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Breakfast Cookies + Cookbook Giveaway

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Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

Can you imagine what life would be like if we all woke up to warm cookies each morning?

(You guessed where this was going…)

You can!

And with a recipe like this one from my friend Jessica’s new cookbook, Seriously Delish, you seriously should. Because these little cookies are packed with all sorts of healthier, energy-rich, whole ingredients that are pretty much guaranteed to get your day off to a sweet start. And true to their name, they are also quite delish.

Actually, I want you to have the chance to check out all of the delicious recipes in her cookbook. So today if you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered in a giveaway for a chance to win a copy of your own. So scroll on down to enter and also get the (cookie!) scoop on this great recipe.

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

I have actually been looking forward to the day that Jessica would publish a cookbook for years. Those of you who follow her blog, How Sweet Eats, already know that this hil-a-ri-ous, bright, kind, savvy, hard-working, trendsetting, sprinkles-sprinkling, neon-wearing, bacon-loving, vegetable-hating-(but-eating), beauty-products-investigating, fellow-Avery-from-Nashville-crushing, soon-to-be-newborn-mama-ing girl is a force in the blogging world, in all of the best ways.

I have read and enjoyed Jess’ blog for years. And I have been inspired and impressed as I have watched the blogger behind the blog work so hard and so diligently to come up with years of creative and super-original content, and also stick to her guns when making decisions for her blog and business that she believes in. (That last part is no small thing. I really, really admire the way that Jess has navigated fads and trends in the blogging industry, and often find myself thinking WWJD — what would Jess do? — when deciding whether a new opportunity or trend  authentically feels right for me.)

But the main reason I wanted to share about Jess’ book today is because I’ve had the opportunity to meet and hang out in person with Jess a few times now. And she is exactly who you think she is from her blog — just great. I have to admit that she was one of the few bloggers I was kind of intimidated to meet back in the day, mostly because she just seemed like one of those girls who was so cool in every way, but she is so warm and fun and disarmingly honest and hilarious in person. And basically, could not be friendlier.

I’m so grateful to call her a friend in this crazy world of blogging.

And stoked about this book.

And these cookies!!!

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

So let’s get to them.

As you can see in the ingredient list below, these cookies are chocked full of delicious, energy-rich ingredients. Simply stir them all together in a bowl (no mixer needed).

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

Drop them onto a cookie sheet.

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

(Mine were a little bigger than Jess’, as I used a cookie scoop I had on hand.)

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

And then bake them up to warm, soft, cookie perfection. (Notice the before and after pics look almost the same because these cookies barely rise, leaving you with nice round mounds of cookie deliciousness.)

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

And then eat them…

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

…for breakfast!

Actually, these cookies would also be great as a protein lunch, or quick snack, or even a healthy dessert later in the day. But if you’re looking for an excuse to enjoy warm cookies for breakfast, they go perfectly with a nice cup of coffee.

And if you wanted to go Jessica-style, you could even toss on a few sprinkles. ;)

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

So big congrats to you, Jess, on a beautiful book. And thanks for the delicious cookie recipe.

Seriously Delish Cookbook Giveaway |

And for all of you readers who would like a copy of your own, be sure to leave a comment below telling us about your favorite treat to eat for breakfast.  (Is it cinnamon rolls? Pumpkin bread? Breakfast cookies? Do share.)  A winner will be selected and notified on October 31, 2014.

Happy breakfast cookie baking!

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Breakfast Cookies

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x


These breakfast cookies are chocked full of healthier ingredients that will give you a delicious and energetic start to your day.


  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (or any nut butter), melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped dried figs (or other dried fruit)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  In a smaller bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, egg, coconut oil, peanut butter and vanilla extract.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix them until just combined.  Stir in the dried figs and the chocolate until evenly dispersed.
  3. Scoop out the dough 2 tablespoons* at a time and place on nonstick baking sheets, keeping the cookies 2 inches apart from each other.  Bake until cookies are set and slightly golden, for 12 minutes, then remove the sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet.  These cookies are best when eaten the first or second day but can be stored in a sealed bag or container for up to 5 days.
  4. *I used a large cookie scoop, which was about 1/4 cup each, which required 14 minutes to bake and yielded about 14 cookies.


Recipe from Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant, with just a few extra notes of mine added in.

Breakfast Cookies | #seriouslydelish

 Thanks to Jessica’s publisher for providing me a sample copy of the cookbook to review and a second to giveaway.

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274 comments on “Breakfast Cookies + Cookbook Giveaway”

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  1. This recipe is on the top of my “to bake” list! I’ve been loooooving Jessica’s new book!

  2. My favorite treat is a thick slice of pumpkin bread with a cup of Kona coffee.

  3. I will totally fess up to eating regular leftover cookies (or brownies or cake) for breakfast with my coffee. Not as healthy as these cookies, but really yummy :)

  4. My favorite treat to eat for breakfast is pancakes! These cookies look pretty darn good though. I’d save them for lunch. ;-)

  5. My favorite treat for breakfast is anything with pumpkin it it! Pumpkin pancakes, oatmeal, bread. If it has pumpkin in it, I will eat it!

