Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!
These pumpkin breakfast cookies are made with good-for-you ingredients that are a perfect way to start your day. In this recipe, coconut sugar is used in place of white sugar for it’s lower glycemic index. These cookies will keep your blood sugar spike controlled and prevent that mid-morning crash.
An interesting fact about these cookies: they are egg-free! Using pumpkin in a recipe acts as a binder, just like an egg would. Feel free to eat all the raw cookie dough you want (but try to save some for baking too)!
Crumble them on top of yogurt, dip in your coffee or tea, or top with peanut butter! However you eat this morning cookie, your body will thank you.
Spiced Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies
- 1 ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- 2/3 cup old fashion oats
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ Cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
- 1 Cup coconut sugar
- ¼ Cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ Cup pumpkin puree
- ½ Cup dried cranberries
- ½ Cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ Cup chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
- Mix to combine dry ingredients.
- With an electric mixture, beat the butter, coconut sugar and brown sugar until fluffy (3-5 minutes).
- Add vanilla extract and pumpkin puree and continue to mix until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in about 3 increments, mixing on low after each addition.
- Add dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds mix on low until just combined.
- Scoop about 1 Tablespoon of cookie dough for each cookie onto a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes – I tend to under-bake these cookies because I like them soft so I keep it at around 8 minutes!
- Transfer to a cooling wrack and enjoy!
– From Pure Barre enthusiast, Gabrielle Terzano, client at Pure Barre South Jersey, NJ – Haddonfield.
About Gabrielle: My passion is living well, eating healthy and being physically fit. I want to motivate others and be a mentor for people to lose weight or change their lifestyle for the better. I recently received my Master of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Obesity and Nutritional Health from Northeastern University.