Apple Raisin Breakfast Cookies

It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar! Every first Thursday of the month I join with some of my favorite bloggers to make a theme based cookie and post about it. We are in Fall frame of mind this month. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to read what they have made.

I went with a breakfast cookie this month because I am still getting into the Back to School routine. These Apple Raisin Breakfast Cookies are great if we get up late, or I can pack one up as a snack.

Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

I modified this from a recipe in Sweet Mercy’s Top 5 Breakfast Cookies. I paid $1 for this when I first got my Kindle and I think I have made all 5 cookies now.

There are plenty of ways to customize these. Pick your favorite kind of nuts, or skip them like I did. Swap cranberries or other dried fruit for the raisins. Add honey instead of the maple sugar. Go with margarine and egg substitute to make them vegetarian.

Then grab your favorite kind of milk (or other protein drink) and enjoy a few of these delicious cookies knowing that Fall will soon be here and the 100+ degree weather will be over for awhile. At least I hope it will.

Apple Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Serves 30
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert
Occasion Autumn
From book Sweet Mercy's Top 5 Breakfast Cookies
Apple Raisin Breakfast Cookies - A healthy cookie you can enjoy for breakfast or school time snack. Oatmeal, raisins, apples, and nuts will keep you going.


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup quick cook oats (or old fashioned if you like them a bit chewier)
  • 1/2 cup apple (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, applesauce and syrup/honey and mix until combined.
In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, and oatmeal with a whisk. Slowly add to wet ingredients until blended (do not over mix!). Gently stir in fruit and nuts.
Using a large cookie scoop, or two tablespoons, drop cookie dough onto baking sheet and press until about a 1/2 inch thick.
Bake 10-12 minutes until just firm.

Until next time, happy eating.

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  1. Joanne/WineLady Cooks

    I love the Apple Raising Breakfast Cookie, it’s just perfect with my cup of coffee in the morning.

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Joanne. I just wanted to do a little something different this month.

  2. krisbigrigsncookies

    These must have the most wonderful texture with all your ingredients. And perfect with the morning cup of coffee, whether it’s before I leave the house or once I get to the office.

    1. Audrey@That Recipe

      I thought they might be too chewy with the old fashioned oats, but I like them that way. Others might prefer the quick cook.

  3. krisbigrigsncookies

    Perfect with the morning cup of coffee, whether it’s before I leave the house or once I get to the office.

  4. Ida P. Krause

    Sounds like a hearty yet tasty cookie and who wouldn’t want cookies for breakfast.

  5. cynthial1956

    Who would not want a cookie for breakfast? I know I wouldn’t turn down one or two of these! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe at Fill The Cookie Jar!

  6. Carlee

    I love the idea of cookies for breakfast!

  7. Marlys (This and That)

    These sound delicious and I would love to have these cookies with my morning coffee or tea. Can’t wait until I have time to make them and also when the temperatures drops so that I don’t have to heat up my house.

  8. Meredith

    I love the idea of cookies for breakfast! And lunch, and dinner… And these look like they’re pretty healthy, so I could have them for snacks too! 🙂

  9. Kathy

    Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap. I used to make breakfast pumpkin pie. The kids didn’t know it was good for them.

  10. satrntgr

    Those look delicious – pinning it to try one day!

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Jamie.

  11. Enzie Shahmiri

    Mmm these cookies look great. 🙂

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Enzie.

  12. sahana

    Wow I love this recipe. I have all the ingredients except applesauce and eggs.Is there any replacement for eggs?? because i don’t use eggs. It’s great to be co-hosting with you at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Audrey

      You can use a store bought egg substitute, or to make it healthier do the flax seed replacement: 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal to 3 tablespoons of water, let sit a few minutes and use to replace 1 egg. If it seems a bit dry you might want a slash more applesauce.

  13. Heather Serra

    These look great! I’m instantly won over whenever someone combines breakfast & cookies! tee hee hee…but really, as a hiking enthusiast, I instantly thought that these would be the perfect snack to take on a nature hike. I love oatmeal raisin cookies. I can’t wait to try this version!

    1. Audrey

      Oh, I didn’t think of that, they would make a nice hiking snack. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Lou Lou Girls

    This looks so amazing! I’m drooling right now! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

  15. Shann Eva

    Yum! These sound fantastic! Plus, my kids would love having cookies for breakfast. So happy to be co-hosting #HomeMattersParty this month with you!

  16. thejohnsonplusdog

    Oh my, these look yummy! I think they would be great with dried cranberries like you suggested. What a perfect fall snack. It’s been fun co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty !

  17. Sonja @ SustainMyCraftHabit

    These cookies sound heavenly and I can just imagine the sweet aroma as the cookies are baking in the oven. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  18. Michelle James

    I love breakfast cookies and I have plenty of apples from my tree. I am not a huge fan of raisins so that would be my substitute. Thanks for this. I pinned too.

  19. alaynascreations

    Looks like a great recipe!
    It’s been a another great #HomeMattersParty weekend co-hosting with you!

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