Pumpkin chocolate chip baked breakfast cookies

Hi! How about a cookie?

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Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve found myself back on the oats wagon. It might just be the season, but I’ve found myself enjoying oats more frequently in fave recipes like these beloved pancakes, breakfast cookie dough cereal, baked oatmeal and breakfast cookies. We’re going through some kind of crazy heat wave right now in San Diego, so I did something that makes a lot of sense:

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Broke out the pumpkin.

I couldn’t help myself when I thought of how amazing it would be in a baked breakfast cookie component. 

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Pumpkin, in addition to being nutrient-dense and holiday-centric veggie, is also extremely filling. When I include pumpkin puree into oats or a smoothie, the combo is so much more satisfying (and tastes like pie; always a good thing).

These little cookies contain a kick of cinnamon spice, whole grains, and protein.

Oh, and chocolate. Chocolate for breakfast is always a wise choice πŸ˜‰

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Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a whirl! Please let me know what you think πŸ™‚

Pumpkin chocolate chip baked breakfast cookies
Serves 8
A sweet breakfast treat, perfect to make ahead and enjoy throughout the week. These are especially wonderful with a cup of coffee and plate of scrambled eggs and fruit, or crumbled onto yogurt.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
12 min
  1. 2 cups old-fashioned oats (for gluten-free, be sure to use certified GF oats)
  2. 1 big scoop (42g) vanilla protein powder (I used Raw Fit)
  3. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  5. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  7. Pinch of sea salt
  8. 2 tablespoons melted grassfed butter (unsalted)
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  11. 1 egg
  12. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  13. 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  14. 1/2 cup almond milk
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray two cookie sheets with nonstick spray or olive oi.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, protein, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well-combined.
  3. 3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. 4. In another bowl, whisk together the butter, egg, almond milk, vanilla, pumpkin and brown sugar. Pour this mixture onto the dry mixture and stir well until a nice dough forms.
  5. 5. Using a tablespoon or melon ball scooper, scoop the dough onto the cookie sheets and lightly press down to make cookie shapes.
  6. 6. Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely.
  1. Don't have pumpkin? Mashed sweet potato would work nicely, too!
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Nutrition stats are here, too.

Have a great day <3



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  1. I gave in and opened my first can of pumpkin last week. It has been all downhill since. I am looking forward to making these! Thanks Gina!

  2. Awesome recipe! πŸ™‚

    Out of curiosity, how does the Raw Fit protein powder compare to Sunwarrrior Classic in your opinion? I usually use Sunwarrior, but I am always curious about trying new products.

  3. I still haven’t broken into the pumpkin yet. But I’m saving this one for later. It looks delicious!

  4. Yesssss. I am ready for pumpkin. Can’t wait to make these after this weekend’s grocery run.

  5. I made a mistake last week of posting a flourless pumpkin almond choc chip muffin recipe I was tinkering with and suddenly social media went crazy on me. Everyone wanted the recipe this second. I was surprised everyone wanted pumpkin so soon. It’s so hot here still. I still don’t want to bake much.

  6. I love pumpkin, I love fall, but I can’t get into it yet. It’s just too hot! Now maybe if I find some pumpkin ice cream somewhere!

  7. I can’t wait to try these out! I’ve been making pumpkin “brownies” with a handful of dark chocolate chips thrown in. It’s basically like a pumpkin pie in a brownie pan. Delicious!

  8. Thanks for sharing! Looks awesome!

  9. I don’t think the batter will last until I bake it! NOM NOM ONM

  10. I just made these. With no pumpkin on hand, banana worked well instead. Yum!

  11. Hey Gina, would these work without the protein powder? Is there something I could substitute instead? They look yummy!!

  12. YUM. YUM. YUM.

    WANT. NOW!

    P.S. I’m dying to make your pumpkin cheesecakes for one, also! Now I just have to decide which pumpkin recipe to make first!!

