Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies


  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon allspice

  • 2 pinches sea salt

  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

  • ⅔ cup maple syrup

  • ⅓ cup tahini or almond butter

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries or favorite dried fruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine cornmeal, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in a bowl.

  3. In another bowl, place pumpkin, maple syrup, and tahini and mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well. Add oats and cranberries and mix well.

  4. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the prepared baking sheet in about ¼-cup scoops, about 2 inches apart. Flatten the cookies a bit, so that they resemble thick discs (they won’t spread much at all during baking). Bake for 40 to 50 minutes (don't allow them to get too dark).

  5. Remove pan from oven and let cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

  6. Eat cookies immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Recipe from Forks Over Knives

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