Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

By Rena |

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are healthy, nutritious, and easy to make. Soft and chewy with each bite and it takes just about 30 minutes from start to finish. Vegan and gluten-free options are available for these perfect and delicious healthy oatmeal cookies.

stacks of pumpkin cookies over a parchment paper on wire wrack

The best part about the fall and the month of October is all the amazing pumpkin recipes we can make. From desserts to smoothies, drinks, pancakes, soups, and everything in between, spiced pumpkin recipes are very satisfying comforting. These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are healthy, can be made gluten-free and vegan. Easy to make, full of flavor, and perfectly soft and chewy. They are the perfect fall cookie recipe made with pumpkin puree, oatmeal, and fall flavors.

Why you will love these pumpkin cookies

  • Full of fall flavors: These healthy oatmeal pumpkin cookies will give you all the fall feels. Full of pumpkin spice flavors coupled with chocolate chips for a heart warming pumpkin cookie recipe.
  • Healthy and nutritious: Who wouldnt want to make and enjoy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies made of clean and healthy ingredients including pumpkin puree! Not to mention they are full of fiber. Yummy.
  • Easy and delicious: It will take you just about 30 minutes to get these pumpkin oatmeal cookies ready and served. They are so delicious it will be hard to stop at just one.
top view of pumpkin oatmeal cookies on a cooling rack

Ingredients you will need

These are the ingredients you will be needing to make these easy and healthy pumpkin cookies. Full measurements are listed further down below.

instant oats
whole wheat flour
pumpkin spice mix
melted coconut oil
pumpkin purée
vanilla extract
pinch of salt
maple syrup for vegan option- or honey
pumpkin seeds – optional
dark chocolate chips – sugar-free option or dairy-free

ingredients to make pumpkin oatmeal cookies

How to make these soft and easy Pumpkin oatmeal cookies

  • Preheat oven: First, preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine dry ingredients: To a large mixing bowl, add the oats, flour, pumpkin spice mix, and whisk to combine.
  • Add the other ingredients: Next, add the maple syrup, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, salt, coconut oil and mix well with a wooden spoon.
pumpkin puree added over oatmeal mixture
  • Next, fold in the pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips.
  • Mix everything: Use an ice-cream scoop to take spoonfuls of the mixture and shape them into cookies. They will keep their shape so make sure you give them the final look.
pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips added over oatmeal batter
  • Add cookies to baking sheet: Arrange onto the prepared baking sheet
  • Bake: Next, bake for 13-15 minutes.
  • Cool and serve: Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before serving.
top view of many cookies on wire rack with parchment paper

Recipe notes and tips

  • Vegan option: use dairy-free chocolate chips 
  • Gluten-free option: use gluten-free flour and oats 
  • Sugar-free option: replace maple syrup with stevia or any other sweetener of choice. you can also use one large ripe banana instead.
  • Oats: you may use quick oats or rolled oats.
  • Coconut oil: use any other oil of choice
  • Serving size: one cookie 
  • Use canned pumpkin puree or make your own.
  • Once cooled, store in a sealed container on the counter for up to 2 days and in the fridge for up to 7 days.
side shot of pumpkin oatmeal cookies on parchment paper

Frequently asked questions

Are oatmeal cookies healthy for you?

We would say it all depends on how you make your oatmeal cookies. If the oatmeal cookies are maybe without sugar, butter, and any other unhealthy ingredients then yes oatmeal cookies are healthy for you. Oatmeal or oats are high in fiber and nutrients. In moderation you should be able to eat healthy oatmeal cookies without any guilt.

Are oatmeal cookies healthier than regular cookies?

Assuming we are talking about homemade cookies and not store bought cookies, yes oatmeal cookies are somewhat healthier than regular cookies. It really all comes down to the ingredients used. They can both be made healthy. We do not recommend storebought cookies since they are pretty much all made with lots of butter and sugar. Regarless of whether it was made with oatmeal or not.

What is the healthiest type of cookie?

We would have to say that any cookies made at home are automatically healthier than what you would buy at the store. So if you can, make your cookies at home. Swap some of the ingredients with healthier options. Replace butter with coconut oil, replace flour with oats, and replace refined sugars with honey, maple syrup, or other healthier alternatives.

top view of pumpkin cookies stacks on a coolinf rack

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top view of oatmeal cookies laid flat on parchment paper

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stacks of pumpkin cookies over a parchment paper on wire wrack

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

These healthy pumpkin cookies are made with oatmeal, whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and then baked to perfection.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat, Low Salt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cool: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant oats
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp pumpkin spice mix
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds optional
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips dairy-free for vegan option
  • Optional add ons: 2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add the oats, flour, pumpkin spice mix, and whisk to combine.
  • Next, add the maple syrup, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, salt, coconut oil and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  • Next, fold in the pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips.
  • Use an ice-cream scoop to take spoonfuls of the mixture and shape them into cookies. They will keep their shape so make sure you give them the final look.
  • Arrange onto the prepared baking sheet; Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  • Let them cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Vegan option: use dairy-free chocolate chips 
  • Gluten-free option: use gluten-free flour and oats 
  • Sugar-free option: replace maple syrup with stevia or any other sweetener of choice. you can also use one large ripe banana instead.
  • Oats: you may use quick oats or rolled oats.
  • Coconut oil: use any other oil of choice
  • Serving size: one cookie 
  • Use canned pumpkin puree or make your own.
  • Once cooled, store in a sealed container on the counter for up to 2 days and in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1431IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Fwelder says

    5 stars
    Awesome …. Mixing my favourites into one and it works perfect.

    Thank you this is my new way of cooking pumpkin and oatmeal

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