Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

These pumpkin cranberry breakfast cookies make for a great breakfast on-the-go.

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as, “Pumpkin-Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn

There are two types of breakfast eaters – the sweet and the savory. Every now and then it’s good to mix it up. With fall just around the corner, these pumpkin cranberry breakfast cookies will help you start your day off to a sensibly sweet start. Tip: Make a batch of these on the weekend and store in the freezer!

Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 doz
  • 1¼ cups whole-wheat flour
  • ½teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger or pumpkin pie spice
  • ½teaspoon salt
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • ¼cup canola oil
  • ⅓cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓cup pumpkin puree (like Libby's)
  • 1cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½cup dried cranberries (like Craisins)
  • ⅓cup chopped walnuts
  1. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger and salt in a bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, oil and syrup in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and pumpkin. Beat until smooth. Add flour mixture and beat 30 seconds.
  3. Fold in oats, dried cranberries and walnuts. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with waxed paper.
  5. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake 12 to 13 minutes, until light golden. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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