(No-bake) Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Cookies

No-bake cookies packed with good-for-you ingredients and packed with protein powder. The perfect breakfast, snack, or pre-work-out treat that tastes just like a decadent cinnamon roll!

Protein Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Cookies from Chelsea's Messy ApronAaaaand more healthy breakfast cookies are back. I just can’t get enough of them! (Obvi.) This is the THIRD breakfast cookie recipe I’ve featured here. Plain peanut butter breakfast cookies were first and then came some double chocolate ones.

But, I have to admit. These ones are my favorite. I mean, they are CINNAMON-ROLL flavored people!!

And, I don’t know about you, but I would love to eat like 5 cinnamon rolls every morning for breakfast, but my skinny jeans would not be so appreciative. Next best thing? Cinnamon-roll flavored breakfast cookies. And yes, my skinny jeans were so grateful I invented these.

They thanked me like twenty-eight times. And no, I’m not found in my closet talking to my skinny jeans for very long each day…

No-bake cinnamon roll breakfast cokies - healthy and delicious

Back to these cookies. So dang good and protein packed. They have a couple different protein sources namely cinnamon bun protein powder. I know, cinnamon bun protein powder. It’s preeety dang amazing!! And that contributes 22 grams of protein to this recipe. Then there is some peanut butter which also packs quite a bit of protein – 32 grams in the 1/2 cup I used for this recipe.

The other good ingredients in these cookies are old-fashioned oats, rice krispies, a little bit more cinnamon, some honey, and a tiny bit of vanilla extract.

And these cookies seriously take about 5 minutes to make. And that includes removing all the ingredients from your pantry and putting them back! Did I mention they are no-bake?!

No bake easy cinnamon roll breakfast cookies - packed with protein

The drizzle on these cookies isn’t say the healthiest – so it’s optional. But if these are for a snack, I’d say definitely include it! The drizzle is made from melted white chocolate and a little bit of vegetable oil. Some more of the cinnamon bun protein powder and cinnamon is added in.

I put the white chocolate mixture in a small resealable bag and then cut off the very tip so I could “pipe” the chocolate onto these cookies. You could drizzle the chocolate on a different way if you don’t care about how they look :)

Just you wait til you try these. Not only will your taste buds be doing a happy dance, but your skinny jeans will thank you too!

Cinnamon Bun Protein Breakfast Cookies NO BAKE and easy!-2

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(No-bake) Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Cookies
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Serves: 9-10
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tbsp.cinnamon bun protein powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup rice krispies cereal
  • 3 tbsp. white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon bun protein powder
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  1. In a small microwavable bowl, combine the peanut butter and honey.
  2. Microwave for about 30 seconds and then stir until completely combined. Stir in the vanilla extract, salt, protein powder, and cinnamon. Mix well.
  3. Add in the old-fashioned oats and rice krispies cereal. Mix until completely combined.
  4. Separate "dough" into small balls and form cookies.
  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips with 1 tsp. vegetable oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir and return to the microwave in 15 second increments until melted.
  2. Stir in the protein powder and cinnamon.
  3. Pour white chocolate mixture in a small bag and cut off the very tip with scissors. Pipe the white chocolate in a circle or however you would like over the cookies.

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    • chelseamessyapron says

      Okay so awesome! I just tried the cinnamon bun protein powder for the first time a week ago and am so obsessed with it now! SO good. And I need to hear all the ways you use yours :) Totally agree with you! So glad it doesn’t count haha :)

  1. says

    WHOA. I’m pretty enamored with these. If I COULD, I would eat cinnamon rolls daily, but obviously can’t because, skinny jeans…so these cookies it is!

  2. says

    I am a big fan of anything cinnamon and love the sound of these no-bake cookies! Love how fast they are to make and my skinny jeans will definitely be thanking you twenty-eight or maybe a gazillion times too :)

  3. says

    Whoa…cinnamon bun protein powder?! That looks amazing and even better that it’s no bake. Pinned to my breakfast board. Would love for you to come and linkup for the Let’s Get Real Blog Hop on Thursday the 27th at 5PM EST.

