I have a fun new recipe for you guys this morning! Introducing: a microwave Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie for one! It’s vegan, too.
This healthy, soft, and chewy “cookie” is packed with fiber and healthy fat, making it a great breakfast or snack, and it couldn’t be easier to make – all you need is the microwave!
I was in the mood for something pumpkin-y for breakfast yesterday; I originally considered my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal or Pumpkin Pie Smoothie but I wanted to try something new. Since I had to get down to work, it needed to be fast, and I didn’t want to make anything that would leave a ton of leftovers lying around since we’ll be going out of town this weekend. A single serving oatmeal cookie, made in the microwave? Sounded like a good challenge to me.
To add sweetness without needing sugar, I used mashed super ripe banana (applesauce would also work here if you’re not a banana fan) and Almond Breeze vanilla almondmilk. I also added some nut butter (I used cashew butter, but any kind is fine) and ground flaxseed to help bind it together and add some healthy fats.
This recipe is perfect for those afternoons when you want something like a cookie… but that will tide you over for more than 30 seconds. The cookie comes out soft and chewy – kind of like a muffin top!
- 1 very ripe banana, mashed (or applesauce - 1/4 C)
- 3 Tbsp. Almond Breeze vanilla almondmilk
- 3 Tbsp. rolled oats
- 2 Tbsp. pumpkin (canned is fine)
- 1 Tbsp. nut butter (any kind)
- 3 tsp. raisins or other dried fruit
- 2 tsp. ground flaxseed
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- Combine and mix all ingredients in a lightly greased/cooking sprayed or nonstick microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy!
Looks like Matt’s jack-o-lantern wanted a taste, too… 🙂
I ate the first half of the cookie plain, then decided to mix it up and threw some cottage cheese on top for protein and some blueberries on the side, too. Also delicious! I loved the spiced flavor the pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon gave to it. Very fall-esque.
I hope you guys will give this recipe a try and love it as much as I did!
Have you ever made a cookie in the microwave before? I’ve seen a few different microwave cookie recipes floating around on the internet. What’s your favorite?
This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze.