Pumpkin Banana Cookies (Vegan, Healthy)
These easy pumpkin banana cookies are healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies perfect for a healthy Fall breakfast.
Moist, lightly sweetened with refined sugar-free sweeteners and banana, these are the best vegan breakfast cookies to start the day!
What Are Healthy Pumpkin Cookies?
I love making healthy banana oatmeal cookies for breakfast!
These simple vegan oatmeal cookies are packed with nutrients, delicious, and easy to make in just 20 minutes.
How To Make Healthy Pumpkin Cookies
Let’s see below how to make the best Fall vegan breakfast cookies with pumpkin puree, banana, and Fall spices!
All you need to make these vegan pumpkin oatmeal cookies are 4 simple ingredients.
- Ripe Mashed Banana – I love to use ripe bananas for baking.
- Pumpkin Puree – I am using pure canned pumpkin puree, but you can make your own homemade pumpkin puree, peel, chopped fresh pumpkin, and steam until tender. Cool completely at room temperature to steam out and then puree in a food processor. Learn how to make your own pumpkin puree!
- Maple Syrup – or any other refined sugar-free vegan-friendly syrup like agave syrup, brown rice syrup, or date syrup.
- Quick Oats – you can also use old-fashioned rolled oats but I found the cookies dry with it. So the finer version of oats known as quick oats works better compared to old-fashioned oats.
- Peanut Butter or almond butter
- Pumpkin Pie Spices – or just cinnamon.
Optional Ingredients For Pumpkin Vegan Cookies
You can make these pumpkin oatmeal banana cookies with the 4 simple ingredients below. The good part, these pumpkin banana oatmeal cookies are oil-free too.
If you love vegan oil-free recipes, these are perfect for you, no need for vegan butter or coconut oil here!
However, for a boost of flavor, you can add some extra coconut oil, highly recommended for the best fall flavors!
- Vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice or combine 1/2 teaspoon of all spices with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to make your own mix of pumpkin spices.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips – not all chocolate chips are vegan-friendly. Check the ingredient list for no milk or butter. But if you can find some vegan chocolate chips, it is a must-try. This vegan pumpkin cookie recipe tastes 100% better with chocolate chips!
Making Vegan Pumpkin Banana Cookies
First, combine all the wet ingredients into a medium bowl until smooth. Make sure you are using a ripe banana for a boost of sweetness.
Then, add the dry ingredients until your batter is sticky and thick.
Finally, lightly wet your hands with water to prevent the batter from sticking too much to your hands, and shape the cookie dough balls in your hands.
Baking The Cookies
Place each cookie dough ball onto baking sheets covered with parchment paper.
Leave a 1-thumb space between each ball, so they don’t touch each other when you flatten the dough.
These cookies won’t expand in the oven, so you must flatten each cookie dough ball with the palm of your hand.
Don’t make the cookies too thin, or they will be dry. Keep them slightly thick.
If you choose to make pumpkin banana chocolate chip cookies, feel free to press a few extra chocolate chips on top of each cookie!
They will melt and make the cookies even more delicious.
Honestly, I recommend trying the pumpkin chocolate chip combo in this recipe. Pumpkin and chocolate match so well together!
Decorating Pumpkin Banana Cookies
You can add a few different toppings to your cookies just before baking them or after they cool down.
Before baking, you can press crushed walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
After baking, you can drizzle sweet glazing made of 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or powdered erythritol to keep the cookie low in sugar) and mix with 1 tablespoon of almond milk.
Why Are These Pumpkin Cookies Healthy?
Without a doubt these 4-ingredient banana oatmeal cookies are healthy!
They contain only wholesome ingredients, healthy slow carbs from oats, and are low in sugar as well!
In fact, they are mainly sweetened with ripe bananas and a touch of unrefined liquid sweeteners.
If you also watch the sugar closely, swap maple syrup for a low-GI option like brown rice syrup, date syrup, or sugar-free maple-flavored syrup!
How Do Pumpkin Banana Cookies Taste?
These vegan cookies are soft, moist, and slightly sweet with a rich, chewy texture from rolled oats.
Don’t expect a crunchy buttery cookie here!
These are healthy breakfast cookies for clean-eating lovers, full of healthy carbs, low in sugar, and similar to my peanut butter banana oatmeal cookie recipe.
More Vegan Breakfast Cookie Recipes
I love to make vegan cookies for breakfast, especially with oatmeal!
They are fulfilling, tasty, easy, and so good for you, packed with nutrients, vegan protein, and fibers.
Have you made these healthy pumpkin cookies? Share a review below, or join me on Instagram to share a picture of your cookies! I love to see you making my recipes.
Healthy Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan!)
- ½ cup Pure Pumpkin Puree - canned or homemade, not canned pumpkin pie filling!
- ½ cup Mashed Ripe Banana
- ¼ cup Peanut Butter (Unsalted) - or almond butter, fresh drippy, no added sugar
- 4 tablespoons Maple Syrup - or agave syrup
- 2 ½ cup Quick Oats - or 2 cup quick oats + 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg - or all spices
- ⅓ cup Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients: pumpkin puree, mashed banana, maple syrup, vanilla and peanut butter. Stir until fully combined.
- Stir in quick oats, cinnamon, and chocolate chips if used. Combine until it forms a consistent and sticky oatmeal cookie dough forms.
- Use your hands to shape 12 cookie balls. Place each ball onto the prepared baking tray, leaving a 1-thumb space between each ball. They won't spread in the oven.
- Flatten each cookie dough ball with the palm of your hand. The thinner, the drier they will be. Keep them thick for a moist cookie.
- Bake 10 minutes, they should be golden brown on top but still moist in the middle.
- Cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes then enjoy!
- Store for up to 1 week in the fridge in a cookie jar. You can freeze them in silicone bags and thaw them the day before at room temperature.