Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip no-bake Cookies!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! Leaves changing, crisp in the air, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and closer to Christmas! Fall also means PUMPKIN! I love pumpkin EVERYTHING. Lattes, cookies, oatmeal, muffins, pancakes, put pumpkin in it and I will eat it. I was craving something with oatmeal, chocolate, and pancakes. This recipe is a no-bake recipe but I want to try popping them in the oven for a few minutes in the future because there is just something about gooey, melty, chocolate chips that makes me happy.

A note about oat-flour: You can buy it or you can make it yourself! This is a great flour substitute for all types of recipes. It is so easy and has less junk in it than other flours. Make your own by tossing quick oats into a food processor for a few seconds!















Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip No-Bake Cookies: 
Prep Time: ~ 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: At least 30 minutes

  • 3/4 cup quick oats (60g)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Sugar Substitute 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional: a pinch pumpkin pie spice as well)
  • 1/3 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (I use sugar free but you can use dark chocolate) 
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin 
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water (could use milk of choice) 
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix all dry ingredients together. Stir in wet ingredients. Let sit in fridge for about 10 minutes to make it easier to form balls. Once mixture is a cold/firm form balls (will still be gooey in hands so don't press firmly). Store balls in refrigerator. ENJOY 

My Opinion: 
These were GREAT but personally I could use more pumpkin flavor, so I would add more pumpkin spice. This also make a small batch so I ended up doubling the recipe to make enough for friends as well :) I had a few for breakfast one morning with coffee. If you add a little bit of protein powder they would be great for a protein breakfast!

Dude Approved?
My FiancĂ© likes pumpkin but isn't the biggest fan of overwhelming pumpkin taste so this was the perfect amount for him. He gave this a 8/10 because they weren't cooked and he is a big fan of melted chocolate chips and oatmeal. He also really liked the oatmeal flavor mixed with pumpkin, he said it was "fall in a ball". 

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Have a beautiful, positive, healthy day! 
 

2 comments:

  1. These look GREAT! I'm gonna have to make them! :)

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  2. Great and healthy! :D Best of both worlds!

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