Happy pumpkin season y’all. These vegan oatmeal cookies are busting with pumpkin spice flavours. They’re soft and chewy, made using wholesome ingredients for a healthier cookie choice. They’re vegan, gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, and wheat free! All you need is one bowl, and around 20 minutes to get these oatmeal pumpkin cookies done! So let’s get to it! 🙂
Not a pumpkin fan? Sorry we can’t be friends. Kidding! I’ve got a Sweet Potato version just for you! Or just try them both, they’re both great. Plus they’re far healthier than store bought cookies, so nothing to feel guilty about. If you’re still with me, let’s get down to making these awesome pumpkin cookies.
How do you make vegan oatmeal pumpkin cookies?
These cookies are really simple to make. As I said, you only need 1 bowl to prepare. Just add all the dry ingredients first and mix well. Then add all the wet ingredients to the same bowl and mix using a silicone spatula. The batter will be quite thick.
Using canned pumpkin puree makes this recipe super simple. But if you have fresh pumpkin and want to make your puree from scratch, you’re more than welcome to do so.
Once your mixture is ready, scoop the batter onto your prepared baking sheet and press each one down gently, using a fork. These cookies won’t spread much, so it’s important to shape them prior to baking.
If you’re using the optional pecan garnish, now is a good time to add those on top. Add a halved pecan into the center of each cookie and gently press down. Then bake and enjoy!
How long do pumpkin cookies keep?
Store leftovers in a container or covered dish at room temperature for 2-3 days. Or you may freeze half or all for up to 1 month if you wish to make them ahead.
These cookies are great to have on hand in the freezer for any time you get a cookie craving.
Did I mention these pumpkin cookies are quite healthy?
Okay, it’s not a salad, but as far as treats go, it’s definitely not one to feel guilty about. Using a small amount of unrefined coconut sugar, these cookies have only 2g of sugar, and less than 50 calories each.
These cookies don’t need a whole lot of added sugar since the pumpkin puree and apple sauce adds natural sweetness. And are they ever yum!
So there you have it! Delicious pumpkin spice cookies that are not only simple to make, but made with healthy ingredients. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
By the way, healthier cookies are totally my thing. So if you enjoy these pumpkin pie cookies, I invite you to try some of these!
- Easy Healthy Chickpea Cookies
- Allergen Friendly Sweet Potato Cookies [V+GF & Nut Free!]
- Pecan Butter Cookies [V+GF+Oil Free]
- Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies [V+GF]
- Healthy Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies [GF+Nut Free+Oil Free]
- Almond Butter Cookies [V+GF+Oil Free]
- Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- pecan halves
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all your dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Then add all the wet ingredients and using a silicone spatula, mix until incorporated. The batter will be thick, so a silicone spatula is recommended over a whisk.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop batter onto your prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork or back of the spoon. (It helps to wet the fork or spoon so it doesn't stick to your cookies.)
- Optional: Press pecan halves gently into the center of some or all of your cookies if using. Skip to make this nut free.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. Then remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.