I’m feeling a bit nostalgic these days. I just can’t believe summer is already over. When I came home after two sunny weeks in Thailand on Monday, I was shocked how cold and rainy it was. On the plus side, pumpkin season is finally here!!! So a big YAAAY to that! These super easy vegan pumpkin spice breakfast cookies I had the other day definitely cheered me up. And I’m so looking forward to more pumpkin recipes, hearty stews, and all other delicious fall recipes.
We ate the cookies along with a huge pumpkin spice almond latte, so breakfast really couldn’t have been any better. I rarely drink coffee – I just don’t like its bitter taste – but I’d probably die for pumpkin spice latte. As most people, I first tried pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, but I think this one is much better and it contains real pumpkin. For the pumpkin spice breakfast cookies I used my usual pumpkin spice mixture: 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves. The recipe really couldn’t be easier and it’s ready in less than half an hour. You only need one medium bowl, oats, one mashed banana, soaked flax seeds, pumpkin puree, almond milk, agave, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries. I also added two tablespoons of popped amaranth, which gives them an extra boost of iron. If you can’t find popped amaranth, you can also sub it with almond meal.
I love that these pumpkin cookies are not only super delicious but also packed with tons of essential nutrients. Isn’t it just awesome that you can have cookies for breakfast and still eat really healthy? :-)
I hope you guys all have a great weekend. As always, I love hearing from you!