Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Cookies are flourless and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. These cookies are paleo and perfect for a healthy fall breakfast or snack.

Even though the Autumnal Equinox is still a few days away, I couldn't wait to share another pumpkin recipe. Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Cookies are my new favorite {healthy} snack!

I came up with this recipe while thinking of new ways to incorporate chia seeds into my life. Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, omega-3 fats, and protein {source}. In this recipe, the seeds combine with pumpkin and pumpkin spice for a fall-happy breakfast cookie. I used coconut flour and almond butter for substance and pure maple syrup for sweetener, so the cookies are flourless, paleo, and gluten free.

There are so many ways to enjoy Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Cookies: crumbled over yogurt; as a side to morning coffee; and straight up for a late-night snack.

I also tested one batch with dark chocolate chips, which was the best idea ever, but I decided to leave the chocolate out for this version of a breakfast cookie. If you want to make these cookies more like dessert, add 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips {Ghirardelli is my favorite}.

Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Cookies
Yields: 18-20 cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes {2 pans of cookies}
Total time: 40 minutes

1 cup pumpkin puree
4 Tablespoons almond butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 egg
2/3 cup coconut flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

How to~
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Combine pumpkin puree, almond butter, maple syrup, and egg. Mix well. Add coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until combined. Stir in chia seeds.
*Add batter to a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, using a medium cookie scoop for each cookie.
*Before baking, use either a drinking glass or a fork to lightly smash the cookies into a circular shape.
*Bake for ~16 minutes.
*Store in the refrigerator in a covered container or freeze.

Looking for more chia seed recipe ideas? Check out my recent recipe roundup - 15 Snack Recipes for Chia Seeds.

In the mood for more pumpkin recipes? Try my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Bites and Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies.

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  1. I love an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast! These look SO tasty!!

  2. I love cookies for breakfast! :)

  3. These look so yummy, perfect for autumn:-)

  4. I love chia in cookies, these look great!

  5. What could you substitute almond butter for?

    1. Any nut butter will work! If you use peanut butter, they will have a strong peanut flavor.