While very tasty and satisfying, these healthy pumpkin oat cookies are more functional snack than decadent treat. At just 88 calories, 1 gram of fat and 17 grams of carbs each, these cookies are the perfect pre or post-workout energizer and easy to fit into a healthy diet. If you’re after a decent dessert cookie, this is not the recipe for you however if you’re looking for a simple, nutritious pumpkin snack, you’ve come to the right place.
Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies
Yep, it’s true, you only need 3 ingredients needed to make these! Organic pure pumpkin puree, oats and sweetener. I use organic stevia to sweeten mine, alternatively you could use a little agave or maple syrup.
I do recommend using the best pumpkin puree you can find as it’s flavour and texture is far superior to some of the cheaper brands out there. The best one I’ve found and my go-to for all my pumpkin recipes is Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin. It’s super smooth and creamy and has a delicious, subtly sweet pumpkin flavour.
Cookies for Workouts
My favourite time to eat these cookies is part of my post-workout meal, when I’m eating most of my carbs. My post-workout meals include carbs from sources like sprouted grain toast, sweet potato, oats and brown rice, along with a protein source and some veggies. These cookies are easy to fit into part of that meal.
They can also be enjoyed before a workout on their own for a quick boost in energy. Other than that, I’ll enjoy them any time because they’re yummy, hearty and satisfying!
Nutrition in a Cookie Shape
These are more of a healthy, nutrition cookie than a decadent treat, as to be expected at just 88 calories each with 1 gram of fat. I love them for a healthy pre-workout snack in the morning or post-workout to get some easy carbs in. Just a heads up in case you’re expecting a sweet, decadent cookie. These aren’t them. Enjoy these for a healthy breakfast or snack anytime of day. They’re also really good heated up and topped with some almond butter or crumbled over a smoothie bowl.
More Pumpkin Recipes
Love pumpkin? You’ll want to head over and try these recipes as well!
- Vegan Pumpkin Pie Protein Pudding
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Pecan Balls
- Pumpkin Pie Fudge
- Best Vegan Pumpkin Recipes to Make This Fall
- 2.5 cups oats
- 1 cup organic pure pumpkin puree
- 2 packets stevia or 10-15 stevia drops, or to taste
- Optional Add-Ins:
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup of chocolate chips, coconut, walnuts, raisins or any other dried fruit or nuts
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl to form a dough. Adjust sweetness as desired. Add any optional ingredients.
- Use your hands to create 10 cookie shapes.
- Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place cookies on pan and bake for 10 minutes.
- These are more of a functional nutrition cookie than a decadent treat. They’re almost like baked oatmeal in cookie form. You can only ask for so much at 88 calories each with 1 gram of fat. These still seem like a yummy treat to me but they are quite plain. Just a heads up in case you’re expecting a sweeter, more dessert-like pumpkin cookie.
- I recommend using the best pumpkin puree you can find as it’s flavour and texture is far superior to some of the cheaper brands out there and will make for a much better cookie. The best one I’ve found and my go-to for all my pumpkin recipes is Farmer’s Market Organic Pumpkin. It’s super smooth and creamy and has a delicious, subtly sweet pumpkin flavour.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 88 calories
- Fat: 1 gram
- Carbohydrates: 17 grams
- Protein: 3 grams