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Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

These mini chocolate chip breakfast cookies are so wholesomely delicious that you can easily eat them for breakfast or dessert!

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies... with NO added sugar! - Sweetened naturally with fruit... Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp... Full recipe: @choccoveredkt


is for the way you look at me.

Wholesome chocolate chip cookies great for breakfast or snack, with no added sugar and no flour called for in the recipe. The perfect homemade treat to throw in a lunchbox, they are full of healthy ingredients:

chocolate raspberry cookies

is for the only one I see.

love dough

is for cookie.
That’s good enough for me.
Cookie cookie cookie starts with C.

Somehow, I’ve managed to mix up Nat King Cole and Cookie Monster.


chocolate chunk cookie

All you need is love.
And cookies.

*These cookie bites are highly delicious. But don’t expect them to taste like Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. I do have a healthy recipe for those, if you want to try my Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies.


Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

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  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • scant 1/2 cup applesauce or mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup almond or cashew butter OR allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp mini chocolate chips or chunks
  • 2 1/2 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries OR 2 tbsp dried fruit or more chocolate chips
  • pinch stevia OR 1 tbsp sugar (If you have no sweet tooth you can omit. If you are used to non-healthy-tasting desserts, add extra sugar as desired.)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the applesauce or banana with the nut butter, then add all other ingredients and mix until well-combined. Shape into cookies–I used a mini cookie scoop–and bake on a greased cookie sheet for around 15 minutes, then let cool 10 minutes before removing from sheet. This makes 18 mini cookies (as shown in the photos), or 10-12 bigger cookies.

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Published on April 16, 2012

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  1. Samantha says

    Good to know on the Whole Foods chocolate chunk, I have been on a Sunspire Organic Fair Trade 65% Cacao Bittersweet Baking Chips rampage and need to change it up.

    These look so heavenly and I love raspberry and chocolate as a combination. Will be trying soon.

    Oh yes, grew up on Sesame Street! It is amazing how much it has changed and still managed to continue on.

    I love Batman in the background and am SO jealous of your weather! A dress wearing day is a good day!

  2. Emma says

    Not sure what’s more gorgeous, you or the cookies!

    Random question, but have you ever thought about modeling?

      • Samantha says

        No kidding. “Single Lady” fall in my why-didn’t-I-think-of-that category. Especially for recipes like these that are very easy to consume. 🙂

        Anyway, I did a quick and tiny run at these today and if you wanted and idea of tiny portion this is what I did:

        2Tbls oats
        2Tbls applesauce
        1Tbls PB
        Splash vanilla (I love vanilla, I usually go higher than called for)
        Didn’t worry about the salt
        Didn’t worry about the sugar
        2Tbls Frozen raspberries (the main reason I was testing actually – besides eating)

        This produced about 5 mini-cookies. A blip on my cookie eating radar. You can see I maintained her ratios and just cut the recipe to a 1/4…I think.

        Tomorrow I will do tiny amount again because I need to evaluate the sugar question. For my tastes – perfect without the sugar. But these are in my running for a bake sale this weekend and I have to think about public preference. 🙂

        • Samantha says

          Edit to my own reply. Um. I think I didn’t maintain ratios in the raspberries or the chocolate however. That is a bit funny now that I am re-reading this.

          The chocolate I just eyeballed because I had a situation called trying to chop up whatever chocolate bar I had around.

          And I think I did 2 full Tablespoons of frozen berries! No wonder the darn things didn’t set! Yes, frozen may have been an issue, but talk about tipping the liquid scale.

          If you are wondering: of course I still ate them – they were doughy but not inedible!

  3. Emilia says

    Yum, yum, yum. These look delicious and, I agree, perfect for breakfast! I’m taking an overnight flight this weekend and may make these to have instead of the yucky plane breakfast they serve. I’m sure whoever sits next to me will be jealous 🙂

  4. michelle says

    Those look great!!!
    I used to have a cookie monster doll he went everywhere with me…he was my favorite too

  5. Therese says

    It makes me happy to see a fellow female eating chocolate chips, and yet thin and clear skinned. Helps me to believe in fairies. I can’t do it myself, but I think I’ll try these for my kids! Thank you again and again for such a fun website, I try to share it with everyone I can. And my brother and I were fanatical cookie monster fans in the eighties. Do you remember Monsterpiece theater with Alistair Cookie? We loved it.

  6. katie says

    I loved sesame street. I mean, I would actually watch it now if I had PBS.

    I’m going to have to try these cookies. We don’t have a Whole Foods but we have Wegman’s.

  7. Cyndi says

    Yay! I was totally waiting for this recipe, these look so good.
    I did watch sesame street as a kid, and I do now cause my daughter LOVES it! Her favorite is cookie monster too 🙂

  8. Alanna says

    I loved Sesame Street! Did anyone else see the movie Follow That Bird? Those cookies look awesome (and CCK is gorgeous as always)! I’m not sure I’ve seen freeze-dried fruit, though… does it taste different than regular dried fruit? I often have dried cherries and cranberries around so I may have to try a variation with those. 🙂

    • Samantha says

      Gosh…I totally forgot about follow that bird.

      Anyway, in the Seattle area of WA state there is a lot of freeze-dried fruits actually. Around here they tend to be expensive and naturally totally addictive. This used to be the main brand around me:

      I would buy these containers of Just Fruit Munchies for something like $8 and trust me it never lasted long (I had to put myself on financial restriction). I think (hope) the prices have come down considerably since they first started showing up in the mainstream stores. I will know later today when I go shopping. 🙂

      It used to be you could find bags of it in the camping sections (lighter than dried fruit in the pack and sometimes every oz truly does count).

  9. Michelle says

    These look VERY yummy. Def making them this week. I have a quick question, though. Could you use thawed frozen raspberries in place of the dried-fruit ones?

      • Allyson says

        I used frozen raspberries in mine! They were really good. I just put the raspberries in the microwave for about 15 seconds, then mashed them a bit with a fork. 🙂

        • Michelle says

          Thanks Allyson for using frozen berries. I have all the recipes at home, and I REALLY want to make these for my co-workers and family, so I’m glad they worked. Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  10. Guest says

    I’m almost out of Sunbutter, otherwise I would try the cookies with it. I do have a new jar of Almond butter, and just picked up a perfectly beautiful bag of leopard bananas hahah! I’ll try to make these this weekend and let you know how it turns out.

    Oscar the Grouch was always my favorite. Big Bird (and his mammoth-whatever friends) terrified me.

  11. Yellow Haired Girl says

    Hahahaha, this made me giggle. I loved Sesame Street as a kid … Big Bird was my fave!

    That Nat King Cole song always makes me think of Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan – I learned all the words to that song by watching that movie over and over and over again as a kid 🙂

  12. Celeste O says

    These look so yummy. I’m making them tonight for me and the kids. My daughter was asking for cookies and I wanted to make something healthier.

    I watched Sesame Street as a child and also with my kids. They will still watch it when it’s on.

  13. Max says

    OK, these look AMAZING. Seriously. I’m practically drooling over my keyboard right now. Sadly, I’m on a diet which doesn’t permit oats or grains…what could I sub instead? Do you think these would work maybe with coconut flour? Or coconut flour and flaxseed? I love the look of so many of your recipes but not being able to eat oats is knocking out a lot of stuff for me 🙁 Any suggestions you have on how I could adapt your scrummy recipes would be very gratefully received!

  14. Katie @ OhShineOn says

    Normally I’m opposed to the misuse of Nat King Cole lyrics… But if it has to do with cookies, I think I can make an exception.

    I was never a huge sesame street kiddo myself. I preferred power rangers and mr. rogers

  15. Janae says

    I hate the thought of my kids watching any TV, but if they want to watch Sesame Street, I’ll let them watch it all day long! I have such fond memories of watching when I was a kid and I think it’s such a smart, funny, and fun educational show.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Sorry, I’m not sure… it might be too liquidy, but maybe not! I can’t say because I haven’t tried it. But if you just want a more-natural sugar to the sugar, you could also do coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice.
      And if you try it with agave please report back! 🙂

  16. L. says

    Just made ’em!
    Oh wow, Katie, you didn’t mention how dangerous these are. I popped three in my mouth, and you can bet that I’m going back for a 4th as soon as I finish typing this!

    Oh, and the only change I made was to use freeze-fried strawberries instead of the raspberries which I didn’t have.

  17. Kat C. says

    I just make these, Katie! Fabulous little balls of awesomeness! I am trying not to eat the whole recipe at one sitting! Thanks!

  18. Sara Dane says

    I love “mini” desserts! They are so much cuter and when you bring them to a party or potuck more people are willing to try them because it’s just a bite, thank you!

  19. Rachel says

    I want to make these right now! I don’t have any dried fruit though. Would frozen berries work or would that change the texture?

    I watched Sesame Street growing up and I always liked Grover. My daughter is almost 2 and just became interested in Sesame Street. She just learned to say Cookie (as in Cookie Monster) and mommy is so proud! 🙂 Lol! Although this might mean she will know how to get me to share my cookies!

      • Samantha says

        So I made a really mini-batch and tried out frozen berries. I just chopped them in frozen. I would guess it was the reason they didn’t set up (didn’t stop me from eating them).

        I could have cooked a bit longer probably but they were browning and I pulled them.

        The taste was great and I will try them again with freeze-dried after I get to the store.

  20. Rachel says

    These look delicious! I have a question though…what could I substitute for the roasted cashew butter? Would peanut butter work (or regular butter/margarine)? I’d rather use something I have on hand, instead of buying anything new.

    • Samantha says

      My first run at this I did with peanut butter and it worked fine for me, but peanut butter rarely ruins anything. I did use frozen berries however and that was probably what messed up the set of the cookie (not the taste however :))

      • Rachel says

        Thanks! Looks like other commentators have used peanut butter too. Hope round 2 works out better for you. 🙂

        • Samantha says

          Oh, I know it will. 🙂 I have the freeze-dried raspberries now…which I had to stop eating so I don’t have to buy more for tomorrow. I am excited for today’s trial.

