These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are cookies so healthy they can be eaten as breakfast! They’re super tasty, gluten free and vegan! 


These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are cookies so healthy they can be eaten as breakfast! They're super tasty, gluten free and vegan! via

I have great news friends and it involves pumpkin, chocolate chips, oatmeal and cookies for breakfast. Yes, I’m speaking of pumpkin breakfast cookies. The name given to cookies that once realised could easily by the ingredients in your oatmeal (these are actually variations of the ingredients in my daily oatmeal) are given the name cookies because, who doesn’t want to have cookies for breakfast?! I want to have these pumpkin breakfast cookies for breakfast. Every day.

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are cookies so healthy they can be eaten as breakfast! They're super tasty, gluten free and vegan! via

Secondly, I’ve spent the entire last week on not one, but TWO legs! The crutches are gone (maybe due to a slightly impatient person) and I’m readjusting to life on two legs. I just want to say, and I mean this in all seriousness, please appreciate your ability to see, hear, feel and walk. ALL of them. I now know never to take my ability to walk for granted, and I’m so happy that after 5 months it’s almost all over. Pretty soon (aka by December) I will be back in heels!

I will not miss my crutches except for probably trying to reach something in a cupboard way above my head.

Now that that’s over, back to these pumpkin breakfast cookies.

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are cookies so healthy they can be eaten as breakfast! They're super tasty, gluten free and vegan! via

I’ve seen the breakfast cookies phenomenon around but really got into trying to create a fall theme breakfast cookies. Not only do I love pumpkin (thanks mom!) but I’m a fan of all things delicious and healthy. People tend to get scared when they hear vegan cookies but I mean this in all the right ways. These cookies are soft, chewy, hold together well, somehow slightly creamy due to the peanut butter and just the right amount of sweetness that you’d allow in your oatmeal (plus a little). I loved these cookies; we all did.

What I really loved about these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies is that it really was healthy enough for breakfast as opposed to dessert. If you’re like me and actually prefer lighter desserts to decadent desserts, it could easily double as dessert. Last month I picked up quick oats by accident and notice they almost melted away, but finally found a great purpose for them! They work perfectly here because instead of adding too much chew, they add the firm cookie but melt-in-your-mouth effect. Combined with the always accepted flavour of sweet pumpkin, and of course, chocolate chips. I didn’t have much seeds on hand, but I would also add some seeds in there if you wanted to, and feel free to experiment with different kinds of nut butters!

This is one cookie I will definitely be getting into a whole lot more.

These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are cookies so healthy they can be eaten as breakfast! They're super tasty, gluten free and vegan! via

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:



Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is made with delicious homemade pumpkin puree, refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free! This bread is soft, decadent AND healthy! #pumpkin #chocolate #glutenfree #vegan #healthy #pumpkinchocolatechip

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are soft and loaded with delicious sweet pumpkin and chocolate while being very healthy and gluten free! #pumpkin #chocolate #glutenfree #vegan #healthy #pumpkinchocolatechip #muffin-6


These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are cookies so healthy they can be eaten as breakfast! They're super tasty, gluten free and vegan! via
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (VIDEO)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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Cook Time:
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Serves: 10-13
Category: Breakfast
  • 2 1/4 cups rolled quick oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.* Line a baking sheet with a SILPAT or other silicone baking mat.

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add in the wet ingredients in order.
  • Use a wooden spoon or spatula and stir together until together, stirring for about 30 seconds so as to incorporate everything but not over mix. The batter should be sticky and thick.
  • Using a little less than 3 tablespoons for each cookie, form dough firmly into cookies, and place on baking mat. Leave a little space between each cookie (they won't spread out while baking but will puff up just a little bit).
  • Bake for 15 minutes on the top rack of your oven until tops are golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking mat then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

*In general, I find when making recipes that are gluten free or use gluten free flours baking at 25 degrees less is always best.

Cookies will last up to 3-5 days in an airtight storage container.



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  1. Cookies for breakfast is always a good thing – so many yummy recipes on this site! Keep on creating tasty healthy food 🙂

  2. Breakfast cookies are the BEST!!! And with cinnamon, pumpkin and chocolate chips?! These are winning!! love!

  3. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says:

    Cookies for breakfast?! Ohh yes I am totally in!! They look gorgeous and thick.. love the flavours. . Yumm!! 🙂

  4. Great minds think alike!! We both posted healthy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this morning 🙂 And yet the recipes are so different so I’m dying to try yours! Pinned 🙂

  5. Oh how delicious! These are healthy yet perfect for fall. Pinned!

  6. The cookies look super delicious! I would love these for breakfast- the spices and flavours all sound divine!

  7. Now this is my kind of breakfast cookie! I love the pumpkin and chocolate chip combo. So perfect for the fall, Jessica! Pinned!

  8. Cookies for breakfast are the BEST! and that’s so true..we must appreciate what we have…we don’t realize the importance unless we are deprived of it..happy to read that you will be back in your heels soon 🙂

  9. I’m so happy to hear you are back on both legs. Five months is a long time!
    These breakfast cookies look so delicious! I love the oats

  10. I’m all about cookies for breakfast…especially awesome pumpkin ones this time of year!!!

  11. I’m loving the fact that pumpkin is in season. I have a stash in my fridge right now. Will give this a try in the upcoming days.

  12. It must feel so good to ditch those crutches! Breakfast cookies are the best. Love this pumpkin chocolate chip version!

