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Vegan pumpkin spiced peanut butter cookies on a decorative plate

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These simple 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies put a festive autumn twist on a classic cookie (and they’re easy to make and ready in less than 20 minutes.) BONUS: They’re delicious enough to be dessert, but healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast – woo hoo!

Vegan pumpkin spiced peanut butter cookies on a decorative plate

When my little red-headed son, Jack, is feeling picky about what to have for breakfast, I know I can always win him over with one (or two!) of these insanely delicious cookies.  Crazy enough, even though they make a scrumptious treat, thanks to the garbanzo flour and peanut butter, they’re also packed with fiber, protein and vitamins – score!

Why this Recipe Works:

  • This recipe dresses up the classic peanut butter cookie by simply adding a little bit of pumpkin pie spice (that stuff is magic, I tell you!)
  • The addition of garbanzo bean flour gives these cookies an extra punch of fiber and protein.
  • The maple syrup in this recipe gives these cookies a nice subtle sweetness without the use of processed sugar.
  • Using only 5 simple ingredients, this recipe is so easy to make, and the clean up is minimal.

Do peanut butter and pumpkin spice go together?

  • YES! This surprising combination is hearty and truly tastes like fall – you’re going to love it.

Looking for other fall-inspired recipes? You have to check out my Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chunk Cookies, my Easy Skillet Apple Crisp, my Vegan Pumpkin Chili, and my Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream!

How to Make 5-Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 – First, preheat your oven to 350º degrees. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. No parchment? No prob! A non-stick baking sheet will work just fine on it’s own.

2 – Next, add the peanut butter, garbanzo flour, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and just 1/4 tsp. of salt to a bowl and mix well. Pinch off a tiny bit of dough and see how it tastes. Does it seem like it has enough salt? If not, add the remaining 1/4 tsp. and stir again. Since some peanut butters have more salt added than others, this can vary. (I almost always add the second 1/4 tsp. of salt, though!)

3 – Place the dough onto your baking sheet in the form of ten equal-sized dough balls. If the dough seems too wet or soft to handle, add an extra 1 – 2 tablespoons of flour and stir again.

Vegan pumpkin spiced cookie dough balls on parchment paper on a cookie sheet

4 – Once those balls are on the sheet, use a fork to make those famous peanut butter criss-cross marks across the top of each cookie.

Raw peanut butter cookies on a baking sheet with the famous peanut butter criss-cross marks across the top.

5 – Bake your cookies in your preheated oven for 11 – 12 minutes. Immediately transfer them to a cooling rack once they’re done.

And that’s all there is to it! Soft and sweet pumpkin spiced peanut butter cookies in less than 20 minutes…

Vegan pumpkin spiced cookies fresh out of the oven on a cookie sheet

I hope you love these peanut butter cookies as much as we do!

Vegan pumpkin spiced peanut butter cookies on a decorative plate

Top Tips for Making 5-Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • Only add 1/4 tsp. salt of dough to begin with and then taste test your dough. If it needs more salt, add an addition 1/4 tsp.
  • If you use a nut butter other than peanut butter, you may need to add 4 – 5 extra tablespoons of garbanzo flour to help thicken it up. Especially if that nut butter is on the runny side.
  • You can use almond flour instead of garbanzo flour, if you like.
  • When buying peanut butter, purchase a type that only includes peanuts and possibly salt in the ingredients.

 

Did you try this recipe? Give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful!

 

Vegan pumpkin spiced peanut butter cookies on a plate

5-Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies

These simple 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Spiced Vegan and Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies put a festive autumn twist on a classic cookie!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Desserts, Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 10 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  • First, preheat your oven to 350º degrees. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. No parchment? No prob! A non-stick baking sheet will work just fine on it's own.
  • Next, add the peanut butter, garbanzo flour, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and just 1/4 tsp. of salt to a bowl and mix well. Pinch off a tiny bit of dough and see how it tastes. Does it seem like it has enough salt? If not, add the remaining 1/4 tsp. and stir again. But since some peanut butters have more salt added than others, the one 1/4 tsp. initially added may be enough. (I almost always add the second 1/4 tsp. of salt, though!)
  • Place the dough onto your baking sheet in the form of 10 equal-sized dough balls. If the dough seems too wet or soft to handle, add an extra 1 - 2 Tb. of flour.
  • Once those balls are on the sheet, use a fork to make those famous peanut butter cookie criss-cross marks across the top of each cookie.
  • Bake your cookies in your preheated oven for 11 - 12 minutes. Immediately transfer them to a cooling rack once they're done.

Notes

  • Only add 1/4 tsp. salt of dough to begin with, and then test your dough. If it needs more salt, add an addition 1/4 tsp.
  • If you use a nut butter other than peanut butter, you may need to add 4 - 5 extra tablespoons of garbanzo flour to help thicken it up. Especially if that nut butter is on the runny side.
  • Almond flour can be used in place of the garbanzo flour.
  • When buying peanut butter, purchase a type that only includes peanuts and maybe salt in the ingredients.
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