These N’Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies are everything! The perfect chewy crisp edges and soft center, full of pumpkin goodness and fall flavors. Taste like oatmeal, but they’re grain-free!
There’s just something about cooler weather that makes me want to BAKE. You too? It’s been entirely too long since I baked cookies!
With fall officially here, and the temps dropping, it’s time to crank up the oven and get cozy with some FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES. Yummmm.
Since I had some leftover pumpkin puree from my last recipe, Pumpkin ‘Cheesecake’, I just knew some pumpkin cookies were the perfect thing to make.
These did not disappoint! The flavor, texture, and pumpkin deliciousness were on POINT.
What is N’Oatmeal??
N’oatmeal is faux oatmeal. Imitating the flavor and texture of oats, but without any grains.
Ever since I developed a food sensitivity to oats, I had to stop eating them, or my stomach pays for it dearly (which is a bummer, since I LOVE them so much.)
Well, now I’ve found an amazing alternative! I can’t believe how much these cookies remind me of oatmeal cookies. My whole family agreed!
Almond flour, coconut butter and cinnamon make the winning N’oat combination! (ps. there’s no almond or coconut taste, just yummy chewy warm oat cookie flavor!)
The perfect cookie: tender, CHEWY and slightly crisp! Adding pumpkin puree into the cookie dough keeps these cookies tender, and the coconut makes them chewy and crisp on the outside edges.
The pumpkin also adds some natural sweetness, so you don’t need much sweetener for this recipe. ONLY 1/4 cup! SWEET! So these cookies are lower in sugar that traditional cookies, but still SO delicious!
In every bite, you’ll taste all of the warmth of FALL: cinnamon, pumpkin, with hints of nutmeg, allspice and ginger. And your house will smell AMAZING when these are in the oven!
WIth the amount of spice I used in the recipe, it was subtle, making these taste like oatmeal cookies (not a strong spice). But if you’re a major pumpkin spice LOVER, go ahead and add another 1/2 -1 tsp MORE pumpkin spice. You’re gonna love it!
Free.. SO FREE
Not only are these free from gluten/grains, dairy, soy, and refined sugar, they are also EGG-free, which is a big deal for cookies. (I hear a big YAY from my egg-free friends!) So they fit both vegan and Paleo diets.
And there’s no flax or chia eggs either! So the flavor is not altered by the strong taste of flax.
The coconut butter acts as a binder, and their petite “Two-Bite” size helps them not fall apart like other egg-free cookies.
Are you ready to fill your house (and belly!) with the wonderful aromatic N’Oatmeal Pumpkin GOODNESS? Bake on, friends!