Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

November 4, 2022

These oatmeal cookies are one of my favourites to make! It comes together in under 20 minutes, is made with whole food ingredients, and makes for an awesome on-the-go snack or breakfast.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

If you are looking for healthy cookie recipe, you are in the right place. These oatmeal pumpkin cookies are sugar-free, vegan and suitable for a gluten-free diet.

These cookies bake up thick, they’re soft and chewy, and made with pumpkin puree.

You can even customize these cookies by adding some your favorite chopped nuts, or top them with a simple vanilla glaze!

To sweeten the cookies without sugar, this recipe uses calorie-free syrup but you can also use applesauce or banana to add a bit moisture.

Each oatmeal cookie is loaded with around 10 grams of protein and lots of taste. They taste like a bakery cookie, but way healthier and most importantly homemade!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

SUBSTITUTES

Here are all the ingredients and substitutes that you need to make these healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies:

  • Rolled oats: I don't recommend using instant oats with this recipe. Use gluten-free oats if necessary.
  • Pumpkin puree: you can use canned pumpkin puree or fresh by making your own.
  • Cinnamon: Use for extra taste. If not a fan of cinnamon you can skip it.
  • Protein powder: My recommendation is to use whey protein powder (vanilla goes pretty well) because it mixes very easily without thickening your cookie butter. But also casein or vegan protein powders work – but you will need to add some liquid, such as milk or applesauce. If you don't want to use protein at all, that's fine just add more sweetener. 
  • Chocolate: my favourite sugar-free chocolate is Ion Stevia milk chocolate with almonds. If you want to make these cookies vegan, you can also use dark chocolate.
  • White Chocolate chips: You can replace them with dairy-free chocolate chips for a vegan alternative.
  • No calorie syrup: For sugar-free cookies, I suggest using syrup without calories. But if you don't mind these extra calories, you can use honey, agave or maple syrup.

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

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Recipe by Frixos Dimitriadis Course: SnacksDifficulty: Low
Servings

8

cookies
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

197

kcal
Total time

20

minutes

These oatmeal cookies are one of my favourites to make! It comes together in under 20 minutes, is made with whole food ingredients, and makes for an awesome on-the-go snack or breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 150 g 2 cup rolled oats

  • 370 g 1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 50 g 1/2 cup protein powder (optional)

  • 40 g 1/4 cup syrup

  • 1 tsp 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 40 g 1/5 cup white chocolate chips

  • 60 g 1/3 cup chopped chocolate

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Line a large tray with parchment paper or prepare a Silpat cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients, except for your chocolate chips, and mix well. Fold through your chocolate chips.
  • Form 8 balls of dough and place each one on the lined tray/cookie sheet. Press each ball into a cookie shape. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden on the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow cooling on the tray/sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Store cookies in the refrigerator covered, for up to 1 week. Cookies are freezer friendly and will keep well frozen for up to 1 month.
  • You can make this recipe vegan by using dairy-free chocolate and protein!
  • Protein powder is optional. If you use, you may need to add some liquid. Otherwise, add more sweetener.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Nutrition facts

Nutrition information per cookie

197

Calories

(kcal)

8.9

Protein

(g)

24.3

Carbs

(g)

8.4

Fats

(g)

5.1

Sugars

(g)

8.7

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