Sugar Free Cookies for Breakfast

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sugar-free-breakfast-cookies-with-natural-leaven-l-sourdoughed-for-extra-health-l-homestead-lady-comSugar free cookies for breakfast?  They’re also egg and fat free, FYI.  Plus, in keeping with the Hot Breakfast Month theme for this week, they’re perfect for when you’re in a hurry.  Oh, oh – I almost forgot – they’re also naturally fermented (sourdoughed) beforehand to make them super easy on your tummy and extra good for you. 

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Good Fat

I’m not usually one for fat free anything as I’m a firm believer in healthy fats.  And healthy proteins, like free range eggs.  However, I was out of butter – how does that even happen?  And eggs, despite the fact that I have fat laying hens on my homestead.  No big deal; we made these Sugar Free Cookies for Breakfast without either of those things.

If you soak/sourdough your grains overnight, these take another five minutes in the morning to mix and 15 minutes to bake.  Not bad for a wholesome, homemade breakfast.

Sugar Free Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Yes, cookies for breakfast.



  1. Mix cereal, flour, apple sauce and sourdough starter well. Cover and let sit overnight or at least six hours or overnight.
  2. In the morning, preheat oven to 400.
  3. Mix in rest of the ingredients and spoon in rounded chunks onto greased baking sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes or until slightly brown on top.

Note: this recipe was adapted from Bob Red Mill’s Wholesome Coconut Cookie.

Wholesome Ingredients

You can use honey or maple syrup for your sweetener; we were happy to have Maple Valley’s grade B syrup on hand as they’re one of our sponsors for Hot Breakfast Month.

We also used Bob’s Red Mill organic, high fiber cereal mix which they sent us for Hot Breakfast Month.  It has organic oats, wheat and oat bran, flax meal and wheat germ.

I’m much better with grains if I soak, or better yet, sourdough them so that’s why this recipe includes that step.  If you want to negate that, just use the recipe on the bag since that’s what I used for inspiration to create this sugar free cookie recipe and it does NOT use a sourdough culture.

To learn more about my healthy grain journey, I invite you to read this post and this one.  Here’s another one if you’re a fan of kefir but not a fan of commercial yeast.

Hot For Breakfast Month

Be sure to check out my #hotforbreakfast partners and their amazing recipes: Jess at 104 HomesteadJami at An Oregon CottageSusannah at Feast & WestKathie at Homepun Seasonal Living –  Chris at Joybilee FarmSheila at Life, Love, and Good Food Lynda at Me & My Pink Mixer – Annie at Montana Homesteader – Angi at Schneiderpeeps

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The following companies generously sponsored various #hotforbreakfast month projects.  I may not have used all of them in my recipes, but this project is in no small part thanks to them and their incredible contributions: Bee RawBob’s Red Mill, Made in Nature, Maple Valley Syrup Cooperative, Now Foods, Pacific Foods, & Woodstock.

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2 thoughts on “Sugar Free Cookies for Breakfast

    1. You can make it without and just use more apple sauce so that consistency is right for cookies. You could also add an egg or two. I know you know how to cook, Anna, so just fiddle around until it looks right. If you want to presoak/ferment, you could use some kefir to wet the batter while it soaks for around six hours or overnight. You could also use raw yogurt or raw milk; kefir is just more populated with culture – it’s like yogurt on steroids.

      I’ve tried fermenting with just about everything except komboucha and sourdough is the one thing that makes eating grain possible for me so I use it A LOT! It’s not hard to use, but it does take some effort, like every living thing. 🙂

      If you buy the Bob’s cereal mix, there’s a recipe for a similar cookie on the back of that. It really is a nice mix of grains. I love their products and was a customer of theirs before Hot Breakfast Month.

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