With fall comes the need for pumpkin everything! I mean, you’ve probably already had a pumpkin spice latte this season, haven’t you?! I like to try to make some treats that are healthier choices for my family, so these healthy pumpkin and oat cookies are the perfect sweet treat that you won’t have to feel as guilty about! And your kids probably won’t even know that they are healthy…
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It’s mid-October. The air is finally getting cooler— ironically, we’ve had quite a warm fall! So even though it hasn’t really felt like fall much yet, I am starting to get in the mood for some yummy fall treats. And what better way to do that than with pumpkin and oat cookies?!
But these are even better because they are actually healthy for you too! So, they truly are guilt-free cookies— well, almost guilt-free!
I have to say, the thing that I like most about these cookies is that they are not sweetened with sugar… raw honey is used instead. Of course, there is a bit of sugar in the semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you really don’t even have to add these unless you want to. And you can even add a little glaze to the top if you really want to indulge…
Healthy Pumpkin & Oat Cookies Recipe
makes 2-3 dozen
½ cup butter
1 medium egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
½ tsp. baking soda
½ cup quick oats
½ cup all purpose gluten free baking mix**
1 banana, mashed
2 Tbsp. raw chia seeds
3 Tbsp raw honey, melted
**or for an extra protein boost, use ½ cup Vanilla Juice Plus+ Complete
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Cream the butter and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy, add egg and beat until combined. Add in pumpkin puree, baking soda, quick oats, gluten free baking mix, banana, chia seeds, and melted honey. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Use cookie scoop to place dough on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until light golden brown.
These cookies truly are delicious… and it’s a sneaky way to get your kids to eat something that is actually good for them— and they won’t even know it!