pumpkin breakfast cookies

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you know I love my dessert for breakfast, and these pumpkin breakfast cookies are my favorite fall go-to grab and go breakfast for busy mornings

pumpkin breakfast cookies

I love sleep. That probably makes me sound boring, and maybe I am. Going out always sounds like a fun thing to do but really I am a homebody.  Pizza and a movie in. Tea and a good book. Netflix and a glass of wine. These are all my idea of a great night.

And I need my sleep. I don’t do well with less than 6 hours, and in and ideal world I would love to get 8 or 9 hours a night every night.

pumpkin breakfast cookies

The trouble is…I don’t sleep very well. I don’t think I have slept through the night since Charlie was born, and he is 16. I hear everything. And if the kids are out for the night, forget it. I worry non stop.

To help myself to sleep better, I try to have my mornings planned out ahead of time. I set the breakfast table before I go to bed, and  have everything prepped and ready to go. Backpacks are loaded and lunches are packed. The less I have to worry about in the morning the better.  Mornings, like today, when we have a doctor or ortho appointment before school  make me a bit more anxious. and I sleep even less than normal. So I like to have an even easier breakfast ready to go.

If you are looking for an easy and delicious grab and go breakfast, these pumpkin cookies are it. Plus, they’re cookies. For breakfast. What could be better? Made with pumpkin, banana, oats, and chocolate chips these cookies are much better for  you than a bowl of cereal, and more fun to eat then a bowl of oatmeal.

And just look at that chocolate.

pumpkin breakfast cookies

pumpkin breakfast cookies


  • 2 ripe bananas, well mashed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  •  1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • line baking sheets with parchment or silpat mats
  • combine banana, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla
  • stir in the oats, cinnamon, and salt, and then fold in the chocolate chips
  • scoop by the tablespoon onto prepared sheets
  • bake 15 minutes
  • cool 2 minutes on baking sheets, and then move to cooling racks

These cookies may be healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but that didn’t stop me from nibbling on them all day long.


pumpkin breakfast cookies

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