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Healthy and nutritious kumquat buckwheat breakfast cookies. #glutenfree #vegan | saltedplains.com

Kumquat Buckwheat Breakfast Cookies (GF + V)

These kumquat buckwheat breakfast cookies are a healthy grab-and-go breakfast option. Gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 105kcal
Author Tessa


  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 6 tablespoons warm water
  • cup melted coconut oil
  • cup maple syrup grade B
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot starch
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup gluten-free oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sucanat or coconut sugar
  • 5 kumquats diced into small pieces
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl combine flaxseed meal and warm water. Stir. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Make sure the coconut oil has cooled before combining with other liquids.
  • In a medium bowl, combine buckwheat, arrowroot starch, almond flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and sucanat. Whisk to combine until flours are fully integrated.
  • Whisk flax mixture into liquids in the large bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet, stirring and scraping sides of bowl with a rubber spatula to combine. Fold in kumquats and walnuts.
  • Using a small spoon, scoop cookie dough and drop onto baking sheet. The cookie dough will be slightly sticky.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


Adapted from Honey & Oats.
Want to make these grain-free? Leave out the oats and add additional walnuts or other mix-ins of your choice.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg