Easy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy Friday! Please tell me you all have big plans for this weekend- actually for the next 2 weekends….I’m in my final stretch with exams starting on the 4th of November so weekends will be study filled and I NEED to live vicariously through all of you! Friday means another round of randomness and whats coming off the cuff.


Just a heads up- The Wonderful Pistachio Giveaway ends this Sunday- you still have three days to enter!


If your a regular blog reader, you’d be more than aware of my love of vegemite. I eat it on a tortilla pizza, make it into muffins and even have added it to oat bran for a savoury twist. You’d also know that I am a big fan of cheese- I have some variety in my omelettes, chucked in a sandwich or on a homemade pizza. Something amazing has happened. Kraft singles brought out VEGEMITE CHEESE. Its for a limited time only. I will be hoarding thirty packet  a few.

Kraft Singles with Vegemite
Kraft Singles with Vegemite

I am a big fan of cereal, so was stoked to have the opportunity to review Mixmymuesli– a custom made cereal company here in Australia. You even get to name it- I was tempted to call it Twerkmagic but refrained from it…Thebigmansworld Mix it is.

Thebigmansworld Mix
Thebigmansworld Mix

My friend sent me this gem the other day. So much for finding pride in your country….


Many of you are fans of overnight oats and I’m with you on that- However I’ve found my favourite way of eating them- I’ve been into pre cooking the oats first, refrigerating it overnight in the saucepan with the yogurt, then stiring protein powder and toppings in the morning. It goes from this…

Overnight oatmeal prep
Overnight oatmeal prep

…To this in the morning!

Overnight oats topped with Barney Butter
Overnight oats topped with Barney Butter

I complained on Wednesday about how the library was packed, seeing as exams are in the next several weeks. I thought maybe studying at mum’s house would be beneficial. I went home and saw my sister making good use of her birthday present. I hightailed it to the library and decided to put up with the noise. Keeping up with the Kardashians? More like Keeping up with Krap.

Keeping up with Krap.
Keeping up with Krap.



Easy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies (Single Serving) 


Easy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies (for one)

A delicious, easy single serve cookie recipe which is very low in sugar, gluten free, high in fiber with a touch of chocolate!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour gluten free oats ground up
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin can sub for any mashed starch
  • 2 T peanut flour can sub with standard peanut butter or extra oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 T honey for vegan version, use agave/maple
  • 1 Egg for vegan version, use 1 flax egg
  • 2 T peanut butter chips or chocolate chips I used Hersheys peanut butter chips


  • Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius and line an oven proof tray with baking paper
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the oat flour, peanut flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the honey, egg and pureed pumpkin until well combined.
  • Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine until fully incorporated.
  • Divide the batter onto the oven proof tray into 12 cookies. Divide the peanut butter/chocolate chips on top of each cookie then place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the exterior are slightly firm.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or frozen for later consumption.


To make pumpkin puree, either roast or steam the pumpkin without any seasonings/herbs/spices. Once cooled, I used my stick blender to make it into a puree.

Have you made pureed pumpkin or kabocha before as opposed to the can? Its time consuming but with the truckload of kabocha I made, it was a wise decision to free up some space!

Are you surprised at what your country leads the world in? 

Have you eaten cooked oats mixed with yogurt before? 


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66 thoughts on “Easy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Getting killed by lawnmowers sounds about right. Americans are great at proving out Darwinism. 😉

    LOVE these cookies!!! What did you do with the kabocha skin? I hate to waste that tastiness… maybe make chips? Either way, I’m making this!

  2. Oh wow intriguing combination! I’ve been way too lay to bake/cook lately though so my mom’s been doing that job… I’m not complaining!

    I’ve never tried yogurt with cooked oats before! Wouldn’t the cold/hot mix be weird?

    Also!!! Where do you get Barney butter?!?! I’ve only had it once and they stopped selling it… I am DYING to have it again! 🙁

    1. Lucky- Although whenever I drop by home mum always fends off saffron chicken or some nuts- love mums!

      Well, the oat method is- cook the oats, let cool completely, then stir in yogurt, then put in the fridge overnight. In the morning, protein powder + mix + add nut butter = done.

      Barney butter I bought a massive box from America when I was there!

