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One-Bowl Blueberry Almond Breakfast Cookies

25 min

Breakfast

Snack

One-bowl / one-pot

Freezer-friendly

These cookies make a great grab-and-go snack. Considering all the wholesome ingredients used to make them, several cookies can also be enjoyed as a grab-and-go breakfast option for those hectic mornings.

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Total

25 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

15 min

Contains

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Add the banana to a large bowl and mash well.
  2. Then add the remaining ingredients, except for the blueberries and chocolate. Mix well.
  3. Finally, gently fold in the blueberries and chocolate.
  4. Form small balls out of the dough and place them on a lined baking tray. Gently press down each ball to create a cookie shape, as these cookies won't spread. Top with some more chocolate, if desired.
  5. Bake on the centre rack of the oven for 13 - 15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Let cool completely on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 2 months to enjoy as a grab-and-go breakfast or snack!
  • Either reheat to enjoy immediately or allow to defrost at room temperature if enjoying as a snack later in the day.

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Grains & Starches 49%

rolled oats

Proteins 20%

almond flour

ground flaxseeds

almond butter

whole chia seeds

raw pumpkin seeds

Fruits & Veggies 31%

ripe banana

unsweetened applesauce

fresh blueberries

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

almond flour

ground flaxseeds

almond butter

whole chia seeds

raw pumpkin seeds

Nutrition info

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B - March 3, 2024, 3:38 a.m.

How simple, tasty and healthful! I need to make a triple batch and freeze them for breakfasts. I’ll take this over a bowl of oatmeal any day. 😍
I used frozen wild blueberries (thawed) and peanut butter in place of almond butter, hemp seeds in place of pumpkin seeds.

PUL Team - March 3, 2024, 7:40 a.m.

So happy they're being enjoyed, B! Making a triple batch sounds like a great idea. Enjoy your convenient and tasty breakfasts ahead 🥰


Jenny D - Feb. 5, 2024, 5:07 p.m.

Love how easy these are to make! I prep them on a Sunday and freeze most, taking them out the night before. Great breakfast snack!

PUL Team - Feb. 5, 2024, 5:30 p.m.

Mmm a lovely idea to meal prep the cookies, Jenny - we're so glad they're being enjoyed!


Corinne - Jan. 31, 2024, 3:59 p.m.

« Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. » Only two days ?? Why ? Is it for a health reason ..?

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2024, 5:16 p.m.

Hey Corinne, we found the cookies tasted the freshest in the first 2 days. You're welcome to store them for longer if you'd like though! 😊

Corinne - Feb. 4, 2024, 7:32 p.m.

Oh good! I’m always a little worried that it’s for health reasons and the fact that I’m pregnant stresses me out more so thank you very much :) I made them like 5 or 6 Times in the last year and it’s always delicious!


Irma Bronder - Jan. 8, 2024, 3:42 p.m.

Erg lekker. Een paar ochtenden genieten van wat lekkers. Bedankt allemaal van Pick Up Limes.


Kerstin - Nov. 2, 2023, 11:05 a.m.

Made them last night and they’re lovely both warm and cold. I didn’t have any blueberries, so I used frozen raspberries and it is delicious too :)


Kaja - Oct. 20, 2023, 1:29 p.m.

My favourite recipe. I wouldn't skip the blueberries 🙂


sophia - Oct. 19, 2023, 8:23 p.m.

A staple!


kse - Oct. 6, 2023, 4:22 p.m.

I made these cookies mostly as a snack because I'm always on a go and they give me so much energy and are soooo tasteful 🤩 they just pick me up somehow hahaha


Samantha - Aug. 20, 2023, 7:37 p.m.

This is my go to cookie that I take with me when I go out on big hikes. Filling without being heavy, delicious, and packed with all the good things that keep me going. Any leftover cookies that I don't take me are never home by the time I get back as my partner has already devoured them all, ha! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

PUL Team - Aug. 21, 2023, 4:13 a.m.

