Pumpkin Spice Oat Cakes: Halloween Recipe

When is a pumpkin not a pumpkin?

When you drop it: then it’s squash!

These pumpkin spice oat cakes don’t actually contain any pumpkin but I thought I’d start with a pumpkin joke anyway!!

halloween recipe- pumpkin spice

Since it’s Halloween soon I wanted to share a really simple recipe for some pumpkin spice biscuits.

The main ingredient in these is oats. I think oats are amazing because they’re super cheap and you can blitz them up into a flour and make all sorts of sweet treats such as these biscuits and even cake! Studies have also linked oats to a range of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol and stabilising blood sugar.

Unlike most Halloween goodies these biscuits have a low GI, which means that they won’t spike your blood sugar and leave you craving more sugary treats when it comes back down. Actually they aren’t super sweet and I will confess to eating them with Wyldsson’s ‘healthy nutella’ spread on them!

pumpkin spice biscuits gluten free veganPUMPKIN SPICE OATCAKE RECIPE

Makes 16-20 biscuits
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  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp carob syrup
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan pink salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Pulse the oats in a food processor or blender until they resemble a flour.
  3. Transfer most of the flour to a bowl. Take out 2 tbsp and set that aside. Then mix in the bicarb, salt and mixed spice into most of the flour.
  4. Melt the almond butter in the microwave for 1 minute then stir into your mixture as best you can.
  5. Next stir in the carob syrup and boiling water until a dough forms.
  6. Lightly dust a piece of baking paper and place the dough onto it. Place another  piece of baking paper on top and roll out the dough until it is about half a cm thick.
  7. Cut out your halloween shapes and transfer them to a lined baking tray.
  8. Repeat step 6 and 7 as necessary.
  9. Cook for 10 minutes then turn over and cook for 7 minutes. Turn over the biscuits and cook for 5 more minutes. If you think you’re biscuits are thicker than half a centimetre you might want to cook them for another 5 minutes to make sure that they come out crunchy.
  10. Leave the biscuits on the side until completely cool then store in an air tight container.


If you’re allergic to nuts you could substitute the almond butter in this recipe for 1.5tbsp olive oil or coconut oil.

pumpkin spice biscuits gluten free vegan


Hope you like these cute pumpkin biscuits.

And let me know your favourite Halloween joke in the comments.





  1. October 24, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    Those look so cute. I might try this, but with buckwheat flakes. I’ve made buckwheat cakes before and they’re just like oat cakes. Which I lived on before I realised I was allergic to oats.

    Jokes? Er. What’s a skeleton’s favourite vegetable? Marrow!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      October 25, 2016 / 8:11 am

      Oh yummy, I think buckwheat has a really nice flavour. I’ve also tried this with cashew butter and it turned out well, so you can use that if you don’t have any almond 🙂
      Hahaha- I like the veggie theme in the joke as well 🙂 Very appropriate for my blog! x

  2. October 25, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    very good. Will try that out in my tween grandsons tomorrow and the biscuits too! Great idea. Cacao mixed w maple syrup to replace cacao syrup?

  3. October 27, 2016 / 4:19 am

    I’d say, hand these out for Halloween as treats but…. Then I think that’s a bad idea because why would you ever want to share these! lol!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      October 27, 2016 / 8:23 am

      Hahaha. I never get many people coming to trick or treat near me, and you’re right- they would all have been eaten pretty quick.

  4. October 27, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    I just Love PUMPKIN and will be making these soon !

    • Heathy & Psyched
      October 27, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Oooh thanks Leisha. There isn’t any pumpkin in the recipe but it would be great with a pumpkin dip (like pumpkin puree with some spices in and maybe a bit of maple syrup).

      • October 27, 2016 / 3:11 pm

        Pumpkin spices are divine though ! Good idea I might try that with them.

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