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A Lean Pumpkin Spice Cookie You Won’t Feel Guilty About [Recipes]

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Looking for a clean, seasonal dessert?

These grain-free, dairy-free pumpkin spice cookies are a great way to combat cravings and indulge, all while staying lean and healthy year-round. Bake these cookies in batches, then freeze to avoid going overboard. They’re ready to roll in a quick 30 minutes.

The cookies are a total crowd pleaser. Definitely take a batch to a party, birthday, or event as an easy-to-make, guilt-free dessert.


Ingredients — Lean Pumpkin Spice Cookies

*Makes 24 cookies

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda



  • (1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients (almond flour, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice blend) and set aside.
  • (2) In a separate bowl, melt the coconut oil and mix with the eggs, coconut sugar, pureed pumpkin, and vanilla extract.
  • (3) Combine wet and dry ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  • (4) Drop rounded teaspoons on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cookies have spread out and are firm when you lightly touch them.

Nutrition (per cookie): 88 calories, 3g protein, 6.7g fat, 5.6g carbs, 3g sugar, 1.6g fiber

Taji Mortazavi

Taji Mortazavi

Contributing Author at LeanItUP
Taji Mortazavi is the founder of We're Talking About Food. Devoted to democratizing health, Taji believes that anyone CAN live a healthy lifestyle regardless of medical condition, career, budget or other secondary factors.

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