5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

I’ve tried so many different ‘healthy cookie’ and energy bite recipes that are supposed to be delicious but they have never hit that sweet spot! They’ve either been dry or had that ‘healthy’, not quite yummy taste – you know what I’m talking about?!

So I’ve put together my own simple recipe and oh my god, they are so tasty!

(And yes they are still pretty healthy – no wheat, no processed sugar and only healthy fats….)

If you need a nice breakfast to take to work or eat on the go, these are perfect  – and they literally take less than 5 minutes to prepare!

The cookies stay soft and moist inside and have a beautifully rich flavour – I also love having them as a healthy desert!



  • 3/4 cup ground almonds (buy ready done in nut/health aisle)
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup soft dates (soak in hot water for 15 mins to soften if hard)
  • 1 banana – make sure it’s ripe!
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • * optional extras!

* As an extra treat, try adding a 1/4 cup of raisins which is what I like to do, or you could add desiccated coconut, dried cranberries, cinnamon, chopped pecans/walnuts or chocolate chips!

How To:

  • Turn your oven on to heat up. 180 degrees /350 Fahrenheit.
  • Throw the dates into the food processor and give them a quick blitz.
  • Add the banana and almond butter and blitz again.
  • Now pop in the ground almonds and oats, this is also the point where you add any extras in – I usually swap the processor blades for a plastic mixing one at this point – another quick blitz to mix it all together and you are done!

Now mould the mixture into balls, cookies or bars – whatever you fancy!  Mixture will make around 10/12.

Put on a non-stick baking sheet, I’m a big fan of these silicone sheets as you don’t need greaseproof paper:

Pop in the oven – I find 18 minutes is the perfect timing in mine – the mixture will go firm on the outside and slightly springy when done.

They stay beautifully moist inside and are gorgeous warm!

Extra Treat:

These cookies are brilliant as a desert! Put one or two at the bottom of a dish, then add coconut yoghurt or crème fraîche, chopped strawberries and a drizzle of fruit coulis – heavenly!

If you decide to give these a go, let me know what you think – warning they are pretty addictive!



  1. July 16, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Wow. I love making my own breakfast goods and this is a great recipe! I’ll definitely try it out!

  2. July 16, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Haha that “‘healthy’, not quite yummy taste” I feel ya!!! My mum absolutely loves healthy energy bites too but the ones in the shops are often expensive and I don’t think she’s quite found a recipe she loves yet so I’m gonna pass this onto her 🙂 Thanks, Tiffany x

  3. July 16, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Yum! These look so good – and something I could prep on the weekend to have a week of breakfasts done!

  4. July 17, 2017 / 8:48 am

    I wish I’d seen this last night, I would have made them for breakfast this morning if I’d have bought the ingredients. They look delicious. Will try them tomorrow instead. Like the open cheesecake idea with strawberries too

  5. July 19, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    Oh, now that’s a great recipe, will definitely try it as a weekend treat! I’m so happy you posted it as this is probably the first ‘healthy dessert’ which is actually healthy! I don’t think my local shops sell almond butter though so if I’m too lazy to go to the supermarket, I’ll make them with peanut butter, should be just as tasty! Xx

    • July 19, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Yes I think you would be fine with peanut butter – although the flavour of the almond butter does go very well with the ground almonds…. you can usually find it in the normal supermarkets though… I just love that they are so quick to make! 🙂

  6. July 19, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    These look bloody lovely. I bet I could whack a batch of these together for the café pretty easily too!

    • July 19, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Yes they are so flipping quick to make! And you can experiment with different extras added in… warning, they are quite addictive 😉

  7. July 20, 2017 / 1:40 am

    Tiffany, I must admit when I saw the title of this post I thought, oh no here we go, but they are healthy! And easy, (oh I need easy) You are amazing walking your talk. Thanks for this, going to try this out!

    • July 20, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Brilliant I really hope you like them, they are so easy to throw together!

  8. July 22, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    That sounds like a nice recipe. I like the fact that they sound quite versatile and work as desserts too.

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