Rating: 3.07 stars
426 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 171
  • 2 star values: 95
  • 1 star values: 32

Martha loves these cookies. Packed with nuts, fruit, and seeds, these wholesome treats are the on-the-go alternative to granola--no bowl, spoon, or milk required.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flours, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

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  • Beat butter in a large bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugar; beat until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla; beat until just combined.

  • Slowly add flour mixture, and beat until well combined. Add oats, almonds, seeds, coconut, raisins or currants, mango, and papaya, and beat to combine.

  • Form dough into 8 cookies (using 1 cup each) or about 14 smaller cookies (using 1/2 cup each), and place on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Top with banana chips. Bake until golden and firm, 30 minutes for large cookies and 20-25 minutes for smaller cookies. Let cool completely on baking sheets, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Reviews (28)

426 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 171
  • 2 star values: 95
  • 1 star values: 32
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/29/2019
This recipe is no fail. Hubby loves them and friends beg me to make and bring them to events. I usually check the pantry for what's available to put in the recipe. For example, have made them with dried pineapple, cherry, banana chips, coconut and used macadamia nuts as that seemed appropriate for the flavors. I also cut up the banana chips, pineapple or other large dried fruit - mango and papaya are good too - and toss all in the coconut because this coats the fruit and helps avoid clumping. I've also made the original recipe several times and it's good and easy to CUT the recipe in HALF and use a cookie scoop to make regular sized cookies. You get a LOT of cookies with half a recipe!
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2017
These are awesome cookies. I swapped out half the butter for yogurt and one of the eggs for a ripe banana. They're super filling so they make a good, quick breakfast. My next batch is gonna have pumpkin purée instead of eggs: Pumpkin spice breakfast cookies!
Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2017
Who in thier right mind would want that heart attack for breakfast, You are just a laugh..
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Rating: 2 stars
10/08/2017
4 STICKS OF BUTTER AND 3 CUPS OF SUGAR FOR 8 COOKIES????? This is insane even by Martha's usual unhealthy recipe standards.
Rating: Unrated
09/11/2017
I love most of Martha's recipes but seriously, what kind of breakfast cookies has 3 cups of sugar in it?
Rating: Unrated
06/15/2017
It's a cookie not a salad. If you want lo cal they have a section for that.
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Rating: Unrated
06/08/2017
Yikes, where did I go wrong? I've made these cookies 1-2 times a month, made them at least 18 times - we love these cookies. However this time the batter turned out crumbly and dry. I looked over the recipe to see if I had forgotten an ingredient, the only thing I can think of, is it took longer than usual because of my bad back pain, I had to keep taking breaks. Any help would be much appreciated
Rating: Unrated
06/02/2016
I made this recipe but cut the ingredient amounts by half ( I probably added a little more dried fruit).This still made 24 good sized cookies using an ice cream scoop. I also cut the sugar by half a cup and substituted a snack sized cup of unsweetened apple sauce. With the addition of dried fruit,these cookies were sweet enough. These were enjoyable without being over the top ; good with tea or coffee as well as a snack or lunch box addition.
Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2015
I got about 36 cookies out of the batch... replaced half the butter with applesauce, cut the brown sugar to 2 cups, and used unsweetened coconut. They taste delicious, but I only gave them 3 stars because as originally written, the recipe has way too much fat and sugar. Topping with the dried bananas is optional, but we liked the extra crunch. Next time I may try to use all white wheat flour instead of the all-purpose. These would be great for soccer snacks, hiking, etc.
Rating: Unrated
04/25/2015
I recently made the cookies after watching the episode for the 2nd time. I used 2 sticks of butter, 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup of applesauce. The results were amazing. I used a 1/4 cup cookie scoop which turned out well and made 42 cookies. I will be making them again. This recipe is a definite favorite!
Rating: Unrated
11/18/2014
I have to use gluten-free flour and nondairy/vegan butter. The butter doesn't cream as with normal butter. I would love to add gluten-free oats and peanut butter with dried apples, dried cranberries, raisins- golden and dark, dates, maybe figs? and the banana chips. Since using peanut butter do you have to use less butter? Will try using coconut oil as an alternative to the butter. But this recipe, these cookies look awesome as a grab and go breakfast for all in my home. Thank you Martha
