These Chewy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies get a big boost from using a healthy instant oatmeal mix.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Quaker Oats Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Trying to get my daughter out the door in the morning can be crazy.
Half the week I run a home-based preschool program so my dad drives her, the other half of the week I drive her. Even on the days where I’m not trying to feed breakfast to five other kids, it’s a struggle to get her clean, dressed and fed in an hour while keeping everything positive.
Breakfast has to be appetizing, filling, and sometimes – it needs to be portable.
Smoothies, protein balls and even instant oatmeal in a to-go container – they all help me ensure that she gets some nutrition in the morning before a busy day at school.
Recently, we were invited to try Quaker’s new Miller’s Batch oatmeal and we loved it. We tried their Canadian Prairie Oats with thick cut rolled oats for a satisfying and hearty texture and their Rocky Mountain Harvest with dried cherries, blueberries and quinoa.
Oatmeal is great because unlike cereals, I can scoop it into a to-go container for her if she runs out of time in the morning. I also experimented and came up with these Healthy Oatmeal Cookies using the Canadian Prairie Oats for an even more portable breakfast on the go.
These cookies are just sweet enough to feel like a treat (thanks to mineral-rich maple syrup) with a crunchy exterior and a chewy, cake-like texture that isn’t too dense. Your kids won’t believe you’re letting them having cookies for breakfast – and they will never suspect that they are healthy.
You can also add in whatever mix-ins you like or just choose an oatmeal that already has those mix-ins for you, like the Rocky Mountain Harvest or the California Harvest with oats, raisins and nuts.
Ingredients for Sugar-free Oatmeal Cookies*
- 1 cup Miller Batch instant oats
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil or melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
Tip: you can add chocolate chips or dried fruit – really any mix-ins that will make these cookies more enticing.
*Does contain maple syrup which is a natural sugar.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Medium-sized mixing bowl
- Cookie Sheet <– you will want two so you can bake one tray while the other is cooling
- Parchment paper
- Cookie scoop
How to Make Instant Oatmeal Cookies
Place the oats, chia seeds and flour in a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine.
Add the cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
Melt the coconut oil or butter and add it along with the milk, give a couple quick stirs, and then add the maple syrup, egg and vanilla. You need to stir in between so the heat from the oil/butter doesn’t start to cook the egg.
Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to firm it up.
Preheat oven to 325F
Using a cookie scoop, portion out 1 Tablespoon sized balls of dough on your parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until spread and slightly golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
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Miller’s Batch™ is available at Michigan and Colorado Kroger grocery stores. Look for the gourmet packaging in either your cereal or health food aisles.