Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

Who doesn't want a cookie for breakfast?!

What is you could eat a cookie for breakfast without guilt? A cookie that is satisfying, filling, and energy giving would be a win, right? I think we have the recipe for you! It's delicious and easy. We quadrupled the initial recipe and froze them to continue on our freezer breakfast prep trend

(As an aside, breakfast-to-go freezer meals continues to be one of my most favorite ideas ever. It just works so well for our family. I long ago gave up the illusion of sitting down to breakfast on school mornings and everyone is so much happier with this solution plus I don't worry that they haven't eaten enough or had enough protein.) 

Anyway...back to the recipe. I found this recipe on Leelalicious (I'm excited to try her other breakfast cookies!) and knew we had to try it. I made a few changes for our taste. I think these are perfect for fall and would be fun to customize with different nuts or fruits or sub applesauce for the pumpkin puree. 

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

1/2 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. maple syrup
2 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
2 c. quick oats
1 c. dried cranberries
1 1/3 c. pumpkin seeds
1/2 c. golden flax meal
1 Tb. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. pumpkin puree
4 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt honey and coconut oil. Mix together oats, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, flax, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Add pumpkin, vanilla, eggs, honey, and oil. Stir all together to combine. Drop by 1/4 c. (large scoop) on a baking stone or parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten cookie with the bottom of a cup (spray for easier flattening. Bake for 15-17 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove to wire rack and let fully cool. If freezing, wrap cookies in wax paper and place in freezer bag. To enjoy, remove from freezer and nuke for 20 seconds if desired or let thaw.

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