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.

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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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