These Vegan Breakfast Cookies are chockfull of flavor and sustenance.  Filled with oats, seeds, spices, tahini and dried fruit these healthy, vegan breakfast cookies are like granola, but in a cookie form.  A fast and easy recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes! Perfect for a snack or breakfast on-the-go. Gluten-free adaptable. Video!

These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go. #breakfastcookieWe shake with joy, we shake with grief.  What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body. ~ Mary Oliver

The secret is out!  First time ever released…the “legendary”😉 Mizuna Breakfast Cookie recipe.  Not too sweet, chewy, subtly spiced, with a delightful combination of flavors that keep you coming back for more.  Beware, they are a bit addicting.

Well ok, no claims for world-renowned famous, but in our corner of the world, these cookies were highly sought after.  The recipe was created shortly after Mizuna Restaurant, a vegetarian eatery in the heart of a meat and potatoes town, opened way back in the 90’s.  Ya… forever ago!  Today there are still people asking for the recipe.  We thought we’d just get the goodness out there and we are delighted to share with you today.

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These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go. #breakfastcookie

For a while, in the midst of the chaos of starting a restaurant, there was not a recipe for this Breakfast Cookie, so it was just thrown together each time hoping that it was close enough.  When we started to get breakfast cookie regulars, as well as requests from a few stores and coffee shops in the area wanting to sell the cookie, it seemed a recipe might make things easier!

There was a LOT of winging it in those days, the kind of experiences that can force us to dig deep inside for what we didn’t know we had. Looking back I think, “Holy crap! I did not know what I signed up for!  AND I learned that I am capable of so much more than I ever thought.”

True soul-growing experiences often push us far out of our comfort zone.  But somehow we survive, and possibly even thrive.  We are stronger than we realize.

ingredients in breakfast cookies

Ingredients in Vegan Breakfast Cookies:

  1. rolled oats (regular cut)
  2. whole wheat pastry flour
  3.  coconut sugar
  4.  baking soda
  5.  salt
  6. spices
  7.  sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds,
  8. currants, dried cranberries
  9.  vanilla
  10.  tahini paste
  11. orange- zest and juice
  12. olive oil

mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.

How to make vegan Breakfast Cookies (in a nutshell):

  1. Mix dry ingredients together
  2. Mix wet ingredients together
  3. Combine
  4. Scoop
  5. Bake!

It is a simple process of combining all the dry ingredients together, including the seeds and dried fruit.

orange zest gives good flavor!

What makes this Vegan Breakfast Cookie Recipe the Best!

Orange Zest and juice of an orange.

This really gives the cookies a tangy balance.  Mix together the vanilla, tahini, orange zest, orange juice, and olive oil.

Mix wet ingredients with wet.

Add wet ingredeints to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

breakfast cookie dough will be crumbly

The mixture will have the consistency of granola.  You may wonder if it will indeed adhere into a cookie form.

Yes!  It will.

scoop dough in to balls

A cookie scoop works best here.  Really pack it in.

Alternatively, using lightly wet (or oiled) hands, roll into 9-10 balls, roughly the size of a golf ball.

flatten with a wet hand

Flatten the balls with a wet hand, to 1/2 inch thick.

Bake for 13 minutes and let cool.

These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go. #breakfastcookie

Make a double or triple batch of the breakfast cookies and freeze them.

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or wrap individually.  A quick and easy snack!

These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go. #breakfastcookie

Rather than resisting all things hard or challenging these days, I try to focus more on resiliency.  One sure thing to count on is that everything will always ebb and flow.  So I practice allowing the process.  Trusting that “this too shall pass”, and even welcoming in challenges, along with the fear and the pain, trying to remember to ask with curiosity, “what are you here to teach me?”  Somehow this way of being more fluid with life has brought me so much more freedom and ease in my whole being.  When the unexpected hits I seem to have more of a reserve to look at things objectively.  It is a “muscle” that I will be training for a lifetime.  Life is a journey.

Hope you enjoy these simple, easy Breakfast Cookies!  Play around and adapt them to your taste.  Add nuts, your favorite dried fruit, coconut, cocoa nibs, chocolate chips….so many options and potential!   Let us know what you create!

~Tonia

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These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go. #breakfastcookie

Breakfast Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Tonia Schemmel | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 10 large cookies 1x
  • Category: Baked Goods, Cookies, Vegan, Snacks
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These healthy Breakfast Cookies can be made in under 30 minutes! They are chockfull of flavor and sustenance -filled with oats, seeds, spices and dried fruit they are vegan and deliciously addicting! Perfect for breakfast on the go.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 F degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients:  oats, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, currants, and cranberries in a large bowl.
  3. Combine wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, mix together vanilla, tahini, orange zest and juice, and olive oil.  When mixed thoroughly add to dry ingredients.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients.  It will be crumbly.
  5. Form: Using a scoop or forming by hand (make sure to wet or oil your hands!) press cookie dough firmly into a scoop or firmly press together into a ball and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  You should have 9-10 cookies. Press cookie to flatten so it is a little less than 1/2-inch thick.
  6. Bake:  Turn the oven temperature down to 350F.  Bake for 13 minutes.  Or until just starting to color.

Notes

Stored in an airtight container cookies will keep for 5 days and also freeze well.

Getting the cookies to stick together:

Using a cookie scoop makes a world of difference because you can really pack them in.

Make sure the oats are not thick cut.

If the flour is grainy it can effect the adhering of the dough.  Using a softer flour (not a strong whole wheat) is helpful. Fresh whole wheat pastry flour, all purpose works, as well as oat or barley flour.

Try adding a flax “egg” (1 tablespoon flax meal to 2.5 tablespoons water)

Put 1/2 of the dough into the food processor and pulse a few times.  An extra step but maybe a helpful without having to add anything in.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 12.3 g
  • Sodium: 97.5 mg
  • Fat: 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Amazing! LOVE these!!! I added mini chocolate chips to entice my teenager 😉 I can’t wait to try a GF version. The spices made my kitchen smell amazing while they were baking. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. This has to be the Best Cookie Recipe.
    I made it for a friend who has health issues. She promptly asked for the recipe and I sent her to your site.
    Over the months I have made a few adjustments by adding an egg and some small semi sweet chocolate chips.
    I’ve also changed the tahini for almond butter and replaced the orange ingredients for lemon (white chocolate added and cardamon in place of the chocolate and cinnamon). Both excellent but a different taste.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.

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