Quick & Easy Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

True confession: I really, really don’t enjoy cooking. It’s not for lack of trying, though. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attempted fun, Pinterest recipes only for them to turn out slightly-above-mediocre. People argue that cooking is creative & you can add your own flair without having to follow a strict recipe. Personally, that has never worked for me. And to people who can just whip something together, I envy you because for some reason I just suck at cooking.

That being said, I love love love baking. I love the precision of baking–if you follow the recipe strictly to a T, it will turn out well no matter what. Being a Type A, this makes my soul happy.

Good news is, it’s fall so that means it’s officially baking season! I made these easy (& healthy!!) pumpkin breakfast cookies the other week and loved them. For all you “just eyeball-it” cooks out there, this baking recipe doesn’t have to be super precise (it’s flexible & will turn out well if you generally follow the instructions), and for all you bakers out there like me, there is some precision and a guarantee that you won’t mess it up. Oh, and they only take 15 minutes to make & they’re gluten and dairy-free. Keep scrolling to find out more.

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easy, healthy & pumpkin-y.


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  • 2 ripe bananas (the riper the better)
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 TBSP of pumpkin spice (it’s a LOT of spice, feel free to add less)
  • 1 1/2 cups of oats (but add more if it looks too wet)
  • Drizzle of honey
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
  • scoop of protein powder (optional)


(It’s crazy how easy these are to make)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil
  2. Add everything to a bowl & mix together. Drop spoonfuls onto the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Keep in the refrigerator up to a week.

That’s it. Simple, healthy & makes your mornings easier because they’re grab and go.

What’s your favorite thing to bake in the fall? Want to see more recipes on Ampersand? Leave me a comment below. &.

13 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

  1. avalentin574 says:

    Gah I just bought some Pumpkin puree so I am ALL for giving this recipe a go with my ripened bananas. It was meant to be this recipe! Also love that they’re easily made vegan by subbing the honey!


  2. whatismaria says:

    These look and sound delicious, and the ingredient list is nice and simple which is always a plus:) And I’m sure you’re not as bad at cooking as you say you are, although it is definitely a tricky skill!

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