Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

by Erin

This single serving peanut butter oatmeal breakfast cookie is made in the microwave and ready in one minute, so now you can eat cookies for breakfast any day!

Single Serving Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

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Have you ever craved cookies for breakfast? I mean, the better question is when have you not? Well today I am going to tell you that you can have your own single serving cookie, a big soft one in fact, ready in a minute! And it’s made with oats and whole wheat so there’s no need to feel guilty. Just don’t go making a pizza-sized one.

Although now I want a pizza sized one myself. Maybe a good idea for a brunch? I digress.

There are so many varieties which you could make using this breakfast cookie recipe. Try substituting in other nut butters or even chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella) or Biscoff/Speculoos cookie butter. Add your favorite dried fruits instead of the chocolate. You could also use any flavor of Greek yogurt that you desire. But of course, this version is my favorite O:-).

What is your ideal breakfast cookie?

Easy Weekday Breakfast Cookie

Today marks my last day in Knoxville working with mice. I cannot believe I’ve already been here 5 weeks, and that I will be returning to Memphis tomorrow. Although my experiments conducted during my stay were not perfect, I am still excited about what I have learned and the potential which lays ahead for my project. Now I have to whip up a poster for the conference in San Francisco in a little over a week!

Microwave Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

One year ago: Almond Berry Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Single Serving Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie


Yield: 1 serving Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp mini Reese's pieces or mini chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp chopped peanuts (optional)


  1. Stir everything together in a bowl until everything is combined.
  2. Place in the center of a small microwave plate. Spread evenly into a large cookie shape *.
  3. Microwave for 60-70 seconds. Your cookie is done when it springs back, and is no longer sticky on top. Enjoy warm for gooey chocolate!


* The mixture will be pretty wet, this is not something you can really do with your hands, so use a greased spatula or spoon.

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Source: Adapted from Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts.

Post updated 2/28/21, the photos above and below are the originals.

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Alicia February 17, 2013 - 11:07 am

I would love to make this for my kids in the morning but we don’t own a microwave. How long would it need to bake in a conventional oven?

spiffycookie February 18, 2013 - 9:47 am

I am unsure since I have not attempted that myself. I would try about 8 minutes at 350, but keep an eye on it.

Bella January 31, 2013 - 11:12 pm

Do you have the nutrition content on this because it looks really good

spiffycookie February 1, 2013 - 10:53 am

Hello I do not know the exact amount, but using Recipe Calculator (, this is what it pumps out approximately:
Calories 418.0
Total Fat 17.9 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 219.9 mg
Potassium 140.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 52.1 g
Dietary Fiber 6.5 g
Sugars 20.9 g
Protein 16.0 g
Vitamin A 0.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 4.3 %
Vitamin C 0.3 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 11.9 %
Calcium 17.4 %
Copper 17.9 %
Folate 10.6 %
Iron 12.5 %
Magnesium 24.4 %
Manganese 148.6 %
Niacin 19.7 %
Pantothenic Acid 7.3 %
Phosphorus 28.1 %
Riboflavin 3.1 %
Selenium 1.7 %
Thiamin 9.3 %
Zinc 19.1 %

Carla August 30, 2012 - 7:31 pm

I didn’t realize this was only a minute in the microwave! Ahh I want one now!

Valentina @ The Baking Fairy August 30, 2012 - 7:26 pm

You are such an evil genius! Cookies for breakfast… and they’re kinda healthy? And you make them in the microwave? You suck. I want this NOW, not for breakfast. :) Oh, and not to mention it’s full of all of my favorite things… ugh. Seriously. What are you doing to me?!

Amy August 30, 2012 - 9:19 am

Hold the phone…Reese’s for breakfast? When can we come over?


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 29, 2012 - 11:09 pm

Cookies? For breakfast? Yes, please!

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen August 29, 2012 - 10:29 pm

Now this sounds like my kind of breakfast!! :D

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 29, 2012 - 7:02 pm

I saw this recipe at DDD and i wanted to try it, and now I must!!! This looks fantastic!!

Stephanie August 29, 2012 - 1:17 pm

I just made breakfast cookies myself! They’re so convenient. And you can say that you’re being naughty by having cookies for breakfast, hehe

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel August 29, 2012 - 11:14 am

A breakfast cookie?! Girrrrll, is this real-life?! This beats my toast breakfast anyday.

spiffycookie August 29, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Heck yes this is real!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 29, 2012 - 10:43 am

Yum, Yum, Yum!! It has been awhile since I have made this. Definitely going to have to pick up some Reese’s Pieces!

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

Oh, I would definitely eat this for breakfast!

Elaine August 29, 2012 - 10:22 am

Omgosh this sounds amazing! What a creative way to make and eat breakfast. And I love that it satisfies sweet cravings. Always a plus! Thanks for sharing!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray August 29, 2012 - 8:48 am

You have just provided me with my breakfast for the next, oh, century. Love it!

(P.S. Five weeks is up already?! Where is my life going? I totally feel like you just left.)

spiffycookie August 29, 2012 - 1:42 pm

I know it’s crazy! If I weren’t going straight to Boston to see my nephew I might’ve been a little bit upset to be leaving already.


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