Grain-Free, No-Bake Breakfast Cookie

If I had to specialize in one type of food on this blog, it would most definitely be breakfast.


It’s my favorite meal of the day, and I love how many choices it lends. If I’m not eating at least a few vegetables for dinner (and a lot of the times, even lunch), I often feel guilty. Breakfast, however, is a meal when I can eat savory or sweet (most often sweet) and not bat an eyelash about it.


In my recipe scouring days, I’ve seen many a breakfast cookie recipe, but never a grain-free option.


Buckwheat is the perfect addition to this recipe, because it has the taste, feel, and look of a grain, but isn’t one, and it pairs beautifully with the other ingredients.

Grain-Free, No-Bake Breakfast Cookie
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Serves: 1
  • ½ c. raw buckwheat groats, ground into flour (can use ground oats if not grain-free)
  • 1/32 t. stevia extract (this is usually equivalent to the tiny spoon that comes embedded in the bottle), or about 8 liquid drops
  • ¼ t. sea salt
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • ⅓ c. mashed banana or applesauce
  • 1 (rounded) T. raw almond butter
  • 1 t. maple syrup
  • ½ t. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 T. milk of choice
  • Additions:
  • raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, stevia, salt, and cinnamon).
  2. Mash in the almond butter using a fork.
  3. Mix the banana, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  4. Add the banana mix to the dry ingredients.
  5. Add in your additions to make it the kind of cookie you want! I like adding raisins and walnuts to mine (about a tablespoon of each).
  6. Add enough milk to form a dough that resembles the consistency of cookie dough (thick, but not too sticky).
  7. Spread the dough out onto a wax paper-lined plate in the shape of a cookie.
  8. Refrigerate overnight (uncovered) and enjoy in the morning!
Nutrition facts are based on using buckwheat flour, liquid stevia, applesauce, 1 tablespoon of raw almond butter, and unsweetened almond milk. Weight Watchers points (new system): 10
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 362 Fat: 10.9 g Saturated fat: 0.9 g Unsaturated fat: 10 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 60.5 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 500 mg Fiber: 9.2 g Protein: 11.9 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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This was such a delicious recipe! Not too sweet, with plenty of room for variety.


I love when I can wake up to an already-made breakfast and only have to clean one plate. 😀


How could you turn down a cookie as big as your face?

What’s your favorite grain-free breakfast?

I really enjoy fritattas and eggs with potatoes, though I don’t make the potatoes too often.

Shared with: Make Your Own Monday, Natural Living Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Allergy-Free Wednesday, Healthy 2day, Gluten-Free Wednesday, Healthy Vegan Friday, Allergy-Friendly Lunchbox Love


  1. Kim says

    For grain-free breakfast, I love blueberry carob smoothies and anything with eggs. I also love making blueberry pancakes with buckwheat flour. It’s a vegan recipe that I absolutely love!

  2. says

    I am a huge fan of smoothies or granola with fruit and milk. Homemade pumpkin peanut butter granola is the best. This looks really good as well! No bakes are one of my favorite things to experiment with and I like the almond butter with banana … I’ll have to try that next time. How long will these last? Can they be made in advance or do they need to be refrigerated? Thanks!

    • Lauren says

      I would imagine they’d keep for a few days. I haven’t experimented with that though. I always eat it all the next morning! 😀

  3. says

    I am with you breakfast is the best meal of the day. I usually crave somthing sweet and comforting like this in the morning. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Alissa says

    Made this for breakfast this morning! I don’t think I got the consistency quite right, but it was still delicious!!! Thanks :)

  5. Jodie says

    Can I sub the buckwheat grouts with almond meal ? Would the consistency be the same? The breakfast cookie looks amazing but I’m strict paleo. Thanks! And btw ur chocolate chip cookies were sooooo awesome!

    • Lauren says

      Hi Jodie,

      I haven’t tried it so all you can do is give it a go! Seems like it might be a bit more crumbly though…


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