Rating: 1 stars
10/25/2014
I watched this episode on TV and just couldn't believe the ingredients - for 8 cookies!! I also ran the ingredients through a recipe analyzer and got 1400 calories/70g fat for ONE cookie. A whole pound of butter for 8 cookies is outrageous, there's nothing healthy about these AT ALL. Even 700 calories each for 16 cookies or 350 calories each for 32 cookies is unreal. People should know the calorie count - I think this is actually an incredibly irresponsible recipe.
Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2014
Just made these beautiful cookies. These are to die for. These are so easy and so delicious I used apricots instead of mango. Also used a 2 inch cookie scoop made the perfect size. Martha sorry to hear of the loss of your sister God Bless. Tracy G.
Rating: Unrated
04/24/2014
very delicious as usual. Thank you Martha
Rating: Unrated
01/30/2014
Delicious! Have made these 2 or 3 times & my boys love them. I was shocked by the amount of butter too but used the smart kind to make it not quite so bad. Have made the half cup size and cookies are huge! I get 20 to 21 cookies per recipe. You could cut this recipe in half if you didn't need so many. Thanks for the tip on coconut oil, always looking for healthier ways to make treats. Have tried applesauce in cookies but with poor results. Turned out much too soft & cakey.
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2013
These cookies are fabulous! My friends request them. They are easy to make. I make them slightly smaller than the small size described in the recipe. P.S. They are worth every calorie!
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2013
4 sticks of butter for 8-16 cookies? No, thank you, not for a daily breakfast cookie. I will give this a try substituting coconut oil and apple sauce for all that heart squeezing butter, much healthier alternatives.
Rating: Unrated
09/05/2013
These cookies look really good; however, I put them through the recipe analyzer on Calorie Count and the large sized cookies are 1327 calories with 67.5 grams of fat. Making this 32 servings (using 1/4 cup batter) is still 332 calories with 16.9 grams of fat. I don't think I will be making these.
Rating: Unrated
08/20/2013
Dear Jan, One stick of butter is 4 oz. 1 oz is 28.35 g so it's 113.4g. Happy Baking!
Rating: Unrated
06/10/2013
I would like to know how much is a "stick"of butter? In New Zealand we do not use sticks we use grams. Also we use salted butter and therefore do not add salt to the cooking. I think it is easier. These biscuits sound delicious and I will certainly give them a try as I am not usually a breakfast person.
Rating: Unrated
03/18/2013
If making the large cookie, each would contain 1/2 stick of butter! Are the measurements correct?
Rating: Unrated
09/17/2012
Taste great, but the size has to be a mistake! I used 1/4 cup batter/cookie and cookies were a thick 3.5-4" across. One batch made 28 large cookies, enough to store in the freezer and use over the next couple of weeks. Great alternative to store-bought granola bar or breakfast pastry, and more nutritious.
Rating: Unrated
08/30/2012
I finally was able to try these and they were fantastic! I switched out the papaya for dates and they were truly devine - my boys (age 2.5 & 4) agreed with the switch!! I made only a quarter batch and used an ice cream scoop as well (bake 14.5min) and I came out with 13 generous cookies - perfect for our needs and that drops the butter to less than a Tbsp/cookie.
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2012
Very yummy recipe..makes a huge amount, it started to "climb" out of my Kitchenaid mixer..next time will reduce amount by 25%. Used a big ice cream scoop to make cookies, 24 in total, and yes they are still very big, making only 8 cookies? That seems silly, those would be gigantic..the cookies is moist and very flavourful!
Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2012
okay, i just finished eating the cookie (it took a while- they are HUGE!) It is soooo sweet, I could not eat this every morning. maybe dessert?
Rating: 2 stars
08/23/2012
I made these this morning. The quantities are a little intense. However, I opted for 1/2 c dough per cookie and definitely have more than 16 cookies (32 maybe?). The amount of sugar is a bit much and I think I might look a better option. Also, it would be awesome if the nutritional info was posted. Also- they are delicious if not a bit sweet.
Rating: Unrated
08/22/2012
Have not made these yet (must visit bulk foods today!) but as with the other breakfast cookie recipe (same) - these cookies are intended for a full week of munching so not really as "bad" as you're thinking. If you watch the short video it explains this...
Rating: Unrated
08/14/2012
I too, thought the amount of butter to make 8 cookies was a bit much. Too much fat to consider this a healthy breakfast alternative. Too bad, too. They look wonderful!
Rating: Unrated
08/14/2012
Are the quantities in this recipe correct? Four sticks of butter and the yield is eight cookies?