  6. Cinnamon rolls for sure with a HUGE mug of tea!

  7. Oooh those look so good! Those look like they would make a perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up. So much healthier than wasting money in a vending machi ne.

  8. I like no bake granola bar with coconut and choc chips.

  9. Peanut butter toast

  10. My husband and I have a “special breakfast” of french toast every Sunday. Maple syrup for him and drizzled almond butter for me :-)

  11. Cinnamon rolls or taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwich on a bagel…hmmmm

  12. First , I LOVE your blog !!!
    My favorite breakfast treat is leftovers from the night before . I know , even my husband thinks I am weird after 32 years . I would LOVE the recipe book , as I follow Jessica’s blog too.
    Have a GREAT weekend

  13. What a beautifully written tribute to one fabulous bloggers from another Ali! :) My favorite breakfast treat is stuffed waffles! Or cinnamon rolls….bagels? So hard to choose!

  14. My favorite morning sweet is oddly specific!
    I love oatmeal with a dollop of pumpkin butter
    And a sprinkle of granola! Soooo good:)

  15. If I’m really going to indulge, it’s doughnuts for breakfast.

  16. Loving how Jess packed so many nutritious ingredients in these breakfast cookies! I only have one other recipe that’s somewhat similar, so will definitely have to give these a try. I’m usually a pretty boring breakfast person because I’m not awake yet, but anything with peanut butter is a nice treat to start my day.

  17. Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast? And these sure look delicious to me! I’m saving this recipe.

  18. cinnamon rolls.

  19. Chocolate muffins are my favorite breakfast treat.

  20. I love me some pie for breakfast! It is a rare occurrence (I wish it was a regular occurrence), but there’s something about that pie and coffee combo. I look forward to Thanksgiving leftovers sometimes for this reason alone! My fiance and I say we’re going to open a pie and coffee shop one day :)

  21. Pumpkin muffins 100%

  22. My favorite treat to eat for breakfast is definitely waffles and sausage.

  23. Definitely waffles. I never get to eat them so when I do, it’s a total treat!

  24. Favorite breakfast — Hot baked oatmeal on a cold winter morning!

  25. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite breakfast treat – we generally only do them on holidays…

  26. I’m a sucker for french toast with lots of whipped cream, syrup, nuts and fresh fruit!

  27. Blueberry pancakes!

  28. My favorite breakfast treat is cinnamon roll waffles! :) My husband and I love making fun breakfasts on the weekends!

  29. I have a soft spot for Bananas Foster Bread in the morning. I don’t make it often, because when I do, I eat the whole loaf myself!

  30. I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin — muffins, waffles, you name it. By far, that’s my favorite way to start my day once fall rolls around, so you can imagine how happy I am that it’s finally October!

  31. My favorite breakfast treat is a glazed sour cream doughnut and a cup of coffee

  32. I’m a total sweet tooth for breakfast. It usually borderlines dessert… my favourite would have to be Cinnamon Buns! 

  33. Looking forward to trying this recipe. A great breakfast recipe from having the usual

  34. My favorite breakfast treat is… a Mimosa! :D I enjoy your blog/recipes and thank you for sharing this recipe.

  35. I love to have decadent pancakes.  Thanks!

  36. My favorite treat for breakfast is totally a scone!

  37. I am LOVING Peanut Butter chocolate chip donuts (muffins) for breakfast! [] But these cookies may give them a run for their money!! They look SERIOUSLY DELISH! Going to bake a batch right now! Thank you!!

  38. These look “Seriously Delish”  Sounds like a great cookbook!  And what a great way to start the day!

  39. Oh these look yummie. Must try. Thank you. Will check out Jessica’s blog too x

  40. Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast!  I eat it most every single day!!

  41. I make a breakfast skillet w/hashbrown, eggs, sausage, green peppers and mushrooms and cheese. It’s awesome!

  42. These look delicious!

    My favourite breakfast? Something I learned to love in Spain. Pan Con Tomate. Simply a good piece of toasted bread, rubbed with garlic, covered with grated tomato, and sprinkled with a little really good olive oil. Sort of a Spanish bruschetta. Yum!

  43. homemade cinnamon rolls! These look amazing, will give them a shot today!

  44. OH, I do love breakfast !   Belgian waffles with pure maple syrup  are a favorite treat or homemade biscotti with a big mug of coffee.  I have to say, the photo on Jessica’s cookbook looks darn good for a fabulous breakfast :)

  45. I LOVE breakfast! my favorite treat would have to be a blackberry goat cheese morning bun. SO tasty :)

  46. Breakfast is my favorite! I love coffee cake and sweet rolls of any kind, and pancakes are always great. Probably the best of all though is fruity baked oatmeal with blueberries, apples, and peaches, warm from the oven with a little milk poured over the top. Yum!

  47. Looks delicious! These are going on my must-try list!

  48. My favorite treat for breakfast are chilaquiles at my favorite cafe in my favorite town in Mexico!!  Of course the staff and location probably account for at least 50% of why this is my favorite treat!!

  49. Forgot the favorite treat part – stuffed French toast!