Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

banana oat pumpkin spiced cookies recipe

Healthy pumpkin spice cookies with no sugar and made from oatmeal. Suitable for wheat-free, vegan, nut free and general healthy diets. Low in sugar and can be sweetened with applesauce.

This recipe takes a few minutes of prep work and the baking is virtually foolproof.

banana oat pumpkin spiced cookies breakfast

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 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 pumpkin it becomes watery. Roasting intensifies the flavour and makes the natural pumpkin sugars caramelise.

banana oat pumpkin cinnamon spiced cookies

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.

banana oat pumpkin cookies stack

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.

banana oat pumpkin spiced cookies

If you want to have these frosted then I highly recommend the cashew vanilla icing or the concentrate from the cashew pumpkin latte if you really want a full on pumpkin spice flavour!

Banana Oat Pumpkin Spiced Cookies with cashew frosting

The cookie in the photo above is topped with the concentrate from the pumpkin latte.

Banana Oat Pumpkin Spiced Cookies With Pumpkin Spice 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.

A close up plate of Banana Oat Pumpkin Spiced Cookies

These cookies are naturally sweetened by just the banana and pumpkin with no added sugar.

A plate of Banana Oat Pumpkin Spiced Cookies

Healthy cookies are the kind that you can eat a whole plate of and still feel good.

If you don’t want to use banana you can replace with sweet potato and applesauce.

Banana Oat Pumpkin Spiced Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 180C.
  2. Grind the oats in a coffee grinder or small bullet blender.
  3. Mash the bananas and pumpkin together.
  4. Mix everything together to make your cookie dough.
  5. Spoon on the cookie dough onto a non-stick surface.
  6. Bake for about 20 mins until golden.
  7. Eat straight away or they can be stored in the fridge for about 3 days.
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8 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Look really healthy and yummy! I don’t like banana so will try your sweet potato method. Should I cook the sweet potato first, how much to use?

    1. Hi Jan, I would use sweet potato that’s about the same volume of two bananas. You do want to cook it first – I would bake it as steaming or boiling makes it watery. Let me know how it turns out!

  2. Can we have one ? It just look ultra delicious 😀 We have to try out this recipe, what a piece of heaven!

    With love and sunshine ☀

    Patricia & Miguel
    freeoversea

  3. I’ve made this recipe twice, the first time I felt they needed more spice so added a bit more of everything and they were perfect! This is going to become one of my fave recipes to do in fall. Its healthy but also a bit of a treat.

  4. These were terrible. Gives “healthy” a bad name! Doughy and tasteless. Would not recommend. Followed directions exactly only baked an additional few minutes trying to save them.

    1. Hi Jacqueline, I’m really sad to hear that. As with all my recipes they are high in natural produce so you really need to make sure you use pumpkin / bananas that are full of taste and flavour. Also some spices can lose their flavour if they are old. I would up the spices and make with pumpkins and bananas that are really ripe and sweet. Lots have enjoyed this recipe but it’s difficult for it to go right every single time with so much natural variation. Give it another try and report back!

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