Healthy Glazed Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Glazed Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
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Here’s yet another healthy fall dessert for you. These healthy glazed pumpkin oatmeal cookies are absolutely yummy and nutritious at the same time.

While going back and forth on my next fall recipe to create, my mind kept going back to creating a healthy cookie recipe. So here they are!

And I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that they are also easy to make (one-bowl recipe). Beside the expected pumpkin spices and oats, these cookies contain extra virgin olive oil* for extra flavor and moisture.

*I would just make sure to use a light-tasting olive oil, where you can barely taste it in the cookies*

Another plus is that these cookies are also refined sugar free. They’re sweetened with pure maple syrup instead of regular sugar.

Look Forward to A Delectable Soft and Cake-Like Texture With These Cookies

These cookies have more of a cake-like texture. But let me tell you – they’re absolutely so yummy, soft and chewy.

The cookies will be slightly crispy straight out of the oven, but they will soften after being left to sit awhile after glazing. This is when they’re best to be eaten.

On the other hand, the maple glaze/icing really helps these cookies to shine and have even more of amazing flavor.

glazed pumpkin oatmeal cookies

The glaze is also really easy to make. And it only contains three ingredients: powdered sugar, pure maple syrup, and milk (dairy-free or dairy).

What Inspired Me to Create This Healthy Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

What inspired me to create this cookie recipe was seeing this healthy pumpkin cookie recipe online by Erin at

Her cookies are nutritious and delicious at the same time, and I wanted the same for my own pumpkin cookie recipe. I believe I’ve accomplished that with these healthy glazed pumpkin oatmeal cookies. And I hope you will think so too..

A Couple More Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Recommendations For You:

I’d really love for you to try this healthy glazed pumpkin oatmeal cookies recipe out. But here are a couple more easy pumpkin dessert recipes for you to check out also:

Scrumptious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Muffins

These muffins really are as delicious as they sound. They’re also light, moist and super fluffy. And chocolate chips? Who can resist!

Vegan Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

My oh my, is this cake so delicious! It has a pleasant pumpkin flavor, and even contains oats (optional) for a subtle chunky texture. This cake is also super moist and light. I can’t wait for you to try this recipe out as well.

This is Basically Only a Three-Step Recipe..

  1. It’s true. This is a very easy cookie recipe. All you do is combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. And after letting the dough sit in the fridge for a short while, you’re ready to form and bake yourself some cookies.
  3. To make the glaze, all you’ll do is stir the ingredients together till it’s really smooth. After the cookies have cooled a bit, you can go ahead and drizzle your desired amount of glaze* over them.

*After you glaze the cookies, let them sit for 2-3 minutes so the glaze can set*

Healthy Glazed Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients

You really don’t need a lot of ingredients to make these cookies. The ingredients that you will need are listed below.

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Oats: I suggest using quick-cooking oats. But If you don’t mind more bite and chunkiness to your cookies, use rolled oats.
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Cloves or Allspice
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Canned or Homemade Pumpkin Puree
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Dairy-Free or Regular Milk

For the maple glaze/icing, you only need the following three ingredients:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Dairy-Free or Regular Milk

More Easy Dessert Recipes for You to Try

If you have any feedback or inquires about this recipe, do let me know. I appreciate you – God bless!

healthy glazed pumpkin oatmeal cookies

Healthy Glazed Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

You won’t be able to resist another of these delightfully soft and chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 80.05 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats/rolled oats *use rolled oats for more bite and a crunchier texture*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves or allspice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tbsp dairy-free or regular milk


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Also line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients together. After that, cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for about 25 minutes. This will make it easier to form the cookies..
  • Use around 1 1/2 tbsp of the dough to form the cookies (should be around 12). Flatten the tops slightly or to the thickness you want.
  • After placing the pan in the oven, bake the cookies for around 12 minutes. It’s best not to over bake them.
  • After the cookies have cooled a bit, drizzle with the glaze. After that, let the cookies sit for a couple of minutes for the glaze to set. Enjoy!
    *Remember – the cookies will have the best texture after sitting for an hour or so after glazing them. But if you can’t wait, I definitely understand..*
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