  21. Sarah says

    LOVE your make-up in that last picture. It looks darker than the usual shades you use? Those colors look very elegant on you 🙂 cashew butter is such a lovely unexpected nut butter to bake with… I love the buttery flavor it adds. Do you make your own or do you buy pre-made cashew butter?? I would imagine making your own, especially when you bake a lot, would be a liiittle bit more economical. Those nut butters add up!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Thank you, Sarah! I think maybe it’s just the lighting, or that I’m wearing black… I only own mascara and light blue eyeshadow. I have ridiculously sensitive eyes and am afraid of eyeliner!
      And I’ve still never tried making my own nut butter. Sad, I know. Not even peanut butter! Someday I really do need to change this.

  22. Rosalie says

    I’m so excited to make these!! I’m going to use chocolate chips and craisins! I love your recipes so much. Just made the banana bread the other day and my family devoured it!!
    ps you are so gorgeous! 🙂

  23. Kit-Kat says

    Oh yum! So good looking! I don’t have any raspberries on hand, but I’ll toss in either some raisins or Dried orange-flavored cranberries instead! 🙂

  24. Gi says

    I SO gonna try to make them as soon as I feel like baking somehting…
    oh and just wanted so say you look gorgeous in the last photo : D

  25. Moni Meals says

    these look great. breakfast, snack, I love it. Maybe pre workout and post workout too!

    what also is great, the lovely pic of you too.

    Have a great day! 🙂

  26. Aja says

    These look so good!
    I watched Sesame Street every day growing up. By watched I mean had it on in the background while I played. I think my parents did it to keep me quiet. They could’ve just given me chocolate.

      • Janice says

        I tried it with pumpkin puree -since I didn’t have applesauce- … and it was delicious! I followed your recipe but added dried cranberries in the mixture. I also used Ghiradelli white chocolate chips -since it was all we had- and used some cinnamon spice. I didn’t think about putting the pumpkin spice. I probably should next time but it still came out tasting so gooood 🙂 The chocolate chips were sweet by themselves so I didn’t add any sweetener.

        Thank you for the recipe!

  27. Caralyn says

    I LOVED Sesame Street! I would watch it all the time. Cookie Monster is also my favorite… probably because that’s a nickname for my mom! She REALLY loves her cookies! 🙂

  28. Rachel says

    Katie, these look great! I have to thank you with all my heart for the recipes that you have shared with us. I’ve been starting to eat sugar free, but always felt that I was depriving myself of what I love…CHOCOLATE! I’ve tried a couple of your recipes with great success and even convinced my parents to buy my finace and I the VitaMix as an early wedding gift haha. It is the BEST appliance I have ever owned.

  29. Rachael says

    Your recipes are amazing!!! I am gluten free/ dairy free /egg free…your blog is a dream come true!!! I also wanted to let you know I made your cornbread muffins! I added some frozen blueberries as well as 1/2 cup of almond meal in place of 1/2 cup of cornmeal…they turned out amazing!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  30. Sara N. says

    Oh Katie! You’ve done it again! I’ve been looking for a healthy sweet treat to supplement my post green monster hunger pangs that hit right at 10 a.m. I am making these ASAP.

  31. Carrie says

    Hi Katie,

    I absolutely love your recipes. I made these mini-chocolate chip breakfast cookies tonight and they turned out great! Had to substitute using almond butter and raisins, but still – what a tasty little cookie (or three…). Thank you so much – these will definitely be a go-to snack after my long runs.

  32. Megan says

    I LOVE the cookie song! I sing it to my one year old all the time! He has no idea what Sesame Street is though, yet. Other than his Elmo finger puppet book.

  33. Katie @ Nutrition in a Peanut Shell says

    You’re so pretty Katie! If you took that picture today though, I’m shocked because it is HOT out and you’re wearing long sleeves!

  34. Albizia says

    I just bought a bag of baking chocolate last week without any particular idea what to bake but now I know. These cookies will make the prefect breakfast for somebody like me who almost always craves something sweet in the morning.

    I used to watch Sesame Street a lot as a kid. The Cookie Monster was funny but Elmo has always been my favorite because he is just soooo adorable. Two weeks ago I went with some friends to Universal Studios Japan and the only souvenir I bought for myself was a mug with Sesame Street characters. The child in me is still alive 😉 .

  35. TwoBoysMom says

    I made these tonight, and my boys and I loved them! I used the 1/2 cup banana, about 1/4 cup extra oats (we are at high elevation, and often have problems with flat cookies), almond butter, all chocolate chips (didn’t have any fruit), and a scant tablespoon of agave for sweetener. They turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for posting!

  36. STUFT Mama says

    First of all, I’m so making these cookies for my boys. I also loved reading the daily life posts. 🙂 I’m always curious about what you day would look like, etc. My favorite character ever is Beaker- not technically Sesame Street, but a Muppet so kind of the same right? My boys LOVE cookie monster though. 🙂 Thanks for ANOTHER amazing recipe.

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I loved him too!! And the Swedish Chef!

      I think the Muppets and Sesame Street did a combined show once… for some reason I remember Ernie and Bert helping the Swedish Chef cook. But maybe I’m making this up in my head!

