Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


Food, General / Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Hey, Friends!

We’re right in the middle of Fall, so, naturally, I have to share a pumpkin recipe with you.

My Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are so easy to make and incredibly addictive!

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The best part is that these are gluten-free (just check your oats & chocolate chips) and made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, so they’re super easy to whip up.

If you have a few minutes and want to treat yo’ self to a tasty, tastes-like-it-has-500-calories-but-actually-doesn’t treat, you have to try this recipe!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 12-15 minutes

Makes approximately 15-20 cookies. If you need more, this recipe works fine if you double it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice (if you don’t have this, you can use cinnamon instead).
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Mash banana.
  3. Add oats, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and stir until combined.
  4. Add maple syrup if desired. (Let’s be real: At this point, the sweetness of the mixture depends on the ripeness of the banana you used. I usually just taste the mixture at this point to see if I need to add the syrup or not).
  5. Add chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  6. Grab a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper or greased with cooking spray.
  7. Scoop cookie dough on to cookie sheet with a cookie scoop or large spoon (approximately 1-2 tablespoons worth).
  8. Flatten cookies with a fork. (They will not flatten out on their own while cooking, but if you like them in the ball shape you can leave them. Either way they still taste great!)
  9. Bake at 350º for 12-15 minutes.
  10. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
  11. EAT! These cookies taste soooo yummy while warm, so you can grab a glass of milk and gobble them up! If you have leftovers or want to save them for later, store the cookies in a baggie or air-tight container (you don’t need to refrigerate them, but you can). They’ll stay fresh for at least a week (that is, if your boyfriend doesn’t eat all of them before then… theoretically speaking, of course ;)).

Want to make the cookies with me? Watch the video below!

What’s your favorite fall recipe? Share it with me below!

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