5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Cookies - Easy To Make Recipe! (2024)

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By:Pamela Reed

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EASY to make 5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Cookies recipe! These soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are sugar free, insteadusing maple syrup! Make sure to add chocolate chips on top to make them extra delicious!

Fall is the best time of the year! The chilly weather is coming in. Apple picking is thought of as a weekend exercise (hello apple waffles and apple pie cookies!).

You can put skeletons in your front yard. You can have as many pumpkins in your house as you want. Fall is all about the best recipes too, that’s why I love these 5 Ingredient Sugar Free Pumpkin Cookies!

With pumpkins ranging from munchkins to pie to giants in our house right now (all from the garden!) I have been baking a few at a time to preserve and enjoy the pumpkin inside of each. As we’re nearing the end of September I think it’s time we dive right into pumpkin season with a healthy pumpkin cookie that is delicious and light on the calories.

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Healthy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe Video

Please watch this video to see how I make them!

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies are so easy to make and only require 5 ingredients: pumpkin, quick oats, maple syrup, peanut butter and pumpkin pie spice. They’re all healthy, simple ingredients.

This recipe calls for 1 cup pumpkin. If you have pumpkins making homemade pumpkin puree is really easy to do. If you don’t want to make homemade puree, you can use canned pumpkin instead.

You’ll add your 5 ingredients to a large mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to blend for about 30 seconds. Using maple syrup instead of brown sugar really adds a dark, rich taste to the cookies.

Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick spray or use silicone baking mats. Form the dough into tablespoon sized balls, and then use a spatula to gently press down on each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

I added chocolate chips on top of mine to take them to that next level of yum. That’s it! This simple cookie recipe makes 18 cookies!

I hope you love these 5 ingredient healthy pumpkin cookies as much as my family does!

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5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Cookies - Easy To Make Recipe! (9)

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5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Cookies


EASY to make 5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Cookies recipe! These soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are sugar free, insteadusing maple syrup! Make sure to add chocolate chips on top to make them extra delicious!

By: Pamela Reed

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Total Time 20 minutes minutes

serves 18


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips – OPTIONAL


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.

  • Add pumpkin, oats, syrup, peanut butter and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl and with hand mixer mix for about 30 seconds.

  • Form the dough into tablespoon sized balls. The dough should be sticky. To make balls easier to roll with sticky dough, lightly wetten your fingers. Place on cookie sheets.

  • Gently press down each cookie with your fingers or spoon. You don’t want to squash them you just want to flatten them into a cookie shape.

  • Add chocolate chips (about 5-8) on top of each cookie. (OPTIONAL)

  • Bake for 15-17 minutes.



Makes 18 cookies.
Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

Course: Dessert

Keyword: healthy pumpkin cookies


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  1. Marey Lankford says

    While the maple syrup is a better alternative to white sugar, this recipe is not sugar free. Maple syrup does count as sugar, so for a diabetic the title is misleading. I clicked on this recipe thinking I could find a nice alternative and was disappointed.


    • Kasie says

      You can use sugar free syrup and i’m sure it’d be very similar to the original recipe.


  2. Colleen says

    Thanks for the recipe! My granddaughter is not getting anything sweet yet so I’m wondering if you’ve tried it without the maple syrup and chocolate chips?


  3. Jacqueline says

    See calories andnutritionalvalues asked for 3 times but no answer


    • Pamela says

      Hi Jacqueline, I don’t provide nutritional values for recipes. If you’d like this information, you can Google nutritional value calculators and do it yourself. Hope this helps. 🙂


  4. PHEI says

    Quick! Easy! Tasty! Whole ingredients!
    Love it!
    Made it without the chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Amber says

    How many
    Calories are in these


    • Lois Mendoza says

      I wanted to know the calories and carbs?


  6. Cookie Maker says

    Wetten is not a word


    • Kendra says

      Wetten is a word, it mean to make wet.


  7. Rhonda Graham says

    I haven’t made this yet but I was curious as a diabetic what are the nutritional values especially carbs … that you Happy Halloween 🎃


  8. Joanie Potter says

    peanut butter is not a favorite flavor. Could I substitute butter for the pb?


    • Pamela says

      Hey Joanie, can you use almond butter instead? Definitely don’t substitute with butter or the cookies won’t bake correctly.


  9. Brenda says

    This is exactly the type of recipe I was looking for! Just found your page tonight. I’m going to use rolled oats because I love the texture, I was wondering if I would be able to make bars out of the recipe, using an 8 or 9 inch baking dish? Thank you, can’t wait to try this!


    • Pamela says

      Hey Brenda, I definitely think you can, you might just need to tweak the recipe some. Enjoy the cookies and bars!


  10. Christine says

    Can I use regular oats instead of the quick type?


    • Pamela says

      You can, the cookies will have a slight chewier texture, and they might need a few extra minutes to bake. If possible, I’d suggest giving regular oats a few pulses in the food processor to break them down.


  11. J. A. says

    I am making these cookies for the second time this month; love them! My only critique is that the recipe is labeling as “sugar free” but the cookies call for maple syrup and chocolate chips. Thus, the cookies are not sugar free. However they are still so yummy and easy to make!


  12. Kim says

    Can you sub half stevia for half the maple syrup? Wayyy too much sugar in these!!!


    • Kendra says

      If you need to substitute make sure it’s a liquid substitute


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