Aug 18, 2014

Protein Cookies for Breakfast Recipe Cookies for breakfast? Certified Nutritional Chef Alyssia Webb Birnbaum from Mama's Gotta Eat shares a tasty and nutritious recipe for protein cookies.

We asked local Certified Nutritional Chef Alyssia Webb Birnbaum from Mama’s Gotta Eat fame for some unique recipes your kiddos would love. This one you may be surprised to see. Cookies for breakfast? That can’t be right! But it is.

How to Make Protein Cookies for Breakfast


Chocolate Chips

  • 1 Cup Almond Butter*
  • ¼ Cup Rolled Oats
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¾ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt
  • ¾ Cup Chocolate Chips

*Substitute nut butter with 1 cup mashed banana or pureed pumpkin for nut allergies


Cookie Dough

  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Listen as your children cheer about cookies for breakfast, and then get out a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • This recipe doesn’t require a hand mixer, so just stir all the ingredients except the chocolate chips with a big spoon – ask your kids to help you!
  • Make sure the baking soda is well blended, and then add in chocolate chips. You can keep the uncooked dough in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, baking small batches of cookies or all at once.
  • Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet or a non-stick baking sheet. This step is crucial, or the dough WILL stick!
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, and then let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes or so. Again, this step is crucial to creating fully formed cookies.
  • Got anxious-to-eat kids? Let them set the timer!
  • Remove cookies to a wire rack, and let them cool to a temperature that’s safe to eat.
  • Now, gobble them up.

Healthy Note: Don’t skimp on the chocolate in this recipe; it’s an antioxidant that reduces your risk for heart disease. 

Nutrition Information Protein Cookies (18 servings) – Calories: 153kcal/Fat: 11.4g/Carbs: 12.9g/Protein: 3.4g

With Fruit Puree Substitute – Calories: 69kcal/Fat: 3g/Carbs: 10.9g/Protein: 1.2g 

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  *Edited on Aug. 19, 2014, to add nutrition information