Gluten Free Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies – Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe!
There’s nothing wrong with cookies for breakfast—when they’re this delicious AND nutritious! Made with real pumpkin, oats, nuts, and raisins, these pumpkin breakfast cookies taste like chewy, soft-baked granola treats.
And, the fragrant blend of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg makes every bite so comforting. For a bit of extra holiday-time indulgence, I made these chocolate chip pumpkin breakfast cookies! Or, use cacao nibs instead for a lower-sugar nutritional boost.
Either way, these goodies are still loaded with wholesome fuel to power you through the morning!
Breakfast Cookies, Chock-full of FUEL
Pumpkin seeds and pecans are both great sources of healthy, satiating fats, as well as dietary fiber to keep you feeling full. And, they add a satisfying crunch to your chewy pumpkin breakfast cookies—which I am ALL about.
With oats as the main ingredient, each cookie is also full of slow-digesting carbs for longer-lasting energy. Plus, oats keep these wholesome pumpkin breakfast cookies whole grain and gluten free!
At just over 200 calories each, they’re a tasty meal prep breakfast that make on-the-go mornings SO much more fun.
¾ cup pumpkin puree
⅓ cup maple syrup
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
2 cups oats
⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
⅓ cup pecans
⅓ cup chocolate chips (dairy-free for vegan, or cacao nibs if preferred)
⅓ cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
In a mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin, maple syrup, coconut oil, egg, vanilla, and spices.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Use an ice cream scoop (or ¼ cup measurement) to transfer scoops onto a baking sheet lined with parchment, with space in between the cookies. These won’t spread in the oven, so flatten each cookie with your hands.