You’ll never buy store-bought granola after trying this Brain Boost Granola Cookie recipe! Not only do these Granola Cookies taste great, but they’re also loaded with ingredients that promote brain health and cognitive function. Why it’s so good for you:

  • Omega-3 Powerhouse. Almonds, pumpkin seeds, and flaxseed are all excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids and are linked to improved cognitive function and brain health.
  • Fiber for Focus. Oats, chia seeds, and flaxseed provide a good amount of dietary fiber, which can help with digestion and contribute to cognitive health by promoting gut-bacteria balance.
  • Healthy Fats for the Brain. Coconut oil offers medium-chain triglycerides, fat that may benefit brain function.

This Granola Cookie Recipe is also protein-rich. Including protein powder helps boost its protein and sweetness (without adding honey or other sweeteners). Protein is essential for building and repairing brain cells, enhancing neurotransmitter function, and supporting overall brain health.

Brain Boost Granola Cookie Recipe
Brain Boost Granola Cookie Recipe


◦ 2 cups whole oats
◦ 1 cup of chopped almonds
◦ 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
◦ 1/2 cup ground flax seed
◦ 1/8 cup of chia seeds
◦ 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
◦ 3 large egg whites
◦ 2 1/2 TB of maple syrup
◦ 2 1/2 TB arrowroot (or cornstarch)
◦ 1/8 cup of cinnamon
◦ 1 cup of vanilla protein powder
◦ 1 TB vanilla
◦ 1/4 cup of dried goji berries
◦ Pinch of salt



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Add dry ingredients to a large bowl
  • Melt coconut oil, add syrup, arrowroot, cinnamon, protein, vanilla, and salt
  • Add wet mixture over dry and mix well
  • Add parchment to a baking sheet
  • Pour the granola mixture onto a sheet and pat down (should be moist- not dry!)
  • Bake for 20 min

Less than 200 calories per cookie, no added sugar, 10 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber.

Note: The consistency of the mixture depends on the brand and type of protein powder you use in this recipe. I used whey protein powder, specifically the brand, Beverly UMP Vanilla. If you want more of a cookie consistency and not small granola pieces, the mixture will be wet (not crumbly) when you press it onto the cookie sheet. If it’s dry, add another egg white. 

Looking for more healthy breakfast and snack ideas that taste yummy and are high in protein and low in sugar? Check out this Blueberry Protein Cookie recipe.