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3-Ingredient Pumpkin Oat Cookies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


My 3-ingredient pumpkin oat cookies are perfect for snacking or breakfasts on the move. They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, 31 calories each (for the basic version), and endlessly customizable with a variety of different add-ins.


  • 1 and 1/3 cups (133 g) rolled oats (certified GF, as needed)
  • 3/4 cup (183 g) unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (see notes for options)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Optional Stir-In Ideas:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F(180C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Process the oats in a food processor or high-speed blender until they resemble either a rough or fine flour.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir the pumpkin puree, water, coconut sugar, and (optional) salt until blended (if adding optional extracts, zests, or spices, add them now).
  4. Add the ground oats to the bowl (if adding optional extras such as chocolate, nuts, or dried fruit, add now). Stir until blended into a soft, thick dough.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop or rounded tablespoon, scoop small mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Using fingertip, flatten the dough slightly into a round shape.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden browned at the edges and the dough appears dry.
  7. Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack. Cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.


Storage: Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at cool room temperature for 2 days, the refrigerator for 1 week, or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Sweetener Options: An equal amount of maple syrup, brown sugar, natural cane sugar, or the granulated/liquid sweetener of choice can be used in place of the coconut sugar.

Oat Flour Option: Ready-to-use oat flour can be used in place of the ground oats. You will need 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (133 g) to replace the oats. Skip step 2 in the instructions.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 31
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 0.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.1 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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