This recipe was originally published in September 2016. It was updated in March 2018.
Is there anything better than pumpkin-everything season? Being able to eat pumpkin cookies for breakfast without the guilt, of course! I LOVE pumpkin cookies, they’re my favorite. But paleo breakfast pumpkin cookies take it to a whole new level because there’s no sugar, no gluten or dairy, and they’re healthy while still tasting delicious. What could be better?
So this recipe is super easy, mostly for cost and convenience, but also to make it as clean as possible. They have to have nutritional value if we’re going to be able to eliminate the guilt, right?
Pumpkin helps to make that happen because it brings so much nutrition to the table! They’ve got great fiber, and loads of vitamins such as Vitamin A, potassium, riboflavin, and copper. They also produce pumpkin seeds, which have incredible health benefits on their own! I don’t know who made pumpkin recipes so popular in the Fall, but I fully support it.
Baking time for these pumpkin breakfast cookies will depend on your oven. Some people have no problem with how they turn out according to the directions, but others find they have to bake them a little longer. Just keep an eye on them and take them out when they look good to you.
Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies
Paleo Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies
Yield 20 cookies
Pumpkin cookies are just about a rite of passage once fall hits. But if you're looking to stay healthy through the holiday season, then try these guilt-free paleo breakfast pumpkin cookies!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add everything to a bowl and mix together thoroughly.
- Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Let it cool for 5 minutes before eating.
- Store in sealed container in refrigerator for 1 week.
Courses Breakfast, Dessert
Serving Size 2 cookies
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11 g
Sodium 14 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I use grass-fed collagen in this recipe to give it a bit of a protein boost. It’s really amazing in recipes because it has no flavor, yet is full of health benefits. It’s perfect for the kids because then they get to eat cookies for breakfast, but they don’t have to know how healthy they are!
We really love these cookies, but keep in mind that they are not sweet like a normal cookie. This is why they are healthier than normal cookies, and the benefit of having them as a breakfast snack; we don’t want to sugar up our bodies first thing in the morning!
If you really can’t deal with the original, not so sweet version, you can add 1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar to the recipe.
Have you made these cookies? Let me know how you liked them in the comments!