paleo pumpkin cookies

Stop right there…put the leftover Halloween candy down.

Thank you 😉

I have something better to offer! Try out my gotta-have-it Paleo Pumpkin Cookies to get your sweet-tooth fix this week. This recipe will wow you with fall flavors, but free you of all of the processed sugar, artificial colors and sweeteners, and unhealthy fats and oils found in most treats. This recipe is vegan, grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and paleo compliant. 

How to Make It

Combine the ingredients in the food processor and it will take you less than 5-minutes to prepare this recipe.

When you place the batter onto the baking sheet, be sure to leave plenty of space in between each cookie as they tend to spread out once they heat up. These cookies are soft, chewy and light so I say 3 of them equal 1 serving! Lastly, since this recipe is vegan and there are no raw eggs included, feel free to indulge in the delicious batter. You can even use the batter as a vegan pumpkin pudding [hmmm…maybe that will be my next recipe I post]!


  • Paleo – Yes
  • SCD – Yes, but use fresh pumpkin or replace it with butternut squash since canned pumpkin is illegal. Also, the bananas must be ripe with black spots.  
  • Low FODMAP – Yes, but use an unripe banana. Also note that 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree is medium FODMAP so intake should be limited. Replace honey with maple syrup. 
  • Grain Free – Yes
  • Gluten Free – Yes
  • Dairy Free – Yes
  • SIBO-Specific Diet – Yes 
  • Keto – Yes, as each cookie has 4 g of net carb. 


This recipe makes 14 cookies. 

Each cookie contains: 60 calories, 5 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 4 g of fat, 1 g of fiber. 

Paleo Pumpkin Cookes
Yields 14
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  1. 1 ripe banana
  2. 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  3. 1/3 cup almond flour
  4. 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  8. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  9. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger)
  11. 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  12. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  13. Pinch of sea salt
  14. 1 tablespoon raw honey
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the spice blend and baking soda.
  3. In a food processor, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until well combined.
  4. Add the spices and baking soda and mix in the food processor for another minute.
  5. Spoon the batter onto the baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between each cookie. Bake for about 23 to 26 minutes.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.
  1. Replace each individual spice with 1-2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice blend if you do not have these spices on hand
Nutrition by Erin
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