Aww we're so happy to hear the breakfast cookies are being enjoyed, Samantha! Thank YOU 😊


Maisa B - Aug. 18, 2023, 11:57 p.m.

Love these cookies, a healthy option for weekdays!


Megan Cooley - July 23, 2023, 4:46 a.m.

Delicious! I just made a batch to send off to camp with my daughter tomorrow. I love that she’ll have a nourishing nibble from home.

PUL Team - July 25, 2023, 6:14 a.m.

Aww love it, Megan! We hope your little one enjoys camp ☀️✨


Rachel S - July 14, 2023, 8:12 p.m.

Absolutely delicious healthy cookies. These are addictive!


Maju Gonçalves - July 12, 2023, 1:08 p.m.

amazing taste and super easy to make :)


HB - July 11, 2023, 9:51 a.m.

So awesome! Made these with my neurodivergent daughter who needs structure & predictability - so the “make along” pictures in the app were fantastic for her! Thank you so much PUL Team for helping her to feel capable.

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 8:05 a.m.

Oh, HB, we're so incredibly honoured that you and your daughter made the cookies together! We hope she continues to feel capable and strong 💛


Natálie - July 5, 2023, 6:58 p.m.

Made these for Valentine's day, shaped them in hearts, ate them all. Recommend, recommend, recommend!


Sandra - July 3, 2023, 7:20 p.m.

I am very fortunate that I have no issues with gluten. How much wheat flour do you think I would need to use? I generally don’t use almond or chickpea flours, etc.

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 8:13 a.m.

Hey Sandra, we haven't tested it out so we can't say for certain, but we imagine it would be a 1:1 ratio swap. Let us know how it turns out if you give it a try! Happy baking 🤗

Jacqui Rosa - Nov. 29, 2023, 7:21 a.m.

I always use ap flour and it's the same amount and they always turn out great! A big hit with my kid!


lau - July 2, 2023, 5:03 a.m.

Best discovery, I do them every week when a do my meal prep! It is so easy to change the flavor! I ad cacao powder and cranberries (insted of the bleuberries). I aslo but all the ingredients in the food processor to gain time.

PUL Team - July 4, 2023, 2:53 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, lau, thank you 🤗


Anja - May 23, 2023, 7:02 a.m.

Made these cookies for the first time and they are already a new favorite!


Abi - May 22, 2023, 8:27 a.m.

Hi Sadia

My family loved these cookies and it was perfect to the point :) Thank you for this awesome healthy cookie recipie.

Is there any alternative for unsweetened applesauce?

Abi

PUL Team - May 22, 2023, 7:07 p.m.

Hey Abi, so happy the cookies were enjoyed! We haven't tested it out but more mashed banana, a plant-based Greek yogurt, or pureed pumpkin could work 🙂

Abi - May 25, 2023, 1:43 a.m.

Thank you:)


Lizzie - May 1, 2023, 7:46 a.m.

Love these - easy to make, delicious, healthy (no guilt!). Great option for breakfast on the go as well as a yummy snack. I think dried blueberries would work too.


Carolina - April 23, 2023, 8:14 a.m.

Absolutely delicious! My kids love them too! Thank you for sharing all the healthy knowledge packaged in so taste treats! :)

PD. Enjoying the app too!

PUL Team - April 24, 2023, 6:01 a.m.

Woop woop! It means so much, Carolina, thank you 🤗


Agi - April 18, 2023, 4:45 p.m.

My daughter (10) loves them! And this is a big compliment - since she is rather into the unhealthy snacks :-D. I can finally put something new and wholesome into the lunch box! Thank you, Sadia!

PUL Team - April 18, 2023, 11:19 p.m.

So great to hear your little one is enjoying the cookies! Thank you, Agi 😃


Emily - March 18, 2023, 7:36 p.m.

Oh, these look amazing. I’m going to the Faroe Islands soon where I’ll be needing lots of hiking snacks, so I think I’ll make a batch the day before I go. 🤩

(Testing the comment feature on app. 🤍)

PUL Team - March 19, 2023, 4:54 p.m.

