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Paleo Pumpkin Skillet Cookie

This paleo pumpkin skillet cookie is sinfully delicious, but made with healthy ingredients. Let the kids have their halloween candy, because I want this gluten free, dairy free, and lightly sweetened pumpkin skillet cookie instead!

I’m forever on a mission to make delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but there’s something extra fun about them being in a skillet, don’t you agree?!

That’s how I landed on making this paleo pumpkin skillet cookie that is gluten and dairy free and sweetened naturally. Pumpkin puree adds more vitamin A, C, E, and potassium and fiber to each bite of this skillet cookie and gives it a super moist and fluffy, luscious texture.

I cut up dark chocolate peanut butter cups for the chocolate chunks on top, which got me thinking that you could totally do that with reeses cups around Halloween time too! I love the idea of putting them in a treat like this because I am prone to eating at least 5 at a time if they are near me, so this seems like a more portion controlled option!

When I posted this photo to the gram, I wanted to share pictures of the cookie pieces, however this treat did not make it that long in my apartment! I know the servings say three to four but it truly can be a pumpkin skillet cookie for two (guilt free!).

Ingredients in for this Paleo Pumpkin Skillet Cookie

  • pumpkin puree
  • almond flour
  • unsweetened almond butter
  • maple syrup
  • egg or flax egg
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • flax seeds
  • hemp seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • baking soda
  • chocolate, peanut butter cups or a bar of chocolate

Paleo Pumpkin Skillet Cookie Toppings

If you’re not following a strict paleo diet, then I highly recommend you put some pumpkin ice cream on this cookie! Right now I am loving the pumpkin cheesecake Yasso bars (found on this list of 31 best healthy pumpkin foods you need to try this fall), and feel like those would be great with this cookie.

My favorite dairy free frozen dessert out there right now is the oatmeal cookie oat milk frozen dessert from So Delicious. Can you guys pleases come out with a pumpkin flavor like now??! Thanks!

Topped or just the way it is, you seriously cannot go wrong with this pumpkin-y skillet cookie!

how to make a pumpkin cookie skillet

Paleo Pumpkin Cookie Skillet

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american


This paleo pumpkin cookie skillet is the fall dessert of your dreams! Made with a few simple ingredients and easy to make and delicious! 



  • 1 cup blanched almond flour 
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond butter  (extra for drizzling on top) 
  • 1 egg (or sub flax egg)
  • 1/4 cup  maple syrup  (can do as low as 1 tbsp if preferred) 
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. flax seed
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of nutmeg 
  • 1/4 tsp flakey sea salt
  • 1 tsp. hemp seeds (optional for sprinkling on top) 
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin seeds (optional for sprinkling on top) 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips***


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a skillet pan or round cake pan with baking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk  the dry ingredients, except for the sea salt. 
  3. In a separate bowl combine the pumpkin puree, almond butter, maple syrup, egg, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Add the wet to the dry and stir until combined.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips or chunks and reserve a few for sprinkling on top. 
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven and let cool in pan for a few minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt, hemp seeds, and pumpkin seeds, and drizzle with more almond butter if desired. 


***In this version of the recipe I used Perfect Snacks peanut butter cups (cut up into pieces). You can also use a bar of milk or dark chocolate cut up into pieces as chunks! Other tops

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