Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies combine nutrition and fun for a delicious morning meal or snack.

When thinking of breakfast, it’s not always time that we lack- sometimes it’s just some inspiration! I’m guilty of falling into routine and defaulting to the same breakfast morning after morning, but sometimes I find myself wanting to break out of the mold and experiment with something different. The next questions always seems to sound something like, “what do I want to make?” and “what do I already have in my kitchen so I don’t have to run to the store at 6 am?”

What did I come up with this time around? Scrumptious, satisfying, and (naturally) sweet Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies!

You’re not going crazy, I really did just use cookies and breakfast in the same title. These cookies are made with better-for-you ingredients like whole grains, healthy fats and fresh fruit that will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day.

Not only are these cookies nutritious and super easy to throw together, but they’re also made with ingredients you most likely have in your kitchen already. They can be enjoyed by those that are gluten-free or vegan, and are naturally sweetened with just a bit of honey or agave nectar. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth a little more, a dash of brown sugar would add the perfect depth.

Whether you pop them in the oven the morning of, or make them the day before is up to you! These are also freezer-friendly, which makes for great prep ahead meal ideas for those mornings that you find yourself short on time. Pop one in the microwave while you’re loading up the car, grab a banana and you’ve got yourself a delicious and quick meal!

Other ways to enjoy these breakfast cookies? I loved crumbling one up over a bowl of yogurt and berries, complimenting a savory plate of scrambled eggs with a little sweetness, simply enjoying with a glass of cold milk, or adding as a sweet ending to a lunchbox.

Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies combine nutrition and fun for a delicious morning meal or snack.