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Today I am sharing a quick bake pumpkin oatmeal cookies recipe. Many of you know that we started focusing on health and wellness (you can read all about the weight loss on our healthy living page) and last week I broke down and made something sweet. How can you not bake and eat sweets in the Fall?
I feel like I should be able to as a treat so I found a few recipes from my mom’s family reunion cookbook and combined 3 of them. I honestly wasn’t sure how they would come out but they actually were pretty good.
I shared this recipe over on the Homegoods blog last week and shared the entire Kitchen Island Fall Snack Station Monday of this week here on our blog.
If you didn’t see the post sharing how to create a fun kitchen island snack station, don’t miss it! It’s a great idea when hosting a group of kids or even adults.
One of the biggest things I have learned about a healthy balanced lifestyle is to substitute flour and sugar for coconut alternatives when possible. I also try to find recipes or experiment with no flour.
Related: Our Food Page featuring Family Recipe Favorites
If you are looking for a very sweet pumpkin cookie, this cookie is not for you. BUT if you want something that is semi sweet and a healthy alternative for a full blown loaded with calorie cookie, you must try this recipe!
Quick Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Brown Cookie Recipe | Shaved Chocolate
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2.5 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup coconut brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup melted butter or healthy alternative,
- 1 small egg.
- Stir by hand until batter is mixed. If batter seems a little dry add a tsp of water or two. Form cookie balls and press flat on sprayed/greased cookie sheet. For added flavor, I shred a bit of chocolate from a semi sweet chocolate bar I had (optional). Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes or until fork removes clean. These cookies took 5 minutes to prep and 10-12 minutes to cook. Batch made 15 cookies.
- Stir by hand until batter is mixed. If batter seems a little dry, add a tsp of water or two. Form cookie balls and press flat on sprayed/greased cookie sheet. For added flavor, I shred a bit of chocolate from a semi sweet chocolate bar I had (optional). Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes or until fork removes clean. These cookies took 5 minutes to prep and 10-12 minutes to cook. Batch made 15 cookies.
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One of the things I love about this recipe is that it’s quick and easy.
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If you are looking for a really sweet cookie, this is probably not the recipe for you. These are great if you are a healthy eater but occasionally want something “semi” sweet as a treat. I suppose you could always add chocolate chips too! The pumpkin oatmeal cookies are so soft and moist and the coconut flour and sugar add a nice flavor. Since starting my healthy journey a few months ago, my taste buds have changed significantly and it’s crazy how cookies that I use to love, are too sweet now. Have a great weekend!