Baking Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Healthy Fun

Monster Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin Cookies are easy, delicious and good enough to be part of a breakfast bite.  They are kid-tested and kid-approved.

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Baking Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Healthy Fun

These pumpkin cookies, turned monsters, are actually designed for breakfast bar munching yum. 

Pumpkin cookies are great to grab as you’re running out the door on a busy morning or to pack in the lunchbox.  Pumpkin cookies are all about pumpkin and spice and everything nice, which is what we all want this time of year.  

Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Yummy!

In fact, for the pumpkin latte parent lovers out there, after the kiddos are on the bus you can take a deep breath sip on your latte and enjoy one off these pumpkin cookies for your own energy boost.  

Baking Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Healthy Fun

Monster Pumpkin Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup 100% pumpkin
  • 4 oz. cinnamon applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup rolled oats


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Using an electric mixer, mix the egg, pumpkin, applesauce,
maple syrup, brown sugar and vanilla extract together.

Add in the flours, baking powder and salt.  Mixing the dry ingredients together with the
wet ingredients. 

Fold in the raisins, sunflower seeds and rolled oats into
the batter.

Using a medium sized cookie scoop, evenly distribute the
dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.  This batter will make 12 breakfast cookies.

Bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes.

Let the cookies cool completely before serving.


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Monster Fun! You can turn these yummy bites into cookie monsters by simply adding candy eyes and serving them in a fun parchment paper we found at a crafting store.  We tied them with colorful cross stitch thread, but you can also use colorful ribbon.

Cooking with Kids: Remember there are a lot of great lessons in every recipe.  Here are a few to focus on with Pumpkin Cookies;

  • Baking and oven safety
  • Electric Mixing and safety precautions
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Folding
  • Cracking eggs
  • Following Directions

Want more pumpkin?  Looking for other pumpkin recipes in relation to breakfast?  Try these pumpkin pancakes.  They are delish and HUGE hit!

Pumpkin Pancakes


P.SWant more healthy food fun?

If you haven’t already, signed up for my brand new program coming out called Better Bites™ join us today!

Better Bites is all about the adventures of Recipe Girl and Teeny the tiny taste tester.  You can register your family, or school, for this adventurous food fun program as we increase our love for fruits and veggies in an innovative new program. 

Recipe Girls and Teeny will be teaming up and introducing their team of fruit and veggie friends starting very soon. They are also teaming up with a couple of friends who will encourage Better Sips™and Better Sips™ along the way.  I can’t wait for you to meet all of my new friends here at the site.

Here is the link to sign up for Better Bites.

5 Comments on “Baking Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Healthy Fun”

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  2. We love your Monster Pumpkin Cookies! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen. I love visiting your gathering each week. Hope you have a great week ahead. xo

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