Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan): soft ‘n fluffy gluten free pumpkin cookies bursting with chocolate chips or your favorite add-ins! An easy recipe for moist, cake-like vegan gluten free pumpkin cookies with warm fall spices.

What’s your favorite kind of pumpkin cookie? Chewy & firm with just a light pumpkin flavor or soft ‘n cakey, with a lotta pumpkin WOW factor?

If you said chewy & firm… you know where the door is. (J/K!!!)

If you said soft & cakey, with all of the pumpkin star power: Welcome. THE gluten free pumpkin cookies you’ve been looking for are here.

And you know I mean business when I use both bold and italics

Since I started this food blog, pumpkin has been kind of a thing for me. And kind of a thing for you. No matter how many pumpkin recipes I share, you keep asking for more!

A sampling, if you will, of fall-inspired goodies on BB: Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread, Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins, pumpkin breakfast staples: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast BarsEasy Vegan Pumpkin Bread and Vegan Pumpkin Muffins.

And there’s more where that came from. Can you believe?!

But the one request that I keep getting? And getting. And getting. Easy gluten free pumpkin cookies. So guess what I’m sharing today? (Let’s act as if neither of us has seen or heard from the blogpost title.)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies That are Vegan!

This vegan gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe yields soft ‘n fluffy gluten free pumpkin cookies that are moistcake-like, and bursting with warm fall spices. Does it get any better than this?

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies ingredients measured into glass bowls including pumpkin puree, chocolate chips, oat flour, coconut oil, and more.

Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients

Looking for moist, cake-like pumpkin cookies that just happen to be vegan and gluten free? Look no further than this pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe. You’ll find vegan gluten free pantry staples like coconut oil, oat flour, maple syrup, and a flax egg.

  • Pumpkin – use 100% pumpkin puree, not anything with added sugar like pumpkin pie mix
  • Oat Flour – use gluten free oat flour to ensure this recipe is GF. You can also make your own Gluten Free Oat Flour.
  • Maple Syrup + Coconut Sugar – you might try swapping maple syrup with brown rice syrup, and coconut sugar with a combo of organic cane sugar and brown sugar. Just beware that these changes might affect the overall texture.
  • Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice + Cinnamon – two of my favorite fall spices! These two ingredients greatly amp up the autumn-inspired pumpkin spice vibe of your soon-to-be fresh baked cookies.
  • Chocolate Chips – these go so well with pumpkin cookies, but feel free to use any of your favorite add-ins.
  • And more… See the photo above for the rest!
stack of gluten free pumpkin cookies with melted chocolate chips

How to Make Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies 

Preheat

First things first, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Mix the Dry

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl: gluten free oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt. 

Two photos showing How to Make pumpkin cookies vegan gluten free – whisking dry ingredients

Mix the Wet

Now, whisk together all of the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl: pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, coconut oil, flax egg and vanilla.

Two photos showing How to Make Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies – whisking wet ingredients together

Combine

Pour the dry mixture over the wet mixture, then stir and fold it altogether to make your pumpkin cookie dough.

Two photos showing How to Make Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies – folding wet and dry ingredients together

Now, optionally fold in vegan chocolate chips or your favorite add-ins.

Two photos showing How to Make this oat flour cookies recipe – folding chocolate chips into cookie dough

Scoop and drop balls of pumpkin cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet.

Two photos showing How to Make this fall dessert recipe – scooping balls of cookie dough onto a lined baking sheet

Last pre-bake step: dotting each cookie top with chocolate chips or your favorite add-ins. This is the perfect time to flatten the cookies a bit–press the toppings down to flatten each pumpkin cookie.

Baking sheet full of cookie dough balls dotted with chocolate chips ready for baking

Bake, Cool & Enjoy the Best Pumpkin Cookies!

Bake for about 14 minutes. Then, cool and enjoy the best gluten free pumpkin cookies!

Testimonials

Sara says, “These turned out great! Not too sweet (which I like) and nice and moist. I was making them for a friend who can’t have coconut, so I subbed the oil with 1/4 c more pumpkin and used organic cane sugar. I used 72% dark chocolate chunks. I got 22 cookies and just ate 4 for breakfast. :)”

Morgen says, “These are incredible! My roommates who are sometimes unsure of my gf/df/refined sugar free recipes loved them too.”

Gabriel says, “Just made these and I’m so impressed. They were every simple to make and carry so much flavor!!”

Angela says, “These cookies were a hit! Definitely have to double the recipe next time. 🙂 I subbed Bob’s GF 1:1 flour and they came out great. Thank you from me and my family!” 

