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Healthy Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Need something wholesome, homemade, and delicious for kids and busy families... yet easy to grab and go? Enter these Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, made with soaked oats and three sources of protein (eggs, collagen, and tiger nut flour) so they are as healthy as they are simple! Use coconut oil instead of butter if you need dairy-free... and add gluten-free oatmeal breakfast cookies to your healthy recipes repertoire ASAP!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 1 day
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 large cookies
Author Megan Stevens



  1. In small pan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in coconut butter and maple syrup. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine rolled oats, eggs, melted fat mixture, and whey or apple cider vinegar.
  4. Leave on the counter for 4 hours if time allows. Then cover and refrigerate. Let soak overnight, up to 24 hours.
  5. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. In small mixing bowl, stir together remaining dry ingredients: tiger nut flour, collagen, cinnamon, baking soda and sea salt.
  7. Remove soaked mixture from fridge. Stir in tiger nut flour mixture and chocolate chips without over-mixing. (Batter will be firm if you use the coconut butter option and slightly less firm if you use a nut or seed butter.)
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Scoop cookies into approximately 3-tablespoon mounds. I use this cookie scoop.

  10. Bake in preheated oven about 15 minutes, until bottoms and sides of cookies are golden.

Recipe Notes

*All of the ingredients need to be room temperature or warm. This keeps the coconut butter runny (otherwise it thickens and solidifies) and also helps to jump start the fermentation of the oats.

*Instead of 1 cup rolled oats, you can also use 1/2 cup rolled oats + 1/2 cup ground buckwheat groats. Soak only for 7 hours total, otherwise buckwheat groats can break down the texture too much.

*Learn how to make your own coconut butter here!