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plate of breakfast cookies with some on a cooling rack with milk and fresh fruit all around

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 3 dozen cookies 1x


The best kind of cookie is the kind that you can eat for breakfast and these breakfast cookies are packed with vegetables, naturally sweetened, full of fiber and healthy fat and will keep your kids full longer than a bowl of cold sugar cereal, so why not serve a cookie for breakfast?!


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate chips, optional about 1 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl beat together the pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and melted butter. Add the eggs and beat well to combine. Add the vanilla and stir to combine.
  3. Add the flour, oats, baking powder, soda, and salt and mix well to combine. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes (this gives the whole grains a minute to absorb the liquid). If using the chocolate chips, add them and stir to combine.
  4. Use a 1.5 tablespoon scoop to scoop out balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with an additional 5-6 chocolate chips (gentle press them into the dough before baking).
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Remove for the oven and allow to rest on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before placing the cookies on a cooling wrack.
  6. Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Store in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to 3 months.


  • These are great with a teaspoon of cinnamon added to the dough or pumpkin pie spice if you like that flavor profile (we do!).
  • I highly recommend adding a few dark chocolate chips. It really makes them feel like "cookies".
  • You can also add dried fruit and nuts to your liking, it's a forgiving recipe.
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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