Ok, this Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies will be my last pumpkin-related recipe for this… month 😀 (I promise). Well at least you know what to do with the rest of the pumpkin when Halloween is over, don’t you 😉 ? Now back to these Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies. Any recipe can be a hit or miss with a toddler, you just simple never know until about 1/2 second after they have their first bite on the “object”. Let me tell you, this is a big hit with my little lady. I don’t know whether it has to do with the fact that I let her mix the ingredients and scoop them onto a baking sheet for me or it is because of some random dark chocolate bits in these orange chunks. Either way, she loves these Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies and that is of course always a win for mama ^^.
I did not have any nuts on hands when I made these Pumpkin-Oatmeal Cookies but if I’d had some, I would definitely have added them to the mixture. I imagine walnut, pecan, or hazelnut would make a great combo with the sweet pumpkin and the milky oats. You can also go a bit funky by adding some dried cranberries or mulberries as well. Just try to keep it well-balanced so the additional nuts and dried fruits do not overpower the pumpkin and the oats. Remember, the pumpkin is supposed to be the hero here ;). Well, at least until November .