Cookies for breakfast anyone? These vegan pumpkin spice breakfast cookies with cranberries are not only super delicious but also packed with nutrients!
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!
Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies
- 2 teaspoons flax seeds
- 4 teaspoons water
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2 tablespoons popped amaranth You can also sub it with almond meal.
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 1/3 cup cranberries
- 1 teaspoon agave
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- Soak the flax seeds in 4 teaspoons of water for about 3 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the pumpkin seeds. Stir in the soaked flax seeds.
- Form 6 to 8 cookies and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle the cookies with the pumpkin seeds.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
Carmen Perez (listen2mama)
Oh these look so good! And I love your photos too. Must make these now that Fall is upon us.
Thanks, Carmen! :-) Oh yeah, fall is definitely here!
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
Thailand?!? That must have been amazing! And these cookies are definitely amazing! The texture looks super chunky and chewy, just the way cookies should be :) Cookie dipped in the fluffy top of a latte = pumpkin perfection!
It really was amazing, Natalie! I had tons of fresh fruit! :-) At first, I was a bit skeptical about finding vegan meals, but it was so easy. Thanks! So glad you like them!
Yum, these sound absolutely delicious. And I love the colours in the pics – perfect Fall colours :) We have been going crazy making pumpkin cookies around here lately, will have to give yours a go too!
Thanks, Donna! :-) I love everything with pumpkins! Can’t wait to make more fall recipes. :-)
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Breakfast cookie! Yes, please!!! These look chock full of goodness and yumminess!
Thanks, Kathy! :-) So glad you like them!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
This summer did fly by way too quickly! Yay for pumpkin season though! These breakfast cookies look so wholesome and delicious!
Thanks, Kelly! :-) Oh yeah, it really did! Can’t believe it’s almost October!!
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
So delicious. I’ve got amaranth but I have to pop it:) Then I’ll make these cookies!
Thanks, Ilona! :-) I’ve never made homemade popped amaranth, I always buy it already popped. This sounds awesome, I really gotta try this. Let me know how you liked the cookies. ;-)
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
O I love the popped amaranth!!!
Me too, Rebecca! I also love adding it to granola. :-)
Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
Yum. I love pumpkin spice everything. These cookies look so pretty with those cranberries and pumpkin seeds too <3
Thanks, Audrey! Me too! :-) I can’t get enough of it!
Yummy! I love that these are colourful with the cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
Thanks, Renu! :-)
Ooooh, those look amazing.
Thanks, Natalie! :-)
Michele @ Two Raspberries
these look so tasty! and breakfast cookies are my favoriteee! YUM! hope you have an awesome weekend girl!
Thanks, Michele! :-) Who would say no to cookies for breakfast, right? This is just awesome!! Have a great weekend too (unfortunately it’s raining here again, but time for more fall recipes. Haha!).
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I’m so glad pumpkin season is finally here! These cookies look amazing! Anything with pumpkin that’s acceptable for breakfast is a winner in my book! :)
Me too, Gayle!! And thanks so much for your kind words. :-)
These look so wholesome, delicious and guilt-free. A must try, for sure!
Thanks, Nicole! :-) I totally agree with you, they really are guilt-free. Isn’t it just great that you can have healthy cookies for breakfast? Someone should have told me this as a kid. :D
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
These look delicious! And I so appreciate that you didn’t use refined sugar! I need to make asap!
Thanks, Chrissa! :-) So happy you like the recipe!
Yum! These look delicious and very easy to make! Thanks for sharing
Thanks, Bianca! :-) They really are super easy to make.