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