Recipe Review

This Viral Air Fryer Breakfast Cookie Will Make You Want to Eat Oatmeal Again

published Jul 19, 2022
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I like oatmeal well enough, but as far as breakfast options go, it isn’t my first pick. Overnight oats require prior prep (and I’m not always in the mood for a cold breakfast), and most days I’d rather have eggs and toast over a bowl of plain oatmeal — even if I jazz it up with some frozen blueberries and almond butter. But a viral TikTok video showcasing how to make a 10-minute air fryer breakfast cookie has me excited about oatmeal again.

The TikTok video, which at the writing of this story has 17.6 million views, comes from Nicole Addison, a registered dietitian who goes by the handle @nourishedbynic on TikTok and Instagram. She’s all about “approachable recipes that nourish the body [and] soul,” and has posted several single-serving recipes on her blog, including this one.

To make the Air Fryer Breakfast Cookie, preheat your air fryer to 360°F. If you’re using a regular oven, preheat it to 350°F. Mix together oats (quick, minute, or rolled), mashed banana, baking powder, protein powder, melted coconut oil (or runny peanut butter), milk, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Press the batter into a cookie shape in the air fryer basket or on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet before pressing chocolate chips into the top of the cookie and air frying for 10 minutes (or baking for 15). After removing them, enjoy!

“Who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast??” Addison writes in an Instagram Reel caption showcasing the recipe. In the Reel, Addison also presses some raspberries into the top of the cookie before baking, and serves it with what looks like honey and Greek yogurt. Yum!

Get the full recipe here and if you’re craving more creative oatmeal recipes, check out our posts about Vegan Brownie Baked Oatmeal and Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.