a not-so-guilty treat

In January husband and I ventured on a cleanse to toss aside some not-so-great eating habits and to try and kickstart a more nutritious diet. In the midst of the cleanse-despair that inevitably hits at some point, I needed a treat. Just enough to take the edge off.

I put together a quick, one-bowl recipe that did the trick and has become a treat that carries way less guilt. If you need just a little something, try this out.

Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies

Ingredients:
1 egg
1/2 cup pumpkin
1-2 T maple syrup (depending on desired sweetness)
1 t vanilla
3/4 cup oat flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
chocolate chips (desired amount)

  1. To make oat flour, take a cup of oats (I used quick cooking oats) and grind in a blender/Vitamix/food processor until you reach a desired consistency
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Beat egg in bowl
  4. Add in pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla and mix well
  5. Fold in oat flour, baking powder, and salt until just mixed
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. Use a tablespoon to spoon dough onto baking sheet
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes

Hope you can enjoy these with minimal guilt or none at all! πŸ™‚

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2 thoughts on “a not-so-guilty treat

  1. Sounds yummy! Is it supposed to be 1/2 can of pumpkin or like an actual 1/2 pumpkin? I assume the former but just to check because I might make these tomorrow!

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