Healthier Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Breads, Cooking, Desserts, Featured

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It seems like the week after a holiday it’s so difficult to get back on track with healthy eating!  Plus, seeing me two year old eating his leftover Easter candy leaves me with a major sweet tooth.  These cookies can help you satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining a week of healthy eating!  Plus they are more filling than a regular cookie so they can keep you satisfied longer, while regular cookies will just leave you more hungry and wanting more.  These are perfect as an afternoon snack or a light dessert with coffee.  With plenty of nutritional value, you don’t need to feel guilty eating them!

Nutritional value per cookie: 100 calories, 4.3 grams of fat, 13 carbs, 1.9 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, 2.3 grams of protein

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Healthier Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

(makes about 30 cookies)

1 1/2 cups of old fashioned oats

1 cup of flour

1/4 cup of almond meal (or just add 1/4 cup of flour)

1/4 cup of flax seed meal

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

6 tablespoons of canola or coconut oil

1/4 cup of honey

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 cup of pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 teaspoons of vanilla

optional: 1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips/nuts/pumpkin seeds

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.

In a medium bowl combine oats, flour, almond meal, flax seed meal, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.

In a large bowl whisk together oil, honey, brown sugar, pumpkin, egg and vanilla.  When smooth, stir in oat mixture until just combined.  Stir in any add ins you want.

Using a small scoop or tablespoons, drop by rounded tablespoon onto your prepared cookie sheets.  Use a lightly floured fork to press them down.  Bake about 15 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown.  Let sit for 2 minutes on cookie sheet then move to a cooling rack.  Store in an airtight container.

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Source:  Adapted from the Double Delicious cookbook Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe

 

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