Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Pumpin Breakfast Cookies Recipe by WellConsulted

From the kitchen of Cathy Illman, Director of Health Coaching


Makes about 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ C almond meal or almond flour
  • ⅓ C unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2-3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TB chia seeds, soaked in ¼ C of water for 10 minutes (this will create a chia gel)
  • ½ C pureed pumpkin (from a can is fine)
  • ½ C almond butter
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • ¼ C honey or maple syrup
  • 1 TB freshly grated ginger
  • ½ C walnuts, broken into small pieces
  • ½ C dried currants, cranberries or raisins (no sugar added)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (minus the walnuts and the dried fruit) in a large bowl. Make a small well in the middle and add the wet ingredients.
  3. Using an electric mixer, mix until well combined, then add walnuts and dried fruit and mix gently until just combined.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon out 2-3 TB per cookie. Smoosh the cookies so they are flat – these won’t rise like other cookies do.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, let cool, then enjoy. Store in the fridge for about a week or freeze for a great snack or for breakfast on the run.

Note: These cookies might look daunting, but they are so yummy and always a hit. If you make a batch of these, you’ll have breakfast for days as well as plenty of snacks.