  37. cucicucicoo says

    wow, those look so yummy! i will be trying them with dried cranberries and peanut butter. can’t wait! (though your coconut macaroons are first on my list to try, just haven’t gotten around to it yet!) 🙂 lisa

  38. Lori says

    Help! I bought a bag of garbanzo bean flour to use in one of your recipes but I cant remember which one!!
    Your faithful chocolate loving friend,
    Lori 🙂

  39. Ela says

    This looks and sounds delightful. And you know what strikes me? This could very easily be made as a _raw_ recipe too! Simply dehydrate overnight instead of baking, and if desired use homemade raw chocolate, or just cacao nibs, in place of the choc chips. May have to try that! Did you see my gf version of your pina/coconut cake? Worked great!

  40. Steph says

    I never really liked Sessme Street! But you know what I was thinking? There should be a CCK app! It would index all your recipes for cooking without wifi, but there would also be a place to read your blog entries for when wifi is available!

  41. Melissa (Better Fit) says

    YUM! They look like a good way to start the day. I liked the cookie monster, but The Count actually scared me! 🙂

  42. Mindi says

    I have a request… Could you possibly create a link on your posts with a ‘printer friendly version’ of your recipes? I know I would love that. My mac doesn’t have a way to ‘highlight’ and then ‘print selection’ like most pc’s do.
    I’ve been making several of your recipes lately for friend/family get-togethers and all have turned out great!

      • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

        Mindi: It’s on my to-do list to figure out how to make one! Unfortunately, my blog’s been having issues with plugins so I can’t add another at the moment until I sort out the bug.

        But I usually just copy/paste the actual recipe into a word document… then you can make the font even smaller and save tons of paper by putting a bunch of recipes on one page :).

  43. Leslie says

    Hi Katie, I just made these with peanut butter and dried cranberries and banana. Super delicious, I had to stop myself from eating them all 🙂 I love how there is no added sugar in the recipe. Thanks!!

  44. Lauren says

    OK I just HAVE to de-lurk to ask… do you always look like a supermodel? You’re so pretty! I mean I am sure you choose nice pictures of yourself to post but I have these weird thoughts of you rolling out of bed looking just like that lol. Anyway I love your blog and thanks for posting healthier alternatives for desserts. If I could just get myself to make some…!

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      Do you know how much you just made my day? 🙂
      There are definitely days where I’m not wearing makeup, and I’m in sweats all day. Or, I think I look the funniest after a run in the summer. My face turns bright red, and my sister calls me Tomato. 😕

  45. Karina says

    This post is a riot! And yes, I watched Sesame Street as a kid…but only when nothing better was on. I guess I wasn’t a big fan haha.

  46. Natalia Salies says

    Just made them! I guess I have a big eye for the size of my cookies bc I doubled the recipe and it only made 22 mini cookies (more like clusters)… oops! What’s the size of your mini cookie scoop? I really enjoyed them, they were delicious. Will take the rest to a function tomorrow. Made them with peanut butter, applesauce and only chocolate chips.

  47. Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet says

    These look awesome!!! I really must try these because I have had the only craving for chocolate chip cookies!

  48. K says

    i think reading your blog is making me want chocolate less because you eat it so much its starting to make me sick LOL i mean that in not a mean way!

  49. Kylie says

    Love your blog, thanks for the great ideas! Today I finally have to comment because I initially misread the title as “MINT chocolate-chip breakfast cookie” and thought maybe my poor eyesight could inspire a new CCK recipe? 😉
    Though toothpaste might have the monopoly on breakfast-time mint flavors…

    PS. Thanks for your healthy outlook on nutrition and positive messages concerning body image! It’s inspiring that you don’t let the nay-sayers get you down 🙂

  50. Senkyb says

    I love this recipe its so good. I didnt use the freeze dried fruit and used little chopped up pieces of 85% dark Lindt chocolate instead of the chocolate chips (4 squares worth) and didnt bother to cook them I just threw the batter into a mason jar and eat it by the spoonful. Also used applesauce, peanut butter (all natural), and no added sugar for me. next time i might add little pieces of chopped walnut or pecan

  51. Amanda says

    Yum, yum, yum! I made these last night and they are delicous. I didn’t have dried raspberries so I used a combo of dried blueberries and raisins. My boyfriend’s only complaint was that I should have doubled the recipe. He could have eaten every cookie last night.

  52. Emily says

    I made these yesterday and they turned out terribly. Usually I like your recipes but these were inedible and didn’t cook well.

  53. Emily says

    Sorry! Thanks for responding so quickly. Well, they didn’t seem to cook. They tasted raw and very peanut buttery. I expected them to have a more cookie like taste and texture but it was more like chunky pudding, if that makes sense. Maybe I didn’t cook it long enough?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      After I wrote my comment, I meant to add, “Maybe you didn’t do anything wrong and these are just not your style, which is perfectly ok too!” As I said at the end, these aren’t supposed to taste like Tollhouse cookies (see the last link for more “desert-type” cookies). But yeah they’re definitely supposed to cook… maybe your oven is less powerful than mine and they needed longer? Oh, and just in case: make sure you preheated the oven too.

  54. Emily says

    Alright, next time I’ll try longer. I’ll make sure to try your other chocolate chip cookies. They look delicious! I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth 🙂 My oven is messed up right now, which probably didn’t help. Thanks for responding back so quickly. I love your website and didn’t know it was so easy to comment. I especially like the boatmeals!

