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Pumpkin, Oat and Date Cookies Recipe

Vegan Pumpkin, Oat and Medjool Date Cookies Recipe

Credit: Adam Guthrie

These super-healthy biscuits are quick and easy to make and look like ANZAC biscuits. Best stored in the fridge for a week, they’re great for school lunch boxes and healthy after-school snacks.

Makes: 10 cookies



  • 2½ cups oats
  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin, pureed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup Medjool dates, pitted & chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix all ingredients in bowl to form dough. Adjust sweetness as desired. Use hands to roll out 10 balls. Place balls on baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. With fork, press to form cookie shapes.
  3. Bake for 10 mins. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.