Apple Pie Breakfast Cookies

Apple cinnamon breakfast cookies

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 12 cookies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
160 Calories
3g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 92mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Apple pie breakfast cookies are like having apple cinnamon oatmeal, pie, cookies, and granola all rolled into one on-the-go apple breakfast treat! They taste decadent, but really just have the same ingredients as oatmeal, with some added protein from the egg. It's like taking a bowl of oatmeal on the road. The apple pie flavor is super comforting and easier than making a whole pie. They are so fast and easy to make. You can freeze them and let them defrost as you make your morning coffee. You can also store them in an air-tight container and enjoy them all week long.

We like to use regular old-fashioned oats, but if you like a softer texture, you can use instant oats. The consistency of the dough will be very similar. If you don't have some of the spices on hand, they also taste delicious with just the cinnamon. Using farm fresh apples during the fall season, make these breakfast cookies especially delicious. 

It's important to chill the dough before you bake them so that they don't flatten out and maintain their chewy texture. Also, make sure to use real maple syrup! If you don't have real maple syrup, you could use another kind of natural syrup, like agave. The base of this recipe is printed with permission from Amy's Healthy Baking


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored, diced

For the Icing:

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2.  Preheat the oven to 325 F.

  3. Stir together the oats, flour, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.  

  4. In a measuring cup, whisk together the maple syrup, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir in the peeled and chopped apple.  

  5. Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are totally incorporated and the dry ingredients are completely moistened.

  6. Cover and let the dough chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.  

  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop tablespoon amounts of dough onto the parchment paper. Flatten each round ball slightly. 

  8. Bake for about 12 minutes.

  9. While the cookies are baking, whisk together the icing ingredients.  

  10. Let the breakfast cookies cool on a wire rack and then drizzle them with the icing. Serve the breakfast cookies immediately or place in an airtight container and keep for a few days.