Low Carb/40 Calorie Pumpkin Protein Cookies

pumpkin protein cookies gluten free


I finally made the pumpkin protein cookies I’ve been talking about. I’m surprised at the lack of pumpkin cans I’ve purchased this fall. Last year at this time, I found myself buying at least one can of pumpkin a day. I was making pumpkin bars, pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin brownies, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin yogurt,ย pumpkin protein shakes,ย pumpkin quinoa, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, crustless pumpkin pies, pumpkin popcorn, pumpkin oat flats, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin dip, and more pumpkin!

That’s a lot of pumpkin!


I plan on stepping up my pumpkin game next month, especially since it’s October!


This morning was the start of my pumpkin phase. I made pumpkin protein cookies to go with my breakfast.


Ingredients:ย *1/4 cup ground flax seed, *2 tablespoons chia seeds, *1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon, *3 large eggs, *2 teaspoons vanilla, *1/4 cup of light almond milk, *1/4 cup Stevia in the raw, *2 servings whey protein powder, *1 teaspoon baking soda, & *1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin.


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine well.


-Grease a baking sheet and drop(3 tablespoons) ย a spoonful of pumpkin onto the pan. Spread it out into a cookie form.


Bake the cookies 10-12 minutes.


Store the cookies in the refrigerator. I like to eat them cold.


Let the cookies cool on the pan before removing.


Recipe makes 24-26 cookies.

Nutrition Per Cookie:

40 Calories, 2g Fat, 5g Protein, 3g Fiber, 4g Fiber, 1g Sugar. ย OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I had mine with breakfast this morning. I love high protein breakfast. My breakfast consisted of a 4 egg white, 1 egg omelet, bacon, watermelon, jelly, and protein cookies.


The cookies are really soft, but incredibly delicious. They have more of a muffin texture. If you’re a pumpkin fan, you’ll love these. Plus, pumpkin is extremely healthy for you! I’m heading out of town for a while tomorrow and plan on taking these with me for the road trip!


  • Trina

    Donโ€™t see the carb count .

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  • SusieQoo

    Iโ€™m a little late to the party, but I just found this recipe. I made these and they are really goodโ€”compared to some of the protein cookies Iโ€™ve madeโ€”A N D still ate in the past!! Lol
    I wanted them to be a little more baked so I left them in for about 15-16 min. When I make them again, I will add more cinnamon and maybe some pumpkin pie spice because I like spicy cookies.. Also, I think these would make great Whoopie Pies (aka Gobs). Just make some stevia sweetened frosting and slap it in the middle of two cookies! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  • Anonymous

    Hi, what are the total carbs in these? Type 1 diabetics need to calculate based on total carbs not net carbs.


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  • Jan

    1 serving of this brand of protein powder is ~40g.

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  • leanne

    Deelish!!! I was skeptical about how runny my batter turned out so I ended up putting everything into a 9×13 and baked for 20mins. Came out awesome. Thanks for the great recipe ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • heather phelps

    i baked these cookies they are very good but it felt spongy like consistency. is there anything i could do to make it like a cookie to firm them up a tad bit more.

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  • carly

    whats a good sub for the stevia? could I use coconut sugar?

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  • Barbara

    Would Brown Rice Protein powder work just as well?

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  • Heidi

    I mixed some cream cheese, stevia, vanilla and thinned with a little water. It made a delicious icing and even my little girl asked to have them for breakfast!!

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  • Brooke

    didn’t notice the 1g of sugar, now it makes sense ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Brooke

    I’m wondering how you came up with the nutrition facts. Fiber is a type of carb, so if there are 4 grams of fiber, there would be at least 4 grams of carbs.

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  • Callie

    Loved these! Thanks

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  • Jazmine

    Love these. I made them with banana instead of pumpkin and my peanut butter protein powder. They are so delicious and no flour involved. I also divided the recipe by 4 to make a small batch. I will be making these once a week. Such a great alternative to drinking protein shakes all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Jazmine

    I can’t wait to try these. I think I’m going to try it with bananas instead of pumpkin just to see what happens.

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  • Snaf

    Do you know what the approximate size/weight of the serving size of the protein powder? 1/4 cup, 1 tbsp or ? I have a low-carb whey protein powder that I can use, but just need to know how much.

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  • Katie Ringley

    Well, I know now what my next little recipe is going to be!! These look amazing, and I absolutely love Jamie. She is a total sweetheart so I love that you used her protein!! I love finding new blogger friends!! <3 Yay!

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  • Erin

    I was also wondering about the carb count. Fiber is listed twice.
    I would love to make these for Thanksgiving weekend!! I love anything pumpkin flavored.

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  • Charlene

    Just made these!! We drizzled sugar free maple syrup on them and they were AMAZING! They tasted liked French toast. MMMMMMM!!

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  • Betsy

    I have vanilla whey protein. Will that work? Also wondering about the amount of cinnamon as others have asked.

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  • Anne M.

    No listing for carb grams but fiber is listed in gms twice.

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  • Anne M.

    You list fiber grams twice, but no carb grams. “3g Fiber, 4g Fiber”

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  • Laura Moore

    I was wondering the same thing…..and can you substitute any protein powder or does it have to be whey?

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  • gabriella caracter

    was just wondering is it really 1/8 cup cinnamon? but look delicious

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  • Margaret Anne

    Hey there! Really excited about trying this recipe! I was wondering if I could use Vanilla Herbalife Formula 1 Protein powder instead of whey?

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  • Lauren

    Mmmm I love this idea! I’ll pack them for our hiking trip tomorrow, snacks gotta have ’em!

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  • jess

    would these be okay to freeze and heat up later?

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  • Liz

    Is there anything that can be subbed for the chia and flax? maybe oat flour? Thanks!

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  • Divya

    This is such a great idea! So versatile!


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  • Kit-Kat

    I LOVE high-protein breakfasts!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’m going to have to try and figure out a way to vegan-ize these cookies. They look so so SO good!!!!

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  • Sierra @La Spice Sisters

    Where do you buy this protein powder from?

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  • Linda @ the Fitty

    I love how everything came together when you baked it!

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  • anne

    Just wanted to say I love your blog! Its incredibly inspiring and I love checking everyday (or a few times a day) for updates!!

    Enjoy the road trip!! Where are you headed? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • sara

    Can I use 3 eggs?

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  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Love these! I have been hoping to find a pumpkin protein cookie! Will def. have to try these!

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