Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

My boys have always loved pumpkin cookies, but I want them to eat healthier so, I tested this recipe on them and it's a winner. Now they can have their favorite, just a little healthier.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  3. mix cookie batter.
  4. drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  5. bake 11 to 15 minute.
  6. do not over bake cookies will be soft.
  7. cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

While these were delicious, I'm not sure you can call them a "healthy" cookie when the recipe contains an entire stick of butter and an entire cup of sugar.

DUFFWOMAN November 15, 2011

For a healthy cookie this one is a winner. I made some serious changes though because of my oddly stocked pantry, so I'm sure I didn't do it true justice! Instead of sugar I used a brown sugar spenda blend (1/2 cp) and used Hodgson Mill buckwheat pancake mix for the flour (this one is a whole grain buckwheat and whole grain finely milled blend). I also added more walnuts (love these) and some dried cranberries chopped. (in my world, you've never had an oatmeal cookie until you put cranberries in them! Instead of margarine, I also used butter. They came out good and really satisfied the November craving for homemade baked pumpkin cookies!

Maryarriaga November 08, 2010

YUMMY!!!! I made a few changes (brown sugar instead of white, no OJ, used half whole wheat flour half white flour, skipped the walnuts my daughter dislikes, and increased the chocolate chips to 3/4c) and these were so good I immediately had to freeze them in single serving snack bags or we all would have eaten all the cookies that afternoon! Thanks for sharing!

LillyZackMom October 12, 2009