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A stack of chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.

Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

While very tasty and satisfying, these healthy pumpkin oat cookies are more of a simple, nutritious snack than decadent dessert. Add the chocolate chips for a sweeter, yummier treat!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl to form a thick dough. Start with 2 tbsp of sweetener and adjust sweetness as desired. I use 3 tbsp of maple syrup.
  3. Use your hands to create 12 cookie shapes. The cookies will not spread or change shape during baking so be sure to create the shape you want before baking.
  4. Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper or place cookies directly on the pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and enjoy warm after a few minutes. Let cool completely before storing. Store at in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 days, in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Notes

These are a soft cookie, the texture is somewhat like baked oatmeal or a hearty muffin. They are not a decadent dessert but more of a healthy and nutritious treat. They are still very yummy and satisfying though. I would recommend adding the chocolate chips if you want them to be more of a treat, especially if you’re making them for kids. They’re still good with just the 3 ingredients but just a heads up if you’re used to sweeter treats, you may find these plain.¬†

I recommend using the best pumpkin puree you can find as it will make a difference in the texture and sweetness of the cookies. 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 flavor that works wonderfully in recipes.

Other add-ins that work well are shredded coconut, walnuts or chopped pecans. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, use cinnamon plus a pinch of ginger and nutmeg if you have them. Just cinnamon is good too!

Nutrition facts include oats, pumpkin and 3 tbsp of maple syrup. If using a sugar-free sweetener, they will be 70 calories each. If using maple syrup (or agave or coconut sugar) and adding chocolate chips, they will be 172 calories each.

For for sugar-free cookies sweeten to taste with powdered or liquid stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

Keywords: healthy pumpkin cookies, pumpkin oat cookies, pumpkin oatmeal cookies