Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

These Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies are soft, chewy and take less than 15 minutes to whip up! They are an easy snack or breakfast option- Naturally gluten free and vegan, there is an option to keep it completely sugar-free too! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Pumpkin Cookies- Chewy, Easy, quick and just three ingredients, these cookies have no butter, flour and can be completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten-free, dairy free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

It’s not often I get excited about recipes and change up my posting schedule to share it but lo and behold, it happens. 

The day after I made this no-bake three ingredient pumpkin fudge, I was on a roll- A beta carotene roll. I stocked up on the canned pumpkin and spent the morning in the kitchen. I also did something VERY monumental. 

You guys, I turned on the oven. 

*Waits for applause*

Thank you. I may or may not have shed some tears. (I did, but that was because I was peeling onions for tomorrow’s recipe)

Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Pumpkin Cookies- Chewy, Easy, quick and just three ingredients, these cookies have no butter, flour and can be completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten-free option}

Anyway, after warming up the kitchen area with the oven, I got busy trying out 3 different recipes. If my recipes haven’t been the no-bake variety, quick and simple would be the next most popular theme or trend. It’s often assumed that delicious tasting recipes need a dictionary-sized list of ingredients or need to pumped pull of Paula Deen butter, sugar and white flour to be delicious.

Wrong.

While I clearly have nothing against Paula Deen recipes which use butter or sugar (they are both daily staples for me), I wanted to share some recipes which do taste delicious without either of them. Not only that, some (like these pizza bases or even this fudge) can be taken up on a notch with a schmear (Sandy Cohen OC fans?) of nut butter or crumbled over some ice cream.

Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Pumpkin Cookies- Chewy, Easy, quick and just three ingredients, these cookies have no butter, flour and can be completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten-free option}

BOOM. SNAP. CRACKLE. PUMPKIN.

Over the coming few weeks, I’m going to aim to share more healthy, hearty and easy recipes which taste delicious, but don’t require any fancy, schmancy ingredients and have a VERY short ingredient list. In fact, perhaps I’ll share my recipe for homemade bottled water. It’s life changing. You will never buy bottled water again. In the meantime, let’s start with this delicious and super simple healthy 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Pumpkin Cookies- Chewy, Easy, quick and just three ingredients, these cookies have no butter, flour and can be completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten-free option}

These healthy 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies could not be any more simple and take 15 minutes from prep to plate. They are soft, chewy and perfect to have as a quick and easy snack or even eaten for breakfast topped with some peanut butter! Be the fancy one and add some chocolate chips because anything with chocolate chips is always better….except on steak. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, there is an option to keep it completely sugar-free too! 

Cooking Hack- Texture lovers, this can be adjusted to your preference whether your team soft and chewy or team firm and chewy. For the latter, simply bake for an additional 5 minutes! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Pumpkin Cookies- Chewy, Easy, quick and just three ingredients, these cookies have no butter, flour and can be completely sugar free! {vegan, gluten-free option}

Make these healthy 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies and let’s not only praise pumpkin season but praise the humble oven. 

And Paula Deen.

And easy recipes.

And 3 ingredients.

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
These Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies are soft, chewy and take less than 15 minutes to whip up! They are an easy snack or breakfast option- Naturally gluten free and vegan, there is an option to keep it completely sugar-free too!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups gluten free quick oats
  2. 1 cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice* (I used coconut palm sugar but this can be substituted with a stevia blend if you prefer that taste)
  4. Cinnamon (optional)
  5. NEW EDIT- 1/4-1/2 cup nut butter of choice**
  6. Chocolate chips or nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking tray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, pumpkin and granulated sweetener of choice and mix well. Add the optional nut butter of choice.
  3. Using your hands, form into small balls and place on the baking tray and press each ball into a cookie shape. Top with optional nuts and/or chocolate chips and bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on desired consistency.
  4. Remove and allow to cool completely.
Notes
  1. * I prefer a less sweet cookie so kept it to 1/4 cup. Adjust accordingly.
  2. These cookies don't need refrigeration and can be kept in a covered container for up to a week for optimum freshness. They freeze very well.
  3. ** This is optional but highly recommended- The cookies become moist and tender.
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117 thoughts on “Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

  1. Away in Chicago, making these when up I get back on Wednesday. They are a perfect seasonal treat. Also I have used plantains blended as the base for cookies with pumpkin and they taste awesome.

  2. Homemade bottled water? OMG Yum. What’s in it? Is it gluten-free? Will it help me lose 3 pounds? 😉
    Jokes aside, these cookies do look awesome. I’ve done the whole pumpkin/boxed cake mix deal, but these are obviously a lot healthier.

