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Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies: The Perfect Fall Treat!

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Let’s talk about cookies for breakfast for a second! Not just any ol’ cookies, though. We’re talking about Pumpkin Spiced Protein Cookies–nutty, satisfying, and offering a delightful, healthy twist to your morning routine. Imagine biting into a sweet treat that satisfies your morning sugar craving and pairs perfectly with your morning coffee. Enter the Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies! Made from oat flour, they bring forth the perfect touch of sweetness, complemented by a warm, nutty flavor that will kickstart your day on a high note.

The cornerstone of these wholesome morning treats? Oat flour. It’s surprisingly simple to create at home. All you need to do is process uncooked gluten-free oat bran in a blender or coffee grinder. But if DIY isn’t your style, you can easily find oat flour at your local health food store or establishments like Whole Foods. By opting for oats over traditional flour, you’re indulging in a gluten-free cookie that’s rich in fiber, protein, and essential B vitamins. Yum indeed!

As the first hints of fall sweep across the landscape, filling our hearts with the promises of cooler days, oversized sweaters, and the beauty of the autumn leaves, there’s one more thing that makes this season absolutely perfect – Pumpkin Spice! Today, we’re taking this beloved flavor profile and adding a wholesome twist. Presenting the Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies, a recipe that combines the season’s magic with the benefits of a protein boost.

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Birds eye view of a plate of spumpkinspiaced chocolate chip cookies

Who is this Recipe For?

This isn’t just a dessert cookie. It’s designed for those mornings when you crave something sweet yet nourishing. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast rushing out the door, a parent seeking healthier breakfast options for kids, or simply someone who cherishes morning rituals, this recipe promises to deliver. Soft, flavorful, and packed with nutrients, these cookies redefine breakfast!


  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4-5 packets stevia
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used this Root + Renew vanilla whey protein)
  • 2 flax eggs OR 2 whole eggs
  • 4 teaspoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons dark mini chocolate chips


  1. Setting the Stage: Begin by preheating your oven to 350° degrees F. This ensures even baking and the perfect cookie texture.
  2. Mixing the Dry Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the oat flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, protein powder, stevia, and salt. Stir them together until they’re well integrated.
  3. Preparing the Wet Mix: In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and tahini. Ensure you achieve a smooth consistency.
  4. Bringing it Together: Slowly introduce the wet mix to the dry ingredients. Stir them until they merge beautifully, forming a consistent dough. Once done, fold in the delightful coconut flakes and the irresistible dark mini chocolate chips.
  5. Baking: On a cookie sheet adorned with parchment paper, drop dollops of your cookie dough. Ensure they’re spaced out to allow for expansion. Place them in the oven and let them bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Fresh out of the oven, they’ll feel soft, but fear not! They harden to perfection as they cool down.

Handy Tips and Notes:

  • Flour Variations: If oat flour isn’t available or isn’t your preference, almond flour or coconut flour make excellent substitutes. They both lend unique flavors and are great gluten-free options.
  • Natural Sweeteners: While we’ve used stevia here, feel free to swap it with honey or maple syrup for a more natural touch. Remember to adjust the quantities accordingly.
  • Protein Powder Choices: Opt for a brand you trust. You could also experiment with chocolate or pumpkin-flavored protein powders for an added flavor kick! (We love the Root & Renew Chocolate Whey Protein and the Vanilla Whey Protein Flavor!)

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  1. Can I use regular eggs instead of flax eggs?
    • Absolutely! The recipe works wonderfully with both. Flax eggs are a great alternative if you’re vegan or allergic to eggs.
  2. What if I don’t have MCT oil?
    • Coconut oil is a perfect substitute and lends a slightly tropical undertone to the cookies.
  3. Can I add nuts or dried fruits?
    • Yes, feel free to customize! Walnuts, pecans, or cranberries could be delightful additions.

Essential Kitchen Equipment:

  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Oven
  • Measuring spoons and cups

Storing the Leftovers:

Place any leftover cookies in an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh and delightful for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze them. When the craving strikes, thaw them at room temperature, and they’re ready to enjoy!

Perfect Pairings:

These Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies pair beautifully with a warm cup of almond milk or chai tea. If you’re feeling indulgent, try them with a scoop of vanilla or pumpkin ice cream for an autumn-inspired dessert.

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The recipe was first published October 2013 and updated by our editors September 2023.

Hi, I’m Valerie!

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