These healthy, flavorful breakfast cookies use garam masala, a South Asian spice blend, which can vary from family to family. We use six spices: cardamom, cloves, black peppercorn, cumin, nutmeg and cinnamon. You can make your own blend or buy a premade mix. These cookies are packed with oats and nuts for plenty of fiber to keep you full., January 2023


Credit: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly

Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Cream brown sugar, almond butter and butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium-high speed until the mixture has lightened in color and is fluffy.

  • Add egg and milk; mix until well combined, scraping the bowl intermittently. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, garam masala and salt. Mix until just combined.

  • Using a spatula, fold in oats, raisins, almonds and chocolate chips until thoroughly incorporated.

  • Using a 2 1/2-tablespoon cookie scoop, arrange scoops of batter 2 inches apart on the prepared sheets. Bake the cookies until lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool on the pans for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make ahead

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days; freeze for up to 6 months.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie
353 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 42g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 25g; fat 19g; saturated fat 7g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 3g; cholesterol 31mg; vitamin a iu 177IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin d iu 6IU; vitamin e iu 7IU; folate 25mg; vitamin k 1mg; sodium 156mg; calcium 76mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 69mg; phosphorus 161mg; potassium 249mg; zinc 1mg; omega 6 fatty acid 3g; niacin equivalents 2mg; selenium 9mcg.