  4. says

    first of all, you already know I’m 10X obsessed with your sweet and healthy breakfast recipes, so clearly I’m down with this. But I really LOVE how you shared some protein powder!! do you make shakes as a regular part of your diet? recently I’ve been really wanting to get into a protein shake routine and I’d love to hear if you’re doing one!

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha! Thanks so much Christine :) Oh my gosh I am obsessed with protein powder. I think I have it just about every single day. I kind of have a routine – within an hour of working out I’ll always have at least one serving of protein – via protein powder. I’ll usually have some sort of shake – protein powder, almond milk, banana, stevia/truvia, and yogurt all blended together. I do that kind of shake with an intense work-out like an insanity tape or weight lifting or even an intense powder yoga. I’ll usually just have protein powder mixed with almond milk after a run or lighter yoga. I also sometimes have protein shakes for breakfast too. Sorry to write a novel – I get excited about talking protein powder haha!

  5. says

    I am so on board with cookies for breakfast!! Although you’re right, the skinny jeans will be much happier if I stick to healthy cookies like these. They look amazing! I love the swirl of icing – just like a real cinamon roll!

      • Becky says

        Where can I find the Cinnamon protein powder? I live in a VERY rural area so can it be purchased online or health store? They look amazing and I really want to try them. thanks.

        • chelseamessyapron says

          Thanks so much Becky! There is a link in the recipe (the pink words) that go to a website where you can buy the protein powder. And use the code PMBLOVE for 20% off :)

  6. says

    Oh, I love the idea of healthy cinnamon roll cookies. These would be such a treat for breakfast! I need to get me some of that cinnamon bun protein powder! I am so really glad you invented these. :)

  7. says

    You have the best breakfast cookie recipes Chelsea! I love how healthy but yummy these look! (No fun eating healthy food that doesn’t taste good! 😉 )

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha! Seriously our husbands have the same taste buds I’m convinced. Cinnamon rolls are my hubby’s favorite too!

  8. says

    Ummm yum! These totally remind me of these cinnamon roll cookies from Keebler, which I’m obsessed with. I think this might be a better choice. And I hate to be one of those people that ask for substitutes, but do you think there’s anyway to substitute the protein powder? I don’t normally have cinnamon roll protein powder on hand, and I don’t think it would get here in time for to make it (so…tomorrow). :)

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Sorry to be so late on this response Katie!! I’ve never tried the Keebler ones, I’m definitely going to have to keep my eyes out for those and give them a try! Do you maybe have vanilla protein powder? I bet that would be great with some cinnamon added. Let me know if you try it and how it works!

  9. says

    Oh My! This sounds amazing! I haven’t seen cinnamon roll protein powder before. I’ve been used plain Jane vanilla and chocolate. I have been missing out on this. Your cookies look fantastic. I’m pinning these to make them very soon. They will make a great breakfast or snack for the kids. I’m stopping by from the Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party. Thanks so much for joining us this week. I’m so glad you did so that I can follow you now. I’m looking forward to more great recipes and articles. Please join us again this Friday.

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Cinnamon protein powder is delicious! Thanks for your sweet comment Nicky! I’ll be back :)

  10. Nell says

    Hi! Is there any other cinnamon/cinnamon bun-flavored item I can use instead of the protien powder, or something that will make this taste more like a cinnamon bun? I am at college and dont have access to things like that protein powder

  11. kathi says

    Do the Cinnamon Roll brkfst cookies have to be refrigerated ? I’d like to make these to send to grandson at college. and he doesn’t have a fridge. Thanks.

  12. Tracy Latour says

    Is the offer at protein milkshake bar still good? It looks like everything is sold out and they haven’t updated their blog since Feb 2014. Can we buy cinnamon bun protein powder somewhere else? Thanks.

  13. Phoebe says

    I just made these…they look AMAZING! I didn’t have rice Krispies so I used Honey Nut Cheerios and cut out the protein powder…still worked out great! They smell amazing but I’m waiting until morning to try them!

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