Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Vegan}

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Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies-they are so good you will forget that they are healthy too! 

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Last week I shared our “go to” Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. They are perfect in my opinion. So why bother with another pumpkin cookie recipe? Because there is ALWAYS more room for cookies!

I took my regular Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and played with it to create a Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that is also vegan. Don’t let the words healthy and vegan scare you because these cookies are delish!

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So how did I create a healthy pumpkin cookie? I waved my magic wand and they just appeared. Ha! I wish!

I made a few recipe substitutions. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and coconut oil instead of butter. The cookies don’t taste like coconut. They are very pumpkiny! If you need the cookies to be gluten-free, I am sure you could use your favorite gluten-free flour mix.

I omitted the eggs to make the cookies vegan. The pumpkin binds the dough together and keeps the cookies plenty moist.

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The cookies do have sugar and some chocolate chips, but I am ok with that. If you want to leave out the chocolate chips for a plain pumpkin cookie, I think they would still be tasty. I used vegan chocolate chips (I buy them at Whole Foods). If you don’t need the cookies to be vegan, you can use regular chocolate chips.

I was actually surprised by how much I loved these Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip  Cookies. They aren’t just good, they are GREAT! They give our classic Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe a run for their money! I am going to be making these cookies a lot during the fall months. I always love having a healthy cookie option around!

If you are looking for other healthy cookie recipes, here are a few of my favorites:

Happy Baking!

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Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Vegan}

A healthy version of everyone's favorite fall cookie-Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Servings
18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips can use regular chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, combine the coconut oil and sugars together. Add vanilla extract and pumpkin and mix until combined, about 3 minutes. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by large, rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. Note-to make the cookies gluten-free use your favorite gluten-free flour instead of the whole wheat flour.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Looks like a great recipe–but nothing with refined sugar in it is healthy. Don’t be mistaken–lots of vegan dishes are still terrible for the body.

  2. These cookies turned out fabulous. I used Nestle dark chocolate chips and rolled the dough into balls and flattened them on the cookie sheet which made approx. 30 small but not too small cookies. Any idea how many calories per cookie?

  3. I must have done something wrong also. They never spread or flattened out while baking. While they still taste great, they look nothing like the photo. I actually had to use a fork to press them down a bit before baking. I didn’t alter the recipe at all.

  4. 5 stars
    These were fantastic — exactly what I was looking for! I doubled the recipe to use up a whole can of pumpkin but forgot to double the oil, and I loved how they turned out.

  5. 5 stars
    Really delicious!

    The dough turns out kinda thick and very very sticky, but its pretty easy to scoop up with a large spoon. Since I love me some sweets I add a table spoon of maple syrup as well. Most everyone I know who have tried these says the word delicious after their first bite. Thanks for the recipe!

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