  3. Canned pumpkin isn’t avail in Mumbai so I always veto recipes which call for it- good to know that pureeing the fresh kind works just as well! Apparently India leads in movies–> Hollywood ain’t got anything on Bollywood ;)! I tried cooked oats with yogurt ages ago but wasn’t a fan- the yogurt got too hot for my liking! Although your bowl looks delicious enough for me to reconsider. And even if I’m still not a fan, that’s nothing a blob of PB can’t fix, right!

    1. Its like an extinct animal here- Only available at the USA foods store- but its SO far away so I stock up when I go there.

      Ohhh with the oats- You cook them, let them cool completely, then you add the yogurt then refrigerate. I tried that once and it curdled…so gross.

  4. Good luck with all the study time, it will all pay off in the end!

    This weekend is pretty low key have a few catch ups with friends. Next weekend though I have not one but 2 hen’s parties back to back. One starts in the afternoon and goes into the nighttime the second one the next day starts at 9am with a wine tour and then goes into the night too. I am going to have some serious hangovers…here’s hoping I don’t vomit on the bus! (How’s that for vicariously living through me?)

    I’ve never been able to get into Keeping up with the Kardashians which is strange as I love a lot of other reality tv but I remember even at the start of the show how staged it all seemed.

    1. Thanks Jan! I hope so.

      I will definitely still live vicariously through you, and I’m hoping in such a state, you’ll come home and write a blog post… 😉

      Your not missing out about the kardashians, although I hope your not like all my other female friends here who are OBSESSED with the bachelor. Fail TV.

      1. Hmm I originally was going to have guest posts and then was super disorganised now I’ll either be posting in advance or posting really really hungover, just for your entertainment!!

        Haha I so AM!! So many of my friends are too but I still love the US version better. It is my ‘switch off’ television. That and beauty and the geek 😉 Ok judge me now!

  5. Hilarious graphic, but my country isn’t mentioned. 🙁
    I have never seen an episode and don’t really plan on starting.
    Love the sound of kabocha peanut butter cookies, guess I really need to get on the kabocha bandwagon, provided it’s sold here of course.

    1. Argh, silly map being racist 😉

      I THINK you’d probably be able to get Japanese pumpkin which is the same thing as Kabocha- I know it was available in Singapore and Malaysia so mayyybe Taiwan too?

  6. I read this at work and honestly couldn’t respond because there was too much to mention and my phone doesn’t allow for lengthy responses. So here we go:

    1) Cooked overnight oats = genius. I honestly didn’t think you could take the best thing in the entire world and improve it even more.

    2) I’m really conflicted about the vegemite slices. On one hand, vegemite, so YUM. But on the other, kraft cheese slices taste like plastic to me. Do I dare brave them in the name of research? 😛

    3) Those cookies look like the thing which have been missing my entire life. Could you have invented a better combination? 😀

    4) Good luck with exams 🙂

    1. Hahaha nice! Make sure the oats cool completely before you add the yogurt before you refrigerate- otherwise you get curdled oats. And also 2% Chobani all the way.

      I’ll let you know how the cheese slices are- I too thought they were like plastic, but I’m thinking eating them on plain untoasted bread may be the way to go! And I’ll need the luck…my brain is slowly getting fried!

  7. I’ve seen that Vegemite Cheese and I think that if it weren’t for the fact that I’m vegan, I’d be all over it! Such Australian pride for Vegemite, a tube of it goes everywhere with me! I make my oats like you do – make porridge at night and eat it cooled in the morning, I love it this way! I wasn’t a huge fan of overnight oats, but I really like this.
    I have never tried pumpkin from a can – it’s homemade all the way for me!

  8. I am not surprised at all, that Switzerland stands for employment, though it’s a bit of an illusion….It’s definitiely not so easy to find work here, I talk from experience! I’d rather say we’re the leaders of chocolate and cheese – not only is this so much cooler, but it explains why I am constantly suffering from a chocolate and cheese overload….
    Switzerland does not sell canned pumpkin, so the only way I can bake with it is to mash it – it’s easy and as you say, tastes great!
    I want that cookie! WITH the peanut butter chips.
    Good luck with studying my friend, shout out if you need some sugarload and I’ll send some of our LEADER chocolate your way! 🙂

    1. That is so true- My friend who interned in Switzeland tried to get a job afterwards and it took her SO LONG. And also, the hours she works….CRAZY!

      Peanut butter chips are maybe, the worlds greatest invention. So good!

  9. kobucha peanut butter cookies!! brilliant! i want one for breakfast!! and i love that world map- i was shocked by the US- I had no idea we had so many nobel laureates 🙂 and lol i love how the Kardashians sent you flying back to the packed library. i cant even get into how ridiculous kanye’s proposal was. ok well i can, but i wont 🙂 hope studying is going well!