  55. Heleen says

    Hey Katie, could you include how many servings a recipe yields? Sometimes it’s hard to judge the size of the desserts from the photos, and thus calculate the proper nutritional values per serving.
    This looks great, though! I’m going home this weekend to surprise my mum before she leaves on holiday, and I think these will be warmly welcomed on the breakfast-in-bed menu.

  56. Lena says

    Okay, so, question here, hoping it isn’t really stupid – why not use any baking powder/soda in the recipe? I know that these are supposed to be mini, but wouldn’t adding bp/bs allow you to use less dough for each cookie (taking into account that they’ll grow) which would make the recipe yield more cookies?

    Hope that didn’t sound totally dumb. As always, love your website, and these are baking in the oven right now 😉

  57. Michelle says

    I made this recipe with dried cranberries, instead of the raspberries and Better ‘n’ Peanut Butter, instead of nut butter, and they turned out delish 🙂 The batter was a bit runnier, so I just added a bit more oats and the cookies were flat, but they turned out great. Thanks for the recipe and for your WONDERFUL blog. I plan on trying even more of your recipes later this week. THANKS CHOCOLATE COVERED KATIE!

  58. Tiffany says

    Your cookies look awesome!….but I may have to fight you for Cookie Monster. That cookie song was my favorite growing up! Had a whole Sesame Street cassette tape (I know, TAPES!!) and I wore it out due to the cookie song. 🙂 I also have a Build-a-Bear Cookie Monster that talks. And I may have tried to steal my nephews Cookie Monster toys this past Christmas… ;p

  59. Tom M says

    Mmm, Mmmm, Good! I just made these, or, well, something based on your idea anyway. Here’s what I changed to make it really 100% good and healthy (a little extra work and expense, but worth it, to me). I used 1 cup fresh ground raw apple sauce (yep, Norwalk juicer) with no sugar added to moisten the extra dry ingredients I added below. I used almond flour instead of nut-butter, and I added raw unsweetened coconut flakes and 2 Tbsp coconut flour and also a half cup of melted organic extra virgin coconut oil and 1/2 tsp of non-aluminum baking powder, dried cranberries instead of raspberries, 1/8 tsp pure stevia powder and my own homemade midnight extra dark chocolate chunks. No gluten, no GMO, no sugar, NO guilt, just good. This made a full small cookie sheet which I can ration out for 3 days. Thanks for the inspiration!

  60. Katie P. says

    I just made these with crunchy peanut butter, applesauce, and dried cranberries. I baked them for close to 20 min at 350 and then let them cool. They still seem “mushy” inside. Is that expected? They taste fabulous, but I’m not sure about the texture. Any thoughts?

  61. Christina says

    I made these the other day so I could have some snacks on hand for friends that were helping me move. They were great, and despite being healthy they all loved them!my friends have been vary of my cooking as I try to sneak healthy ingredients in given the chance but these went over very well. I quadrupled the recipe (and there were none left). I did have to make some substitutions. I used almond butter, dried cranberries and chopped up sugar free baking chocolate. The cookie dough was a bit sticky so I added almost a 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and it turned out wonderfully. Thanks for the great recipe!

  62. Megan says

    Just wanted to thank you for all your awesome recipes!
    I have these baking in the oven now and can’t wait to eat
    them! I’ve pinned/made several of your recipes and love
    how easy and delicious they are!! You rock Katie! 🙂 Any cookbooks
    in the works??

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      You just made me smile so much. I do have a cookbook in the works… I’m actually going to write a post about it hopefully next week. It’s been a hard process because I want to share all my recipes now, not save them for a book!

      • Anonymous says

        Yeah!!! Can’t wait to hear more about it! I’ll
        definitely be purchasing one. Keep up the great

  63. Ashleigh says

    Thanks for the amazing recipe!! My boyfriend gave up sugar about a month ago…so of course he’s been craving something sweet. This was perfect–we subbed chocolate chips for carib chips that was got at our local whole foods store. DELICIOUS. We’re planning on making them a new breakfast staple 😀

  64. courtney says

    i just made these! i subbed dried cranberries (couldn’t find freeze-dried raspberries), and i subbed peanut butter. they came out great! they’re so incredible! way better than any tollhouse cookie.

    i made them gluten free for a few co-workers who are intolerant by using the GF oats.

  65. mittens says

    I’ve made these twice already, and I LOVE them! You’re right, you don’t even need to add sweetener. I didn’t want to make these without the freeze-dried raspberries, so when I finally found some at Trader Joe’s that didn’t cost a fortune, I ran home to make these. I love how you’re recipes are so easy and small batches. I mixed these in a soup bowl and they were in the oven in less than 10 minutes! YUM!

  66. Amanda says

    I made these with all chocolate chips to share with my nutrition class. The entire plate was devoured! I posted a review on my blog:

    Next time I think I will definitely use fruit though. I never thought I would say this, but the chocolate seemed a bit too much for the recipe – maybe because I doubled it. I think it would be amazing with cinnamon and raisins or maybe almonds with the raspberries, yummy – getting hungry thinking about it.

