Don’t get any ideas… I haven’t joined basic b***h #pumpkinspicenation. I’m just capitalizing on the opportunities at hand, i.e. fall. And we do a monthly feature called Seven Things We Love on the AEO blog and of course, I choose “what we’re eating/drinking”. It’s turned into me asking my team what they want me to make and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies came up… also I wanted pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. There, I said it.
Pumpkin is so good for you, though. It’s full of beta-carotine and fiber and is a vegetable. You can easily add veggies to your normal breakfast with pumpkin pie oatmeal or a two-minute pumpkin quinoa breakfast muffin. So, I’m a fan of all things pumpkin, when it involves actual pumpkin of course.
These cookies aren’t super sweet because I don’t typically eat refined sugar so I have a really sensitive sweet tooth. You might want to add a couple more table spoons of maple syrup if you want them sweeter. Did I mention these are gluten free, refined sugar free and oil free?
- 1 cup gluten free flour
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
- ¼ cup unsweetened carob chips (or chocolate chips)
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp pink himalaylan sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with coconut oil.
- Combine flour, oats, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and sea salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, maple syrup, applesauce, almond butter and pumpkin puree.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Fold in carob chips.
- Spoon out 1 TBSP of batter 1 inch apart until cookie sheet is full.
- Place in oven and bake until top is bounces back when touched and begins to brown.
- Store in airtight container in the refridgerator.
Chat with me:
What is your favorite way to eat pumpkin… or pumpkin spice things? What is the most ridiculous pumpkin spiced thing you have seen? (Toss up between pumpkin spice vodka and pumpkin spice Pringles for me.)