Monday, October 18, 2010

RECIPE: Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie

I wanted to make a lower sugar version of a cookie for my kids' breakfasts and snacks.  This is what I came up with.  It's pretty tasty. I made these for my OAMC and now we can eat them all month long.  YUM!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie (adapted from this recipe)
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1-1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cups dried cranberries

In a mixing bowl, combine butter, honey, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla and stir well.  Add oats and stir until combined.  Let sit for 5 minutes.  In separate bowl, sift flour, soda, salt, and spices.  Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture.  Stir to combine.  Add cranberries and combine well.

Use a large scoop and scoop onto baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Press the tops down slightly to flatten the cookie.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-18 minutes. 

This makes 17-18 large cookies.

These freeze great.  I also made some using the butterscotch chips from the original recipe, but it was way too sweet for me; especially first thing in the morning.   But you change it up to suit your family.  That's what recipes are for!

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Alicia said...

Oooh, pumpkin AND craisins! That's a winner in my book! I'll have to try these...

Tracey said...

I'm so excited that it's the time of year to incorporate pumpkin flavors into my cooking! These sound hearty and tasty!!

Unknown said...

Yes, I could happily eat this, at breakfast. What a wonderful combination. Thanks for linking it to MMM. You are causing many people to have happier lives with such a recipe.

Susie said...

Love it!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

This sounds like a great breakfast bar. Healthy too. I might swap out the craisins with chocolate chips through. I can't start my day without a little chocolate. :)

Trine Bean said...

o my good golly gosh a cookie for breakfast. You're my hero.

Janet said...

These sound so yummy.

Heather S-G said...

Cookies for breakfast? Yes, Please! They sound great...thanks for sharing them with the hearth and soul hop this week!

Zelma's Workshop said...

Happy TT

Miz Helen said...

Oh these look amazing. I can't wait to try them...yummy!
Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Brenda said...

Breakfast cookies are so fun, I love that this one is pumpkin!

Its A Blog Party said...

Cookies for Breakfast what could be better! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Christy said...

Delicious, healthy and a cookie - so it is a grab and go meal - perfect in my book! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Kori said...

Oh, these sound delicious! I made a cookie similar to this a couple weeks ago, with dried cherries, but I think the cranberries would be great too! Yum!

SnoWhite said...

I really like the sound of this recipe -- thanks!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love the sound of these, and it's wonderful they've got such wholesome ingredients too!

Lisa said...

What a great way to be able to have dessert for breakfast and still feel good about it.

Tina Butler said...

Have you ever made these without the pumpkin? My son would love the pumpkin but my daughter I think would like the plain oatmeal version.

Nikki (Coupon Cookin) said...

Yummy! This is a great recipe. I look forward to trying it out. Thanks for linking up and sharing.
Have a great day!

Rebecca Jean said...

Man, I can't wait to make these! What a great anytime snack and so perfect for Fall.

I don't have any dried cranberries, but I do have some fresh ones down in the freezer. I wonder how they'll work? I actually have a bag thawed in the refrigerator that I need to use up. I may just whip a batch of these up today.

Thanks for linking to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Melanie Big said...

Yummy! Love the fruit chunks on your cookies. I should probably try this recipe and share with my health conscious friends.

Melanie Schoenhut said...

This one is already to my recipe try out list. Thanks for sharing this one. I think cranberries and pumpkin combination is perfect.


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