Sure, we’re not above grabbing a slice of cake or a few leftover cookies to accompany our morning cup of coffee, but that’s not the best way to start the day on the regular. Happily, these 18 wholesome breakfast cookies are a sweet, not-so-sinful treat that we can feel good about grabbing on our way out the door. Packed with an assortment of whole grains (without a ton of refined sugar), they’re a delicious and make-ahead-friendly way to make sure you don’t skip the most important meal of the day.

Mocha Breakfast Cookies

1. Mocha Breakfast Cookies: Some mornings call for an extra caffeine boost; trust that these bad (yet oh-so-good) boys won’t disappoint. (via Runnin Srilankan)

Quinoa Oatmeal Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

2. Quinoa Oatmeal Chocolate Breakfast Cookies: These cookies may taste like dessert, but since they’re made with leftover quinoa, oats and whole wheat flour, they sneak a whole lotta healthy, whole-grain action into every bite. (via Chindian Kitchen)

Triple Almond Breakfast Cookies

3. Triple Almond Breakfast Cookies (Paleo, Vegan): It takes fewer than 10 minutes to stir up a batch of these almond-y cookies — no baking required. (via The Big Man’s World)

Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

4. Chia Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (Gluten-Free): Packed with omega-3s, vitamin E, potassium and magnesium, these breakfast biscuits are almost like eating your morning multivitamin. (via Ambitious Kitchen)

Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Cookies

5. Peanut Butter Granola Breakfast Cookies: Give granola bars the boot and try these peanut buttery breakfast cookies on for size instead. (via Whole and Heavenly Oven)

Banana Pancake Cookies

6. Banana Pancake Cookies: Reimagine banana pancakes into cookies with this tempting recipe. (via Cleverly Inspired)

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Breakfast Cookies

7. Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Breakfast Cookies: No-bake and just enough to make a filling single serving, these candy-inspired creations are a total win. (via The Big Man’s World)

Almond Cacao Nib Cookie Crisp

8. Almond Cacao Nib Cookie Crisp: The boxed version can’t compete with these wholesome and wholly irresistible homemade cereal bites. (via Love Me, Feed Me)

Roasted Banana Breakfast Cookies

9. Roasted Banana Breakfast Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan): Roasted bananas impart a caramelized sweetness to these soft, moist beauties. (via Gluten-Free Vegan Pantry)

Jumbo Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies Cookies

10. Jumbo Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies: Cake AND cookies for breakfast sounds almost too good to be true, but you can feel good about indulging in a few of these in the AM. Grated carrots and apple, coconut, flax seeds, whole wheat flour and oats keep this recipe on the more virtuous side. (via A Mummy Too)

Healthy Tropical Breakfast Cookies

11. Healthy Tropical Breakfast Cookies: Sweetened with just a few spoonfuls of honey, these no-bake cookies will practically transport you to the tropics without spiking your blood sugar in a big way. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

12. Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies: You only need six ingredients to whip up a batch of these extra-nutty, maple-syrup-sweetened cookies. (via My Sequined Life)

Paleo Breakfast Cookies With Kale

13. Paleo Breakfast Cookies With Kale: We’d bet that no one will guess that these snacks are made with a hidden veggie. Blending everything together in a food processor certainly helps sneak in a serving of kale, while also making prep a breeze. (via Food Faith Fitness)

Vanilla Cake Batter Breakfast Cookies

14. No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Breakfast Cookies: You can even make these dessert-inspired, sprinkle-studded treats vegan if you so desire. (via The Big Man’s World)

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

15. Vegan Breakfast Cookies: Naughty and nice, these I-can’t-believe-they’re-vegan cookies are a welcome treat any time of day. (via The Little Plantation)

Oatmeal Hazelnut Cookies

16. Oatmeal Hazelnut Cookies: Prefer your cookies crispy versus chewy? These rich oat and hazelnut cookies are right up your alley. We imagine they’d be equally delicious assembled into an ice cream sandwich… though probably not for breakfast. (via Flavor Quotient)

Tahini Skillet Cookie for One

17. Tahini Skillet Cookie for One: We’d gladly nosh on this banana-coconut-cream-dolloped meal for one in the morning or as dessert. (via Love Me, Feed Me)

Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies

18. Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free): The combo of complex carbs and protein in these glorious goods is sure to give you an energy boost when you need it most. (via Making Thyme for Health)

Are you digging this breakfast cookie craze? Share your top picks with us in the comments!