Post 28 of 365 Real Foods Series: Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


This morning Jack is scheduled for a sleep deprivation EEG with his neurologist, so we woke at 5:00 am. I have been putting together lunch, took my shower, got the bags packed for the kiddos, and Jack watched Thomas (a few times). I figured I would whip up some Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies for breakfast. Yup, for breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚

These cookies are full of fiber and made with pure pumpkin. They are egg-less, gluten-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and can be made vegan friendly and dairy-free with subbing butter for coconut oil, or Earth Balance . Typically, I avoid butter in baking and eating, but I really like it in this recipe. Also, I have never tried this recipe with granulated sugar, and find the maple syrup keeps the cookie smooth and sweetened with a nice underlying maple flavor.ย I only use Enjoy Life chips because they are allergen friendly and small. You can also use broken up dark chocolate.



  • 1/2 Cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 Cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds


  • Mix wet ingredients into large bowl.
  • Mix all dry ingredients into a separate dish and gradually add to dry ingredients while beating well. I used myย stand mixer, but a hand mixer works great too.
  • Scoop onto non-stick baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on a cookie rack.
  • Enjoy!

These cookies do have a tendency to crumble. Allow to sit on cookie sheet for a few minutes before moving to the cooling rack.




Happy Homemaking,

The Joyful Homemaker

2 Responses to Post 28 of 365 Real Foods Series: Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. These sound amazing! I am putting these on my menu for next week. I think the kids would love to make these, and you can eat the dough since it is endless! Love that ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Honestly, I enjoy the dough more than the cookies! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are really good cookies. They could probably use a bit more of a binder to keep from crumbling, but I like the purity of this recipe, so I don’t want to add anything else to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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