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11 Healthy Low Fat Pumpkin Cookie and Pumpkin Bar Recipes

Posted Nov 12 2011 5:36pm

Do you crave sweet baked pumpkin treats this time of year? I certainly do. But this year I’m concentrating on light and healthy baking, so I can indulge a bit more without packing on the holiday pounds.

Healthy Low Fat Pumpkin Cookies

Healthy Low-Fat Pumpkin Cookies

I’m having fun baking healthy low-fat pumpkin muffins and pumpkin breads  and there’s a freshly baked healthy low-fat pumpkin cake cooling on the counter. I’m still trying to decide which healthy pumpkin pie recipe to try for Thanksgiving.

Here’s a great collection of healthy low-fat pumpkin cookie and pumpkin bar recipes gathered from around the web.

While most are for from-scratch pumpkin cookies, I’ve included a few quick and easy low-fat pumpkin cookie recipes that begin with a pouch of cookie mix or cake mix for those who want to enjoy homemade cookies but are short on time. Enjoy!

Healthy Low Fat Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Wholesome soft pumpkin cookies with the flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg are made with canola oil instead of butter. They have 72 calories, 2 g fat, 13 g carbs and just 2 Weight Watcher’s PointsPlus Values. Found at Eating Well.

Easy Low Fat Pumpkin Sugar Cookies – A clever recipe that begins with a package of sugar cookie mix and substitutes the 1/2 cup of butter called for with 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree. Perfect for non-bakers and people who are short on time. 58 calories, 1 g fat, 12 g carbs and 2 WW Points+. Found at Julia’s Healthy Italian.

Low-Fat Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies – tasty low-fat cookies perfect for fall. Each cookie has 76 calories, 2 g fat, 13 g carbs and 2 WW Points+. Found at SkinnyTaste.

Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal Pecan Cookies - Chewy, low-fat oatmeal cookies made with quick oats, pumpkin, and chopped pecans. These cookies are a little higher in fat and calories – mostly from the healthy pecans. Each cookie has 83 calories, 3 g fat, 13 g carbs and 2 WW PointsPlus Values. From Gina at SkinnyTaste.

Super Easy 2 Ingredient Low Fat Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Turn a box of spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin puree into tasty easy low fat cookies. Based on a batch of 24 cookies, each cookie has 98 calories, 3 g fat, 17 g carbs and 3 WW PointsPlus.  You could make smaller cookies to save a few calories/points! Found at AllRecipes.

Vegan Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – Low in calories and fat and chock full of wholesome ingredients. Just 100 calories, 1 g fat, 21 g carbs and 3 WW PointsPlus in each 3-cookie serving. Found at Green Lite Bites.

Healthy Low Fat Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Cookies – Perfect for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Each cookie has 68 calories, <1 g fat, 14 g carbs and 2 WW Points Plus Values. Found at

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies - One or two of these cookies, paired with a cup of milk or a yogurt drink, makes one great breakfast. Each cookie has 59 calories. 1.3 g fat, 11 g carbs and 2 WW Points+. Found at Enlightened Cooking.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars – Quick, easy, tasty, healthy and delicious pumpkin bars with 83 calories, 4 g fat, 12 carbs and 2 WW Points Plus Values. Found at Heart Healthy Online.

Chocolaty Pumpkin Bars – Pumpkin bars made over to be lighter and healthier and kid friendly. Each bar has 6 g fat, 16 g carbs, 3 WW Points+. Found at Meal Makeover Moms.

Lighter Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars – with reduced fat cream cheese. 9 g fat, 21 g carbs and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus Values per serving. Found at Taste of Home.

And here’s a video of how to make healthy low fat pumpkin cookies using ground oats, applesauce, canned pumpkin puree and  truvia sweetener…

And a video from Vitalicious showing how to turn a package of their sugar-free banana muffin mix into quick and easy pumpkin cookies…

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