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Allergy-Friendly Breakfast Cookies (VIDEO)

Who said you can’t eat cookies for breakfast?

These allergy-friendly cookies contain oats, bananas, raisins…healthy!

Plus, they contain no flour, no added sugar, no egg, no milk.

Scroll on down for the recipe and quick cookie video!

dairy free breakfast cookies


Get this recipe sheet in our member library, learn more here. See recipe below.


One grey winter afternoon, the kids and I decided to kick boredom and hunger with some kind of new allergy-friendly treat.

And we were gonna invent it ourselves! What an adventure. 

I talked the boys into making a dessert that was actually healthy.

That seemed like a fun challenge.

So we started throwing together some of our favorite sweet ingredients but without added sugar.

Bananas, raisins, peanut butter. We were on a roll.

Some oats for binding. A little chocolate. 

Then we had to decide, eat it raw or bake them up?

That’s when we chose to add some baking soda and crossed our fingers for decent cookies. 

Turns out, they were more than decent. They were perfect!

Healthy enough to eat for breakfast…so “breakfast cookies” they were named.

The kiddos said these definitely needed to go on the blog.

“Make sure you put this on the blog, mom…these are the best.” 

“Make sure you tell people to use golden raisins, they’re really good.”

And here’s what I, myself, want you to know about these breakfast cookies.

plate of easy breakfast cookies dairy free allergy friendly


  • you can mix these by hand
  • just dirties one bowl
  • easier than making granola bars
  • soft and tasty for toddlers
  • quick and easy for busy teens
  • no flour, no egg, no milk, AND no added sugar
  • can be free of the top 8 allergens with your favorite peanut butter alternative

We hear from so many food allergy families who can enjoy this easy recipe.

That makes us so happy!

Gladly, our little dreary day adventure has blessed so many.

The only sad part is that my little kitchen helpers are big, busy teenagers now.

BUT, they will still sit and eat breakfast cookies with me.

They’ll also grab some as they head out the door for sports and such.

Great fuel for teenagers.

This recipe will always be an extra special memory for me because we created it together. Cue mommy tears. 

Below, you’ll find this yummy, easy, basic ingredient breakfast cookie recipe.

Hope it can be part of memory-making in your home, too.

We have a quick cookie video for you in this post, as well. Enjoy!

pan of breakfast cookies allergy friendly


Some moms prefer to keep these cookies as healthy as possible.

In that case, feel free to omit the dairy-free chocolate chips.

If skipping the chocolate, perhaps replace with more raisins or cranberries.

You could also opt for mini chocolate chips instead of regular size, as a compromise. 


Yes, you can make these breakfast cookies without peanut butter.

Just substitute with your safe nut butter or seed butter, perhaps almond or sunflower seed butter.

Make sure whatever you choose is safe for the food allergies you manage. 

holding a breakfast cookies no milk, no egg


Makes 18 Small 1″ Cookies

Oven 350


1 banana smashed
1/4 cup peanut butter (Smucker’s Natural has no sugar) or substitute
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup raisins, golden raisins, or dried cranberries
1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)


Smash banana in a medium size bowl.

Add peanut butter, melted coconut oil, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

Mix in the oats. 

Add in the dried fruit and chocolate chips (optional).

Use a melon balling scoop (affiliate link) to put mixture onto cookie sheets.

Gently smash balls down with a spatula, to make cookie shapes. They should be about 1/2″ thick. See video in this post. 

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from oven and let set for 5 minutes before eating.

Hope you love these breakfast cookies as much as we do!

If you make them, we’d love to hear.

This was originally posted in January 2014.

healthy breakfast cookie with oats peanut butter raisins


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Saturday 11th of March 2023

Hi! Can these be frozen?

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 13th of March 2023

Hi Ashlee! We eat them so quickly that we haven't tried, honestly. You would flash freeze and then freeze in an airtight container. Please let us know if you try!


Monday 28th of September 2020

You claim this is nut free but then it has peanut butter.

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 28th of September 2020

Hi Amanda, sorry for the confusion. Yes, we refer to tree nuts as nuts. Peanuts are not nuts but legumes. The post explains that peanut butter alternatives may be used if a family has a peanut allergy. I hope that helps. :)


Friday 17th of April 2020

Can you use the large flake oats instead of the quick oats ?


Wednesday 29th of January 2014

These sound delish! Thank you for posting your recipe. Making a shopping list and will let you know how they turn out (I have two boys as well, aka we're in the same boat! :}

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