The cookie! The healthy cookie!! The great, healthy pumpkin cookie!!!
2 1/2 cups whole grain flour (or flour of your choice)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar (or sugar of your choice)-most recipes like this call for a whopping 2 cups of sugar!! I cut that way down and used some goodies below to add in a little more sweetness!
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree (if you wanted you could use almond or peanut butter to change this from a pumpkin cookie to a nut based)
2 Flax eggs (2 tsp ground flaxseed set in 4 tsp water for 2 min) or 2 eggs
2 tsp Chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup mini choc chips
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup crasins or raisins
<<<Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees>>>
#1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon in large bowl and beat until well mixed.
#2. Add the pumpkin, vanilla extract, flax eggs and oils and beat about 2 min until dough forms.
#3. Add the choc chips, raisins and or crasins, coconut flakes and dates (leave any of this out if you want) and blend again for 1 more min.
#4. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for approx 13 min. Let cool for 2 min then remove from sheet.
These will be almost the same consistency as a scone. They are packed with nutrients-of course!! Makes 2 dozen. Great as your carb before or after a workout, also great as your carb with breakfast with eggs and veggies…..Great with morning coffee or tea or an afternoon “treat”! Just Great all around 🙂
Version 1 on the left >>>>>Take 1 c oats, 1 c almond milk-unsweetened, 1 tsp flaxseed meal, 1 tsp chia seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg add to bowl and stir. Place uncovered in fridge overnight. When ready to eat add fresh fruit and a few drops of honey-more cinnamon if you want too! Makes 2 servings.
Version 2 on the right <<<<< Take 1/2 c oats, dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, 1 tsp flaxseed meal, chia seeds and coconut flakes-unsweetened, 1/2 c almond milk-unsweetened, 1/2 c mixed berries-fresh or frozen, 2 heaping tbsp Greek yogurt. Stir well and place in fridge overnight. Makes 2 servings.
1 scoop AMP Wheyabolic Extreme 60 protein powder-from GNC-this is the kind I use (chocolate)
This is a complete and balanced breakfast 20 + grams of Protein, good carbs, lots of fiber, packed with good fats, omega 3 and 6 from the chia seeds, vitamin C and vitamin B from the banana and vitamin A and C from the mangos plus vitamin D and E from the almond milk, also great source of calcium!!!
What if you started every morning this way? I bet your body would thank you all day!!!
Good afternoon! It’s fall and I have been wanting to make my own granola for a while now so I finally did it and here it is: Pumpkin, almond and flax are the main ingredients! I hope you try it! It is so nutritious and can be made to suit your taste! Add different or multiple types of nuts, different dried fruit or chocolate!
4 c oats
3/4 c flaxseed
3/4 c crushed almonds
3/4 c sunflower seeds
1/4 c of honey
1/2 c dried cranberries
Ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin and cinnamon spices-about 2 tsp each-4 tsp of the pumpkin
2 small cupfuls of vanilla extract
Cinnamon and sugar grinder to top it all off-just a dusting
Mix all ingredients except for the dried fruit-add that at the end when you pull it out of the oven to cool.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 min-half way through give it a toss around to be sure you don’t burn any of it. Use 2 trays so the granola is thinly and evenly spread…not piled up too much! Let it cool on the pan then seal and store.