  13. These look delicious Gina. I will definitely have to make these soon.

  14. Wow, those look amazing! I’m ready to take a smoothie break anyway. πŸ™‚

  15. #allthepumpkin. The struggle is so real right now.

  16. Those will definitely be made this weekend for next weeks breakfast/snacks. My 4yr old loved the original baked bfast cookie and so do I. Who doesn’t love having a cookie for bfast. Actually, that original recipe is how I found you, so it one of my favs.

  17. Wow! This looks delicious! Plus pumpkin, may favorite, is your main ingredient! Gotta love to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  18. i dont mean to be THAT person, but in your description, you say, ” these would be wonderful with a cup of cup…”… cup of what? haha
    (side note, i have had pumpkin oats the past 3 days and have eaten pumpkin every day for almost the past 1-2 weeks. so YUM.! libbys is also at WF not and tastes so much different plain πŸ˜‰ )

  19. Can’t wait to make these!!! I’m totally pretending it’s fall even though it’s 86 degrees here.

  20. I’m going to give you a random comment today on how awesome your food pics are recently! Definitely see the improvements!

  21. These look yummy! I love everything pumpkin!

  22. Ahhh the urge for pumpkin is strong! Best just to give in! These cookies sound delish!!

  23. These look delicious!! What can I use in place of butter? Coconut oil?

  24. I am planning on making baked pumpkin bars this weekend. I am definitely going to use your recipe as a base because I was a little considered about baking the bars. I will let you know how they turn out πŸ™‚


  25. I just made a batch and they’re fresh out of the oven! They’re really good, I like that they’re not overly sweet. They’re a little crumbly but that’s probably because they’re still hot–I was hungry! πŸ˜‰

  26. Made these this afternoon with my kiddo’s and it is DEFINITELY a keeper! When I told them they could have one for breakfast before school they just could not believe it! πŸ˜€ I struggle to find things for my picky 6 year old, so this is just perfect for me to throw in her lunches instead of a store bought granola bar!

    Thanks for all the fun recipes! πŸ™‚

  27. Just made a batch for the afternoon slump at work this week…delicious!

  28. These are soooo good! Just an FYI, I subbed coconut oil for butter and did a flax egg and still came out delicious πŸ™‚ thanks!

  29. Mmmmm just made these and they are delish!!! Thanks for the recipe, I will have to make this again soon.

  30. Just made these – they are amazing! I generally dislike the consistency of oatmeal as a warm or cold breakfast, but baked into cookie form is great! I may try a variation of cinnamon and apple next! Thank you πŸ™‚

  31. Can’t wait to try these!

  32. How many in a serving? Does it just make 8?

  33. What a great excuse to have cookies for breakfast! Thank you for posting the nutrition facts as well! I love when I can see those πŸ™‚

  34. I’m definitely going to make these and either eliminate or sub the sugar. I’ve gotten to where I don’t need stuff as sweet as I used to. I’m probably going to use coconut oil too, as someone else suggested.

    Random, but I know that you love Trader Joe’s as much as I do and you’re a pumpkin-aholic so… I was grocery shopping a few days ago and saw that they had TJ’s pumpkin bagels. Only one bag left. My rationale is that I will eat one after my 10 mile run on Saturday, and my husband will eat the rest. Ha! Then one of the guys working there said I HAD to pick up the pumpkin cream cheese to go with it. So, naturally… Needless to say, the hubs ate one this morning, and my-oh-my, the bite I had was deeeeelicious! Just saying. Maybe you’ve had them before??!

  35. My son loves these these breakfast cookies. I make a batch of these and your other breakfast cookies at the same time and wraped them individually then freeze them. I pull them out the night before and he eats them with yogurt before school.

  36. I made these for the first time this morning and am eating as I’m typing LOL! I made a few minor alterations but HOLY OMG they are perfectly yummy and healthy and delish!!!! I’m taking baby steps into the GF/AIP protocol – wish me luck! Hugs, Holly

  37. I am baking this now!!

  38. Really great. I didn’t have any chocolate chips so I just added chia seeds instead!

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