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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies | Raw and Baked Option

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies are based in oats, loaded with spice, flavored with coffee, filled with chewy pockets of dried cranberries, and even have a nutty crunch of chopped pecans, all with a subtle hint of chocolate. Now that’s a cookie!

gluten-free vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies | Raw and Baked Option

When fall peaks, I feel such a refreshing adjustment as I begin the preparations to embrace the cold.  Frankly, I  prefer layering on clothes to being in sweltering heat that you just can’t get away from.  After all, we can take off only so much clothing.

But I am pretty sure we can all agree that the cold is much more enjoyable when experienced through a window, or under heavy handmade quilts with some sort of heat source happening nearby.

Everything seems to slow down in the colder months. Just the thought of winter makes me want to snuggle in bed and nap. But life goes on, and things need to be done… laundry, cleaning, plowing, making snow angels, creating yummy healthy food.

So when cold weather strikes a chilling blow, it makes sense to consume healthy, warming, and nutritionally concentrated foods. To help you be productive throughout your day, I designed a cookie to keep that internal thermostat nice and toasty.

The spices used in these cookies warm the digestion, increase the metabolism, have the effects of raising the yang energy (qi) of organs, and help improve circulation thus dispelling the cold. All that rolled up into a neat package referred to as a “cookie.”  So not only do I have your back in flavor and nutrients, I have your cold toes, too! I hope you enjoy these delicious cookies. Please leave a comment below. Blessings, amie sue

gluten-free vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies | Raw and Baked OptionIngredients:

Yields 22 (1/4 cup measurement cookies)


  1. After soaking the oats, drain and discard the soak water.  Rinse and hand squeeze the excess water from the oats.
  2. Drain and discard the soak water from the pecans and give them a final rinse.
  3. In a large bowl combine the oats, pecans, cranberries,  chia seeds, coconut sugar, cacao powder, pumpkin spice, instant coffee, cinnamon, and salt.  Toss everything together, making sure to seperate any cranberries that are clumped together.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, and stevia.  Mix well and let it rest for 10 minutes to activate the chia seeds, which will thicken the batter.

Dehydration Method

  1. Using a 1/4 or 1/2 cup cookie scoop, place the cookies on non-stick sheets that come with the dehydrator.
    • I did 9 per tray, leaving space in between.
    • Once a tray is full, pick it up by the bottom two corners.  Lightly tap the tray on the countertop two times, turn the tray, and do it again on each edge.  This will somewhat flatten the dough, creating the perfect cookie shape.
  2. Dry at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, reduce to 115 degrees (F), and continue to dry for 8-10 hours or until the desired dryness/moisture is achieved.
    • Halfway through, transfer the cookies to the mesh sheet to speed up the dry time.
    • Dry times will always vary depending on the climate, humidity, model of the machine, and how full it is.
    • Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F)?  Click (here) to learn the reason.
  3. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container for 5-7 days or freezer for 1-3 months.

Baking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a 1/4 or 1/2 cup cookie scoop, place the cookies on the cookie sheet. They won’t expand, but leave a little space between them.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes.
    • As they bake, they don’t change color all that much, so don’t use that as an indicator of doneness. They should be firm to the touch.
  4. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container for 5-7 days or freezer for 1-3 months.

FAQ About Rolled Oats

  1. Amie Sue, is it possible to purchase raw oats?  Yes, indeed.  Please read here where you can order them (here).
  2. I always heard that oats contain gluten.  Is this true?  No, but you need to be aware of the oats that you buy…  Please read (here).

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4 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies | Raw and Baked Option

  1. tugstudios says:

    Hi AmieSue,
    I have soaked and rinsed the rolled oats to point of which that amount has shrunk. 👀 did I soak them so long them mushed away in the rinse phase ? sure feels like it😏
    As they are still wet , do I dehydrate them & the soaked pecans , now ?
    The recipe calls for soaked oats and soaked pecans under Dry ingredients . That has me confused. Help help >>>>>
    awaiting further instructions,
    P.s have you ever done this recipe with nut pulp? I have Brazil nut pulp as well . How about nut flour ?

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Wendy,

      I am sorry for the confusion. I went ahead and deleted the words, “wet and dry ingredients.” You will use the oats and pecans in their soaked state when combining the ingredients. The oats will seem way less, don’t worry about it. Just be sure to hand-squeeze the excess water from the oats. :)

      And no, I haven’t tested other ingredients such as almond pulp or flours. I can’t see why they wouldn’t work, it would just take a few modifications. Which ingredient are you want to sub out?

      I hope this cleared things up. Blessings, amie sue

  2. tugstudios says:

    Hi Amie Sue ,
    WE are back with many Praises about this recipe. I say “we “ because my group of teen home schoolers choice this recipe for their Holiday presentation. We made a small batch with the oats . Actually we made it 2x because of so many finger dipping into wet bowl episodes..,Your combo of chosen spices just warmer their tummies & sent them off to the next class energized and wanting more !!
    And, so …back they came 😋💃🏻😁😋💃
    We also experimented replacing the soaked oats with Brazil nut pulp. .tho different texture ,it is fabulous as well!!!
    With the Nut pulp , I really appreciated the use of 145 for starters as it gave the cookies that wonderful first crunchy bite sensation followed by a warm softer center that melted in our mouths
    OMG 😱 So Yummy 😍
    I personally cannot say what the finished oatmeal combo was like because they were all eaten by the time I got back with the group .LOL😋🤗 the teens say “ 🗣we are testifying 🙋🏻Yum yum yum 👏🏻👏🏻

    Got to love a good product when it shows up in my life. 😁Looks like a winning crowd pleaser.
    Many many Thanks💗❣️💗
    onward to find a recipe ( minus expresso) for my elementary group coming this week

    • amie-sue says:

      I just loved loved loved reading your comment Tugstudios! It warmed my heart. Thank you so much. And I am glad to see that you tinkered around with other ingredients. That’s the beauty of raw… you really can’t go wrong. One simple ingredient can indeed the overall recipe, but that’s not a bad thing… just makes for more fun recipes. :) Again, thanks for much for taking the time in sharing this. It means a lot to me. I spend countless hours creating recipes and posting them. When people don’t comment, I feel… well I just hope that I am doing good. haha Blessings and love, amie sue

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