Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
These Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies are soft, chewy and full of pumpkin spice flavor! Gluten-free and vegan.
So I’m calling these breakfast cookies but let’s be real, all that means is that they’re acceptable to eat all day long. Because that’s exactly what I did. For three weeks.
That’s what happens when you try to make healthy pumpkin cookies have the sex appeal of Victoria Secret model. One batch turns to two, then two turns to three, and the next thing you know you’re skipping lunch because you ate an entire plate of cookies. #truestory
My point is that it’s damn near impossible to make healthy cookies look sexy. So I’m asking you to look beyond the exterior with this one because real beauty is what lies beneath the surface.
Are we still talking about cookies?
Okay, so listen. They might be semi-attractive but I promise you that I tested them enough times to know that they’re winners.
They have a soft, chewy texture from the oats and a pumpkin spice flavor that shines through.
I opted for raisins and pecans to stick with a more classic pumpkin spice cookie but feel free to leave out the nuts and/or use chocolate or cranberries in place of the raisins.
1 and 1/2 cups oat flour*
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond meal**
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup coconut sugar or organic brown sugar
4 tablespoons maple syrup
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- Combine all of the dry ingredients (oat flour to baking soda) in a large bowl, sift together and set aside.
- In a small measuring cup, stir together the one tablespoon of flax seed and three tablespoons of water. Allow to sit for five minutes to thicken.
- In a separate large bowl combine the sugar, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil then stir together. Pour the flax mixture into the bowl then add the dry ingredients, the nuts, and the raisins. Use a spatula to fold everything together until a dough forms. Cover the bowl then transfer to the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
- Once the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a small scooper or spoon, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into balls. If the dough is too sticky, try coating your hands with coconut oil before rolling the dough.
- Place the balls on the cookie sheet a few inches apart then push down on them with your hands to form a circle. These cookies won’t spread as they cook so however you shape them now is how they will look once they’re done.
- Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until light golden brown and fragrant. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before eating. They will firm up as they cool.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
*You can make your own oat flour by grinding rolled oats to a flour in a food processor. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats for allergies.
**You can make your own almond meal by grinding almonds to a fine crumb in a food processor. Careful not to process them for too long so that they don’t turn to butter.
Time does not include chilling dough.
And because it’s the last Thursday of the month, it’s time for another round-up of healthy recipes from my fellow talented bloggers! For September we chose pumpkin as our featured ingredient, obviously.
It’s a great source of Vitamin A and beta carotene which helps keep your skin glowing and your eyesight in tip-top-shape. Let’s take a look at all of the delicious ways you can eat it!
Pumpkin Pie Protein No-Bake Bites from Hummusapien
Paleo Pumpkin Pie from The Roasted Root
Single Serving Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes from Immaeatthat
Pumpkin Yogurt Dip from The Lean Green Bean
3-Minute Pumpkin English Muffin (Paleo, Vegan + Gluten-free) from The Big Man’s World
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Cookies for breakfast are like my favorite thing, ever! Pinning :)
Hi Sarah! Oh my, these sound perfect. And I think your choice of pecans and raisins is just right. They happen to be quite pretty … Yay for pumpkin!
I think these pumpkin breakfast cookies have plenty of sex appeal (for a cookie that is)!
Hey, healthy IS sexy, right? I think they look delicious :)
And I’m dying to try those pumpkin protein bites!
I like the way you think, Jill! ;)
I think you did a pretty good job at making these look beautiful, because I think they look DELICIOUS! Anytime I can eat a cookie for breakfast, I’m so down!
Well thank you, Miss Nicole. :)
I can’t wait to make these. Just in time for the weekend. I just love pumpkin and all the other recipes look delicious too!
Thanks Nancy! I hope you love them!
Haha, I am glad I am not the only one who has no left control when it comes to pumpkin flavored baked goods! I could eat them all day! I think I’ll be eating cookies for breakfast all season :)
Hold up. Are you implying that these aren’t all sorts of beautiful?! THEY’RE GORG. The raisin and pecan addition…epic. I mean I may still add chocolate chips because…chocolate. LURVE.
To me, these look A-MAZING. Although often I come up with really good muffin or cookie recipes but can’t post them because I can’t get them to look anywhere near as attractive, and I don’t want to scare people…
Thanks Alyssa! I’m glad I’m not the only one with that problem! :)
If I am a wizard then you are Hermione Granger- These look amazing and I don’t blame you for polishing them off- I mean, they are healthy and love the festive-ish twist to them :D
(This would be really awkward if you didn’t read Harry Potter)
LOL! I have never read or seen Harry Potter so I have no clue who that is.
These cookies look wonderful! How many cookies did your recipe make? Thanks. :)
Whoops! I totally forgot to include that. The recipe makes 20 cookies. Thanks for the heads up, Jerilyn! :)
Thank you for your reply!
Of course! :)
Mmmm these look SO yummy. Like you .. I probably wouldn’t be able to eat them just for breakfast.. I’d enjoy them all day ;)
These look so good!!! I would eat them for breakfast AND dessert! :)
Thanks Tara! :)
Ummm, I would have to say that these cookies are totally sexy! They stopped me in my tracks at first sight, so they definitely are in my opinion. :) These look so thick and delicious, and I’m making these this weekend for certain!
Aw, thanks Marcie! :)
Such sexy cookies you have there! ;-) I love the ingredient list!
Everything looks delicious, and oooh yea I miss pumpkin pancakes! Gotta bring those back to my kitchen soon.
I don’t know what you’re talking about re: the un-sexiness of breakfast cookies…I mean, I’d lay some serious mouth on these suckers ;) Seriously though, these cookies look sooo tasty! I’d 200% consume a whole plate of them in one go! :D
These still look pretty sexy to me! ;)
Gah at the rate that delicious looking pumpkin recipes are popping up on blogs, I’m going to be baking pumpkin treats until August! Not that I’m complaining or anything…
Right! I think I might turn into a pumpkin from all of the pumpkin recipe testing I’ve been doing!
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I cannot handle all the pumpkin-y deliciousness! But seriously. I want to go eat ALL THE CANS of pumpkin in my pantry now! LOL!
Cookies for breakfast and cookies for dinner! I had pumpkin cookies for dinner a few nights last week, so they seem like a perfectly acceptable breakfast option for me :) And I think they look fabulous, Sarah! I’m undressing them with my eyes. Err… what?! :shock:
ALL the pumpkin!! These definitely look acceptable for all-day enjoyment. Wish I could put these in my suitcase and take them to California with me next week.
Sarah! You had me at “pumpkin” ;-) I think my kitchen has turned into a pumpkin lab these past couple of days. There’s so many more things that I want to make with pumpkin, but I think my boyfriend and family cannot take another recipe with pumpkin in it haha.
Those breakfast pumpkin cookies look so delicious that I think I’ll go back to the kitchen now and make them.
Thanks for sharing!
xx Lynn | Heavenlynn Healthy
haha healthier cookies are definitely harder to make look nice! But I think these came out pretty!! And they sound fantastic. Plus, I mean, cookies for breakfast? Sign me up!
Yum! These look amazing. Do they freeze well?
I haven’t tried freezing them but I would think they should freeze well!
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