you'd prefer to substitute the chocolate chips.

  • Freezing:

    • I sometimes double the batch and stick half in the freezer to have on hand. Simply store in a freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months

  • A Few Tips to Make It Even Easier:

    • Make sure to press these cookies down on the baking sheet with your hands. They won’t spread, so doing this will give you the cookie shape.

    • Melt all of your liquid ingredients for easy mixing.

    • Use parchment paper on your baking pan for easy clean-up.

    • Use a delicious tasting protein powder. The protein powder will highly alter the flavour of the cookies, so make sure you like the flavour!

    • I LOVE Niyama Vanilla Protein Powder. Use Code AMYJONES10 to get 10% off!


Curious about nutrition for your family?

If you’re looking for support with your family’s health goals regarding mental health, ADHD or fostering a healthy relationship with food, feel free to book in a FREE assessment call so we can chat to see if Holistic Nutrition is a good fit for your family!

Amy Jones


Care-Informed & Health At Every Size® Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Certified ADHD Coach Candidate (iACT)

Canadian School Of Natural Nutrition Instructor

Metabolic Balance® Coach


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