Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies

The perfect make-ahead grab-n-go breakfast for busy people.

The perfect make-ahead grab-n-go breakfast for busy people.

These breakfast cookies, similar to a muffin-top, are the perfect make-ahead grab-n-go breakfast for busy people. I like to use shredded coconut in the cookie batter and a mixture of about ½-cup shredded coconut and 1-1/2 cups of the larger coconut chips mixed together for the coating mixture.


Yield: about 18-20 cookies

½-cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 large carrot (about 4 oz.), peeled, shredded (about ¾ cup)
1 large egg
¾ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup plain greek yogurt
½ cup virgin coconut oil, melted, cooled if solid
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup dried cherries, chopped
¼ cup dried apricots, chopped
2 tablespoons flaxseed
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

1. Preheat oven to 375o. Whisk flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

2. Mix carrots, egg, walnuts, oats, yogurt, oil, pepitas, maple syrup, flax seeds, and ¼ cup shredded coconut flakes in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Let sit 10 minutes at room temperature to thicken slightly. Add the dried cherries and apricots and stir well to combine. Transfer the remaining 2 cups of coconut flakes to a medium bowl.

3. Scoop scant ¼-cupfuls, roll into a ball with your palms, and drop directly into bowl of coconut flakes and toss gently to coat (dough will be sticky). Arrange coconut-coated dough on 2 large, parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing 2” apart. Flatten each ball slightly.

Rolling breakfast cookies

4. Bake cookies until coconut is golden and tops spring back when touched, 17-20 minutes. Let cool.

morning glory breakfast cookies rack

Do Ahead: Cookies can be made 4 days ahead. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Or freeze for longer storage.

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