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan): soft ‘n fluffy gluten free pumpkin cookies bursting with chocolate chips! An easy recipe for moist, cake-like vegan gluten free pumpkin cookies with warm fall spices. #GlutenFree #Pumpkin #Cookies #Vegan | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com 

Storing and Freezing Your Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

For Soft Pumpkin Cookies: store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Pumpkin cookies will stay soft and moist at room temperature.

For Firm Pumpkin Cookies: store cookies in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Pumpkin cookies will keep longer in the refrigerator and be firmer. Keep in mind that condensation may gather on top of the cookies here. 😉

Best if eaten within the first few days. As always, with fresh-baked goods made from whole ingredients, these gluten free pumpkin cookies are best if eaten within the first few days.

can you freeze these gluten free pumpkin cookies? 

Yes! Store your vegan pumpkin cookies in a freezer-friendly container for 1-2 months. Allow the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to thaw for 10-20 minutes, or heat in 10-second increments until just warm.

The best soft ‘n moist gluten free pumpkin cookies—perfectly spiced, easy to make & delicious!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan): soft ‘n fluffy gluten free pumpkin cookies bursting with chocolate chips! An easy recipe for moist, cake-like vegan gluten free pumpkin cookies with warm fall spices. #GlutenFree #Pumpkin #Cookies #Vegan | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com 

Wondering what my favorite baking tools are? Click on the links below to find out and explore.

  • Medium Cookie Scoop – my favorite cookie scoop for quickly scooping up cookie dough. Great for uniform-sizing of cookies!
  • Coconut Oil – my no-butter, vegan alternative to the best vegan + gf cookie recipes!
  • Coconut Sugar – adds such a delicious, lightly caramel flavor to these vegan pumpkin cookies.
  • Refined Sugar-Free Chocolate – try chopping up this paleo + vegan chocolate to use in place of your usual vegan chocolate chips.

Are you ready to get your pumpkin on? Let’s do it! I’ll grab the pumpkin, you grab the vegan chocolate chips! I can’t wait to hear what you think of my recipe.  As always, I’m so grateful that you’re here, enjoying the sweeter side of life with me. ‘Til the next baking adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan): soft ‘n fluffy gluten free pumpkin cookies bursting with chocolate chips! An easy recipe for moist, cake-like vegan gluten free pumpkin cookies with warm fall spices. #GlutenFree #Pumpkin #Cookies #Vegan | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com 

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan)


  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 39 minutes
  • Yield: 1824 cookies (mine made 21 cookies) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Soft ‘n fluffy gluten free pumpkin cookies bursting with chocolate chips! An easy recipe for moist, cake-like vegan gluten free pumpkin cookies with warm fall spices.


Ingredients

Scale

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour – if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)*
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

Optional Add-ins

Optional Topping


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: pumpkin, coconut sugar, maple syrup, coconut oil, flax egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed, and no flour patches remain. Optionally, fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced apart. Cookies will spread just a bit; if you don’t flatten them, you’ll get very round, domed cookies. Optionally, dot with chocolate chips—this will help if you choose to flatten the cookies (the dough is sticky). If desired: using a fork, flatten the cookies to desired thickness.
  6. Bake for 12-16 minutes. Mine took 14 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the sheet for about 12 minutes (on a cooling rack). Then, transfer cookies directly onto a cooling rack to cool completely before storing. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!

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Notes

*If using homemade oat flour, make sure to sift the flour to remove coarse bits of oats that could create grainy, overly moist cookies.

Where to Buy Ingredients: Gluten Free Oat Flour or try Homemade Oat Flour | Coconut Sugar | Vegan Chocolate Chips | Coconut Sugar | Ground Flaxseed | Coconut Oil | Pure Maple Syrup

Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookies are best on the 1st and 2nd day, but still good throughout the week.

For firmer cookies: Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

To Freeze: Store in a freezer-friendly container for 1-2 months. Allow to thaw for 10-20 minutes at room temperature, or heat in 10-second increments in the microwave until just warm.

Recommended Tools: Medium Cookie Scoop or Small Cookie Scoop | Mixing Bowls | Baking Sheet | 4oz Prep Bowls | Unbleached Parchment Paper | 4 Event Timer | Cooling Rack

Nutrition Information: is an estimate based on the best-selling, most common brands per ingredient. Also, it’s estimated based on 24 servings per recipe, made without optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 14 mins
  • Category: Dessert, Snacks
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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92 Comments

  1. Dangerously delicious. I made a double batch for a party we were going to. My kids and I ate them all in record time and we had to bake more 🙈

  2. Absolutely delicious!! I used 6 Tbs of Splenda brown sugar (as suggested by another reviewer) and they are sooo good. Thank you!! Finally, a healthier holiday pumpkin spice cookie I can enjoy. Thank you!❤️