  67. Nancy says

    I have enjoyed your sight and have tried several of your delicious recipes. Thanks for the ideas as I am also a chocolate “main-liner.” However, I have been unsuccessful at printing the recipes and must copy them by hand. Any ideas?
    Thank you

  68. LessSugarNaturally says

    Hey Katie, I just made these. Printed and literally ran to the kitchen. The whole family loved them including Sugar-Loving Teen (That’s the true barometer of success). We’re allowed to eat these for dessert too right?
    I literally plunked everything in my food processor. So easy! I added a bit of flax and nuts. I had to triple the recipe though, so we wouldn’t fight over them. As always … Love your blog!

  69. Penny says

    Hey Katie…

    The cookies came out of the oven about 40 minutes ago… what is the consistency of these supposed to be? Mine were a bit doughy, and I’m wondering if a screwed up on something…


    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I think that’s the right consistency. As I say in the post, not everyone will like them. Maybe they’re just not your style? Some of my friends didn’t like the texture, but others loved them. Different strokes ;).

  70. Melissa says

    Just made these for breakfast and they are delicious. Thank you Katie for rescuing me whenever I am hungry and cannot seem to find any healthy options. Your blog is the first I go to. I added a bit of sugar, salt, and vanilla. I also used banana instead of applesauce and almond butter instead of cashew. I found the consistency of the banana, almond butter, and oats to make the perfect cookie when baked. Thanks again for sharing!

  71. Aisha says

    katie ,you allways say you don’t have a sweet tooth but you run a dessert blog, it makes me LOL everytime ! And ,what do u do with all those sugar-free cookies?

  72. Sophie says

    I followed this recipe exactly and yet somehow I only got 3 regular sized cookies and 1 mini cookie out of this batch. I have the same problem with the sugar cookies in that it’ll only make enough for 5 cookies. I can’t think of a reason why it would do this. Do you have any ideas?

  73. Louay says

    Tried these today, and they taste awesome ! You don’t even have to use sugar (i tried the banana version)

  74. candymania says

    I made my own applesauce, used chopped fresh raspberries, and omitted the extra sugar and they are so yummy! It made about 10 bigger cookies and 2 cookies are 178 calories. I wish I had some chopped walnuts to add in but I will definitely make these again!

  75. Krista says

    I just made these with pumpkin since I didn’t have any applesauce. I also added some shredded coconut and pumpkin pie spice. They are super delicious.

    I have another batch in the oven but this time with white chocolate chips and almond extract instead of vanilla. The batter was delicious so I am sure they will turn out just as well!

  76. Lisa F. says

    These were so good. I added raisins (and a little cinnamon) instead of the chocolate chips, and they were delicious! Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  77. Rebekah Benimoff says

    I am the new girl! New to your blog, at least, though not GF lifestyle. My oldest son has Type One diabetes, celiac diseas, IBS… and a slew of other diagnoses. I have been on a journey towards whole food lifestyle for a long time, with starts and stops along the way, it’s been about 7 years now. Always gluten free, not always whole food based. Yesterday a trip to the hospital due to intestinal problems (which auto correct wants to make ‘international problems’) has restarted the journey towards holistic cooking without leaving taste behind. After my friends and I had a good (more than virtual) laugh re: GI docs and international complications, one sent me your blog. I have only just begun to peruse and research… so let me get the the REAL question:

    Do you order the specialty flours online? Whole foods is a bit far from where I live (small city near Dallas, but takes a lot of traffic to get there, though Sprouts is not too far… AND less pricey, I’ve found.)

    Thanks for marking the recipes that are GF. We are also doing low dairy to help the gut heal.
    BTW- I love cookie monster, too! Except I wanted to BE Cookie Monster, so I could eat chocolate all day. That or a princess! The ultimate being to live forever as Cookie Princess Extraordinaire… happy, healthy, and Gluten free! I think your blog may be a stepping stone towards such a lifestyle. Good to know my sweet loving boy won’t have to give up desserts!

    Thanks again and please pardon any randomness. Mama’s exhausted from the hospital visit. I’m saving the words that make sense for my blog update!

  78. bean says

    These look amazing in the picture, but unfortunately they tasted like soggy applesaucey cardboard. 🙁 very dissapointed

  79. Alyssa says

    My boyfriend and I both loved these! They didn’t last long enough to be breakfast cookies! haha. They taste a bit like macaroons, only there is no coconut, if that makes any sense at all. Delicious! Great job!

  80. Leah says


    I cannot have any nuts ( allergy and don’t like). I got Trader Joesvcookie butter. So good however would that work in that cookies? Is ther any other suggestion such as honey or pure maple syrup? Of coruse iwill add sugar.

  81. Rosemary says

    I added a couple tablespoons of plain soy protein and used chopped pecans instead of the berries. Tasty and healthy snack.

  82. Jane says

    Hi Katie,

    I love your site! But my kids are also allergic to nuts…so for this recipe could we substitute something else for the nut butter? If yes, what?


