Lemon-Blueberry Protein Breakfast Bites

June 20, 2022

If protein-packed breakfast “cookies” are the name of your game, then you are going to fall head-over-heels for this recipe. My Lemon-Blueberry Protein Breakfast Bites are the perfect soft, chewy bites that are perfect for breakfast time, snack time, or any time that you are craving a little something sweet. Plus, these little bites freeze perfectly, making them the perfect prep-ahead treat!

A few of the lemon blueberry protein breakfast bites, on a sheet of parchment, with a bowl of icing next to them

Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to eat cookies for breakfast. I know that I have, on many different occasions. If you ask me, I believe that cookies are the perfect type of food anytime of day, and that includes for breakfast, too. And since I am a believer in intuitive eating – aka listening to our body’s natural hunger cues and eating what we want when we want it – I’ve been known to have a cookie or two for breakfast sometimes, and I hold zero regrets about it.

But while all of the cookie recipes you’ll find here on Kalejunkie are both delicious and healthy (like my famous Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies or my Gut Healthy Trail Mix Breakfast Cookies), sometimes, we want a breakfast that is not only going to satisfy our cravings, but will also give us the energy we need to power through our day. Enter, my Lemon-Blueberry Protein Breakfast Bites.

These tiny-but-mighty bites taste just like delicious lemon blueberry oatmeal cookies, but are loaded with protein, healthy fats, and carbs, giving you everything that you need to start your day off on the right foot. And, who doesn’t love cookies for breakfast?! If a sweet treat to start your day is calling your name, then run, don’t walk to your kitchen and make this recipe ASAP.

Oh, and love prep-ahead protein bites? Then you need to try my No Bake Celebration Bites and my Samoa Cookie Protein Bites. They are the perfect treats to grab and go, anytime that you are craving a sweet and heathy treat!

A close-up image of the lemon blueberry protein breakfast bites, on a sheet of parchment, surrounded by loose blueberries

What You Need to Make These Protein-Packed Bites

  • Oats: Oats are not only a great source of healthy carbohydrates, but they are also naturally gluten-free, making them the perfect base for these breakfast bites!
  • Oat Flour: In addition to oats, you will also need oat flour for this recipe, and lucky for you, oat flour is super easy to make! Simply follow this tutorial, and you’ll have fresh oat flour ready within seconds!
  • Spices: In these breakfast bites, we’ll be using cinnamon and sea salt to add flavor.
  • Baking Soda: And of course, baking soda will help these bites rise!
  • Flax Seeds: Flax seeds are a great source of omega-3’s and plant-based protein. Don’t skip them!
  • Collagen Peptides: Collagen peptides are one of my favorite protein sources, because they are packed with protein but neutral in flavor and texture, meaning that they don’t influence the final outcome of the recipe! If you are vegan or vegetarian, you can replace the collagen peptides with unflavored or vanilla-flavored plant-based protein.
  • Apple Sauce: Apple sauce works as a binder in this recipe, and makes sure that these bites stay together!
  • Maple Syrup: A touch of maple syrup adds some natural sweetness to these bites.
  • Banana: Bananas not only add sweetness, but they ensure that these bites have the perfect texture.
  • Coconut Oil:  I prefer using refined coconut oil because it doesn’t have any distinct coconut taste, but unrefined coconut oil is unrefined – i.e., unprocessed. So it’s up to you!
  • Lemon: You’ll need both the juice and zest of one lemon, for this recipe. Yum!
  • Blueberries: Of course, these wouldn’t be Lemon-Blueberry Breakfast Bites without the blueberries! I recommend using fresh blueberries if you can. They add the best flavor and texture!
  • Powdered Sugar: A little bit of powdered sugar is integral to making this delicious glaze. Yes, you can skip the glaze if you prefer, but I highly recommend making it – it’s delicious!

How to Make These Delicious Breakfast “Cookies”

Making these protein-packed breakfast bites couldn’t be any easier! Simply start by preheating your oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, set aside.

Next, in a large mixing bowl, add-in all of the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Then, add-in the wet ingredients, and mix again to combine. Once the batter is fully incorporated, gently fold in your blueberries, being careful that they don’t break apart.

A tray full of the lemon blueberry protein breakfast bites, with a small bowl of icing also resting on the tray

Use a cookie scoop to form 18-20 “bites” along your baking sheet. Then, grease the back of a spoon or a spatula and gently flatten out each of the “bites.” They won’t flatted or spread while baking, so don’t skip this step! Finally, bake for 10-11 minutes. They will be soft when they come out of the oven, but will firm up once they cool!

Then, once they’re cooling, make the icing. Mix together the lemon juice and powdered sugar, then drizzle the icing over each bite once they’re fully cooled.

Serve immediately, or store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to two months. Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a rating below! And of course, since I practically live on Instagram, tag me in your creations so I can see them and repost on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx

** Photography by Bea Moreno
A few of the lemon blueberry protein breakfast bites, on a sheet of parchment, with a bowl of icing next to them
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Vegan

Lemon-Blueberry Protein Breakfast Bites

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
SERVES 18 Bites
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Ingredients

For the Bites:

  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 1/4 Cups Oat Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 Scoop Collagen Peptides or substitute for unflavored or vanilla flavored plant-based protein, if vegan
  • 2/3 Cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Ripe Banana mashed
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil melted
  • 1 Lemon juiced and zested
  • 2 Cups Blueberries fresh

For the Icing (optional):

  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 F.
  • Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add-in all of your dry ingredients. Mix to fully combine.
  • Then, add in your wet ingredients and mix until a batter forms.
  • Gently fold in your blueberries, ensuring that they don't break.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form 18-20 "bites" on your baking sheet.
  • Then, grease the back of a spoon or a spatula, and gently flatten out each bite into a round, cookie-like shake. These bites won't flatten or spread while baking, so don't skip this step!
  • Finally, bake for 10-11 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and let cool completely. The bites will be soft when they leave the oven, but will harden once they cool.
  • While the bites are cooling, prepare the icing. Mix together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until fully combined. Then, once the bites are fully cooled, drizzle some of the icing over each one.
  • Once cool, served immediately, and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week, or in the freezer for up to two months.

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  1. I love lemon blueberry anything, but these are outstanding! I ate 2 as soon as they cooled — I could not stop after tasting the first one. Love, love, love them. Great recipe!

    • Isn’t lemon-blueberry the best combination?! I am so happy to hear that you loved these bites! Thank you so much for making them, Linda, and for leaving such a kind review!

  2. Great mid morning treat, all generations in the house love them, grandparents young adults and me. Freeze well too. Making a double batch today to start off the month.

    • Woohoo! Melinda, I am so thrilled to hear that! Thank you so much for making this recipe for your whole family, and for leaving such a kind review!