Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (VIDEO)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

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! 


A table with pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast cookies.

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.

A white plate full of breakfast cookies.

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.

Close up of pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast cookie on a wooden table top.

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.

Close up of breakfast cookies on a white plate.

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 Muffins



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 https://jessicainthekitchen.com
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal 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! 
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
  • 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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Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1906IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 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!

  2. Trina says:

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

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

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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?


  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. Shakti says:

    5 stars
    I kid you not – I ate these basically every day during my 2 year master’s program. The recipe is very forgiving – you can mix and match whatever you want, add more nut butters (peanut + almond were personal favorites), bits of nuts if you want more crunch/ texture, more or less maple syrup or chocolate depending on your preferred sweetness, whatever you want! This was such a requested energy bite/ snack amongst my friends that I would make a big batch every week and give some to them to help us get through our long study sessions and work days.
    ALSO you can try this with overripe banana instead of pumpkin and switch up the seasonings a liiittle (no allspice and more cinnamon) for more of a banana bread flavor!

    • Jessica says:

      Haha I do remember that!! I need to make these again because I used to love them sooo much. Oh wow – love the banana bread idea!! Sounds like a new recipe in the making!! Thanks so much Shakti!!

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