Breakfast Cookies Are The Next Best Alternative To Sad Cereal

Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day, and it can be one of the most delicious, as well. If you have time for a leisurely morning meal, you can indulge in such delights as eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, or shakshuka. If you're eating on the run, though, in a hurry to hustle off to work or school or whenever your day may take you, then you may be setting for something pretty meh like a granola bar or a bowl of cereal. How about starting your day with cookies, instead?

No, we're not talking about cereal like Cookie Crisp but actual cookies that are currently trending on TikTok as a breakfast alternative to sad cereal. These breakfast cookies contain nutritious ingredients such as nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and maybe a healthier type of flour such as whole wheat or rye. Breakfast cookies, depending on the recipe, can be somewhat granola bar-like, although they're softer and moister than the store-bought kind. They may also bear some similarity to a hearty muffin such as the Morning Glory, although they are flatter since they're not baked in muffin pans.

Breakfast cookies can be sweet or savory

We generally associate the word "cookie" with a sweet treat, and, true to form, the air fryer breakfast cookie recipe that seems to be taking over TikTok is a sweet one. These 10-minute air fryer breakfast cookies are made with a base of oats, protein powder, milk, and coconut oil, but are sweetened up with mashed bananas and chocolate chips. Other breakfast cookie recipes may get their sweetness from applesauce, maple syrup, or honey.


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If sweet morning eats aren't your thing, you can still get on board the breakfast cookie train. Keto-friendly breakfast cookies can be made with ingredients such as Canadian bacon, cheese, eggs, peppers, and sausage. As savory cookies themselves are kind of a new trend, putting an umami spin on a breakfast version seems pretty cutting-edge. On the other hand, though, it also makes perfect sense. These cookies are portable, filling, healthy, and go great with a cup of coffee, so what more could you want in a morning meal?