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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a healthy, kid-friendly fall dessert recipe. They’re perfect for holiday parties and bake sales!

These gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a healthy, kid-friendly fall dessert recipe. They're perfect for holiday parties and bake sales!

If I could have just one healthy treat during fall, it would be these gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. From September to November every year, my oven yields batch after batch of these autumn goodies.

I’ve made these cookies for bake sales and moms with new babies, friends going through hard times and classroom parties. But I always have an ulterior motive – I keep part of each batch for my family.

When I started making these cookies several years ago, I used 1 1/2 cups of white sugar. I now use 3/4 cup of maple syrup, and they’re perfectly sweet. So many recipes call for way too much sweetener, so it’s a good idea to keep cutting down on the amount of sweetener in a recipe until you get your dessert to be just sweet enough.

These are much healthier than traditional chocolate chip cookies, and the cinnamon pumpkin flavor makes them the perfect fall dessert.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a healthy, kid-friendly fall dessert recipe.
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5 from 10 votes
These gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are so delicious!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup mashed banana 1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate broken into bits

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the eggs, banana, maple syrup, coconut oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal
Servings: 14
Calories: 299kcal
Cost: ($.47 per serving)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Price Breakdown

This recipe costs $6.25 to make, and it yields 40 cookies. This comes out to $.47 per serving (3 cookies). These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the classic flavor of fall, and they’re a healthy dessert that kids and adults will love.

And try my gluten free chocolate chip pumpkin bread for another variation on this delicious theme.

Note: This post was originally published in 2013. The photos and text were updated in 2018.

41 Comments

  1. Just wanted to let you know we have made these quite a few times now and our whole family loves them. Thak you so much for a great, not too unhealthy treat!

  2. I just tried these for the first time and I thought they had a very strong banana flavor and I could hardly taste the pumpkin. I did use a frozen banana that I thawed out and I didn’t even use the whole banana, just the measurement you gave. Maybe my banana was a little too ripe? Can you typically taste the banana in these cookies? Maybe next time I will try them using applesauce instead of the banana.

    1. Holly, that’s interesting. We don’t taste the banana at all. Next time, you can skip the banana and either increase the oil to 1/2 cup or substitute applesauce as you mentioned. How was the texture for you?

      1. Thanks for the quick reply. The cookies very much resembled a muffin consistency. Is that how they are for you?

      2. They’re a little cake-like, but not crumbly like a muffin. You’ll move closer to a traditional cookie consistency if you increase the oil/butter to 1/2 cup.

    1. Shelly, I don’t do nutritional breakdowns for my recipes, but I believe there are online tools where you can plug in the ingredient list to get a breakdown.

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