Baking Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Healthy Fun

Monster Pumpkin Cookies

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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.  

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.  

Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Yummy!

Monster Pumpkin Cookies by Jodie Fitz

(breakfast pumpkin cookies)

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.

Note: You can turn them 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 or ribbon.

Baking Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Healthy Fun

Baking Monster Pumpkin Cookies are Healthy Fun
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.



Notes

Note:  You can turn them 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 or ribbon.



Remember there are a lot of great lessons in every recipe.  Here are a few with Pumpkin Cookies;

  • Oven safety
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Folding
  • Cracking eggs

Cheers to Better Bites and making Pumpkin Cookies ~ Jodie

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.

Looking for other pumpkin recipes in relation to breakfast?  Try these pumpkin pancakes.  They are delish!

Pumpkin Pancakes

 

 

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

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