pumpkin cookies with glaze

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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These healthy pumpkin spice cookies are full of pumpkin, oatmeal, and spice! These cookies are fall in dessert form. They’re lower in sugar than other pumpkin spice cookie recipes and can be made with or without the sugar drizzle. 

pumpkin cookies with glaze

Why You’ll Love These Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies have pumpkin + pumpkin spice in them – so basically all the fall flavor! They’re healthier because they have oats in them and reduced sugar. You can make them with or without the glaze. They’re a delicious, healthier pumpkin dessert.


Pumpkin Recipes You’ll Love

Here are a couple of pumpkin recipes that you might enjoy!

What You’ll Need to Make These Cookies

Here’s everything you’ll need to make these healthy pumpkin cookies:

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, and spice and stir till mixed.
  • Add the butter, vanilla, and pumpkin and stir till fully combined.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of batter and roll to form a ball. Place on cookie sheet and gently pat to flatten and create desired shape (cookies will not spread).
  • Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown on top.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • If adding sugar drizzle, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl until fully combined. Drizzle cookies and allow sugar to set before serving.
pumpkin spice cookies on a wire rack

I hope you enjoy these healthier pumpkin cookies.


Yield: 14 cookies

Healthier Pumpkin Spice Cookies

pumpkin cookies with glaze

These healthy pumpkin spice cookies are full of pumpkin, oatmeal, and spice!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar, and spice and stir till mixed.
  3. Add the butter, vanilla, and pumpkin and stir till fully combined.
  4. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of batter and roll to form a ball. Place on cookie sheet and gently pat to flatten and create desired shape (cookies will not spread).
  5. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown on top.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. If adding sugar drizzle, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl until fully combined. Drizzle cookies and allow sugar to set before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g
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