Banana Nut Keto Breakfast Cookies are vanilla and banana-scented, cinnamon-spiced, and full of nutritious ingredients, including hemp seed hearts, eggs, coconut flakes, flaxseed meal, and almond flour.
Cookies for breakfast?! Well, only if they’re full of healthy ingredients, low in carbs, and are high in healthy fats to keep you fueled and satisfied all morning long!
These Banana Nut Keto Breakfast Cookies are just that. Plus they’re super easy to whip up and keep well for up to 10 days. They’re a great sweet treat to have on hand for busy days when there’s no time to cook.
Don't feel bad about eating cookies for breakfast! When you eat to fuel your body with nutrient-dense foods, the ordinary parameters of mealtime fall out the window. For example, eggs are no longer reserved for just breakfast, and cookies are acceptable as a meal instead of dessert.
The Best Banana Nut Keto Breakfast Cookies Recipe
To keep the carbs low in these Banana Nut Keto Breakfast Cookies, I use banana extract and a monkfruit/erythritol sweetener blend. These cookies are easy to fit into a low carb or ketogenic lifestyle.
These cookies are chock full with good-for-you components to kick start your day. They’re sweet, cinnamon-spiced, and laced with banana and vanilla flavor and aroma. They make a perfect meal or snack on-the-go!
Ingredients in Healthy Breakfast Cookies
- Unsalted butter
- Banana extract
- Vanilla extract
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Almond flour
- Lakanto golden granulated sweetener (monkfruit/erythritol blend)
- Hemp seed hearts
- Coconut flour
- Golden flaxseed meal
How to Make Keto Breakfast Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 large baking trays with parchment paper or silpat liners.
- Whisk together the eggs, butter, banana extract, and vanilla. Stir in the coconut flakes, almond flour, sweetener, hemp seed hearts, coconut flour, golden flaxseed meal, cinnamon, salt, and pecans.
- Scoop the dough (about 1 tablespoon) into 18 balls. Arrange them on the prepared baking trays, and slightly flatten each ball of dough.
- Bake until the cookies are golden on the bottom, about 13 to 15 minutes, rotating the trays once halfway through.
Variations on This Recipe
- Switch up the sweetener. Instead of Lakanto golden granulated wweetener, you can also use the same amount of Swerve Confectioners. Or use 7 tablespoons powdered monk fruit/allulose sweetener.
- Play with the extracts. Instead of banana extract, use coconut extract or butterscotch extract.
- Use your favorite type of nuts. If pecans aren't your thing, you can use walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, or whatever your favorite is.
How to Store Keto Breakfast Cookies
Store these healthy breakfast cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 10 days.
Hemp Hearts (aka Hemp Seeds) in Breakfast Cookies
A great way to make cookies nutritious enough for breakfast is to add healthy ingredients such as hemp hearts! Hemp hearts have a slightly nutty flavor, and their texture is slightly crunchy with a chewy factor as well. They are a wonderful addition to keto breakfast cookies.
If you’ve never heard of hulled hemp seeds (also called hemp hearts) before, they’re the whole seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant with the crunchy outer shell removed.
Yes, they’re from the same species as cannabis (marijuana), but from a different variety, and hemp hearts contain only trace amounts of THC. Hemp seeds are nutrient-rich and delicious! (Read more about hemp seeds on Healthline.)
Are Hemp Hearts Good for Keto?
Hemp seed hearts are a rich in protein, fiber, and fat, and low in carbohydrates. Therefore, hemp seeds are a great option for the keto diet!
Hemp Seeds Nutrition Information
According to the USDA Food Database, one serving (3 tablespoon/28g) of hulled hemp seed hearts has the following nutrition information:
- 10g protein
- 12g fat
- 3g carbohydrates
- 3g fat
- 0g net carbs
More Hemp Seeds (Hemp Hearts) Recipes
If you’re looking for more delicious ways to use healthy hemp seed hearts, I have you covered! Here are a few more delicious ideas:
- Gluten Free Maple Pecan Lactation Cookies
- Noatmeal (aka Low Carb Oatmeal)
- Paleo Meatloaf
- Coconut Butterscotch Granola Cookies
- Keto Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf
More Keto Breakfast Ideas
For a lot of people who follow a ketogenic lifestyle, bacon and eggs are a breakfast staple, and for good reason. It’s a hearty, easy, delicious, and relatively cheap low-carb high-fat meal.
However, the problem is, what do we eat when we get sick of eggs? I want to show that there are plenty of keto breakfast options available other than eggs, and additionally, eggs can be quite versatile.
Low Carb and Keto Breakfast Ideas That Aren’t Eggs
- These healthy breakfast cookies!
- Black Forest Low Carb Overnight Mocha Chia Seed Pudding
- Low Carb Maple Pecan French Toast Casserole
- Fathead Low Carb Carrot Cake Sticky Buns
- The Best Keto Bread Recipe (great for toast!)
- Low Carb Easy Pancake Muffin Recipe
Low Carb and Keto Egg Recipes
- Paleo Brussels Sprout and Bacon Hash with Fried Egg
- Low Carb Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins
- Paleo Sumac-Spiced Baked Eggs with Kale
- Keto Low Carb Quiche Lorraine
This post was first published on Healthy Sweet Eats on March 21, 2019. It was updated with more information on October 7, 2021.