Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Hi Friends!

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies taste like fall in dessert form.

The other night I was in the mood for some cookies. And since it IS fall and all, I decided they should be pumpkin cookies. I made some pumpkin cookies last year but this time I wanted them to have oatmeal. I looked at a few recipes for inspiration, but most of them were full of butter and tons of sugar….so I just kinda did my own thing, as per usual :)

I mixed, scooped, baked and tasted. The verdict? I loved them! I know they won’t be for everyone, but they’re moist, chewy and taste like fall. They’re not overly sweet…and they’re packed with goodies like pecans and chocolate chips.

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies taste like fall in dessert form.

Confession…i HATE photographing cookies. So I didn’t spend a lot of time doing it. Sorry, friends :)

So you’ll just have to settle for the recipe instead!

Serves 36

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Add a little fall flavor to your oatmeal cookies with this super simple recipe!

5Prep Time

12Cook Time

17Total Time

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg + 1 egg white
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
11/2 cup white whole wheat flour
21/2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup brown sugar, not packed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
pinch salt
1/2 c dark choc chips
1/2 c chopped pecans


  1. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, eggs, applesauce and vanilla.
  2. Add the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Stir until just combined.
  3. Mix in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  4. Scoop onto greased baking sheets and flatten slightly with a fork.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

There you have it! What’s your favorite pumpkin cookie recipe?


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I want to make these but with raisins! Pumpkin and raisins has been kind of my thing lately! These look super yummy.
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  2. These look so good Lindsay! I’ve been on quite the baking kick lately (especially with pumpkin) and so I think I’ll be trying these! :)
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  3. Hmmm…do you hate photographing them because it’s to hard not to eat them?
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  4. I love every word in this post, so I knew it’d be a winner! :)
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  5. These look really good. The photos you did do it enough justice. I personally like taking 1-2 photos of food and not needing to take 1000 but then again…I’m not the best baker LOL.
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  6. Love this recipe! I’ve been on a total pumpkin kick lately and will pretty love anything pumpkin! I am the worst photographer ever and think cookies always look the same in pictures! Just can’t figure it out!
    Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness recently posted..Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache

  7. Photographing brown food in general sucks… but it’s especially hard when it’s cookie because you KNOW how fantastic they taste. Anyway, I think these look lovely. I’ve been wanted to make a pumpkin version of my granola cookies – I’m going to take some inspiration for you and do it!
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  8. YUM! You know I am a sucker for all things pumpkin ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  9. DELICIOUS!! Fall + Pumpkin anything is amazing!
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  10. I’ve been craving cookies lately and these look super yummy. Can’t wait to try them!
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  11. I posted a pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipe today too! Great minds think alike! (:
    Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife recently posted..Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

  12. These look great to me! I think I’ll be trying them myself this weekend. :)
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  13. I have such a long list of things I want to make, but these just got bumped up to the top 5! They look amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin recently posted..WIAW #60: Short and sweet

  14. I held off on the pumpkin baking frenzy until last night with some whole wheat pumpkin craisin bread. These cookies are definitely next in line- thanks for the recipe!
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  15. mmm oatmeal, pumpkin- it’s fall in a cookie! :)

  16. I can’t get enough pumpkin right now! I hate photographing cookies too… I would much rather eat them. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..Pumpkin Protein Pancake

  17. It IS hard to photograph cookies! Especially oatmeal ones. Because they will look like an oatmeal cookie, and that will hide their deceptive deliciousness. I’m not a big pumpkin fan, but if you put it in a cookie recipe with oatmeal? Yup, I’ll scarf it down.
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  18. Those looks amazing yet so simple to make…. I can’t wait to try them this weekend, perhaps!!

  19. Yum! Pumpkin and oatmeal, such a fab combo! I must try these :)
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  20. Love this!!
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  21. Nom cookies. Surprinsingly I haven’t made any in a while… yours kind of remind me of ones I made in the beginning of my blog, oatmeal cookies with nut butter. Nomm… these look awesome too!
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  22. Yum!! I have yet to make anything with pumpkin yet this season, and that seriously needs to change. These look soo good!
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  23. These look delish! Thanks 4 the recipe!
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  24. yum! love pumpkin cookies

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  25. oooh, these must be absolutely incredible!!! i must say, i am very glad those are chocolate chips & not raisins…. raisins are yummy, just not in cookie form. i love the pumpkin/oat combo!
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