  13. Jess, these cookies are definitely more healthy than the brownies I had for breakfast and they look just as delicious! I’m printing this recipe out so that I can make these for breakfast! I can’t believe you were on crutches for 5 months!! Thank goodness you’re almost recovered 100%. I’m legally blind and can’t see ANYTHING without my glasses (which I’ve been wearing since the 2nd grade). I think all the time how devastated I’d be if I lost my sight completely. You’re right – we should always appreciate being able bodied.

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Nancy!! Yes our senses are ability to walk are so important – I’m so glad you still have your sight girl that is crazy! I also hope you enjoy the cookies 🙂 🙂

  14. Good to hear you are back on both feet again! These cookies are my kind of breakfast. Love all the healthy goodies packed in them!

  15. For breakfast?! WHAT?! LOVING this, I could eat them every day!

  16. Nice combination of flavors, Jessica! The idea of peanut butter AND pumpkin AND chocolate sounds lovely. I’ll take it! Thanks, Jessica!

  17. Yay! Happy to hear you’re back on two feet now! And these cookies? How did you know that breakfast cookies are my ultimate weakness? Multiply that by 1 billion if it has pumpkin and chocolate in it. Love these little beauties! Pinned.

  18. My breakfasts usually begin with a smoothie and cookie/muffin, so this oatmeal breakfast cookie recipe is perfect for me. I have never had a pumpkin flavoured breakfast cookie before… definitely need to recreate the recipe!

  19. Loving all the pumpkin all over the blogosphere! And if I can eat these for breakfast I’m golden.
    Have a great day Jessica!

  20. Yay, I’m so happy to hear that your crutches are off and you’re back on your feet now 🙂 These cookies look awesome! Love breakfast cookies especially when they’re jam packed with pumpkin goodness and chocolate!

  21. Tash says:

    I am so happy to hear that you are out of crutches! Celebrate with a massive batch of your favourite cookies in the world. These look EXCELLENT by the way! So wholesome and round. As sad as I am that summer is fading away…autumn (or fall) = PUMPKIN SEASON!! Return of the pumpkins all over the blog-osphere. I am so ready for this.

  22. These look amazing! I have a friend who adores anything pumpkin – he’s going to swoon! Pinned!

  23. Jane D says:

    YUM!! I just made these. They are going to be a perfect replacement for granola bars in the kids school lunchs and for breakfasts on the go! (I did not have allspice, so I used nutmeg, but decreased the amount to 1/4t.)

  24. Michele says:

    I’m curious what the serving size is. All ten cookies? And what are the stats (calories, fat, sugars, etc?)

  25. Sara says:

    I don’t usually comment on blogs, but I had to on this one. I made these a few nights ago for breakfast, and they are perfect! I love the pumpkin/peanut butter combo, and I love that they have some protein. I did substitute honey for the maple syrup, since I didn’t have any maple syrup. Yum. Thanks so much!

    • Jessica says:

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed them Sara! Thanks so much for the feedback. 🙂

  26. Kellene says:

    I just discovered your site and I love it! Great recipes! Have you tried making the cookies with old fashioned oats? I wonder if that would make them too dense. I will give it a whirl this weekend and try to remember to report back.

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Kellene,

      Sorry I’m just getting back to you! Old fashioned oats wouldn’t work since yes, they would be too dense and take longer to cook (burning the other ingredients). However, if you do try them and they work, let me know! Hope that helps!

  27. Kellene says:

    Hi Jessica – I finally got around to making these today. Oh wow! So good. I love the peanut butter and pumpkin combo. I may add a touch more maple syrup next time to satisfy the sweet tooths (sweet teeth?) around here. Me, I think they’re perfect!

  28. Robin says:

    I just found your site and decided to make these breakfast cookies. They have to be the BEST breakfast cookies I’ve made so far! Thanks so much for the recipe! I’ll be back to your site soon! 😉

    • Jessica says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them Robin! You’re so welcome and thanks so much for the feedback!! 🙂

  29. Louise Beauchamp says:

    What is the nutritional value of these cookies… eg. calories? protein? sugar??
    They sound so yummy! I’ll make them for sure but I am also trying to lose weight 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Louise! I’m not sure but I do know it’s low in sugar but good in protein and quite healthy for you! I hope that helps – I don’t have the calorie count!

  30. Tina says:

    Do you have the nutritional data for this recipe?

  31. Tracy Desjardins says:

    These are absolutely FANTASTIC. I made a triple batch for a fitness event for work tomorrow…thank you sooo very much!!! I need creative cooks like you in my life! BRAVO!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Tracy,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed my cookies!! You’re so welcome – you’ve reminded me that I need to make them again soon!

  32. Trina says:

    Pinning and winning with this recipe. Can’t wait to get home to kitchen to get my bake on with these! Thanks!

  33. I love this kind of recipe, its delicious and healthy!

  34. Heidi says:

    Could you use almond butter in the place of peanut butter??

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Definitely, but peanut butter tastes the best here! Hope that helps. 🙂

  35. Hi!

    I am building out my Back to School 30 day freezer challenge for my blog (30 days worth of freezer breakfast and dinner meals to make life easier) and stumbled upon these cookies, they look delicious! Would they freeze well? If so, how would you recommend defrosting them?


  36. Jen says:

    I made these and they are delicious, but they’re very crumbly. Did I do something wrong? Can I add more peanut butter or something to help them hold together better?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Jen, I’m sorry to hear that – not sure why! Yes you can definitely add more peanut butter!

  37. Megan says:

    For the raw brownie bites can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter or what else can I use?

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Megan! We haven’t tried this substitution but you can try it and let us know how it turns out! We hope you enjoy!

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