  83. Brooke says

    I made these tonight and I love them! I do want to mention that I clicked over because these were described as having no added sugar, and they’re labeled here as sugar free. I don’t want to be a jerk about this, but it is SO helpful for so many people when ‘special’ foods are described correctly! 🙂 It happens so often – I get really excited about a recipe I see on Pinterest or elsewhere because it’s described as ‘paleo’ or ‘no added sugar’ or something else I might be looking for, but it’s really not – it’s just maybe-possibly-if-you-sub-five-ingredients… I know that there’s not technically a cup of sugar in this, but there are chocolate chips (sugar), dried fruit (most kinds contain sugar), etc. It really, really would be so appreciated by many, I know it. 🙂

    That said, I made these, and they are delicious. I doubled the recipe and I did the almond butter and (very ripe!) banana version, and used unsweetened golden raisins for the fruit. I added about a teaspoon of dry roasted pecans and the same of mini chocolate chips. I felt like they needed a little sweetness, so I added one teaspoon of coconut sugar. I was surprised that that was enough sweetness for a double batch, but they came out perfectly – I’m going to omit the chocolate chips and make these into breakfast bars.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  84. Ashley says

    Thank you so much for these! I am doing South Beach Diet and an entire batch falls within my daily target limits, although I am trying to spread a batch over a few days. 🙂 I will definitely be coming back to your blog on a regular basis for South Beach friendly whole grain and low sugar recipes! Love that most of the recipes don’t make a ton so that you feel like you have to eat them all.

  85. Andrea says

    I just made these and they were delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I used peanut butter, and added some cinnamon, I didn’t have any fruit to use but I used chocolate chips and peanut butter chips (sunspire), went with the applesauce and added a lil stevia. Such good flavor and so many ways to tweak them for various tastes, next time I think I will add some apple or carrot shreds, maybe even a lil unsweetened coconut shreds. Kids loved these too!

  86. Taneall says

    My 3 year old son requested cookies for breakfast this morning so instead saying no of forcing toast into him I made these and he ate THE WHOLE BATCH!

  87. Monikah Wiseman says

    Just made these cookies, and oh my goodness are they ever delicious!
    I used a combo of mashed banana, raspberries, and chocolate with almond butter.
    I have a new favorite cookie.

  88. Millie Amis says

    I absolutely adore your website and have made so many yummy recipes from it! It is by far my favorite website! You’re a genius and absolutely adorable! Thank you for taking the time to share your recipes and love for chocolate with us! Keep posting and keep baking Katie! You’re amazing!! <3

  89. Kristie says

    Just made these and couldnt resist, so I ate them about 3 minutes out of the oven! Delicious – another perfection courtesy of CCK!

  90. Melanie says

    I tried this with cranberries, white chocolate and blueberries (red, white & blue) for the 4th of July. Delicious!! Thanks, Katie! I love your recipes 🙂

  91. Nicola says

    >>>”Somehow, I’ve managed to mix up Nat King Cole and Cookie Monster.”
    Well, if you’re gonna mix up 2 great guys, it may as well be those two.
    Glad to see your recipe on Planet Vegan’s FB page–2 wonderful discoveries in one morning!

  92. Loren says

    Just made these and they are sooo yummy! I had, and love, orange flavor dried cranberries instead of the raspberries. They were delicious. Just found your site and you have some great stuff on there. Thank you.

  93. Linda says

    I am going to try these as soon as possible. I already tried your one minute chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies for two, and chocolate cookie dough oatmeal. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make these delicious treats. I am so happy to have found this site and love your energy and vibe you send out! Thank you!

  94. Jolie says

    Are these meant to be eaten warm or can I refrigerate and eat cold the next day? What’s the best way to warm them up the next day. I don’t use a microwave. Thank you.

  95. Amy S says

    I had two things in the kitchen I wanted to use up: fresh picked raspberries and crumbs from the bottom of a bag of shredded wheat cereal. I started with your basic recipe, subbed in white chocolate chunks for the dark chocolate and 1/4 cup fresh raspberries for the freeze-dried. Then I added 1/2 cup of the cereal crumbs. Didn’t add any sugar since there was plenty in the cereal. Came out great!

  96. Lisa says

    I love these! These are my new favorite cookies! I used natural peanut butter, dried cranberries, and double the recipe and add about 1/4 cup of honey. Today I had some shredded coconut and added that as well. Thanks for the great recipe!

  97. Debra Julin says

    Just made these. I used dairy free dark chocolate chips, applesauce and dried cherries. I did add 1 TBSP of sugar. I think they need to be a little more sweet for me. They are not overly sweet. Next time I would use mashed banana and probably 1 TBSP of maple syrup. They will be good for a on the run breakfast or an afternoon sweet craving. Oh, I also used sunflower butter and I did not like the taste this gave it. I would use a nut butter next time. This way though my son can take them to school.

  98. monica says

    love the cookie but my favorite part of this blog was “Note Batman in the background” i started laughing so hard when i saw him. (i’m a sucker for doggies)

  99. Arianna Williams says

    I tried these cookies today! They were fantastic. I was wondering if you ever tried them in a bar? Thank you for the recipe.

  100. Lori says

    i made this cookie and the batter is runny. No shaping allowed. Was flour forgotten in the recipe? I’m going to add some to see if it thickens to molding consistency.