    1. You can have the whole batch for breakfast! Haha, I was abit embarrassed to post it- Now no one will want to come to Australia!

      On the radio they were saying something about how it was staged and forced as a deal between Kanye and E!- something about not filming the birth of kim’s baby but filming an over the top proposal.

      Thanks buddy- I need brain power!

  10. What are your deadly animals?!? Sharks/ fish? Don’t ruin my koalas-and-kangaroos-are-soft-and-fuzzy dream even further (yes, I know koalas are mean and smelly, and was shocked at how HUGE and strong the kangaroos were as I’ve told you). OK, anyway, these cookies look awesome, and sure beat my attempt at kabocha cookies. Guarantee I’ll be making them, and will let you know when I do!

    1. Stupid koalas giving off a false sense of cuteness! I think its moreso the snakes and spiders? Kangaroos are just damn delicious.

      Hope they turn out well for you- excited for the protein recipe 😉 AND the tempeh one ha!

      1. You already got the tempeh one! It was the Southwestern Spaghetti Squash! I had to move that one earlier than planned because I’m waiting for my discount code to give you guys for the protein. So you’ll have to wait for those :).

  11. Oooooh…I love that cookie recipe! They look amazing! I’m actually planning on making pumpkin puree this weekend. I made it for the first time last year, and I think it’s way better than the canned stuff. Now I want to make kabocha puree too! Studying stinks! I hope you get to have some downtime this weekend!

  12. The maple syrup recipe doesn’t surprise me, but the asteroid impact one is a little unexpected. And I’ve never made my own pumpkin or squash puree! Probably has something to do with the fact that both my blender and food processor are of the mini variety.

  13. Death by lawnmowers? REALLY?! Honestly, I thought we’d be known for McDonald’s and obesity! Haha!

    The cookies look GREAT! I should make some homemade puree out of my next kabocha for sure! And how did you know I just opened a bag of peanut butter chips the other day? Omg, so good stirred into my pumpkin oats last night and my yogurt bowl this morning and yes, I will be an oompa loompa before the end of the month…mark my words! 😉

    1. I’ve been permanently oompa loompa this past year…and I don’t see it changing 😉

      Seriously don’t know how I waited so long to try peanut butter chips…So. Damn. Good. I’ll need to try it in oats or yogurt!

  14. If you didn’t make up for your Keeping up with the Krap comment with these cookies then I would be angry. But I forgive you 🙂 (but your sister and I are soulmates clearly) I haven’t seen kabocha here for weeks. As soon as I do… BOOM!

  15. “Almost winning the World Cup”?! Good coincidence I’m not a soccer fan at all or I might have been hurt by that. But this way I just figure we could have gotten away much worse.
    Kabocha and peanut is an awesome combination in anway but these cookies? Brilliant [minus the egg but I’m sure I could sub flax for that]. Your letter is on its way [pretend I hadn’t taken ages] and I’m accepting peanut butter chips in exchange ;). Damn, Germany, when will you get on board with these [and canned pumpkin and a bazillion other foods]???
    So yes, I’ve prepared/been forced to prepare my own pumpkin puree before. Though I’m still curious to try the store-bought and find out how it compares.
    Fingers will be crossed for you all throughout the next two weekends! Keep going! Oh and cut the Kardashians some slack for at least motivating you to study, huh? [Note that I’ve never even watched any of theirc shows so I don’t exactly know if it’s bad and how bad :).]

    1. When I think of Germany, all I associate with it is Pork knuckle, lederhosen and sausages- all good things!

      The store bought is simply easier- I would use that over making my own, but that is because I am lazy 😉

  16. lol to the keeping up with “krap”!! You’re hilarious! And these cookies sound super awesome- now I just need to find some peanut flour! Good luck studying this weekend, it will go by faster than you think!!

  17. Oh my, know that Vegemite is associated with Kraft I’m not sure I can support myself trying it. 😉

    PS. Why in the world would you give these poor people the option to sub for normal pumpkin in this recipe?!? It is ALL about the kabocha, hence the name of the cookies. Gosh.

    1. Ooo, I’ve never had (or heard of!) a delicata squash before, however I have made them with butternut squash if that helps? As long as its relatively similar to canned pumpkin/puree, it’ll work 🙂 (Just not applesauce!)

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