It’s hard to believe but these oatmeal pumpkin protein cookies are gluten-free, processed sugar-free and dairy-free. These healthy cookies are made with “clean” ingredients that provide a good amount of nutrition as well as great taste!  Pumpkin, oats, pumpkin seeds and eggs.

Pumpkin Protein Cookies. It’s like your breakfast porridge in a cookie : )

Depending how long you bake them, they can be soft and moist or dense with a little crispiness on the outside. The pumpkin seeds get that yummy toasted flavour.  You will only need 1 or 2… ok maybe 3 but you’ll have to call them “dinner” : ))) Keep in mind, there is nothing in them that is not nutritious! Eat and enjoy … guilt free : )

Adapted from: LeelaLicious
Yield: approx.24 – 36 cookies, depending how big you make them

INGREDIENTS
½ cup coconut oil, melted
½ cup honey
2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
2 cups quick cooking oats or rolled oats put through the blender, food processor or  magic bullet
1 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup ground flaxseed or protein powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
4 eggs, beaten

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 F.

  • Line a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil and honey, don’t let it get hot.
  • In a large bowl combine both kinds of oats, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, ground flax, chocolate chips, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Add pumpkin puree, eggs, coconut oil and honey.
  • Stir until fully combined.
  • Drop about ¼ cup-sized scoops of the mixture onto a cookie sheet and flatten (cookies won’t spread while baking).
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes until edges are browned.
  • Let cookies cool before moving to an airtight storage container.

NOTES

To make this recipe egg-free, used flax egg (or chia egg) as successful replacement.
To make vegan, replace honey with maple syrup.

It’s hard to believe but these oatmeal pumpkin protein cookies are gluten free, processed sugar free and dairy free. Pumpkin, oats, pumpkins seeds and eggs. It’s like your breakfast porridge in a cookie : ) Eat, enjoy … guilt free : ) Forever Fit, Cowichan Valley