Aug 17, 2022

Easy Healthy Pumpkin Cookies Your Family Will Love

6 easy healthier pumpkin cookie recipes everyone will love (and never guess that they are eating healthy cookies!!)







Pumpkin cookies are one of the best things about Fall. Who can resist a warm soft pumpkin spice cookie with their coffee on cool crisp Fall mornings??

Not me.

Happily, though, there are easy healthier pumpkin cookie recipes out there that switch out regular ingredients with healthier more natural ingredients.

So there is less guilt involved when eating a cookie or two (or 3 or 4. Just saying.)

Yummy healthier-for-you cookies that everyone in your family will love (because even though they may be eating healthy pumpkin cookies, they do not taste healthy. They simply taste delicious!!)

So if you are planning to bake up batches of warm fresh baked fall cookies soon, check out these delicious recipes for gluten-free pumpkin cookies, vegan pumpkin cookies, and pumpkin cookies with no sugar. 

These pumpkin cookie recipes all have yummy ingredients like applesauce, bananas, and gooey melted chocolate chips, (because...well, just because it is fall, after all, and time for our favorite fall desserts!!





Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Cookies




Photo: Chelsea's Messy Apron



Make these fantastic mouth-watering healthy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with no sugar and everyone in your family will be happy to gobble them up quicker than you can whip up a second batch!

These soft chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are made using healthier ingredients like oat flour (which is easy to make using old-fashioned oats you may have in your pantry already), natural maple syrup instead of refined white sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and dark chocolate chips.

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Applesauce Pumpkin Cookies



Photo: Photo: Kiipfit



I love applesauce. So when I find a cookie recipe with applesauce as an ingredient, I am all in. 

This gluten-free vegan cookie recipe will gift you with soft cake-style cookies that would make an awesome dessert (especially with a little vanilla ice cream!)

These cookies also make perfect Thanksgiving treats to have on hand for a large Thanksgiving gathering with families and friends.

You might even want to make a couple of extra batches of these apple pumpkin cookies and treat your guests with some to take home.






Healthy Pumpkin Cookies With Maple Glaze




Photo: Happy Kid's Kitchen




Okay, yes these cookies have a maple glaze on them. And yes, that maple glaze is made with powdered sugar. But, there are also other ways to make a glaze without sugar (you can find them posted in the recipe.)

You can always skip putting a glaze on the cookies because these warm soft chewy pumpkin cookies are delicious either way.

If you want to bake up a batch of gluten-free pumpkin cookies for the family, try using a flour blend like Bob's Red Mill. 

 And if you are looking for grain-free pumpkin cookies, substitute almond flour and cassava flour for wheat flour.






Pumpkin Cookie Bites 



 
Photo: Super Healthy Kids



These fun pumpkin bite cookies are for kids, but everyone in the family will want to try these yummy cookies.

Amy from SuperHealthyKids has tweaked this pumpkin cookie recipe with raisins or chocolate chips (your choice),  to come up with a healthier pumpkin cookie recipe that tastes as good, if not better, than the original recipe.






5-Minute Healthy Pumpkin Pie Cookies




Photo: One Ingredient Chef



This simple pumpkin cookie recipe uses all-natural healthy ingredients like bananas, rolled oats, pumpkin puree, raisins, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and date sugar.

Date sugar is a healthy natural sugar alternative made from dates. (I did not know what date sugar was before I found this recipe!) 

These all-natural healthy pumpkin pie cookies are ready to enjoy in about 15-20 minutes (well, a little longer than that because you want to let the cookies cool before munching away on them)

And you will not feel one bit guilty if you eat all of these awesome cookies by yourself because they are so healthy!! 

But to be nice, share some with your family. Or make a separate batch for them because they are so quick and easy to make!!

Go Grab The Recipe (you know you want to learn more about that date sugar, right?)




Pumpkin Almond Flour Cookies




Photo: HelloSpoonful



Soft almond flour pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and full of antioxidants and Vitamin A.

And for a little more healthy touch, these scrumptious melty chocolate chip cookies are made with coconut sugar and brown sugar (no white refined sugar here!!)

If your family loves warm pumpkin fresh cookies that are soft and oozing with melted chocolate chips, they are going to love these cookies!! 

And they do not need to know that they are eating healthy cookies.

Get the recipe.


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