Try These Healthy AND Melt in Your Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

It's Fall and everywhere I turn there is a pumpkin flavored or scented item. I even saw pumpkin Biscotti the other day! 
I really enjoy the flavor myself. So, just this morning I had a Pumpkin Spice Shake. I just added a 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin along with a drop each of Cassia, Clove & Ginger essential oil or you could add pumpkin spice seasoning! Delish!
What pumpkin food/drinks do you like? Tell me in the comments below 👇 

Since I do enjoy pumpkin, I came up with this healthier version of the Pumpkin Cookie. Because it is low in calories and high in nutrition, I don't feel guilty having one or two for my afternoon snack along with a cup of herbal tea. While the Fall Season causes us to consume more pumpkin foods, these cookies are great anytime of the year.

Pumpkin Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen small cookies
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin or fresh cooked
  • ½ cup coconut oil at room temperature
  • ½ tsp liquid clear Stevia 
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 drops Cinnamon or Cassia essential oil*     
  • 2 drops Ginger essential oil*
  • 1 drop Clove essential oil*
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup oat flour**
  • 2 T flax seed meal
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Reduce pumpkin by heating over medium heat in sauce pan for 30-40 minutes. Stirring often until reduced to ½ cup
  • Cream together coconut oil, stevia & brown sugar 
  • Mix in cooled pumpkin, vanilla & essential oils
  • Combine dry ingredients in bowl & whisk
  • Combine wet & dry ingredients mixing until well combined
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into ball, place on parchment & flatten with back of spoon or fork
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, let cool a couple minutes on sheet then, remove to cooling rack 
  • Store in sealed container. 
  • They also freeze well 
1 cookie: 68 cal, 3.4g total fat, 41.25mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1.2g fiber, 2.9g sugar, 1.6g protein 

  *Not all essential oils are pure enough to be consumed, which is why I ONLY use a specific brand. Ask me about them HERE
**I make my own oat flour by grinding it in my blender or food processor. 

If you are a big Pumpkin Fan then you will want ot try these
Perfect Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Blessings for Health, oy & Laughter,

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