By now you’re probably getting a little tired of all the pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin breads, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere! I think the fact that during my Whole30 I didn’t eat much pumpkin has led to my over consumption of the orange winter squash recently. When I say over consumption I mean we’ve gone through a few cans in the span of a week. Nothing wrong with that right!?! I mean, it is really healthy for you. Not to mention, it’s great added to most anything in my opinion. However one of my favorite pumpkin treats by far is a pumpkin cookie.
Before I cut out sugar, wheat and most dairy. I used to make a pumpkin cookie that was like a soft pillowy cloud of pumpkin goodness topped with a sugary melt in your mouth glaze. Of course I needed to create something similar but a little healthier 🙂
But with some added chocolate because let’s face it, chocolate just makes things taste better right!?! Plus the combination of chocolate and pumpkin is definitely a good one!
Did I mention these cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free and sweetened with coconut sugar and natural honey? That’s a huge plus in my book!
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup organic palm shortening (could also use organic butter)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1/4 cup mini Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients except sugar.
- In a separate bowl, cream together sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, palm shortening, vanilla and honey.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture then add in chocolate chips.
- Once mixed well, drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and gently press down to flatten slightly.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool on a wire rack then enjoy!
Of course they aren’t lasting long in our house since I have two cookie monsters living here. Luckily they are made with clean, natural ingredients that I feel good about feeding to my little monsters. Well, one big one and one little one 🙂
Since I did eat one of these cookies yesterday, I’m linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday!
Don’t worry, I ate more than just a cookie. I’m just taking a little break from photographing all my eats since I did so much of it this past month. I’m still eating very much Whole30 based just with some added natural sweeteners. Oh and wine… can’t forget the wine!
- Are you a fan of pumpkin and chocolate together?
- Are you sick of pumpkin yet or loving it?