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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast on the trail can be one of the most difficult meals to plan, especially when traveling with a group.  Try making On-the-go breakfast cookies at home and pack them for a healthy trail breakfast.  Unlike many energy bars, these cookies are very low in sugar and have slow burning ingredients that provide a constant stream of energy.  Start your day off right with trail breakfast cookies!

trail breakfast cookie recipe

Backpacking breakfast

The best trail breakfasts are made up of good carbs, fiber and protein.  Starting an adventure with a balanced breakfast will provide lasting energy and key nutrients to support mental and physical exercise.

Sugar free cookies

Most muffins, scones and traditional breakfast baked goods are filled with sugar.  We set out to find a healthy alternative that would be great for the backcountry, without compromising taste and nutrition.  Our trail inspired Backcountry Breakfast Cookies have sustained energy from quinoa and no refined sugar.  Make a batch at home (recipe below) and start your adventure off with this healthy, easy to eat morning treat.

Fast healthy breakfast

By definition, a cookie can be any of a variety of hand-held, flour-based sweet cakes, either crisp or soft.  Cookies and biscuits have been part of expeditions and explorations throughout history.  This easy to transport food is pack friendly and easy to share with fellow adventure mates.

Urban life

A convenient breakfast doesn’t have to be reserved for adventures.  Make healthy cookies and our easy to make Cold Brew Coffee a part of your morning rituals.


Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Don't let the word "cookie" fool you, these nutritional powerhouses are packed with everything you need to get fueled for the trail.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: At Home
Servings: 12 Cookies
  • 1 cup Oat Flour (blend 1 1/4 cup Rolled Oats)
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Beet Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup Finely Shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 Avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup Agave
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Use a food processor or a blender to process the 1¼ cups rolled oats into a fine flour and measure out one level cup. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, the remaining 1 cup whole oats, baking powder, baking soda, beet powder, cinnamon and sea salt. Fold in the quinoa, avocado, and then the shredded carrots, stirring until all the ingredients are mixed together.

  3. Add the peanut butter, agave and coconut oil to the bowl of dry ingredients and fold in until combined.

  4. Scoop cookies onto baking sheet.  Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  5. When cookies are completely cool, they can be stored in an airtight container or frozen.

  6. On the trail serve with coffee and tea.  

Recipe Notes

For additional protein bring peanut or almond butter to spread on top of cookies.

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Wallner

    5 stars
    I love breakfast, AND cookies!


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