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No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

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Little balls of cookie dough.

That taste like oatmeal and pumpkin…

no bake pumpkin cookies

What could be better?!

healthy pumpkin cookies

pumpkin no bakes

Well, if they had chocolate it would be better. But no one says you can’t add that in!

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  • 3/4 cup quick oats (60g)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (or make your own by blending oats in a food processor until they become powder. Measure after blending.) (75g)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup xylitol or sugar (or coconut sugar or sucanat) (55g)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional: a pinch pumpkin pie spice as well)
  • optional: handful mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (or sweet potato puree) (80g)
  • 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons milk of choice, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon oil (omit if you desire, but I can’t vouch for the results)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


No Bake Pumpkin Cookies Recipe: Combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. In a separate bowl, combine all liquid (including pumpkin). Then stir to combine, and form into balls or cookies. Or put in the fridge to firm up a little before forming cookies.

*View No Bake Pumpkin Cookies Nutrition Facts*

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Anonymous says:

    FAV snack is either your cookie dough dip or an apple with PB2

  2. I’m not a huge fan of oatmeal nor pumpkin (I prefer chocolate!!!) but these look delicious…even without the chocolate ,-)

  3. Oh my word, yum! Just another thing to add to my list of things to make from your blog ;P. I think we have leftover pumpkin, actually. Oh yes, I’m making these this week.

    As for my favorite afternoon snack, I have a secret obsession with potato chips. So they have always been one of my favorite snacks. But right now I’m obsessed with this dairy-free pudding I made and froze. They turned into vanilla fudgesicles! Yum!

  4. Tracy says:

    Are uncooked oats hard to digest?

    1. Laura says:

      Not at all!

    2. Some lab studies showed that breakdown of the starch in uncooked oats in vitro (i.e. in a simulated digestion technique) was not as effective as in cooked oats. But when they did a similar experiment in humans, there was no significant difference. The human gut is pretty powerful. I’ve personally never had a problem, and I eat plenty of oats!

  5. Like I needed an excuse to get a jumpstart on Fall baking!!

  6. I’m so glad that you live in Texas – lotsa no bake recipes 😀

  7. Pickles!! Love, love, love them!

    But those little cookies look great! Love pumpkin anything!

  8. LDT says:

    GENIUS!! I’m so excited to try these!! I’ve been craving pumpkin goodies for weeks now!

  9. Nikki says:

    My favorite current afternoon snacks is CCK’s Cookie Dough Dip (I call it ‘dessert hummus’), or fresh fruit salad with chopped mint and walnuts.

    But a plain ole Larabar also does the trick a lot of afternoons. 🙂

  10. Rachel says:

    Mmmm I love pumpkin cookies!

  11. Candice says:

    Can you use uncooked old fas, oats instead?

    1. Jenny D says:

      I always use old fashioned or even extra-thick cut, never quick in all recipes that use oats, cooked or not. I prefer the texture better.

    2. Lauren says:

      I made them today with steel cut oats and i wasn’t too happy with the results. The ended up pretty chewy and grainy. I will try with quick oats next time.

  12. Jasmin says:

    Oooh pumpkin reminds me of fall… and I’m so excited for fall to come so I can try out all these pumpkin recipes. Somehow it just feels wrong to eat it in the summer. My favourite snack is peaches with almond butter…. yum! Peaches are in season in Ontario now so it’s double delicious!

  13. Those look amazing! I actually have some coconut sugar in my pantry that I’ve no idea what to do with! So I’m making these!

    Also, congrats on the VegNews cover! I’ll have to go buy it pronto. My subscription just lapsed and the check for the next one is in the mail, but I’m afraid this is the issue that I’ll skip if I don’t go buy it!

  14. Nichole says:

    Hello! These sound delicious! I love your blog! Will you please look at mine?

    1. I checked out your blog and I’d definitely go back. 🙂

      Now that I scratched your back, will you scratch mine (as the saying goes)? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks!

      1. Thanks! I’ll be sure to check yours out 🙂

        1. This sounds so vain, but I can’t help but to ask, will you look at mine too? I’d really appreciate it. I love your blog and check it, like, 4-5 times a day. I’m obsessed. 🙂 Thanks!

  15. mmmmm reminds me of fall. I love fall cooking!

  16. Sarah L says:

    Ohh, I’ll have to try with sweet potato as soon as I get my hands on it. I’ll definitely throw in some chocolate chips though. My favorite snack at the moment is actually just an apple and sometimes even a coffee with cinnamon and cardamon. I often eat some sort of culinary experiment though, because the afternoon is the time when I’ve got the time to try them out.

  17. Robyn says:

    would they be just as good cooked? i’m guessing these would have a raw cookie dough texture which i’m not a huge fan of

    1. Lori says:

      I just made them and baked them @350 for 10 minutes. I’m not a fan of the raw dough texture either. I thought they turned out great!

      1. Robyn says:

        great! thanks. can’t wait to try these cooked!

      2. Jen says:

        Thanks for the post, Robyn! I do have issues digesting uncooked oats and want to try them baked 🙂 I’ll give it a go!

    2. Alex Mart says:

      I tried baking them and was disappointed… they were hardly sweet (while I found they were plenty sweet as dough) and I suspect they need an egg to hold them together better. I kept going back to the dough with a spoon and wanting to ignore the baked ones.

  18. Chelsea says:

    Those look fantastic! I’m all about pumpkin once I feel that fall is in the air. I frequently find myself snacking between meals- it’s hard not to! I love having multigrain crackers with some homemade peanut butter, drizzle of honey, and sliced bananas! Hummus with carrots never fails either 😉

  19. HilJo says:

    Oh man I just made roughly these (Im not much of a measurer) and they are so good. Pumpkin and oats are two of my favorite things. I also added cashew butter instead of oil and maple syrup instead of grain sugar, which Im sure changed the texture but since I didnt measure anyways the texture was already probably off 🙂 All that rambling to say: YUM.

    1. This is awesome… I love it!!

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