When we think of pumpkins we are often quick to bring our minds to fond memories of pies, lattes and carvings, right? But there’s more to pumpkins than just those things. Pumpkins, especially in a pureed form, are an incredible ingredient that is not to be overlooked.

Pumpkins are actually incredibly good for you. Pureed pumpkin packs a punch of Vitamin A & C, and is high in fibre and potassium and incredibly low calorie. When you can eat and make your heart happy, and stomach happy, you’re onto something sweet.

These “cookies” are the perfect breakfast balance. Not to sweet, not too heavy, and perfectly portable while being packed with nutrients your body will need to get the day started off right.

We love this recipe because it’s not only a good start to your day, but it’s dietary friendly for both gluten free and vegan lifestyles. It’s truly a “one size fits all” morning option.

Servings: 8-10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 packets of stevia (equal to 10-15 stevia drops)
  • 1 tsp (or more) Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Toppings such as : Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), Dried Cranberries & Dark Chocolate Chips

Equipment

  • Parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  • Flat bottomed drinking glass
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Mixing bowl

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Mix all of the ingredients (minus the toppings) in a mixing bowl.
  • Using your hands, create approx ball shapes and place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a flat-bottomed drinking glass, spray the bottom and press the cookies to flatten slightly, making it's cookie form.
  • Top with the chosen toppings, and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool before enjoying!

 

Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

I love the holidays because it means time spent with those who are important to you.
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