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Horizontal overhead image of a white ceramic plate of homemade breakfast cookies, on a white painted wood surface with a glass of milk at the top left of the frame and scattered uncooked oats.

Harvest Spice Breakfast Cookies

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 large cookies 1x


Made with wholesome ingredients, these harvest spice breakfast cookies are perfect for an on-the-go meal you can feel good about.


  • 1 medium pear, peeled and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, finely grated
  • 1 ⅓ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (or gluten-free baking mix)
  • ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat silicone baking mat and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine diced pear, applesauce, molasses, coconut oil, and ginger. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, oats, ground flax seed, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Pour dry ingredients into pear mixture and stir well to combine.
  5. Using a ¼-cup measure or a cookie scoop, drop batter onto prepared cookie sheet, leaving 1-2 inches between cookies.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Let cookies cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: breakfast cookie, apple, pear, cinnamon, molasses