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Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

With whole-grain oatmeal, 4 types of dried fruit, 2 types of nuts, & 1 hearty seed these Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are perfect any time of the day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, apricot, breakfast cookie, date, healthy cookie, holiday cookie, oatmeal, oatmeal breakfast cookie, Pecan, prune, prunes, sunflower seeds
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • coconut or olive oil for greasing baking sheet.
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup finely diced California prunes
  • 1/3 cup pitted, finely diced dates
  • 1/4 cup finely diced, dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup finely diced, pecans
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat on medium speed until combined.
    Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until incorporated.
  • In 2 additions add the flour on medium-low speed until just incorportaed.
  • Add the oats to the mixing bowl and mix on low until just incorporated.
  • Add the dried fruit and nuts to the mixing bowl and mix on low until the fruit and nuts are spread throughout the cookie dough.
  • Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons full onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Allow the cookies to stand on the baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.