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Apple Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies


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Apple Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies are a great way to kick off your day. This is a breakfast food that is packed full of flavor and nutritious ingredients. Kids will gobble these up as fast as you can make them!

apple pumpkin breakfast cookies on a table and on a plate

WHAT IS A BREAKFAST COOKIE?

The term breakfast cookie may cause you to think that someone is serving their kids’ unhealthy sweet cookies first thing in the morning.

The good news is that is not typically the case! Breakfast cookies look a lot like a regular cookie. The big difference is in the ingredients.

Breakfast cookies are usually packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like oats, whole grains, nuts, and fruits. There is usually a limited amount of sweeteners involved and very little to no oil.

There are so many different ways to make breakfast cookies that you will never get bored! I love how convenient they are to make and keep on hand for a quick grab and go breakfasts.

Make a batch up on Sunday and we are set for the week!

INGREDIENTS FOR APPLE PUMPKIN BREAKFAST COOKIES

The flavors in these apple pumpkin breakfast cookies are perfect for fall weather. The whole house smelled amazing while these were baking.

  • Apples
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Rolled Oats
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cream Cheese
  • Milk

apple pumpkin breakfast cookies on a white plate

HOW TO MAKE APPLE PUMPKIN BREAKFAST COOKIES

These breakfast cookies are made like regular cookies. There is the option to add a glaze to the top which is delightful but does add some extra calories and sugar to the cookie.

STEP ONE: PREPARE

Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place a layer of parchment paper over the baking sheet you will be using to bake the cookies.

STEP TWO: COOK APPLES

I love the addition of fresh apples in this recipe. It is important to cook the apples so the cookies aren’t too crunchy.

Take a small saucepan and add the peeled and finely chopped apples, butter, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to the pan.

Cook the apples over medium-low heat until they are softened. This usually takes around 10 minutes. Be sure to stir the mixture occasionally.

a pan filled with diced apples, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon next to cinnamon sticks, a bowl of oats, and an apple all on a white wood table

STEP THREE: BLEND OATS

Add one cup of the oats to your food processor or blender. Pulse until they are finely ground.

STEP FOUR: DRY INGREDIENTS

Place the oat flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining oats, flaxseed, 1 tsp cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt and 1/2 cup brown sugar.

Use a whisk to stir these ingredients together.

a white bowl filled with oat flour, brown sugar and spices with a whisk in it next to cinnamon sticks, oats and apples all on a white wood table

STEP FIVE: WET INGREDIENTS

Take a separate bowl and add the applesauce, pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla extract and vegetable oil. Whisk these wet ingredients together until well combined.

applesauce and pumpkin in a white bowl with a wooden spoon next to cinnamon sticks, a white bowl of oats, and two apples all on a white wood table

STEP SIX: COMBINE

It is time to combine the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients. Stir them together.

Pour in the cooked apple mixture to the bowl and stir well.

 

STEP SEVEN: MAKE COOKIES

Now that you have your cookie batter made it is time to form the breakfast cookies. Scoop up large spoonfuls of the batter and drop onto your lined cookie sheet.

This recipe should make about 15 large cookies.

apple pumpkin breakfast cookies dough in mounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

 

STEP EIGHT: BAKE

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the cookies for about 15 minutes. At the halfway point use a spatula to flatten the cookies a little bit.

You want the cookies to be golden brown and set up!

STEP NINE: GLAZE

If you want to add glaze to your cookies you can make the glaze while they are cooking.

Combine the powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and milk and whisk together until well-combined and smooth. You can also mix the glaze ingredients with a mixer if you prefer.

When the cookies are done cooking allow them to cool. Once the cookies are cool spoon some glaze on top of each cookie.

Let the glaze set up a little bit before serving.

These cookies are very freezer friendly or can be stored in an airtight container.

apple pumpkin breakfast cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

APPLE PUMPKIN BREAKFAST COOKIES RECIPE

Are you already drooling just thinking about eating one of these portable breakfast cookies with a mug of milk? You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below and get started making them today!

apple pumpkin breakfast cookies

Apple Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Apple Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies are a great portable breakfast idea that is perfect for busy mornings. The flavors in these cookies are delicious for fall.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 15 people
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cups apples peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cups rolled oats divided
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan, combine apples, butter, 2 T brown sugar, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Cook over medium-low heat until apples are softened, about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Place one cup of oats in a blender or food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  • Pour ground oat flower in a large bowl and add remaining oats, flaxseed, 1 tsp. cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, salt, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Wisk until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together applesauce, pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil.
  • Pour wet ingredients into oat mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add cooked apples to oat mixture and mix until combined.
  • Scoop large spoonfuls of batter onto lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until cookies are set and golden brown. Halfway through the baking time, use a spatula to gently flatten cookies.
  • While the cookies are baking, mix the glaze by combining sifted powdered sugar, cream cheese and milk. Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool, then drizzle a spoonful of glaze on each cookie. Allow cookies to cool completely before serving.
  • Store in an air tight container or freeze for up to three months.

Notes

The glaze is optional but does add a lot of delicious yum to the cookies!

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 1379IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apples, breakfast, pumpkin
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