I can’t think of a tastier way to start your morning than with wholesome Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies!
Heads up! This post was first published in 2012. I updated a few pictures and left some for context, as the text remains the same.
The title of this post is a little deceiving. I am calling these pumpkin cookies “breakfast cookies” because I set out to create a cookie that was a healthy-enough-to-eat-for breakfast cookie. These definitely are.But these Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies are also great snack cookies, lunch cookies, dinner cookies, or whenever-you-want cookies. Basically, a cookie that has enough nutrients to warrant eating it outside of dessert.
And I know I am totally jumping the gun on the pumpkin thing. It’s early September, the end of summer, and I should savor the last of summer’s best flavors. I think it’s the extraordinarily hot and dry summer we had that has me pining for fall. Fall weather, fall clothing, and fall flavors. I want it all.
So I’m sorry for bringing you this pumpkin recipe a little early. I think if you give it a try, you’ll forgive me. If you’re like me and ready for pumpkin everything, you should also try these Healthy Pumpkin Muffins!
These Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies deliver a lightly sweet, deliciously fall-spiced flavor. The pumpkin seeds give a slight crunch that is perfect. The best part is they are easy to prepare with just one bowl. WINNER.
Recipe Ingredients-What You’ll Need
These wholesome ingredients are why these cookies are healthy enough to have for breakfast!
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (plain, not the pumpkin pie mix)
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (I used certified GF)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg, allspice, and ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, or oil of choice
- 1 whole egg plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
How to Make Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
You’re not going to believe just how EASY it is to make these delicious, healthy cookies!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or lightly oil)
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well-combined.
- Form into small, one inch balls, flatten, and place on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are starting to get lightly brown. Enjoy!
Want more cookies healthy enough to eat for breakfast? Check out my Applesauce Breakfast Cookies!
Meghan’s been really into taking pictures lately. Every time I pull out the camera, she asks if she can take a picture. Usually she just wants to take pictures of Luke or Tim and me, but this time she asked to take a picture of the cookies. I snapped a picture of her with my iphone taking some photos.
A food blogger in the making? Here’s one of her 30-something shots she took:
Not bad for a 3-year-old, right? Looks better than most of my early pictures on here! She insisted on eating a cookie when she was done with the pictures. She loves making silly faces for the camera.
Have a great day, friends!