No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): a one bowl recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.

Did I tell you guys? My mom’s bday is coming up! You may know her as the infamous “Grams.” And if you’ve been a longtime reader of the blog, then you know how much I love my mama, er… Grams. 🙂 She’s pretty much my favorite person in the entire world.

So when her birthday rolls around, things get pretty hectic here. We all start scrambling around, trying to figure out gift ideas and such. Like, what could all of us kiddos do to really show her how important and special she is? More importantly, what delicious foods can we make to truly express our appreciation?

No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): a one bowl recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. #Paleo #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

Well, when ya don’t know what to do, you’ve got to start with what you know. Ya know? 😉 Alright, so two of my mom’s favorite things in the world are going to the gym and snacking. Yep, you heard me right. The gym and snacking. Told you she was cool.

Suddenly, like a lightning strike of realization, you start to see why Beaming Baker is All About the Snacks. 😉 I know, we agreed we wouldn’t use third person. But sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do. <–Nope, no clue why I’m talking this way this here mornin’.

Um… anyway!

For her birthday, I thought I’d whip her up something special that includes one of her favorite ingredients (pumpkin) PLUS meets that cross-intersection-thingy with gym and snacking. She’s always looking for new ways to enjoy pumpkin, and she’s most definitely always asking me to make her batches upon batches of no bake treats.

So here ya go, Mommy–some awesomely no bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites! 😉 Fingers crossed, she’ll love these more than her soon-to-be-previous faves, this and this. Meanwhile, I might just whip up a batch of these scrumptious-looking Paleo Cookie Dough Bites from Perry’s Plate while I’m at it. I’m gonna use maple syrup instead of honey to make them vegan. Yum!

No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): a one bowl recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. #Paleo #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

Every time someone’s birthday comes up, I get to thinking about all the ways that they’re awesome. I just feel that it’s my sworn duty to list, then categorize, then write-in-the-sky how amazing they are. The thing with my mom is that there are so many wonderful aspects to her that I could do this for decades and still not be done (but don’t tell her I said that—we don’t want her head getting too big). 😉

Two of my favorite things about my mom are her sense of humor and her heart. But honestly, have you ever met anyone with a wicked sense of humor that didn’t have a big heart? Quick, someone make me a correlation chart, stat!

She’s always the first to laugh and the first to crack a joke to lighten the situation. When Erik first met her, he kinda/sorta thought that she couldn’t take anything seriously. But the thing with my mom is that she’s been through so much in her life, that she knows how important it is to enjoy the moment, to let go of grudges and unhappiness…

To embrace the love and life that’s all around us. ❤

No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): a one bowl recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. #Paleo #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

Whenever something crappy happens, or someone is upset, she’s the first to make a joke. She’s the first to smile and show us that whatever it is that happened—it’s gonna be okay. We’re gonna be okay. She taught my sisters and me that no matter what was going on in life, we had each other—and with that we could make it through anything.

She taught us that what matters more than accomplishments, fame, money or status is having heart. Oftentimes, we’ve all felt like what we did or what titles were in front of our names mattered more than who we were as people. My mom never, ever let us forget that who we were on the inside, and how we treated people mattered more than all of that other stuff.

Grams Erik Demeter
Grams, Erik and me. Yep, Erik is TOTALLY photobombing right now. Ahem. 😉

Love you, Mommy. <3

No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): a one bowl recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. #Paleo #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

I think the way she looks at life is so heavily shaped by everything she’s been through, all of the good and the bad that she’s experienced and seen. A long time ago, she made the decision to be positive about her life, to let go of the past and embrace the present—and that influences me every day.

Thank you, Mommy, for being the best role model, the best mom, and the best everything to all of us lucky kids (yep, this includes Erik!). Happy Birthday. I can’t wait to make all the gym snacks you’d like, take you out for lobstah, shop til we drop, plus make a big batch of these no bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites for ya! And while we’re at it, we might just make some of Food Faith Fitness’ Pumpkin Spice Paleo Magic Cookie Bars! Because we can never have too many wonderful pumpkin treats for a birthday celebration. 😉 Okay, fine… on the off chance you’re more interested in cookie dough without the pumpkin involved, try out Edible Cookie Dough!

No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): a one bowl recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. #Paleo #Vegan #GlutenFree #DairyFree |

Now, while you and I mop our sentimental tears away, allow me to tell you all about my awesome paleo treats! These No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (aka Happy Birthday Grams Bites) are:

  • made in just one bowl
  • paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free
  • the perfect bite of pumpkin deliciousness
  • made with super simple ingredients
  • bursting with warm, fall flavors
  • perfect as a dessert or a snack
  • plant-based and allergy-friendly
  • so easy to make
  • one of the tastiest ways to enjoy cookie dough
  • dedicated to a very special lady 😉

So grab a bowl, just a few ingredients and join my mom and I as we whip up a batch of the tastiest fall cookie dough, like ever. 😉 I can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe!

