These easy and healthy cookies are made from just 3 main ingredients and a selection of spices. Suitable for wheat-free, vegan, nut free and general healthy diets. This recipe takes a few minutes of prep work and the baking is virtually foolproof.
They are the perfect on the go breakfast for a cold autumn morning. Loaded with vitamins and minerals from bananas, pumpkin, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon. Adjust the spices to suit your tastes and top with your favourite frosting for more indulgence, see below for some frosting ideas.
Banana Oat Pumpkin Spiced Cookies Recipe
- Total time: 0h 25m
- Yield: 6 cookies
- Calories: 65 cal
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- 2 Bananas
- 1½ cups / 150g Oats
- 4 tbsp Cooked Pumpkin
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Ginger
- ¼ tsp Five Spice
- ¼ tsp Turmeric
- pinch of Black Pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F / 180C.
- Grind the oats in a coffee grinder or small bullet blender.
- Mash the bananas and pumpkin together.
- Mix everything together to make your cookie dough.
- Spoon on the cookie dough onto a non-stick surface.
- Bake for about 20 mins until golden.
- Eat straight away or they can be stored in the fridge for about 3 days.
Banana Oat Pumpkin Spiced Cookies Video
I use dry roasted pumpkin for this recipe – just peel and deseed the pumpkin. Then cut into cubes and bake in the oven until it starts to go golden. See the pumpkin spice latte for more information on cooking the pumpkin. I tend to cook a whole pumpkin at a time then mash and store in the fridge to use for various recipes.
Roasted pumpkin gives the best flavour as when you boil or steam it then it becomes watery. Roasting intensifies the flavour and makes the natural pumpkin sugars caramelise.
This is a great recipe to use up really ripe and soft bananas. The browner the banana skin the better as they will be sweeter and easier to mash.
If you can’t get hold of pumpkin where you are then cooked butternut squash works just as well. If you’re using canned pumpkin then try to choose a brand without added sugar as this is a healthy recipe.
80% of people with celiac disease can eat oats if they are gluten-free. If you are making these for a celiac then check that they don’t have a reaction to gluten-free oats.
Gluten free oats are made by processing oats in a factory where they are not contaminated with tiny particles of gluten from other grains. If you are following a gluten-free diet these are suitable.
The cookie in the photo above is topped with the concentrate from the pumpkin latte.
Five spice contains cloves, cinnamon, star anise, Sichuan pepper and fennel. It’s sometimes called Chinese five spice and can contain more spices than the base 5.
These cookies are naturally sweetened by just the banana and pumpkin with no added sugar.
Healthy cookies are the kind that you can eat a whole plate of and still feel good.