Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts

Made with oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts, and whole wheat, these healthy breakfast cookies are yummy enough for dessert but healthy enough for breakfast!  This recipe is sponsored by SheSpeaks/Walmart.

These easy breakfast cookies are made with oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts, and whole wheat. Delicious!

Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts

Spring is the time to get all your ducks in a row.  If you live near a pond, you can even go watch actual ducks line up in a row.  It’s inspiring, I tell you!

So, what ducks are we lining up?  And why do I keep talking about ducks?  Well, the answer to the second question is: I have no idea.

But the answer to the first question is much simpler.  I’m getting ready to spring clean the house, get out of some ruts, and all around become a better person before school is out.

No pressure.

So to make this all much, much easier to accomplish, I’m doing two things to prepare.  First, I’m starting the day with breakfast cookies just for fun.

These easy breakfast cookies are made with oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts, and whole wheat. Delicious!

Second, I’m stocking up ahead of time on all the stuff I need to get things done.  Did that rhyme?  I am on a roll today!  Or maybe I just had too much coffee.

Stock Up and Save at Walmart

I picked up all my supplies at Walmart.  They’re having an April Stock Up & Save event with savings on all your favorite brands.  I can tell you that after today’s shopping trip, I will not run out of dish soap for quite some time.  Possibly not until next year.

Bounty Select-A-Size 12-Pack Mega Roll and Dawn Original 75 oz are perfect for cleaning up the kitchen, and Gain 100 oz Original Liquid Laundry Detergent gets those little cooking spills out of my clothes.

Charmin Ultra Strong 36 Double-Roll Pack keeps the bathrooms fully stocked, and Febreze Air Effects Linen & Sky helps freshen up the house before company arrives.

Febreze Linen and Sky

Starting April 11, you can save even more with Ibotta rewards.  You can keep up with all the news with April Stock Up & Save Event on Facebook, or visit StockUpSave.com for all the deals.  Purchase your items in Walmart, or order online!

Stock Up and Save Walmart

Now you need some cookies to give you energy.  They’re packed with whole wheat, oatmeal, cranberries, and walnuts, so not only can you enjoy your breakfast, but you can feel good about it too.

These easy breakfast cookies are made with oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts, and whole wheat. Delicious!

Tips for Making Breakfast Cookies

  • These cookies make it easy to swap in different ingredients.  You can use raisins instead of cranberries, pecans instead of walnuts, or all purpose flour (if you must) instead of whole wheat.
  • The breakfast cookies are thick, so they take a little longer to bake than the average cookie.
  • These cookies keep very well.  After they cool completely, store them airtight and they’ll be good for several days.
These easy breakfast cookies are made with oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts, and whole wheat. Delicious!
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Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts

Made with oatmeal, cranberries, walnuts, and whole wheat, these healthy breakfast cookies are yummy enough for dessert but healthy enough for breakfast!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 226 kcal
Author Katie Moseman

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves & pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment (or use non-stick baking sheets).
  2. Combine the butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a spoon until combined.
  3. Add the egg and the vanilla. Beat again until combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Beat until combined.
  5. Add the oats, cranberries, and walnuts. Stir until well combined.
  6. Form golf ball sized domes of cookie dough and place on the baking sheets (about 6 to each sheet).
  7. Bake for about 14 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack to finish cooling. When completely cool, store airtight.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are approximate.  Please consult a nutritionist if you have specific nutritional needs.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts
Amount Per Serving (151g)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.6g 16%
Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Potassium 141mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 27.5g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 7.9g
Protein 5.1g 10%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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