  3. Okay LOVE these simple treats! Except how do you stop from eating the WHOLE batch!?!? Glad to see you posting on fitfluential, I’ll be able to follow more of your posts now which have been leaving a serious gap in my blog world for the last couple months! #bloggerproblems

  4. I can’t wait to see your recipe/tutorial for bottled water 😉 .
    I’m all about soft and chewy cookies. It’s a pity Germany still hasn’t jumped on the pumpkin wagoon [read: canned pumpkin isn’t available].

  5. Thick and chewy cookies for the win!! Seriously, Arman, you are king of creating awesome recipes with like 2-4 ingredients. At this rate you could move back to NYC because you just dont need much kitchen space at all. Like a drawer for ingredients and maybe a spoon. We both know you don’t really need that oven. 🙂 These cookies look awesome!

  6. All cookies. All pumpkin. All the time. I love to always have hot coffee or tea with my cookies, so with that in mind, I do love something with some crunch so I can play the dunk game. But if there’s chocolate, then nothing else really matters. PS – i’m finally saying hi after following your adventures for so long. Can I just say thank you for making “baking” in the summer a complete breeze and being a constant saviour to my “I need something fast and easy and delicious NOW” cravings?

  7. Anxiously awaiting the homemade bottled water recipe. In the meantime, all these pumpkin recipes will just have to tide me over 😉

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  9. Do you think you could use the same amount of mashed or pureed sweet potato? I love sweet potato, and it’s easier to make that fresh that it is to do fresh pumpkin, plus it’s usually a little sweeter naturally.

  10. Love your recipe. This is a great on the go healthy breakfast. Although, I believe they need to be kept in the fridge, because of the moisture in them. I made them on Sunday and when I went to take the last one four days later it was fuzzy.

  11. Can I used regular quick cooking oats? I don’t know where to find gluten free oats. Can I also use brown sugar if so do I need to decrease the amount?

  12. I tried this pumpkin cookie recipe out tonight. I try to avoid granulated sugar so I subbed in some of my local honey. These cookies were way to dry and chewy for me. I don’t know what I could do different to make them a little more moist? Maybe add some milk to the batter? Tasty, but way way too dry 🙁 loved the pumpkin flavor!

  13. Hello Arman. I’ve stumbled onto your blog via another one that mentioned this recipe (and said it was good!). I have a (maybe) stupid question. Which size can of pumpkin are you referring to? The 15oz or the 29oz can? I stocked up on the larger cans when they were on sale last month but before I begin making these it would be nice to know if I need to double the other ingredients! I probably would be able to figure it out by the consistency but it would help to know before starting. Did I miss it somewhere? Thanks for what seems like a simple but delicious recipe.

  14. Hi,
    I’m really looking forward To trying this recipe but i don’t catch a point: how can i mix raw pumpkin with the other ingrs? Shall i boil or grate it before? Many thnx, greetings from Ibiza 🙂

      1. My cookies came out too doughy after baking them for 15 minutes. The only thing I did different was I used regular oats vs quick oats. Any suggestions as to why?

  15. 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies, with addition of 1/4 c. almond butter were great! Did an addition of raisins to basic batter, then topped with sugar free choc. chips, some dried cranberries, and a piece of walnut. Very moist! Love that it’s packed with nutrients!

  16. Hello! I love this recipe so much! I am curious about how the dough will last it if I make it the night before, place in the fridge overnight, and make them the next morning. Will the dough get super mushy?

    Thank you so much!

  17. These little guys are in the oven now!!! My hubby requested pumpkin cookies apparently someone brought some to a work function. So off I go to make these and make them healthy!! I substituted PB2 for the nut butter, I used honey instead of sugar and I added some slivered almonds. Can’t wait for the finished product!

  18. Was just wondering if you could supplement the 1/4 cup of sugar or sweetener with unsweetened apple sauce? Or would it make it too runny? I already made this recipe with just regular sweetner, and they turned out just great, but I was just asking for the next time I make them which will be soon I’m sure. They were a big hit with my husband and my son as well as my self! Great Job! I love fast and easy recipes that aren’t a lot of ingredients and are good for you too! I’ve tried your recipe for energy bites too! They were awesome as well. Your definitely my go-to page for everything quick and yummy!

    1. Hi Sara! I think it would be far too runny! You could try replacing the sugar with another granulated sweetener of choice! Thanks so much for your kind words- I hope you and your family continue to enjoy them 🙂

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