Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree fresh or canned
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vegan palm shortening or melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2

Mix the pumpkin, syrup, apple sauce, vanilla and shortening (or oil if using) in a large bowl. Alternatively, place in a blender and blend until combined.

Step 3

In a separate medium bowl sift the oat flour, almond meal, baking soda, baking powder and spices together.

Step 4

Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix to combine. Then fold in the pecans and chocolate chips.

Step 5

Scoop 1-tablespoon of batter onto a large baking pan lined with parchment paper. Repeat until all batter is used.

Step 6

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until just slightly firm.

Step 7

Store uneaten cookies in a sealed glass container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving (1 cookie): Calories 43, Fat 2 g, saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1 g, carbohydrate 5 g, Sodium 25 mg

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