Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cookies? YES!
I love experimenting in the kitchen with lower (or no) sugar, gluten free treats. I also love Pumpkin Spice ANYTHING.
The results of my experimenting lead me to this recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cookies. The awesome thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to customize to whatever you have on hand/are craving/love to eat. As a result, they can be different cookies each and every time.
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup (plus a tiny bit more) honey (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1.5- 2 teaspoon cinnamon (if you’re not a cinnamon addict like me, you might wanna tone it down a bit)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups of mixed stuff (granola, coconut, flax, etc.)
1 cup dried fruit (my favorite so far is a combination of dried pineapple and dried cranberries)
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat like this.
Mix all the ingredients together and spoon in large scoops to cookie sheet. You do need to get them in the general size and shape you want them to be in, as they’ll pretty much stay the same. (The above recipe made 12 BIG cookies.) Below you can see the pre-baked cookies and the baked version to see that there’s not much of a change.
Bake 10-15 minutes, depending on the size you made the cookies. Cool for a few minutes before removing them from cookie sheet to a wire rack. (I like them warm from oven (although they are a bit more crumbly) but I like them best cold from fridge). I love to eat them with (wait for it) a steaming hot mug of Pumpkin Spice TEA! Of course!
These cookies freeze well. I mean, if you don’t gobble them up quickly.
Have fun experimenting!
PS If you’re a Pumpkin Spice Addict like me, here’s a couple other recipes you might like to try:
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