Pumpkin Fitness Cookies

'Tis pumpkin season and I'm loving it!

Pumpkin season aka autumn makes me do happy dances and add pumpkin into literally every dish (except soup, I'm still not a pumpkin soup person). But pumpkin in cookies, baked goods, salads and toasted seed mixes? Yes, please!

pumpkin fitness treat fudge cookies

I can attest that these make a great Halloween breakfast before a run or dance class. Very specific I know, but this cookies-and-workout combo guarantee it will make for a great morning! (Space out said cookies and workout though, nobody wants a tummy ache especially on Halloween).

home ballet pointe class

Below is a home pointe workout for newish dancers on pointe or those that want an beginning but still rewarding strengthening class. (Or twin moms coming back to pointe after a 15 year hiatus, ha). I love this lady's classes and advice for dancers:

Pumpkin Fitness Cookies

Yields 16


1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree

2/3 cup almond butter

1/3 cup cacao powder

3 tbsp vegan chocolate protein powder

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp organic apple pie spice

1/4 cup organic coconut sugar

healthy pumpkin protein cookies


*Note: Sunflower seed butter, peanut butter or or pumpkin seed butter can be used if desired/needed.

**You may use unsweetened cocoa powder instead of cacao for a less-rich option.

1. Warm almond butter then combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, stir until completely smooth, and then divide onto cookie sheets.

2. Chill batter 15-30 minutes, then heat oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

3. Bake 20-25 minutes. They may seem undercooked when you take them out but let cool, loosely cover with a paper towel and refrigerate overnight, to firm but not lose the fantastic texture.

4. Refrigerate leftovers for 2-3 days.


Vegan Pumpkin Spice Protein Powder

Pumpkin Puree


Mix the above until thick and creamy and frost cookies!

If you like holiday treats and nourishing desserts that taste a bit healthier than regular brownie-like cookies, you will love these!

Want another festive treat? Check out my superfood bark here:

vegan superfood bark

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