  101. Andrew says

    These look great! I’m going to try them this week. Thoughts on using strawberries instead of raspberries? I have some freeze-dried strawberries and no recipes to use them in 🙂

  102. Mo says

    Just made the chocolate chip breakfast cookies. Yum!!! I had to use peanut butter, out of almond butter. They were great and now they are gone! My kids really liked them. Will make again.

  103. Jen says

    I just tried this recipe and it is delicious! After promising my 3 year old that we would make some pikelets I discovered that we had no eggs. In order to avoid massive disappointment from my little one, I quickly scoured your recipes and knew I could buy my little man over with the promise of choc chip cookies instead. I had to make some substitutions as I was still missing a few of these key ingredients but the result was a success. We used peanut butter instead of the cashew butter and banana instead of the applesauce. I only had one smallish banana which came to about 1/3 cup when mashed but the bikkies still hold together well. We didn’t have any dried fruit or raspberries so these were omitted (it is really time to go shopping!) I also forgot to add the salt as I distracted by my 10 month old who wanted a piece of the baking action. Thanks for a great recipe and for your substitution tips… They saved the day. One very satisfied 3 year old!

  104. Ina Stankiewicz says

    m having grand children (busy girls) and we will make you breakfast cookies….that is for sure.

  105. Ina Stankiewicz says

    I just sent you another note having my grandchildren over for a cookie bake fest. I am trying to print the recipe but cannot – This extra old Oma (grandmother) is not that hep. Can you help, please.

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      To print, highlight just the recipe itself and right-click “Copy.” Then open a new Word document and right-click “Paste.” You can give this folder a name and save it in a file of CCK Recipes. You can then print that document, as needed.

  106. Jessica says

    I just wanted to say that I love this recipe. I am in the mood to make it again today. A fantastic substitution for the raspberries are dried strawberries.

  107. Maria says

    Best cookies EVER! I brought these to my boyfriend’s parent’s house for dessert and they loved it-and they were so easy to make! Definitely use Nature’s All Foods from Whole Foods! I mixed these cookies with freeze-dried blueberries as well and they were delicious! Thank you Katie! Your blog is amazing!!!

  108. Angela says

    Favorite recipe so far. I’ve made these a couple of times – played around with the ingredients. Turned out awesome every time. Thank you!!!

  109. Stefanie says

    I made these yesterday and today, really quick and easy, extremely delicious and I even tried different variations today: chocolate-coconut and nuts&raisins, both worked well and tasted amazing!

  110. Granola says

    I made these using apple sauce and peanut butter. It was basically a “whatever I have in my I have in my kitchen version”. They haven’t even come out of the oven yet and I’m drooling they smell so good. Can’t wait to actually try one!

  111. Lori says

    I tweaked the recipe to include cut strawberries, carrot puree and quinoa and it came out delish! My son who is 2 ate 4 of them lol

  112. Lara says

    Hi CCK!

    I was wondering can I substitute flax for oats in this recipe too? I noticed you do that in other recipes but not sure here. I’m caeliac and oats make me dreadfully sick.

    Kindest thanks for all your gorgeoys work

  113. Tinu says

    Hello CCK,

    I am willing to try this recipe but I am allergic to cashew nuts and peanut butter. Are there any substitutes for the type of butter (healthy route) I can use?

    Thank you

  114. Charlotte says

    This was just the sort of thing I was looking for! I just made these with mashed banana and peanut butter (as I didn’t have any fancier nut-butters on hand), and subbed the freeze-dried raspberries with freeze-dried strawberries. And OH. MY. GOODNESS. These are just so tasty and comforting. The berries give them a unique nip of tartness, and they are incredibly satisfying without feeling too heavy. Love, love, love. I will be coming back to this recipe again for sure!

  115. Just Plain Marie says

    Is the cashew nut butter to replace butter? Sigh. Sometimes “healthy” alternatives drive me nuts – I can eat butter, but can’t tolerate any nuts or seeds. My children would tickled at breakfast cookies.

  116. Amy says

    I tried these with chopped dates and chocolate chips (because that’s what I had on hand) and they were amazing. I would post a picture but me and my family ate them before I thought about taking a picture. They may be my new favorite!

  117. Pam says

    These are so easy to make & absolutely delicious. Trust me, double the batch. Taking them to work for a mid-morning snack. Yum!

  118. Jenni Walter says

    I need some clean Birthday cake ideas, please….. y daughter will be four in a couple of days and I need some yummy ideas.

  119. Izzy says

    I just made this for breakfast the other day, and it was delicious! However, I’m on a “baking ban” right now, meaning that my mother would not be very happy if she saw me making cookies, and I had only just finished combining all of the ingredients when she woke up (I’m always up before her) and came into the kitchen. Thus, I got self-conscious and decided not to bake the cookie dough. The result? Delicious, healthy, breakfast-appropriate cookie dough. ALL FOR ME mwahahahaha
    Thanks so much, Katie! I love all of your recipes!
    Also, a note: my banana was not very ripe, so I used the “melted banana” trick. It sweetened it right up and melted some of my chocolate chips! YUM. 😉

  120. Megan Truong says

    Made these while studying for finals, I added some cinnamon, subbed almond butter, and a few pitted and chopped dates. Perfect, a lil sweet, chewy, and reminiscent of my mom’s homemade banana bread. 10/10 would make again.

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