Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | picklesnhoney.com #pumpkin #vegan #cookies #recipe #dessert #fall

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | picklesnhoney.com #pumpkin #vegan #cookies #recipe #dessert #fall

I love pumpkin, don’t get me wrong. And these pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a stellar vehicle for this cult-status squash. But pumpkin in late August or early September? Too soon!

Summer is so fleeting in Boston (and winter is so very long), and when I start seeing pumpkin recipes September 1st they actually give me anxiety and a knot in the pit of my stomach. I think this is a relatively new feeling because ever since we spent a year road tripping across the country and experienced a Southern California “winter,” I am acutely aware of how much I hate real winter and want it to be #summerforever. So when pumpkin mania takes up the last few weeks of summer—and our weather in Boston is sunny, dry and as good as it gets—I want to tell the internet (and Starbucks) to please slow the eff down and stop rushing the seasons! (unless of course it’s winter and then let’s all rush it right on by)

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Tomorrow is the first day of Fall, and while I’m still hanging onto summer for dear life and researching airbnbs in Santa Barbara, these cookies are too good not to share. They have rolled oats, pumpkin, whole grain spelt flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lots of semi-sweet chocolate chips. The result is a chewy oatmeal cookie that’s a tiny bit crispy around the edges and pillowy and soft in the center. I like the texture of these cookies best straight out of the fridge, although it’s hard to go wrong with them still warm out of the oven when the chocolate is perfectly melty.

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These pumpkin oatmeal cookies are vegan with a gluten-free option, 11 ingredients, and they take only 20 minutes to make. They’re also lightly sweetened with coconut sugar, so they make a (mostly) guilt-free afternoon snack in addition to a pretty wholesome after-dinner treat. I froze half of them thinking that would deter Aaron and me from eating them all within a few days, but surprise! We like them straight out of the freezer as well.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | picklesnhoney.com #pumpkin #vegan #cookies #recipe #dessert #fall

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: about 2 1/2 dozen cookies


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

These vegan pumpkin cookies are a fun, seasonal twist on the more classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. They're crispy around the edges, soft in the center, and loaded to the brim with chocolate chips. Just 11 simple ingredients and 20 minutes to make!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | picklesnhoney.com #pumpkin #vegan #cookies #recipe #dessert #fall

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup + 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

These vegan pumpkin cookies are a fun, seasonal twist on the more classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. They're crispy around the edges, soft in the center, and loaded to the brim with chocolate chips. Just 11 simple ingredients and 20 minutes to make!

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a stand or hand mixer, mix together the pumpkin, coconut sugar, melted coconut oil, and vanilla. Sift in the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Add the rolled oats and mix until well-incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the dough onto your cookie sheets, 2 inches apart, using a heaping tablespoon or a level cookie dough scoop. Lightly flatten the dough with a spatula. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool slightly.

Notes [2]

These cookies are also great straight out of the fridge or freezer for a firmer, extra chewy cookie.

To make this recipe gluten-free, replace the spelt flour with your favorite gluten-free baking blend (I like this gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour from Bob’s Red Mill) and make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats.

Copyright © 2019 Amanda Maguire for Pickles & Honey

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  1. Alyssa says

    I never tire of pumpkin in baked goods, and oatmeal cookies are my favorite! Pinning these to make this weekend!

  2. Carla says

    Yummy! These sound sooooo good! I love baking with canned pumpkin because it lends such a great texture without having to use a bunch of oil or eggs. I agree about rushing the seasons too. We have bad winters where I live so I understand your wanting to make summer last. 🙂

  3. LiseE says

    Wow, What a great combination my favorite oatmeal, pumpkin and chocolate all combined into bites of deliciousness! I’m warming up my oven! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment! I hope you enjoy the cookies! 🙂

  4. I’m so in the in between too! I want it to be #summerforever, but I also kind of love these cozy recipes!

    1. If only the seasons went Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall…we could have cozy recipes and NO winter! 😉

  5. breakfast cookies are my favorite too! your version with chocolate sounds delightful.

    1. Thanks, Dixya! I love a cookie (or three) at breakfast.

  6. These cookies look like they can take you to heaven! I’m sure gonna try making some!

    1. Thanks, Isadora! I hope you love the cookies!

  7. Hannah says

    I’m making these later today with my daughter. She’s 7 and loves to bake, and these seems easy enough for an after school project. 🙂

    1. That’s so sweet, Hannah! I used to love to help my mom bake. These cookies are definitely perfect for after-school.

  8. Jacqui says

    These look so good

  9. Lauren says

    I just pulled these out of the oven a few minutes ago and had to come say how delicious these are! I used fresh cooked pumpkin instead of canned and I thought that might affect the texture because it can be more watery than canned pumpkin, but it worked perfectly. I used a small cookie scoop, but only got about 20 cookies out of the batter, so mine must have been larger than yours. I love that they’re not overly sweet, but the chocolate chips still make them feel like a treat! I will definitely make these again for family get togethers this fall!

    1. I’m so happy you like the cookies, Lauren! I bet they’re awesome with fresh cooked pumpkin!

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