These Keto Pumpkin Cookies come to about one net carb each! The ultimate low-carb fall dessert!
Are you ready for pumpkin season? Truthfully, I think all year is pumpkin season. It is one of my favorite flavors to bake with. I love pumpkin so much, I made this list of the Best Keto Pumpkin Recipes! My personal favorite? The Keto Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!
When I started keto and so many fruits and veggies were limited I worried I would miss out on my pumpkin favorites. Fortunately, these Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are very low carb and fit right into my keto diet!
Ingredients Needed for Keto Pumpkin Cookies
These low-carb pumpkin cookies use a handful of basic baking ingredients. Here’s what goes into this keto fall cookie recipe:
- Almond flour
- Brown sugar substitute, such as Brown Sugar Swerve or Golden Monkfruit
- Canned pumpkin
- Baking powder
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Lily’s Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
How to Make Keto Pumpkin Cookies
As you might have guessed, these sugar-free pumpkin cookies have an almond flour and pumpkin base. Cookies need a fat — which is usually butter — to make them have a nice soft, chewy texture. However, these cookies are unique because pumpkin works in place of butter.
They feature a pumpkin dough with pumpkin spice and sprinkled with chopped pecans and low-carb dark chocolate chips. I think they have the perfect texture. Here’s how the almond flour pumpkin cookies are made:
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- While the oven preheats, measure out the pumpkin puree and squeeze out any excess moisture.
- Once the pumpkin is dried out somewhat, simply combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
- Chill the dough for 10 minutes.
- Scoop the dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake until done.
You can enjoy these cookies warm with the melted dark chocolate, but they are very good served chilled too.
Can I Omit the Chocolate Chips?
Of course! I made this recipe as keto pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but you’re welcome to omit them if you’d like to make classic pumpkin cookies.
Can I Substitute the Almond Flour?
Almond flour works best in this recipe, so I can’t recommend a substitute. Coconut flour isn’t a 1:1 substitute, so don’t try using it in these cookies.
Can you freeze low carb pumpkin cookies?
Absolutely! Since this makes a pretty big batch, I freeze mine and pull them out and let them thaw for a few minutes before enjoying.
Tips for Making Almond Flour Pumpkin Cookies
The most important step is to dry the pumpkin before you begin baking. Pumpkin has a high moisture content and to create the perfect cookie you need to allow some of the moisture to release from the canned pumpkin.
This is a very simple process:
- Simply line a bowl with several layers of paper towels and spoon the 1 cup of pumpkin onto the paper towels.
- Top with additional paper towels and pat down lightly.
- Allow the pumpkin to rest while the oven preheats.
- You need to let the pumpkin sit for 10-15 minutes.
When ready to use, the paper towels will be soaked through with moisture from the pumpkin. Simply discard the paper towels and add the pumpkin to the mixing bowl as the directions state.
More Keto Cookie Recipes:
If you are struggling with your sweet tooth on keto, no worries! I’ve got you covered! Here are some of my favorite low-carb cookie recipes that will fit right into your keto diet.
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
- No-Bake Keto Cookies
- Keto Chocolate Cookies
- Keto Almond Butter Cookies
- Keto Sheet Pan Cookies
- 18+ Keto Cookie Recipes
Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies come to about one net carb each! The ultimate low carb Fall dessert!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup brown sugar monkfruit or Swerve
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (moisture removed, see tips below)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
- 1/2 cup Lilly's dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup pecan pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- While the oven preheats measure out the pumpkin and place it in a paper towel lined bowl, cover with extra paper towels, pressing down lightly. Allow the pumpkin to sit for 10-15 minutes. The paper towels will absorb the extra moisture. Discard the paper towels when moisture has been absorbed.
- Once the pumpkin has been dried out, combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Chill the dough 10 minutes.
- Grease a large baking sheet and use a small one inch scoop to scoop the cookie dough.
- Lightly press each dough ball down so they spread out evenly as they bake.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before removing from the baking sheet. **Cookies will be slightly soft when you remove from the oven and firm upon cooling, do not overcook.**
This makes 24 small cookies for me.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 1.9gSodium: 51.8mgCarbohydrates: 1.8gNet Carbohydrates: 1.2gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 1.1g
Mm mm mmm these cookies sound DELICIOUS! Definitely whipping up a batch as I can already tell my family will love some
I can’t wait to fill my cookie jar with these gems!
Mine are taking forever to cook, do they ever firm up??
Sara, don’t overcook! If you made them the size as directed follow the cooking time written, as they cool the cookie firms perfectly.
Sara Welch says
What a great recipe for fall! I am loving all the flavors in these sweet treats!
The perfect fall cookie, moist and full of chocolate!
jade manning says
I really don’t know if I could share these!!
Katerina @ diethood .com says
Oh my,, these sound SO delicious!! I can’t wait to try them!!
Michelle Goth says
I’m making these for my keto friends! Fall is such a hard time of year to be on a diet, these will help!
It was simple enough to make and my husband really likes them! That’s a win-win in my book. Thanks for the recipe.
Bill Shreve says
I loved the taste by mine turned out with an uncooked texture. I baked for 12 minutes and then 7 more.
Any tips on what I may have done wrong?
Hi Bill, I’m sorry these didn’t work out for you. At this baking time I have a soft kind of chewy cookie. My only guess is that you used a larger scoop possibly? Or perhaps an extra large egg, I used a large. I’m sorry it’s hard to troubleshoot without being there with you.
Love the pumpkin cookies!!! I don’t know how you get that nice rounded shape though.
Can I substitute coconut flour for almond?
Hi Susie, I have not tested these with coconut flour.
What would happen if the pumpkin wasn’t dry enough when it was added to the dough
Hi Silv, it will just increase the cooking time and the cookies will spread more.
Hi! Can I sub golden monk fruit for brown sugar monk fruit?