Some days you just want cookies for breakfast. But how can you justify that to yourself? Well let’s see… Pumpkin? It’s a vegetable and there’s lots of vitamin A for your eyes (plus, it’s fall so it’s pretty much obligatory). Oats? They’re a whole grain high in fiber. Chocolate chips? Er… Okay so that last one is questionable, but all in all here’s a relatively healthy cookie recipe that you can get away with making for breakfast. 😛
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 18 small cookies
- 1 + 1/2 cup rolled oats, divided
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Blend 1 cup rolled oats into oat flour. In a medium bowl, combine oat flour with 1/2 cup whole rolled oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, sugar, coconut oil, and egg.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Scoop 1.5 tbsp portions of dough onto a lined baking sheet. Press the mounds of dough down slightly as the cookies will not spread during baking.
- Bake for 15 min. Enjoy warm or for added moistness, store in an airtight container overnight and enjoy for breakfast!