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At the end of every summer, when the nights become just a little cooler, and the vibrant green colour of leaves start to fade to the comforting hues of yellows, reds, and oranges, pumpkin flavoured everything comes to life and reminds us all that the end of summer is a good thing! And fall mornings just got a lot tastier with these Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies!  Oh, and healthier too!

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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies soothe the soul – no, really; they do! That could be partially because of the mild heat of the cinnamon, but I’d rather believe that it’s because life returns to normal in the fall and our favoured routines return to our lives.

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I’ve already disclosed my hatred for summer, so now, let me tell you just how much I love fall and winter. I’m not a dark and broody person, by no means, but I do love it when the seasons change from constant sunshine to a dull, cool, gray. 

I love the cold; I love when it’s dark at 5pm. (Even though taking pictures for this blog becomes a nightmare with lack of natural light!)  I love sweaters and bulky jackets.  I’ll rarely be seen wearing a hat, but gloves become a favourite accessory.  And, hopefully, by the grace of God, we’ll get at least 3 or 4 heavy snow days so that I can wear my Sorel boots more than once during the winter! 

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Comfort foods switch from barbeques to soups and stews. Root vegetables become the vegetable of choice.  And, binge watching Netflix, and lounging with blankets, and wearing socks becomes acceptable – nay, necessary!

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And, Dear Reader, above it all, comes pumpkin season – lattes and cookies, cakes and pies, stews and soups, and even recipes as simple as chunky diced turnip, beets, carrots, squash, etc. all tossed with salt, pepper, and olive oil and roasted until sweet and tender. #wakemeupwhenSeptemberends

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I know there are many of you who will disagree with me, but that’s ok. To you, I offer this recipe in exchange!  I’m sure this  Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie will mend our differences.  #foodmakeseverythingbetter

Oh, lastly, you can find the recipe I use for homemade pumpkin spice here.  It’s so much better and cheaper than the store bought stuff!

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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
Yields 16
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
17 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
17 min
Total Time
32 min
150 calories
21 g
23 g
7 g
3 g
4 g
47 g
85 g
10 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
47g
Yields
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 23mg
8%
Sodium 85mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 21g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
25%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
2%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  2. ¼ cup honey
  3. 2 cups quick cook oats
  4. ⅔ cup dried cranberries
  5. ⅔ cup pumpkin seeds, unsalted
  6. ¼ cup flaxseeds
  7. 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  8. ½ teaspoon sea salt
  9. ½ cup pumpkin puree, canned
  10. 2 large eggs, whisked
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a Silpat liner or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Over low heat, in a small sauce pan, melt the coconut oil and honey together. Don’t overheat, just slightly melt it enough for both ingredients to blend.
  3. In a large bowl, add all ingredients, pour in the melted honey and coconut oil and stir to combine.
  4. Once fully incorporated, portion into ¼ cup amounts and using the palm of your hand as a mold, form the batter into puck-like shapes and transfer to the cookie sheet.
  5. There’s no need to allow room for expansion, because these cookies will not grow in the oven. When baking, they keep their shape very well.
  6. Bake for 17 minutes; remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish the cooling process.
  7. Store in an air-tight container on your countertop. Refrigeration is not needed.
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calories
150
fat
7g
protein
3g
carbs
21g
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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

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