Gluten Free Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Deliciously Healthy

Crisp autumn air, vibrant fall foliage, and the gentle baking aroma that seeps into every corner of your home. The transition from summery blends to the rich, earthy tones and heartwarming flavors of the season is a cue for bakers to whip out their mixing bowls and aprons. Today, we celebrate the essence of autumn and gluten-free indulgence with a recipe fit for the coziest corners of your kitchen – Gluten-Free Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The Gluten-Free Baking Trend Explained

With more individuals choosing or needing to cut gluten from their diets, what once seemed like a passing food fad has solidified into a lifestyle choice for many. The gluten-free movement has paved the way for innovative baking that doesn’t just substitute wheat but rather champions unique, flavor-packed alternatives that stand on their own merit.

Setting the Scene: Autumn Flavors in Every Bite

Imagine the soft, earthy flavor of pumpkin mingling with the nuttiness of roasted pumpkin seeds and the comforting sweetness of chocolate. These cookies are not just about pleasing the palate but comforting the soul with the quintessential tastes and textures of fall – because every season should be savored in every bite.

A Recipe Like No Other

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend (we recommend a mix designed for baking)
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter, softened
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Canned Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Pumpkin Seeds (pepitas)
  • Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate, your preference)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until smooth.
  4. Mix in the pumpkin until fully combined. The mixture might look a little grainy – that’s okay.
  5. Gradually add the dry mixture into the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  6. Fold in the pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips. The dough should be soft, a bit like a thick cake batter.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden and set.
  9. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Benefits of This Sweet Treat

This isn’t just any cookie; it’s one that carries a moderate dose of vitamins and minerals thanks to the star ingredient – pumpkin. Rich in vitamin A, C, and fiber, these cookies offer more than just a tasty treat. Plus, the inclusion of gluten-free flour means indulgence without the dietary distress.

Personalization and Adaptation

For those with more specific dietary needs, don’t fret. This recipe is like a blank canvas waiting for your culinary artistry. Swap dairy butter for a plant-based alternative, choose vegan chocolate chips, or adjust the sugar content to create a cookie that’s perfectly aligned with your diet – and your palate.

Join Our Baking Community

We love nothing more than seeing the creations that spring forth from this recipe. Share your gluten-free baking success on social media with #PumpkinSeedPerfection and connect with other bakers who have taken up the spatula to craft these seasonal gems.

In Conclusion: A Warm Thank You

Thank you for joining us on this wonderful gluten-free baking adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a kitchen newbie, we hope you’ve discovered the joy of baking without boundaries. Subscribe to our blog for more delightful recipes, and remember, every pumpkin seed chocolate chip cookie is a testament to your culinary creativity. Happy baking, and even happier savoring!

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