Desserts

October 15, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

A simple cookie that can be eaten as breakfast, snack, or dessert, these Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies bring fall flavors to life in a super healthy way!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin is one of those foods that doesn't get a lot of attention. Unless its fall. Then, everyone wants to eat all the pumpkin.

And for good reason. Pumpkin is actually really good for you! It's filled with vitamin A and fiber. Fiber is such a key nutrient that very few people get enough of. But it doesn't have to be tricky -- fiber is in our most favorite fall food. Plus, when you make these Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies, you get EVEN MORE FIBER from the oats and dates.

Fiber isn't the only nutrient packed in these cookies. The secret ingredient to most vegan baking is flaxseed. Flaxseed (which also contains fiber) is full of the Omeaga-3 essential fatty acid. Omega-3s helps support normal cardiovascular function and helps maintain healthy, hair, skin, and nails -- no supplements needed!

Flaxseed also boasts both Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids which are also essential to a healthy diet. Besides all those benefits, flaxseeds have been shown to reduce blood pressure and risk of cancer. (Visit nutritionfacts.org or read the book How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Gregor for more information.)

Bottom line: you definitely want flaxseed in these cookies--flaxseeds are one of the healthiest foods!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies are sweetened with date syrup, my go-to sweetener. There's nothing better than sweetness coming from 100% fruit. MORE FIBER. And sweet, healthy, deliciousness.

After pumpkin (of course), oats, flaxseed, and dates, these cookies just need some spice. I added both cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice for all the fall flavors. I also threw in a splash of vanilla extract.

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

How to make Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Step 1. To make the cookies, start by making a flax egg (ground flaxseed mixed in water and set in the fridge for 5 minutes).

Step 2. While the flax egg is gelling, combine all the other ingredients. Add in the flax egg.

Step 3. Scoop into tablespoon-sized balls and bake!

It doesn't get much simpler than that. Super healthy. Super FALL. Ready in 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for the food you give us. Thank you for simple, healthy, and delicious foods that nourish our bodies. Keep us healthy with your nourishing food so that we may best serve you in our lives. Amen.

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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

A simple cookie that can be eaten as breakfast, snack, or dessert, these Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies bring fall flavors to life in a super healthy way!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

15

Prep:

5

min

cook:

11

min

total:

16

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats, gluten free, if necessary
  • 2/3 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 2 Tablespoons Date Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Make a flax egg: combine the flaxseed with 2 tablespoons of water and let sit in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. (Don't forget the flax egg from the fridge.)
  3. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 11 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These cookies will not spread much in the oven. If you want flat cookies, use the palm of your hand to flatten each cookie before baking.

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography