{Oat & Almond Pumpkin Cookies}

I wrote this recipe up quickly this Sunday morning because all of us had been snacking on crap food all weekend that had somehow made it's way into our house. I needed to make something that would taste sweet and satisfying but not make me feel bad to give my kids.
If you are looking for a delicious bite of cookie that contains no flour, no processed sugar, and is still super duper delicious, this is it.
It is not a crunchy cookie. They are dense and moist.
They aren't the most beautiful of cookies either, but the taste and healthiness of them makes up for that. Rich came into the kitchen and said, "What do you call these interesting looking things?" I told him to just try one. He did, and went back for at least 3 more.
{Oat and Almond Pumpkin Cookies}
yields: 3 dozen
1 c. quick oats
2 c. oat flour (process oats until a powder)
1/2 c. finely ground raw almonds
1/2 c. pure maple syrup
1/4 c. pure honey
1 c. pure pumpkin puree
1 large very ripe banana, mashed
2 egg whites
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
dash of salt
1/2 c. white chocolate chips (optional, but so good in these!)
1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, honey, pumpkin, banana, egg whites, and vanilla until mixed well.
3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet, until you have a thick, well combined batter. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, place scoopfuls of batter on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Half-way through baking, remove and flatten the cookies a bit with the back of a spoon, and then continue to bake until the cookies are a soft golden color on top. Cool on wire racks.



kim@hungryhealthygirl said...

Love all of the ingredients! I made some very similar cookies this weekend. They were delicious and I'm posting them tomorrow.

Anna said...

Hi Tanya,
This do sound yummy! I like all the ingredients, so healthy :)
This certainly has been a gorgeous autumn, with a plentiful share of warm weather. One of our best seasons up here. Hope you're enjoying it.
Have a great week!

shane tan said...

Oats and almonds are my favorite. This recipe looks like its specially made for me. I can't wait to try it.
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Kathy Holman said...

Can not wait to try this reccipe