Ooo have fun on the trip, Emily, and we hope you enjoy the recipe 🤗


Ava - Dec. 6, 2022, 2:45 p.m.

We make these cookies all the time, they're the best!


Izza - Oct. 11, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

It was perfect! My husband has a sweet tooth and I always wanted to make some healthy and nutritional sweet snacks that he could enjoy throughout the day. He loved it. Sadia, your work and devotion speak for themselves. Your recipes are excellent. So glad you chose this path instead of becoming a medical doctor! Thanks again🙂

PUL Team - Oct. 11, 2022, 4:17 a.m.

Oh, Izza, thank you for the kind words and review! It means so much. We're so grateful to have you in the PUL community 💛


Louisa - Sept. 29, 2022, 7:26 p.m.

Love it, as you can make it gluten and sugar free!


Irrum - Sept. 13, 2022, 8:42 p.m.

These are just so so so good! Thank you Sadia! First batch I made was with frozen raspberries, second batch was with frozen blueberries both were so so good!

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 5:28 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Irrum, thanks a bunch!


Ashby - Aug. 23, 2022, 5:44 a.m.

I made these and froze them to use as snacks for when I was on my period, really lovely and filling too. A bit drier than I was expecting but I think that was the way I did it. Would very much recommend for a healthy feeling snack.

PUL Team - Aug. 23, 2022, 8:26 p.m.

So happy the cookies are being enjoyed, Ashby! Individually wrapping or using an airtight container can help prevent them from drying out in the freezer in case it helps 🤗


Alyssa - Aug. 16, 2022, 6:09 p.m.

Does anybody know if I could substitute the almond flour for coconut flour. I already have coconut flour at home and I live in a small town where almond flour is pretty pricy.

PUL Team - Aug. 17, 2022, 2:47 a.m.

Hey Alyssa! We haven't tried it ourselves so we can't say with absolute certainty. We have heard that in general, one cup of almond flour can be substituted for 1/4 cup of coconut flour as a starting point. Almond flour and coconut flour absorb liquid differently, and you'll likely need more binding ingredients (such as mashed banana or ground flaxseeds gelled in water) so it may take some experimenting. Do let us know if you test it out though 🙂

In case you're interested in an alternative recipe, we've heard a positive review from Stephanie using coconut flour in our One-Bowl Chocolate Banana Bread recipe (pickuplimes.com/recipe/one-bo…) and Sonia in our Orange High-Energy Oat Bars (pickuplimes.com/recipe/orange…)

Alyssa - Aug. 17, 2022, 2:48 a.m.

Thank you so much! I will definitely give it a reply


amber - Aug. 10, 2022, 4:43 p.m.

so yummy! did not use chocolate or seeds. used peanut butter instead of almond cuz that’s what we had. didn’t have patience to form cookies so put everything in a 9x9 parchment lined casserole dish and baked. added an extra 5min of bake time. probably could have used a few more min. bars were slightly crumbly but stayed together nicely. served w a spoonful of coconut based vanilla yogurt. so good! will definitely make again. want to try other nut/fruit combos.

PUL Team - Aug. 11, 2022, 2:59 p.m.

Ooo sounds very yummy, Amber, thank you! We'd love to hear how it goes if you test out other fruit and nut combos 😃


Jenny - July 5, 2022, 7:10 p.m.

Love this recipe - i tried it three times now and can't get enough of it.
I am not quite sure though why in my cookies the blueberries are all a bit smudged, so the cookies don't look as nice as on the picture. Is there a secret so the blueberries stay frozen longer?

PUL Team - July 7, 2022, 12:16 a.m.

Hey there, Jenny, it sounds like you're using frozen blueberries - is that correct? If so, frozen blueberries can release more liquid than fresh blueberries so it could help to thaw them, rinse, and then pat them dry to reduce excess moisture seeping out. So glad they cookies are being enjoyed still 😃


Dianne - June 21, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

Hello!

