No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies



  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup oat flour*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional: a pinch pumpkin pie spice as well)
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (or sweet potato purée)
  • 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons milk of choice (dairy, coconut, almond milk, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


*You may make your own oat flour by blending oats in a food processor until they become powder. Measure the flour after blending for the 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.


About 20 cookies

Nutrition Tip

These no-bake cookies can make a great addition to your dessert menu. They're quick to make because they don't require any time in the oven and they're made with some common pantry staples.

Both the oats and the pumpkin in this recipe provide fiber which is keeps your intestines healthy and can help relieve constipation. Pumpkin is also a great source of vitamins and some micronutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, manganese and copper.

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