Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. Delicious!
So far I have shared Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies and Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies and you all loved them both. But really who wouldn’t love cookies for breakfast?!
The latest version of oatmeal breakfast cookies that I have come up with are these Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. I decided to go with pumpkin because it is perfect for fall and the holidays.
They turned out just like I wanted. Moist, delicious, and a pretty healthy breakfast.
These are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go, but I think they would also make a great addition to a holiday breakfast because they are easy to make ahead and freeze.
My kids love it when I add chocolate chips to these, but I don’t always do that. The chocolate chips make them a little less healthy, but a little more kid friendly. When I made the last few batches of these I made some with chocolate chips and some without. Either way they are delicious.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Change up your basic bowl of oatmeal with these easy to make pumpkin oatmeal breakfast cookies. Yes, you can have cookies for breakfast.
- 3 cups quick cooking oats (I use gluten free oats)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 3/4 - 1 cup chocolate chips
- In a large bowl mix all ingredients together. (If using chocolate chips add those last)
- Drop by the spoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.
- Let cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet than remove from pan to cooling rack.
- Serve these warm or make ahead and freeze until ready to use. These also last in the fridge for a few days.
For gluten free version be sure to use gluten free oats.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 133Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
I do not typically refrigerate my cookies (cookie jar) or muffins, is there any particular reason these need to be?
I don’t think you have to refrigerated these, but I find they hold up better and for longer if I do since they are more of a dense oatmeal cookie with no flour. If I am going to use them the next day I don’t refrigerate them, but longer than that I like to.
You read my mind. Last night I was searching on line for a healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookie to satisfy a craving. And today I open my email to find your recipe! Thanks so much. I look forward to making these. They look pretty Weight Watchers friendly as cookies go. I”m off to determine their Points Plus value.
Can’t wait to try these! My boys loved the peanut butter version but these my son can take for snack to school (don’t know why I didn’t think to make a pumpkin version myself since I am going through at least 2 cans of pumpkin a week with baking- but thanks!)
I have some pumpkin pie filling to use up. Could I use that instead?
Do you mean like the can of pumpkin pie filling? It would probably work if you adjust some of the other ingredients. I have not used that in awhile, but I think it has sugar, seasoning, and a few other things in it. So, it is probably worth trying if you cut back or cut out the other ingredients that is contains. I hope that helps.
Omgoodness!!! These are heavenly! I substituted applesauce for the butter & they were wonderful. My daughters friend said these were the best cookies she’d ever ate (she told me not to tell her mom…lol). Will definitely be making these again. My I might use less brown sugar & 1/2 c. Of chocolate chips next time. I’m a diabetic & I can have 1-2 cookies & satisfy my sweet tooth. 🙂
Where do you get gluten free oats?? Thanks
Whole Foods, health food stores, and some grocery stores have them. I usually get them through amazon though and buy them by the case, which is like 4 packages because it is usually cheaper.
I was wondering if any kind of substitute sweetener could be used rather than the brown sugar? I like to use agave nectar or honey.
Isn’t this basically your pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe with less milk? I make the baked oatmeal all.the.time & have the recipe almost memorized. This looks very familiar!
Yes, that is basically all I do for these. Same thing with the PB version. It is the basic baked oatmeal with less liquid.
These were awesome! I put dark chocolate chips and some shredded coconut in it and sprinkled some pumpkin pie spuce on them and they were soooo good
Do you freeze the dough and cook later or do you cook them and the freeze them for future consumption?
I find with these that cooking them and then freezing them works best.
I used steamed butternut squash for the canned pumpkin – an awesome cookie!
I have replaced the egg with ground flax – worked well!
I also reduce the sugar to 1/3 cup and chocolate chips to 1/2 cup – wonderfully satisfying!
I love that this cookie is so easy to work with and works well for all sorts of dietary needs!
The recipe does not say how many cookies this makes.
It makes 18-20 depending on how large you make them.
I loved these breakfast cookies! The only thing I changed was using coconut oil instead of butter and I tried a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice in my second batch. As with the first batch using cinnamon I was not really tasting the spices. Next time I might add even more spice just for fun.
Thank you! 🙂
I am glad you enjoyed them! And yes pumpkin pie spice is a great idea!
Using a cookie dough scooper I was able to get 30 normal size cookies each batch. I used a fork to flatten them before baking otherwise they stayed in a ball shape even after baking.
These are great! As a working guy who wants something to grab and go that will keep me going in the morning but still reasonable healthy, these are perfect. Just made my first batch, really looking forward to breakfast tomorrow. Thanks
I hope you enjoy them! We love them for busy mornings.
I love these breaskfast cookies! I have been looking for these, so easy to grab and go. Thanks so much!
quick oats grinded (powder) ???
No not ground. There are two kinds of oats old fashioned oats and quick cooking oats. This recipe uses the quick cooking kind, not the old fashioned oats.
How do you thaw them to serve? Do you reheat them? Thanks for a great gluten-free recipe!
We usually just reheat them in the microwave, but you can take them out ahead of time to thaw and either reheat that way or eat room temperature. We usually like to heat them though when eating them after frozen. I hope that helps and that you enjoy them.
Love oatmeal and peanut butter. Love your site. Will be making these when I bake and cook on Thursday.
Thanks. I hope you enjoy them! They are perfect for this time of year.
I am a fan of raisins so I put a cup in for the chocolate chips and applesauce for the butter. I did soak the raisins in the milk for a few min first.