Who wouldn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast?
Okay, they’re not exactly the same as traditional cookies, but Aldi occasionally sells breakfast cookies made with whole grain oats and flavored with chocolate chips and bananas or with mixed berries.
Simply Nature Brekkie Bites cost $2.99 for a 6.35-oz. box at the time of publication. Each box contains five 1.27-oz. packages that each contain one serving — or two breakfast cookies — which comes out to about 60 cents per serving.
These are an Aldi Find (Special Buy), which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Remember, Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials, so once these sell out at your local store, they’re gone until next time.
As mentioned above, Brekkie Bites are available in two flavors: Banana Chocolate or Mixed Berry. These breakfast cookies are marketed as gluten free, allergy friendly, kosher, vegan, and non GMO. Each flavor contains 14 grams of whole grain per serving.
These were a big hit with my family. They’re soft like a cookie, with plenty of oat texture, and a light sweetness. Everyone liked both flavors, but we all had our favorites. I’m more partial to the Banana Chocolate, but I’ll happily eat the Mixed Berry.
At only 5 grams of added sugars per serving, I feel better about buying these for my family compared to other quick breakfast items such as Pop Tarts that are high in sugar. These also make for a nice snack any time of day.
Read on for a closer look at each flavor.
Simply Nature Brekkie Bites Banana Chocolate
The box advertises these as “gluten-free oats baked to perfection with bananas and premium chocolate chips.” They were my personal favorite.
Ingredients are: whole grain oats, safflower oil, brown sugar, date paste, sorghum flour, semi-sweet chocolate chips, water, vegetable glycerin, dried banana, buckwheat flour, pureed banana, natural flavors, leavening, salt, xanthan gum, cinnamon, vanilla extract, konjac, and rosemary extract.
One package has 170 calories, 8 grams of total fat (10% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 0 mg of cholesterol, 130 mg of sodium (6% DV), 22 grams of total carbohydrates (8% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 9 grams of total sugars, 5 grams of added sugars (10% DV), and 2 grams of protein.
Simply Nature Brekkie Bites Mixed Berry
The box advertises these as “gluten-free oats baked to perfection with real cranberries, raspberries and blueberries.”
Ingredients are: gluten-free whole grain oats, safflower oil, brown sugar, date paste, sorghum flour, water, buckwheat flour, cranberries, vegetable glycerin, dried raspberries, leavening, dried blueberries, natural flavors, salt, xanthan gum, vanilla extract, konjac, and rosemary extract.
One package has 160 calories, 7 grams of total fat (9% DV), 1 gram of saturated fat (5% DV), 0 mg of cholesterol, 130 mg of sodium (6% DV), 2 grams of dietary fiber (7% DV), 9 grams of total sugars, 5 grams of added sugars (10% DV), and 2 grams of protein.
Simply Nature Brekkie Bites are a pretty healthy grab-and-go breakfast item, with 14 grams of whole grain and only 5 grams of added sugar per serving. They’re also gluten free, vegan, and allergy friendly. They’re available in Banana Chocolate or Mixed Berry flavors, and they’re about the closest you’ll come to eating cookies for breakfast — or for a snack at any time of day — without the guilt.