Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

This fall I surely had a pumpkin addiction...everything was pumpkin it seemed from breakfast foods to pasta! I was looking for some new breakfast ideas and came across this!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies-adapted from Family, Stamping, and Fun
1 cup unsweetened applesauce or butter,softened(I used a bit less, with 2 tbs butter softened)
2 eggs
1/2 cup honey
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup quick cook oats
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1-2 cups mix ins:dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, nuts(I used 1/4 cup choc. chips and some dried cranberries)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl combine applesauce, butter, eggs, honey, vanilla, and pumpkin. Mix well to combine, stir in oats and set aside for 5 mins. In another bowl sitft together remaining dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in mix ins. Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough out onto cookie sheets. Cook for 15-18 mins(if cookies are big 10 mins if they are using a small scoop).

**The boys helped me make these, they are doing quite well with baking things almost pros...well my 4 yr old is, my 2 yr old helps by eating all the ingredients! I wasn't sure if they would eat these, but Q devoured at least 3 or 4 yesterday. A did like them as well!  They did not spread out or become big cookies at all, but I think that was due to the applesauce being added. Next time I think I'll add more spices!

This has been linked to Newlyweds Pumpkin Link up!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! I may try this soon, I even have a lonely can of pumpkin in my cabinet :)