Grain-Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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:

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.

 

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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

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):

  • 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

 

 

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Tip #1:  You can use the sweetener of your choice for these cookies.  I’ve used maple syrup, raw honey and raw coconut crystals and all worked fine.

Tip #2:  This recipe makes approximately 24 small cookies.

 

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Flourless and Dairy-Free)

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil (melted/liquid)
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon organic ground cloves
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)
  • 1/2 cup organic walnut pieces

Directions

Step 1 Add all ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir until well combined.

Scoop about a tablespoon at a time, roll into a ball in the palm of your hand (using slightly moistened hands to prevent sticking), gently pat them down flat and then put them on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 - 15 minutes watching them closely so they don't overcook and burn.

Let them sit in the baking pan until completely cool before removing them.

Enjoy!

 

 

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