If you’re in the mood for fall baking, try these gluten free and vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. These are tender, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk or a cup of tea.
When the urge to bake strikes, it’s nice to have a trustworthy dessert recipe to turn to. If you have food allergies, you know that it can be tricky to find a good recipe that’s safe for your allergies.
I know when fall arrives, I am immediately in the mood for pumpkin treats. That’s why these vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are on the menu for this weekend.
These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the perfect fall treat. They’re thick, chewy, full of chocolate chips, and delicious.
This is a straightforward recipe that’s perfect for those new to baking with food allergies. Gluten free flour, vegan buttery spread, and allergy friendly chocolate chips are available in most grocery and health food stores, and those are the cornerstone ingredients for delicious cookies!
- Egg Replacer – The pumpkin in these takes the place of eggs, helping to bind these together and keeping them from drying out. So you don’t need to add a traditional egg replacer – the pumpkin works just fine!
- Pumpkin – You want to use 100% pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. You don’t need the extra ingredients in pie filling for these cookies.
- Dairy Free Chocolate Chips – Feel free to use mini chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or chocolate chunks. Some brands to check out are Enjoy Life and PASCHA Chocolate.
If you don’t like chocolate with pumpkin, you can add pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, or just enjoy these without any additions. A soft and chewy pumpkin cookie is a delicious treat even without chocolate!
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- If you can’t have pumpkin, or don’t have any on hand, you can use butternut squash puree. You can make your own homemade pumpkin puree as well. Mashed sweet potato would be another good substitute.
- If you aren’t gluten free, feel free to use all-purpose flour or spelt flour.
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Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
- ⅔ cup vegan buttery spread
- ½ cup coconut sugar or light brown sugar
- ½ cup organic cane sugar
- ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten free flour blend I like Namaste Perfect Flour Blend, You can also use all-purpose flour if you are not gluten free.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- pinch of cloves
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Put the gluten free flour blend, spices, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
Put the buttery spread and the sugars in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and the pumpkin puree and mix until combined.
Add the dry ingredients a little at a time while mixing on low speed. Stop the mixer and stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
Drop the batter by large tablespoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 11-13 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan before moving.
Store leftover cookies in an airtight container. They should stay fresh for up to 5 days.
You can freeze this cookie dough – just drop tablespoons full on a cookie sheet and freeze for about an hour. Then place the dough drops in a freezer bag. You can freeze the dough for up to 3 months.
Can I use almond flour in place of GF flour blend? If I only have almond flour what do you suggest I add or take away to not alter the texture of the cookies. Thanks.
If you use all almond flour, the cookies will be a bit heavy and moist. If you want to use some almond flour, you can use up to half the amount, then use half a gluten free flour blend. All almond flour will definitely change the texture, and there isn’t really a way to modify it.
Just finished making these, and they look amazing! Can I substitute oil for the spread next time?
Oil in cookies is not usually a great idea, the texture will be changed. They may spread out too much and be brittle.
Would it work to substitute Xylitol for the sugar in this recipe?
I don’t know, I’m sorry! If you try it, let me know how it works!
just made these to take to my family’s Thanksgiving feast….so easy and YUMMY
Yay! So glad you liked them!
I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate chips! Yummy!
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen
The clutter! I have a major urge to declutter my house, but no time to do it! I think I just have to make the time. :) I wish I had one of these cookies right now. They look so soft and chewy!
Ugh, I don’t have the time to do it the way I want to do it! It’s not as thorough as I’d like!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
The name really does say it all! These look and sound absolutely amazing!!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven
I agree: There’s not a more beautiful sight than a pile of warm, stuffed-with-chocolate cookies! These really do look like the best, Kelly! Swooning over all that chocolate chip goodness!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
A few weeks ago I decided to reorganize my spice and baking cabinet. While I was doing it, it made the kitchen look like a disaster! But once I was done everything looked better than ever. Definitely better to look at cookies though, haha! These look delish!
Oh man, I have been there with the spice organization before! It can be very time consuming! :)
These look fabulous! And gluten free AND vegan? So awesome- pinning!
Thanks for pinning!
Strength and Sunshine
Haha, yes! The mess before the bliss ;) It is real, but will get better!
And stress relieving baking is a must!
Amy @ Happy Healthy RD
Pumpkin cookies are my weakness! Also, I’ve been there with the declutter chaos – I always want to jump ship when the mess is at its peak. :)
I know, I was about ready to abandon ship, too!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Mmm these really do look like the best pumpkin cookies! I love the chocolate chips in here, Kelly! Sounds delicious!
these certainly look like the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies i’ve ever seen!!! YUM!
Thank you so much!