These delicious whole grain thumbprint cookies are healthy enough for breakfast + sweet enough for dessert. Great healthy addition to your holiday cookie tray!

Whole Grain Thumbprint Cookies

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Christmas, dairy-free, Holiday, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Stephanie McKercher, RDN


  • 2 large mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or flour of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6-8 teaspoons jam of choice I used my Blackberry Chia Jam with Lemon and Rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F and prepare a cookie sheet for baking. Add bananas and lemon to a large mixing bowl (mash bananas if needed). Stir in oats, flour, chia seeds, flax, and salt and mix until combined.
  2. Use hands to form about 8 equal-sized balls of dough and spread on baking sheet. Use thumb to press a hole two-thirds of the way down the center of each ball and flatten slightly to form cookie shape. Fill center of each cookie with about a teaspoon of jam and place cookie sheet on the center rack of oven and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.

Recipe Notes

(This recipe has been updated and adapted from its original form and was originally inspired by