When you are craving pumpkin spice, these Healthy Pumpkin Cookies are exactly what you need! They are vegan, gluten free, low sugar, and EASY to make!
Sometimes, you just need a cookie. Am I right? These Healthy Pumpkin Cookies are for those time when you just NEED a cookie, but:
1.) You want it fast. No fancy chill-the-dough-overnight type recipes. Quick and easy, please.
2.) You don’t want said cookie to have enough sugar to fill up your weekly limit.
3.) Said cookie still must be satisfying and delicious.
Too much to ask? Nah. I got ya.
These Healthy Pumpkin Cookies could not be any easier and they will totally leave you feeling satisfied and happy. I’m not into deprivation over here.
Ingredients for Healthy Pumpkin Cookies
If you stock a healthy pantry, you probably have everything you need on hand.
- ground flaxseed meal
- almond flour
- erythritol (you can substitute an unrefined sugar like coconut sugar if you prefer)
- baking powder
- pumpkin spice mix
- canned pumpkin pureé
- oil (melted coconut oil or avocado oil are good choices)
Because some of my favorite traditional pumpkin cookies have frosting, I smeared my Healthy Pumpkin Cookies with a makeshift sugar-free frosting. All I did was gently heat some coconut butter and thin it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It did the trick! Cream cheese would work, also, if you don’t mind using dairy.
The frosting part is totally optional, though. These are equally fantastic totally naked.
Ground flaxseed and almond flour will never mimic the exact texture of a fluffy pumpkin cookie made from refined white flour, so I won’t say these are exactly like traditional pumpkin cookies. They do, however, make a great healthy alternative. Happy baking!
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