Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies

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Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies - Gluten Free and Healthy!

I’m a bit of a cereal addict.  Mom and I are the only people who eat cereal in the house and there are at least ten boxes in the pantry.  Yep, you read that right.  Ten boxes.  But constantly eating cereal with milk and maybe a banana for breakfast can get a bit boring after awhile.  I need some cereal variety in my life.

Luckily cereal is one of those foods that is super versatile.  Depending on the variety, it can be used to coat chicken or fish, to top a casserole or macaroni and cheese, or for baking.  I absolutely love baking with cereal.  There’s something fun about it that almost always brings me back to childhood, when life was simple and cereal for breakfast or a lunch box surprise at school was all I needed to be instantly happy.

Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies - Gluten Free and Healthy!

Picking up Fruity Pebbles at Walgreens!

All kinds of heart healthy sweet treats can be made with cereal (in fact, stay tuned for a scrumptious granola bar recipe coming up!), but today I bring you cookies.  Not just any kind of cookies, but healthy cookies.  Cookies that are meant to be eaten for breakfast. That’s right, cookies for breakfast!  Cookies that you can feel great about eating for breakfast.

It’s so important to get a good, heart healthy start to the day, which led me to create Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies to help celebrate American Heart Month.  They are full of super healthy rolled oats, which add fiber, protein, and iron to the cookies and help to lower that pesky cholesterol.  Peanut butter adds some more protein and super healthy fats.  There’s some pure maple syrup for sweetness, and one egg to bind.  But eggs aren’t the bad guys they are often made out to be.  In fact, they are often called the perfect protein and are an important component of a healthy diet.  Plus, there’s the star: Fruity Pebbles!  They happen to be gluten free, so if you use gluten free oats, these cookies are gf friendly!

Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies - Gluten Free and Healthy!

The resulting cookie, is soft and moist in the center with a bit of crunch on the outside.  The peanut butter flavor really comes through with a hint of maple syrup in the background and plenty of that bright Fruity Pebbles flavor I crave on a regular basis.  Make a batch of these and freeze the leftovers for quick weekday breakfasts!

Walgreens is the perfect place to pick up a box of Fruity Pebbles or your other favorite Post cereals.  It’s perfect one stop shopping to pick up cereal and any other little things you might need.  When I was there, I stocked up on candy too!

Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies - Gluten Free and Healthy!

Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies - Gluten Free and Healthy!

Fruity Pebbles Breakfast Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 8 cookies

Ingredients

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free if necessary)

1 cup Fruity Pebbles

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1 large egg

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment.

In a medium bowl, stir together oats, Fruity Pebbles, and baking soda.

In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla until well combined. Add oat mixture and stir until fully incorporated.

Using a regular sized ice cream scoop, scoop cookies onto prepared pan. Bake for about 15 minutes until cookies are golden brown and just set. Cool completely on pan. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag. Cookies may be thawed at room temperature for 1 hour or in the microwave for 30 seconds.

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Comments

  1. These cookies look amazing! You did a great post!

  2. Yum! I love Fruity Pebbles!!!! Your bars look incredible and great job making them healthy! However, you need to change your recipe to 30 seconds in the microwave! 🙂

  3. ruth ann says:

    thanks laura! i will definitely try these as ‘fruity pebbles’ have been a long-time favorite cereal and glad to hear they are gluten free. i love cereal too and have it for dinner a lot. i love having things like this on hand in the freezer.

    • Laura says:

      I love breakfast for dinner. Eggs, waffles, pancakes, and of course cereal. Yes, my freezer is packed with goodies, more than I can eat, probably 😉

  4. Johlene says:

    These look so yummy!! I love oats & peanut butter together!! Xx

  5. Debbie Eccard says:

    Novel idea! Well done!

  6. I probably have about six boxes of cereal! Each family member has their favorites, that’s for sure! Fruity Pebbles is my youngest daughter’s favorite cereal. Something tells me she’d love these breakfast cookies!

  7. What an awesome idea!! They look delicious and fun!

    Diana
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  8. Cookies for breakfast, you just can’t go wrong! What a shame we don’t have fruity pebbles here in Aus, my son’s a major cereal fiend and would go crazy over these cookies!

  9. ah! I miss fruity pebbles! such shugary goodness! And these cookies are the perfect thing to do with it-so delish!

  10. LOOOVE this idea of breakfast cookies! And fruity pebbles!! Ugh I haven’t had those in years!!

  11. Joanne says:

    The fruity pebbles add so much FUN to these breakfast cookies!!

  12. Ansh says:

    These look fun! I don’t like cereals as I am a savory breakfast kind of a person, but I am sure my daughter will be thrilled with these!

  13. Deb says:

    What aan adorable recipe! And a great way to begin the day with a smile and breakfast!

  14. Love these creative cookies! We never grew up with cereal in our home… it was always homemade everything. It’s still that way for my boys. But, we have many boxes of cereal for our night time snacks!

  15. I love your “sprinkle themed” posts lately!
    We need some color around these parts with the darkness of winter!
    These are so cute!

  16. I laughed out load when I read how many boxes of cereal you have in your pantry…I thought I was the only one who had that many! 😉 I’m loving these cookies…I can’t even remember the last time I had fruity pebbles!

  17. Omg I love fruity pebbles!!! These are genius!

  18. Great looking cookies! And what a fun recipe — I’ll bet you had a good time coming up with these! Thanks so much.

  19. I love the Walgreen’s candy aisle. Don’t tell anyone. And these cookies look great. And you are right. Very healthy~

  20. What a great idea! I love using fruity pebbles in recipes. Breakfast cookies are just genius!

  21. Oh these look yummy, Laura. I bet they would be tasty with Cocoa Pebbles as well. 🙂

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