Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

pumpkin-oatmeal-cookies-1I basically think the months of October and November are wasted unless I’m eating as much pumpkin as physically possible. Yes, I am one of those people. I don’t care– autumn means it’s pumpkin and pumpkin spice season, and I revel in it.


I like my pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips and cranberries and raisins and all of those good things, but sometimes it’s nice to stick with the basics. This is what I imagine autumn tastes like.


Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 14-18 cookies


  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup oat flour (you can make your own– blend your oats in a food processor until they form flour)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°, grease baking sheets.
  2. Combine oats through baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin through vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
  4. Form dough into balls, place on baking sheets, and flatten slightly.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 10 more before transferring cookies to a wire cooling rack.


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