In the meantime, tell me, what’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?

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

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No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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No Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Paleo, V, GF): an easy no bake recipe for delicious cookie dough bites packed with pumpkin and chocolate chips. Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free.



Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 10 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup assorted vegan chocolate chips (mini and regular)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: pumpkin, coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla. Whisk until you get a thick, caramel-like mixture.
  2. Add the dry ingredients: coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk until well-incorporated. Continuing whisking until you get a dough-like texture. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Place bowl in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm up. Remove from freezer.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon-sized cookie dough balls into your hands. Roll and press into bites. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.


– Adapted from my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites and my Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
– More pumpkin recipes (all V, GF, DF): pumpkin bread, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin pie smoothie (paleo).
– More cookie dough recipes: truffles, bites, cups.

  • Category: No Bake, Snacks, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

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  1. I Just made these and they are way to crumbley and flakey. I do not know what to do because they won’t form into a sticky dough. They just fall apart. Please help me! I spent a lot on these ingredients too

    1. Hi Olivia, I’m so sorry to hear that. Coconut flour can definitely be tricky to work with. It sounds like the ratio of dry ingredients is too high–this might have occurred for a number of reasons (the coconut flour settling, etc.). Try whipping up another flax egg and adding that to your mixture. Fold the flax egg in until well-incorporated. Hope this helps! 🙂

  2. I love that they are no bake, that’s awesome, I get to eat them without waiting for anything to bake. My daughter’s birthday is coming up on the 29th and I still do not know what to get her. She’s an artist and I’m sure she would love art supplies, but I still want to give her something she won’t be expecting. I’ll figure it out. Thanks for this tasty recipe.

    1. YES on the no waiting time!! Haha. Such a great point, Celeste! 😉 Happy early birthday to your daughter. 🙂 How about something artsy and personalized? Personalization always seems to give gifts that extra oomph to make someone feel special. I hope you two have a wonderful time celebrating. <3

  3. Demeter – omg – snacking and gym-ing are two of my favs too!!! And I couldn’t agree more – a zany sense of humor and good heart do seem to go hand in hand! Your mom sounds amazing Demeter … so much like my dad – everytime I read your posts about your mom, I am reminded of my dad – he used to be the first person to crack a joke when things went wonky too. And, before his heart issues started interfering with his brain, he was always so positive as well. He’s been on my mind alot recently and reading this just made me so happy I had him in my life – BTW – these no Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are a snack lovers dream! And they are GF AND Dairy free which is huge for lactose intolerant me 🙂
    Hoping your week is off to a wonderful start! xo

    1. You’d totally love my mom Shashi. She has a big heart, just like you. 🙂 Thank you so much for opening up about your Dad. He sounds like he was truly an amazing man. I’m so glad that you have so many wonderful memories of him to keep in your heart. I can’t wait to hear more stories about him some day. <3

  4. I don’t think any of my actual b-day cards to my mom have ever been quite this beautiful and thought-out and sentimental and all the other warm fuzzy things. Your mom is one special lady. Not that I know her or anything, but between this post and your excessive awesomeness that had to come from somewhere I’m sure of it! (Also I should note I do suck at writing b-day cards, I always opted to do the cover art and let my sister write the inside haha!) And while pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites aren’t literally warm and fuzzy (thank god!) they do make me very happy inside too. Can I just say, you + coconut flour–killing it. I like where you are going with the humor = big heart thing too, let me know how that research pans out 🙂 Just so you know my bday is in March and I like no-bake treats a lot too *wink-wink*.. Kidding! Love ya xo!

    1. 🙂 🙂 Firstly, I totally doubt it because you’re so sweet. 🙂 Secondly, thank you! She deserves these words and SO much more–if only I knew how to express myself better. Also, I’ve got to see some of this cover art! I bet it’s stunning. Warm and fuzzy: can you imagine? Okay, maybe we shouldn’t… Lolol. Coconut flour: it’s like climbing Mount Everest! But softer and flour-ier or something… Ha. I’ll be awaiting your humor/correlation chart. So looking forward to helping you celebrate your bday come March! Love ya! xo

  5. Happy Birthday Mom! Wishing her a very special day. I think any day with a few of your no bake pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough bites is a fabulous day. Sharing, of course!

