When life is so hectic that even having enough time for breakfast is hard, it’s time to make a batch these soft baked Pumpkin and Oats Breakfast Cookies (Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Toddler Favorite).
I’ve become a firm believer in grab-and-go breakfast lately. With a toddler and an infant, I don’t have time to sit and have a leisurely breakfast with plates or silverware…. What is silverware? Are they my hands? Because we have been living on hand-held meals lately!
Normally my morning breakfast looks like this… I wake up starving on my way to feed the baby. I down a ton of water, pour a cup of coffee, and grab an awesome breakfast cookies. The cookie get eaten quickly, while standing, with the obligatory couple of dunks in my coffee. I get through half my coffee any leave it on the kitchen counter to be finished later.
This breakfast scenario was pretty much the same when I use to run out the door for work at 630am. Moral of the story: regardless of the situation, breakfast cookies are the BEST!
I’ve made breakfast cookies before, if you remember these incredible Blueberry Breakfast Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chunks. And although I still absolutely adore these (as does my toddler), today’s Pumpkin and Oats Breakfast Cookies are even more amazing because they take only 5 minutes to whip up and 10 to bake! #mamawin
In addition to being fast and simple, these cookies have a tantalizing texture, use basic ingredients, and are crazy nutritious.
- Texture – soft, nut buttery and chewy. Think baked oatmeal mixed with a chewy baked cookie. YUM!
- Ingredients – only 7 main ingredients + 2 spices. All healthy staples that are always in my pantry.
- Nutrition – these cookies are filling, protein and fiber packed, and great for lactating mamas.
Even with an infant strapped to my chest and a toddler running a round the house, I can make these in 5 minutes and bake them for 10. 15 minutes TOTAL I can do. 15 minutes I can handle to make breakfast for the whole week.
And yes these are technically breakfast cookies, but no one says they are just for the morning. I eat these as a snack, feed it to my hungry toddler, and/or enjoy them as an after dinner healthy treat.
Lucky for me I made a few batches a couple of weeks before giving birth and froze them! YAY YAY!
Breakfast is served😋