Dairy Free Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin No Bake Cookies

Pumpkin no bake cookies are made with simple ingredients like peanut butter, pumpkin puree, oats and honey. Made gluten and dairy free, and sweetened naturally, they’re easy to make and “cook” in your freezer!

healthy pumpkin cookies with oats, pumpkin puree, peanut butter, honey, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chips

In an effort not to use the oven during this heat wave we’ve been in here in Chicago, I whipped up a batch of pumpkin no bake cookies that I know you’ll love too! They’re the perfect, easy to make treat when it’s way to hot to bake other cookies. If you’re a peanut butter and pumpkin lover, these are definitely for you!

I put my pumpkin spin on this recipe that can be made gluten free, is dairy free and sweetened naturally with honey. I love how easy they to make and then you’ll have a freezer stash of treats anytime the mood strikes, especially in early August when you might be starting to crave something pumpkin!

gluten and dairy free pumpkin no bake cookies

Oats give these cookies a chewy texture, which is the perfect addition to crunchy pumpkin seeds! The pumpkin puree, and collagen help give each cookie a nutritional boost too!

Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin C, A and E, fiber and potassium. Pumpkin seeds also pack a big nutritional punch with lots of magnesium, fiber, and plant-based protein. These ingredients ensure that each no bake cookie is well rounded with protein and fiber for a snack you can feel good about reaching for in the afternoon.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I’m a pumpkin-year-round-kinda gal. I highly recommend pumpkin puree as a pantry staple all year long because there’s just so many things you can do with it from sweet to savory and everything in between.

6 ingredient pumpkin no bake cookies sweetened with honey

ingredients for pumpkin no bake cookies

  • pumpkin puree
  • oatsuse gluten-free oats if preferred
  • creamy unsweetened peanut butter
  • honeyI like sweetening this recipe with honey because it’s 100% pure and unprocessed
  • coconut oil
  • unflavored collagen I used this one from mindbodygreen that I love! (affiliate link)
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • vanilla extract
  • salt

equipment / utensils

  • measuring cups
  • mixing bowl
  • saucepan
pumpkin no bake cookies with pumpkin seeds

how to make pumpkin no bake cookies

Making pumpkin no bake cookies could not be easier! First, you don’t need to turn your oven on like you would for a traditional cookie recipe.

Instead, start by adding the peanut butter, honey, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, collagen, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and salt to a medium saucepan on medium to low heat. Once everything is melted and combined, remove from heat, and stir in the oats and pumpkin seeds.

For a chocolatey twist on this recipe, wait until the batter is completely cooled (you could stick the saucepan in the fridge to speed this up) and add chocolate chips. Unsweetened coconut flakes would also be a good addition!

Then, line a plate or container that will fit in your freezer with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough and place cookies directly in the freezer to harden. That’s it!

For an even easier version of this recipe simply mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well combined and use a cookie scoop to portion onto a parchment lined plate. Refrigerate until cold and enjoy!

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gluten and dairy free pumpkin no bake cookies

Pumpkin No Bake Cookies

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: pumpkin recipes
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Pumpkin no bake cookies are the perfect gluten and dairy free treat in the heat! No need to turn on your oven for this recipe that “cooks” in your freezer and is made with just a few simple ingredients. 


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 serving unflavored collagen
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional; dairy-free if preferred)*

Instructions

  1. Add peanut butter, pumpkin puree, honey, coconut oil, collagen, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt to a medium saucepan over medium to low heat.
  2. Stir until creamy and combined. Remove from heat and stir in oats and pumpkin seeds. 
  3. Line a plate or a container that will fit into your freezer with parchment paper and use a cookie scoop to portion out the batter. Repeat until all the batter is gone and freeze immediately for at least 1 hour until the cookies have hardened.
  4. Store covered in the freezer and pull one out at a time when you’re ready to enjoy! 

Notes

*if adding chocolate chips be sure the batter is completely cooled to prevent chocolate from melting. If it does melt the cookies will still freeze well and taste great! 

For an even easier version of this recipe simply mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well combined and use a cookie scoop to portion onto a parchment lined plate. Refrigerate until cold and enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Pumpkin No Bake Cookies

  1. I’d love to make these. I don’t have unflavored collagen or any type of collagen. Is there something else I can use in place of it?

      1. Thank you for the reply. Been looking for some good pumpkin recipes that are healthy. And I see you have a pumpkin cookbook. Wonderful!

  2. I make these weekly and use cinnamon bun protein powder (subbed many different types, CB is my fave) I LOVE THESE thanks for the great tasting and pumpkin protein balls