Healthy Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan)

Nov 30, 2022| By JOI team


Nov 30, 2022| By JOI team

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan)

Almond-Base | Cashew-Base | Creamer-Base | Dairy-Free | Dessert | Gluten-free | Holiday | Oat-Powder | Snack | Vegan | Vegetarian | 

Looking for a crispy on the edges, soft in the middle kind of cookie? These pumpkin cashew cookies are not only delicious; they're also vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free! Make them for Halloween (pictured) or anytime this Fall. We love them with a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa.

cooling rack of cashew pumpkin cookies alongside a jar of cashew JOI

What's in this recipe?

Whether summer just shuttered or you are passionate about fall flavors all year long, we can never have too many pumpkin recipes! Especially if you're talking cookies. So grab these simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry and spice drawer, and let's get baking!

  • A flax egg,
  • some pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling),
  • oat flower,
  • gluten-free flower (such as almond flour),
  • coconut sugar,
  • baking powder,
  • JOI Cashew Milk Base,
  • JOI Organic Oat Milk Powder,
  • cinnamon powder,
  • pumpkin spice mix.

What Ingredient Substitutions Can I Make?

We don't always have exactly what we need on hand when a bout of procrasti-baking hits. No worries, we're here to be an enabler. Just follow these suggestions:

No flax? No problem. Grab an actual egg, an egg substitute or aqua faba instead!

Coconut sugar is easily replaced with brown sugar or cane sugar. But using a liquid sweetener such as maple syrup may alter the consistency.

"Oat flour? What's that?" - basically, blitz up some rolled oats in a high speed blender, and you've made your own oat flour!

Can't live without a splash of vanilla extract in literally everything you consume? Go for it!

Gluten doesn't bother you? Use some wheat flour for a subtle nutty flavor addition.

DIY all the time? Blend together your own pumpkin pie spice blend! Here's one we love from Pamela Salzman: just mix together 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

And we're never one to say no to chocolate chips! Sure, feel free to add in the last handful from that nearly empty bag. You won't regret it.

Here's the Recipe:


Dived equally (we’ve made 6 bars) and press down onto a bar mold.

Set in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up a bit.

Add slices of dried apples on top.

Sprinkle some Ceylon cinnamon.

Wrap, gift or eat and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Ligia Decherechi of Ligia's Fresh Bowls

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