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Apple Cinnamon Protein Breakfast Cookies

January 30, 2014

I’ve been trying to spread out my recipes and especially my baked goods so I don’t oversaturate you, but these were too good not to share. It also includes a giveaway and I felt selfish not posting this immediately!

I use the term “immediately” fairly loosely here since these PlantFusion samples were sent to me some time ago (sorry!), but I completely forgot about them. Since I am moving in 2 days the last week has been all about purging and organizing my stuff. These happen to be my least favourite activities, but fortunately they’re my Mom’s favourites and she totally saved the day. This has forced me to question 1) why did the cleaning gene skip me? and 2) How am I ever going to live without my Mommy?! Panicking…

Apple Cinnamon Protein Breakfast Cookies

On the bright side in my cleaning escapades I discovered these samples, which also conveniently became my packing sustenance thanks to my non-existent desire to cook. I tried the Phood supplement with almond milk (alongside some yogurt and granola) which tasted great and the 18 grams of protein definitely filled me up. I also randomly had a craving for a smoothie in the middle of winter and mixed the chocolate flavour with banana and blueberries and it was fantastic. I usually stick to my whey protein, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that I enjoyed a vegan protein made from peas, artichokes, quinoa and amaranth. Who knew peas had protein?

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The ultimate test for me when it comes to protein powders is how they taste in baked goods. Unfortunately PlantFusion didn’t hold up in my Banana Protein Pancakes, but I gave it another shot in my new breakfast obsession, breakfast cookies. It totally worked and they tasted delicious! It’s officially socially acceptable to eat cookies for breakfast with these Apple Cinnamon Protein Breakfast Cookies.


Apple Cinnamon Protein Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


  • 1 cup oat flour (ground rolled oats)*
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plant-based protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 apple grated (any kind, no need to peel)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

*gluten-free if necessary, or replace with whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. In a large bowl combine oat flour, rolled oats, protein powder, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl combine mashed banana, grated apple, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until well combined.
  6. Form dough into 12 medium sized balls, place on cookie sheet and then flatten with palm to form discs.
  7. Bake for 22 minutes.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a wire rack.
  9. Will keep for several days in an airtight container or freeze for several months.
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  • Reply
    September 21, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Hi, can the protein powder be omitted?

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    cleanse catalyst Reviews
    September 16, 2014 at 5:45 am

    What’s up, all is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts,
    that’s really good, keep up writing.

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    February 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Cookies N Creme sounds amazing, but I’d be happy with any! πŸ™‚

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    February 3, 2014 at 1:49 am

    Cookies for ANY meal! Especially when they are packed FULL of healthy deliciousness like these! πŸ˜‰ I’ve tried the chocolate and the cookies and cream of the Plant Fusion…chocolate was ok, but I was a little disappointed in the lack of COOKIE flavor in the cookies and cream…womp womp! But I HAVE heard great things about the chocolate raspberry! Actually, Sarah (The Smart Kitchen) is always raving about it!

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    February 3, 2014 at 12:47 am

    I’d love to try the Cookies & Cream.

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    February 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Yum, cookies for breakfast is a fabulous idea! These sound wonderful.

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy Vegan Fridays! Please make sure to link this recipe to this week’s HVF post on one of the co-hosts blogs!

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    February 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Yum, love apple and cinnamon- have to try this recipe πŸ™‚

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    February 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

    These cookies sound delish. But, if I absolutely cannot have banana, can you recommend a substitution? Also, I love Plant Fusion and have consistently used it for my protein shakes over the last five years. It never gets old for me because I switch up my smoothie recipes.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      You could definitely try pumpkin or sweet potato! You may have to increase the maple syrup (or add another sweetener) if you do!

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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    February 1, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I am definitely making these cookies for our grandchildren, 2 and 3 years old, they love cookies πŸ™‚
    At this time I have the ” Cookies N Creme ” Plantfusion protein power , I am sure it will be delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      It would be delicious with Cookies N Creme! Hope you and the grandkids enjoy Vessie πŸ™‚

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    Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia
    January 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I’m one of those people who is super sensitive to protein powder, especially whey and casein. Hemp is my favorite…i really love adding it to things like balls and smoothies.

    I’ve seen a few other bloggers rave about Plant Fusion but I’ve never had a chance to try it out for myself. I’d love to try it in these cookies..especially for breakfast! πŸ™‚

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    January 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Are the cookies still acceptable if I eat the whole batch… twice.
    Because they look too good not to.
    I want these and I want them now. Move to my house instead and bake these for me!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    January 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

    If I can have cookies for breakfast and not feel guilty over it then count me in! πŸ™‚

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