Healthy Halloween Recipe: Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

(Chicago) – Healthy Halloween treats are the best way to fend off scary health problems.

The folks at the Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service bring us some healthy treats just in time for the Halloween holiday: Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies. Great idea, no? The cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins have really got us excited. Yum!

This health recipe cooks up 48 cookies for only $5.91. That will satisfy a lot of goblins knocking at your door.

Here’s what you need to know:

Yield: 48

Ingredients

1 3⁄4 cup pumpkin (pureed, cooked)
1 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
2 egg
1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
1 1⁄2 cup flour
1 1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts (chopped)

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Mix pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, and oil thoroughly.

3. Blend dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture.

4. Add raisins and nuts.

5. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet.

6. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

Cost:

Per recipe: $5.91
Per serving: $0.12

Source:

Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service

Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

4 thoughts on “Healthy Halloween Recipe: Breakfast Pumpkin Cookies

    • Thanks for pointing that out! We removed the photo so it wouldn’t be confusing to anyone. The original recipe doesn’t call for oatmeal.

      If you did want to add oatmeal to these cookies – or any cookie recipe – a good rule of thumb is a 2:1 ratio of old-fashioned oats to flour. So in this case, the best conversion would be to use 3/4 cup white flour, 3/4 cup wheat flour, and 2 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats. Hope that can help – happy baking!

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