    1. Thank you so much Bobbi! 🙂 I know she’ll feel extra special when she reads your birthday wishes. <3 Big hugs!

  6. What a beautiful love letter to your mom, Demeter. Yes, she pretty awesome 🙂 ! These treats, to have just after the gym, are the perfect gift for her. I’d love some too, I’ve just come back from jazzercise and they would be just right!. Pinning! Have a great day and say Hi to your mom from us!

    1. Thank you so much, Nicoletta. <3 I'm very lucky to have such an amazing mama. 🙂 Yep, a big batch of these would be perfect after an awesome jazzercise workout! 🙂 I'll tell her that the sweetest couple I know said hello. 😉 Thank you, friend.

  7. I’m also always looking for more ways to have more pumpkin, and I love how this is the perfect intersection between snack and gym love! Happy birthday to your mom-she sounds like a very smart woman with a lot to give.

    1. Yay for the perfect intersection! It’s a very tasty place to be. 🙂 Thanks for the birthday wishes and sweet words, Meg! 🙂

  8. That photo of you, your mom and Erik is THE BEST. You guys are the cutest! Happy early b-day to your amazing Mama! Btw, I’d totally go to the gym if you made me some of these 😉 Seriously, these sound SO delicious and I think I have everything on hand to make them, except for flax seeds – do you think I could make a chia egg instead? Because I need these in my life, stat. For reals. Bog hogs, Demeter! Pinned!

    1. <3 <3 Steph, you're the sweetest. :) I'm telling my mama that a super sweet, spectacularly saucy friend of mine said happy birthday. :) Come on over, I'll make ya a batch! A chia egg should work just fine, Steph! Can't wait to hear what you think. Boggiest bog hogs! xoxo

  9. Well you already know I want your mom to adopt me, so… 😉 It always warms my heart when you write about your family, especially your mother (and sisters and PB). I get ALL THE FEELS and can literally feel through your words just how close you guys are and how much love there is. Happy happy early birthday to your mama! And, yes she sounds SUPER cool. I mean who’s favorite things are the gym and snacks aside from a seriously BA person?! You are the no-bake queen, so these snack-tastic little bites are PERFECT for a celebration.. even with that pumpkin. 😉 Cheers, sweets! xoxo
    P.S. Pinned of course.

    1. Come over now!! We can sign the adoption papers, stat! 🙂 Chey, ya know I love ya–everything you said makes me feel all gooey and warm inside. <3 I'm gonna tell my mama that my bestiest bestie Chey said Happy Birthday. 🙂 BA person--Lolol. Took me a second to figure that one out! 😉 Come over here so my mom and I can give you ALL the hugs! xoxo

  10. Your mum sounds absolutely wonderful, Demeter. It’s so lovely what she has taught you and your sisters. 🙂

    As for these no-bake pumpkin dough balls, well I just can’t take my eyes off of them! They look so incredibly delicious! And pumpkin + chocolate + cookie dough = the best bites ever! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Marsha. I’m truly grateful to have such an amazing mum. 🙂 As for the bites, no need to take your eyes off–come on over, I’ll whip ya up a BIG batch! 😉 xo

    1. Aw, thank you Marina. 🙂 I’ll pass your birthday wishes along to her! Thank you for always being so sweet. <3

    1. She is simply amazing. <3 Maybe my mom can get your mom to love it! Lolol. Thanks Rebecca! 🙂

  11. It seems that me and your mom would get along just fine, Demeter! Your mom loves the gym and snacking as do I. Like I’ve said before, I think one of the big reasons I work out is to eat, lol 😀 Your mom sounds the best! I bet she just lights up a room. And what better way to celebrate her b day than with these cookie dough bites! Plus, they are pumpkin, which I absolutely LOVE! Pinned! Big birthday wishes to your mom from me!! xo

    1. You two totally would! She would ADORE your sweet and awesomely quirky nature! 🙂 And so much YES on working out to eat! Ha. Thanks for pinning and stopping by my dear! xo

  12. The gym and snacking…I love your mom! How fun is that?! I definitely don’t call the gym “fun” but I’m in awe of the people that do. I need that motivation! And I love the kind words that you wrote about your mother, such a loving tribute! These pumpkin bites look like the perfect way to celebrate your mom, Demeter! I absolutely LOVE these! Especially with the chocolate chip cookie dough flavor in here, too. Such a perfect breakfast or snack. Pinned, of course! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    1. Aw, thanks G! Lolol about the gym being fun. I used to feel that way too–but then I got really into the spa-esque aspect of the gym. Ya know, really enjoy a good two hours of working out, then taking a nice, relaxing shower. Just really enjoying the experience, you know? Oy, it’s been ages since I’ve had a good gym visit! Thank you for your super sweet word, my friend. <3 Hope you're having an awesome start to the week too! 🙂