Possibly the easiest cookies you can whip up when a craving hits, Pumpkin Almond Butter Cookies are going to be your new fall jam! Made from 8 squeaky clean ingredients and whipped up in one bowl, these delicious beauties are totally Paleo, dairy-free, gluten free and naturally sweetened.Jump to Recipe
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Fall is here and I am basking in all of it!
You see, I may have a San Diego mailing address, but I am a New England girl by birth and to the bone. Meaning, fall is likely my most loved season. And while I may not get to enjoy the sight of the foliage changing to shades of crimson and vermillion here in Southern California, I make a point of enjoying the seasonal foods that come with fall.
So, if you haven’t noticed…the blog has been blowing up with pumpkin everything.
And I am not sorry.
Pumpkins are as awesome for the tastebuds as they are for the body! Loaded with glorious vitamin C, potassium and fiber, pumpkin has earned it’s special place in this Maine girl’s heart for many reasons. Paired with almond butter, eggs and a handful of other amazing ingredients, these cookies are so simple, soft and delicious…I’m not totally sure how I enjoy fall without them!
Can I make these pumpkin cookies with sunflower seed butter if I need them to be nut free?
Yes, but a quick heads up……the cookies will be green.
Crazy, right? Crazy, but true. You see, when you combine baking soda or baking powder + sunflower seed butter, the chlorogenic acid (chlorophyll) in the seeds reacts with the soda or powder and causes a baked good to turn green as it cools.
Now these green pumpkin cookies are totally edible (and kinda a fun science experiment), but they can be a bit surprising if you aren’t expecting the green color. You can mask the green by adding a little cocoa powder to the batter or call them Monster Cookies when serving them up and pretended it was intentional!
Suggested adaptations for making Almond Butter Pumpkin Cookies
- Adjust the sweetness to your personal preference! Add or reduce how much coconut sugar you use depending on your family’s personal needs or preference!
- Make them veggies loaded! Sub out the pumpkin in this recipe with pureed butternut squash!
- Not an almond butter fan? If Paleo isn’t a your style of eating peanut butter will work just fine in this recipe!
Other pumpkin recipes you will love
- Pumpkin Breakfast Soufflé
- Instant Pot Paleo Pumpkin Chili
- Healthy Carrot Pumpkin Muffins
- Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
- Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies
Did you try this veggie-loaded cookie recipe and now you’re hungry for more?
Pumpkin Almond Butter Cookies
- 3/4 cup creamy almond butter
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar + 3 tablespoons divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt skip if using salted almond butter
- 1 egg
- Preheat your oven to 350℉ and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- Combine the almond butter, pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup coconut sugar, egg, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda in a medium bowl. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Using a heaping tablespoon or cookie scoop, portion out the batter onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave room in between the cookies.In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and 3 tablespoons coconut sugarSprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the tops of the cookies.
- Bake in two separate batches for 15 minutes each.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely on the baking sheet.
- Once cooled, store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!