Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookies (GF, DF)

Looking for a gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free HEALTHY pumpkin chocolate chunk cookie? These Collagen Quinoa Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies have just the good stuff… protein, fat, nuts, pumpkin, seeds and an allergy-free mega chocolate chunk!


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Give me a one bowl cookie recipe filled with functional, health-promoting foods that taste and look like a cookie and I’m SOLD. After the popularity of my Gluten-Free Protein Breakfast Cookies, I wanted to make a more treat-like fall version with pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and CHOCOLATE.


These cookies are chock full of good stuff like…


Pumpkin Puree: adds moisture, nutrients and helps use up that can of opened pumpkin puree! The pumpkin puree replaces oil/butter in traditional cookies.


Chia Eggs: help bind the cookie together while adding moisture and chewiness – my favorite egg replace – although you can sub the chia egg for 1 whisked large egg too!


Dry Quinoa: these little sprinkles add crunch and an earthy, nutty flavor to the cookies! I used to make the most delicious millet muffins and the dry quinoa here is reminiscent of that recipe for me.


Mega Chocolate Chunks: allergy-friendly BIG ASS chocolate chunks from Enjoy Life melt into gooey pools of chocolate in almost every bite in these cookies! These chocolate chunks really take these cookies from tasting health to tasting like a real treat without any garbage ingredients!


Sunbutter: I love the flavor of sunbutter and the thickness it provides for this cookie dough. It bakes up into a heart cookie keeping this recipe filling and full of nutrients from real food!


Feel free to get a little crazy and add flaked or shredded coconut, replace the pumpkin puree with sweet potato puree, or mix in some dried mulberries, raisins or diced figs. I always want my recipes to be the basis for YOUR own individual take. Make it as written and then adjust to your taste. This is how we learn to cook/bake and become our own personal chef, creating delicious, healthy meals out of whatever is in our pantry and fridge!



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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookies

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 18 min


1 cup + 2 tablespoons fine almond flour

1/3 cup collagen peptides, unflavored

2 tablespoons arrowroot starch

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1/3 cup sunbutter (unsweetened, roasted and salted)

1/3 cup pumpkin puree

4 tablespoons coconut sugar

ΒΌ cup hot water

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2/3 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips

2 tablespoons white quinoa (dry)

flaked sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients together. Stir in the sunbutter, pumpkin, and coconut sugar.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the hot water and chia seeds. Let sit for 5 minutes to form a gel. Mix this "chia egg" into the batter until well combined. 
  4. Stir in chocolate chunks and dry quinoa until mixed. 
  5. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop batter onto prepared baking sheet. To make even-shaped cookies, place a 3-inch biscuit cutter on top of each cookie and smooth the mixture to the edges to create a nice round cookie. Alternatively, shape the cookies with your hands into 3-inch diameter rounds to create about 6 cookies. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt.
  6. Bake for 17 to 18 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.




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3 comments on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookies (GF, DF)

  • Hi Alaena.

    i tried clicking the email link and also the email pic on the side of the screen but it just goes back to the main page.
    i was reading through your info and feel like i can relate so much! yet it looks like youve gotten wayyyy further than me and a lot more knowledgeable πŸ™‚

    i feel completely confused atm and was reading about you having a histamine intolerance that lead to a whole bunch of things including Leaky Gut so i jumped onto your recipes section but notice that a lot of the ingredients in there like cacao, banana, vinegars and yeast. are big no no’s for me so am a bit confused.

    i dont think i have been clearly diagnosed as i recently went to a dietician and was put on an elimination diet (which followed completely different protocols to AIP as im sure you know) the skin rash headaches and other symptoms seemed to go down but i was still having really bad restless legs and couldnt stand doing the diet anymore. so bad that i am taking a sleepy anti histamine every night just to get to sleep as i dont know who else or what to turn to πŸ™

    looking through everything again i feel like i have leaky gut/histamine intolerance but i really have no idea who to turn to for help now.

    wow just reading this., and realising it hardly makes any sense.

    do you think i should follow the recipes on your ebook and website or are they not anti histamine friendly? ive been trying to fix my food intolerances for over a year now and although they are a lot better and more understood i feel like i should be a lot further than i am

    thnkyou for taking the time to hopefully read this and i do ho

    • Alaena Haber says:

      Hi chloe! I’ll look into the website issue with my developer. My email is alaena@grazedandenthused.com –> the ebook Enthused has a label for all the low histamine recipes which is quite a number of them! There are many resources online for pinpointing high histamine foods and staying away from them as you working on gut health as well as ensuring proper hormone balance! It can be a work in progress and took me a year of concerted effort to reverse HIT (although I had it for longer than that before I realized what was going on!)


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