With all the pumpkin recipes to choose from, the fall season just wouldn’t be complete without a Grain-Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
It’s all the goodness from a grain-free, gluten-free, flourless dairy-free, and vegan chocolate chip cookie with the beautiful addition of pumpkin and all it’s wonderful spices that compliment it.
However, a traditional pumpkin chocolate chip cookie couldn’t be enjoyed guilt-free like these.
Here are the typical ingredients in a traditional pumpkin chocolate chip cookie:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients:
Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup light brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup canned pumpkin puree, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips, not semisweet
In summary, that’s 2 sticks of butter, 2 cups of sugar and 3 cups of white flour.
This healthier version is flourless, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar!
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Pomegranate and Dried Blueberry Chocolate Bark, Raw Snickers Bars or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Pumpkin:*
- high in beta-carotene
- full of iron, zinc and vitamin C
- rich in anti-oxidants
- 246% RDA of vitamin C
- good source of B complex vitamins
- helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with calcium and fiber
- 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cups contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Walnuts:*
- high quality vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
- rich in omega-3 fatty acids
- high in vitamin C
- improves blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #2: This recipe makes approximately 24 small cookies.
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