These healthy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are an easy to make recipe, with only 8 ingredients, and no added sugars, oils, or flours!
These cookies can easily be made vegan-friendly or dairy-free by replacing the semisweet chocolate chips with a dairy-free chocolate chip instead.
- pumpkin puree
- pumpkin pie spice
- baking powder
- chocolate chips
*If you love these cookies, you'll definitely want to try these Healthy Cowboy Cookies, too!*
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F, and lining a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. In a small bowl, mash together 2 bananas, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and 1 cup of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix). Use bananas that are super ripe for more sweetness. I actually prefer using bananas that I've frozen & thawed, since they add more moisture, and I find them to be sweeter.
In a separate bowl, mix together 2 cups of oats, 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 ½ teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, ½ teaspoon baking powder, and ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Add in the banana mixture and stir until combined.
Drop on prepared baking sheet with a ¼ cup measuring cup, and flatten with the back of the cup, or your hands. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cookies are firm.
Let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
- Use super ripe bananas to make these cookies sweeter. I prefer to use ripe bananas that I've peeled, frozen, and thawed out since they tend to have more moisture and sweetness to them.
- You can also use dark chocolate, white chocolate, or milk chocolate chips if you prefer. Semi-sweet are the easiest to find for me.
- If your cookies fall apart at all when scooping out, just form them back together with your hands. They're pretty forgiving.
What kind of oats do I use?
I use the old-fashioned rolled oats. You can use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
Are these vegan?
If you use vegan-friendly chocolate chips, then yes!
How long do these keep for?
Since they are a more moist cookie, they are best kept in the refrigerator if storing for more than a day or two. They should keep in the fridge for up to 5 days if stored in a resealable container.
Money-Saving Tips for These Cookies
- Buy in bulk. Buy items you use frequently like oats, or pumpkin in bulk sizes if you can. These they tend to be more cost effective.
- Use store brands. Utilize store brands for items like spices and oats for a less expensive option that doesn't sacrifice quality or flavor.
- Freeze ahead. If you have a discount produce section of your grocery store, or bananas are on sale, buy ones that are super ripe, peel, and freeze them. That way, they'll be ready to use & are more affordable.
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