First, love your channel and posts. We use so many of your recipes and your content has been instrumental to helping our family adopt a more plant based lifestyle :) Breakfast cookies - SOOO good! I didn't have chia seeds, and I replaced the fresh blueberries with dried blueberries, and didn't have almond butter so used cashew butter! Soooo good! Thank you!!! Dianne

PUL Team - June 22, 2022, 4:17 p.m.

Oh, Dianne, you're much too kind! We appreciate the glowing review and insight so much. The substitutions sound delicious 😍


Erica - June 9, 2022, 8:51 p.m.

I would have these cookies anytime for breakfast, snack, or dessert :) Thanks for another great wholesome recipe!

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:58 p.m.

Hehe we could too! Thank you for the kind words, Erica✨


Bree - April 14, 2022, 5:29 a.m.

Hi Sadia, Robin & team!

Thank you for your amazing content 😍

Just a question… if I am unable to find *gluten free* rolled oats which the recipe suggests as a gluten free substitute… could I use gluten free flour instead? Start off with the suggested amount of rolled oats and just add until the batter is the correct consistency? I know it probably wouldn’t have the same texture… but I still want to try 😆 Would I still need to add the almond flour as well?

Any suggestion or estimate would be helpful!

Thank you 😊🙏🏼

PUL Team - April 14, 2022, 8:03 a.m.

Hey there, Bree, thanks for the question! Sometimes oats prepared in a gluten-free facility can be found in the organic aisle of larger grocery stores or online in case that helps.

As for a substitute, quinoa flakes may work better as a 1:1 alternative with a similar texture in baked goods such as this one if those are accessible. If it's desired to use flour though, we haven't experimented with it so can't say with absolute certainty. Perhaps starting with less, such as half, and adding more based on the consistency would work better. It's always easier adding more slowly than trying to make up for adding too much! We hope this helps for now and do let us know if you test it out :)


Ana - April 12, 2022, 11:11 p.m.

Loved the recipe!!! I make a few changes because I didn't have all the ingredients but I worked great! pumpkin seeds are the best in this cokies!!

PUL Team - April 13, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Ana, thank you!


Sofi - March 19, 2022, 11:04 a.m.

I was stressed one day while making these and forgot the berries! 😄 but it worked out, tasted great! 🙂

PUL Team - March 19, 2022, 8:15 p.m.

Awe we're glad the cookies were enjoyed, Sofi, and hope you're not feeling too stressed still! Sending a virtual hug your way 🤗


Sofi - Feb. 6, 2022, 8:43 p.m.

I used hemp seeds instead of flaxseeds, raspberries instead of blueberries and pecans instead of chocolate. The pecans were a great choice! I don't like the colour green in my cookies, so I'll substitute pumpkin seeds next time. Perfect amount of sweetness in these. Maybe I'll use more banana instead of applesauce next time (hard to find sugar/ sweetener free).

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 10:47 p.m.

Thanks for sharing the substitutions, Sofi, and do let us know if you have any other feedback :)


Mandi - Jan. 14, 2022, 9:21 p.m.

Perfect for my growing and active kids for breakfast. I make a bunch and freeze them for an easy to grab and go meal. Raspberries instead of blueberries has been our favorite lately.

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 12:21 a.m.

Mmm love the use of raspberries, Mandi 😊


Sophie - Oct. 18, 2021, 12:36 p.m.

These were very yummy! Definitely a great nourishing snack :)💗 next time I will put a little more chocolate into them because I only used half of the required amount

PUL Team - Oct. 19, 2021, 3:35 a.m.

Thank you for sharing, Sophie, and so glad the cookies were enjoyed!


Rachael - Sept. 13, 2021, 5:40 a.m.

I’ve made these twice now and love them! I pack them in my lunches or eat them for breakfast with coffee and some fruit when I’m in a rush. I’m also glad they don’t have any added sugars, they’re hearty and filling on their own without them :))


Natasha - Sept. 1, 2021, 7:20 p.m.

Wow! These were amazing! I'm a grad student, so quick healthy snacks such as these are my go-to. I gave some to my housemates, and they loved them, even more when they found out the cookies had no added sugar! Will definitely be making these a regular in the house.

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 3:38 a.m.

Aw we're so glad to hear, Natasha! All the best with your studies 🤗🌻


Adela - Aug. 15, 2021, 4:12 a.m.

I LOVE these but have since been tested and found out I have an almond allergy :( What swap do you think would work for the almond flour and butter?

PUL Team - Aug. 17, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Hey Adela! So sorry to hear about the recent allergy. We can't say for certain as we haven't had a chance to test it out, but other PUL members have experimented with oat flour or all-purpose in place of almond flour in other recipes. For the almond butter, another nut or seed butter, such as peanut, sunflower seed, or hazelnut butter would work as a substitute.

You may also enjoy our Cowboy Cookies which are almond free: pickuplimes.com/recipe/one-bo… 😊 Happy baking!

Adela - March 21, 2022, 1:10 a.m.

Circling back (months later) but I used sunflower seed butter and oat flour (just ground up oats) in this with a touch of maple to offset the more tart flavor of the Sunflower Butter/Lack of almond sweet and they came out AMAZING! Darker than ones with almond butter but the flavor profile is very similar :) I might experiment with APF and tahini next.

Thank you!

PUL Team - March 21, 2022, 1:36 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, Adela, and appreciate the update so much 🥰

Nat - April 5, 2023, 9:54 a.m.

If you can eat other nuts, I would recommend hazelnut flour and peanut butter. That's what I usually have in my german pantry and that's how I always make these cookies and they turn out amazing.
If you have a nut allergy in general I would just skip the nut parts in here and add more banana or apple sauce.
I feel like this recipe is very forgiving and easy to change up.


Ashby - July 26, 2021, 2:51 p.m.

I'm about to go make 30 of these (writing this to hold myself accountable) and I will check back once I've tried them!

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 3:40 a.m.

Mmm let us know how it goes, Ashby!


Riley - July 10, 2021, 4:48 p.m.

Best. Cookies. Def double batch ;)


Rachel - July 10, 2021, 3:28 a.m.

I make these all the time and love them!! So easy and delicious!


Ksenia - July 9, 2021, 6:45 a.m.

I love this recipe, these are the only cookies I make! :)


Cass - June 20, 2021, 11:37 p.m.

If you are frezzing them do you bake them first or freeze the batter, then bake? Thank you 😊

PUL Team - June 21, 2021, 6:59 a.m.

Hi Cass, we personally enjoy freezing these cookies after baking them. We've found that allowing them to cool completely after baking and individually wrapping them works great for an on-the-go option. You could likely freeze the batter and bake the cookies later if desired. Let us know how it goes if you give freezing the batter a try 😊


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:20 p.m.

I think I prefer the apple variant, but these are a very welcome alternative for breakfast muffins!

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:22 p.m.

Oh sorry, I missplaced this comment!

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 11:36 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share this, Cris! Much appreciated ✨🌻


Miriam N - April 29, 2021, 7:49 p.m.

These are my absolute favourite cookies of yours. I've been making them since you guys first posted it - at least a couple years now I think? I've even had friends ask for the recipe, they loved it! Such healthy ingredients too :)

PUL Team - May 1, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Miriam, and are so happy you and your friends have been enjoying the cookies for so long!


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - March 29, 2021, 10:10 a.m.

These cookies are delicious and moist, of which the latter is attributed to banana and apple sauce. It’s amazing that they remain intact despite that the frozen berries thaw during baking. I used bilberries instead of American blueberries, as the former are smaller yet more filled with flavour and colour. Consequently, the batter became a bit difficult to handle whilst shaping the cookies. A trade off that was well-rewarded😋

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:04 p.m.

Thank you for sharing, Louise! Using damp hands may help with forming the cookies. We're glad it was worth it though 😃

Louise Magnusson - April 3, 2021, 6:15 a.m.

Thank you for the tip!!