AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies {autoimmune protocol, egg-free, Paleo}

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These AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies give you something convenient to grab, something NEW for breakfast. They’re high in protein, complex carbohydrates and good fats, they’ve got gut-healing collagen and even resistant starch! Flavor-wise, that bit of sweet (from apples) keeps them oh-so-exciting! The savory comes from the bacon and green onions. You’ll love ’em even for a snack, lunch or a fun mezza-style dinner with lots of dishes (cucumbers, olives, …), using these like loaded biscuits!

AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies #aipbreakfast #autoimmuneprotocol #eggfreebreakfast #paleo

The first time I made them for our family I served them for dinner with lots of fresh veggies, a big salad and sausages. Mostly we grab them for lunches and breakfasts!

AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies #aipbreakfast #autoimmuneprotocol #eggfreebreakfast #paleo

I made this a big recipe, so you can freeze them and have them on hand when you need them! Yay for convenience, yum AND the healing nutrition piece!

AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies #aipbreakfast #autoimmuneprotocol #eggfreebreakfast #paleo

And one other fun piece of news, these sweet and savory cookies are so good that even your non-Paleo friends and family will love them.

Enjoy this egg-free, Paleo meal or snack!

AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies #aipbreakfast #autoimmuneprotocol #eggfreebreakfast #paleo


5 from 2 votes
AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 22 cookies
Author: Megan
  • 1-1/2 cups applesauce homemade or store bought, organic
  • 1 cup bacon chopped pieces, from about 7 pieces cooked bacon
  • 1 cup green onions diced
  • 1 cup apple diced
  • 1 cup cassava flour use Otto's for reliability and quality, see link in Recipe Notes below
  • 1 cup coconut butter, warmed slightly, so it's runny
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup collagen see discount code in Recipe Notes
  • 1/2 cup bacon fat, use the bacon fat that renders from the bacon in this recipe, and then, if needed, just add a bit more of any fat of choice like coconut, lard or avocado, to get the full 1/2 cup needed for this recipe
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons gelatin
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line one large or two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl whisk to combine the following dry ingredients: cassava flour, coconut flour, collagen, gelatin, baking soda and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl combine the following wet ingredients and coconut sugar: applesauce, coconut butter, bacon fat, coconut sugar and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add wet ingredients to large bowl of dry ingredients. Top with diced/chopped ingredients: bacon pieces, diced apple and green onions.
  5. Fold together well without over-mixing.
  6. Use a cookie scoop (see link in Recipe Notes) to portion cookies onto prepared cookie sheet. The dough can almost touch between each cookie; they'll spread very little.
  7. Bake in preheated oven 25-30 minutes, until bottoms are golden-brown and tops are tinged with golden brown in places.
  8. They will be pretty soft while hot but will set up more and be very cookie-like in texture once cooled. Store cookies in fridge, and warm slightly before eating if desired.
Recipe Notes

Find Otto's Cassava Flour  here.

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Here's my favorite cookie scoop.


AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies #aipbreakfast #autoimmuneprotocol #eggfreebreakfast #paleo

With or without bacon on top…

AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies #aipbreakfast #autoimmuneprotocol #eggfreebreakfast #paleo

AIP Sweet & Savory Breakfast Cookies #aipbreakfast #autoimmuneprotocol #eggfreebreakfast #paleo

Comments 40

  1. Yummmmm… I have an entire family who would gobble these up! I especially love the combo of bacon and apple. So good!

  2. What a great idea for a grab and go breakfast! And they’re savory enough to work for other meals too! Yum!

  3. These sound amazing Megan!!! My goodness your family is so lucky to get to enjoy these beautiful foods that you make. I would happily devour these for breakfast, lunch or snacks. I can’t wait to try some.

  4. I NEVER have time for breakfast, seems like no matter how early I get up I’m still rushing around like a crazy person, these look easy to batch and grab on the run!

  5. I love breakfast cookies, but I’ve never tried a savory version before. What a great idea, plus anything with bacon is a win!

  6. What a fun and creative AIP breakfast!! I know so many folks struggle with that part of their elimination diet. Way to go!

  7. They are very cute. Agree on big batches- oh how easy it gets in the morning, when all you have to do is to reheat)

  8. These turned out great! I used minced dry onion (so I could hide the onion from my son) 😉

    They are perfect on-the-go breakfast bites.

    Thanks so much.

    1. Great to hear, Danielle!! Thank you for sharing! You’re welcome, and I’m glad you found a good adaptation for your son! 😉

  9. I’ve made these twice with great results. I think that paragraph 3 should refer to coconut butter in the recipe instructions.

    1. Yes, thank you! Just made the addition. SO appreciated. 🙂 🙂 And, I’m so glad you’re enjoying them!

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      Hi Laura, I’m sorry; I know how it goes to be limited from certain ingredients. In this case, there is too much cassava to replace with another flour and know for sure it would work without me trying it first. You could definitely try tigernut flour (AIP compliant) or blanched almond flour (not AIP); and both may work. But I haven’t tried them to be sure for you. Best wishes!

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      Hi Jenna, I’m so glad you’re enjoying them! We’ve frozen similar AIP cookies, and they’ve defrosted well; but I haven’t tried with this recipe yet. Let us know if you try how they do. Thank you!

  10. Would pear be a good substitute for apple? Or pureed pumpkin for the applesauce, and chopped pear for the chopped apple? Trying to help a friend with recipes. Apples are off limits.

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      Hi Kassia, those subs will probably be fine. The only thing that I’d be concerned about is that pears are so much wetter/juicier. But if they use a less ripe pear, should be good. 🙂

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