Garam Masala-Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies

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.

a recipe photo of the Garam Masala Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed

  • ½ cup almond butter

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), softened

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 tablespoons whole milk

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat flour

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 (per serving)

353 Calories
19g Fat
42g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Serving Size 1 cookie
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 8g 16%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 177IU 4%
Vitamin D 6IU 2%
Vitamin E 5mg 31%
Folate 25mcg 6%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 69mg 16%
Potassium 249mg 5%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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