Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Well, here is my pumpkin recipe contribution to the blog world.  On almost every food blog I’ve come across lately, there is a pumpkin recipe to welcome in Fall.

 

My father happens to love these little cookies and since I will be seeing him tomorrow, I thought I’d go ahead and make a batch :)

 

They remind me of a chocolate chip cookie but with a hint of pumpkin.  The pumpkin flavor isn’t overpowering but just the right amount.  And the vegan chocolate chips and walnuts takes it over the top!

 

This is a fairly healthy recipe, as cookie recipes can be!  And you probably will already have everything you need on hand…just grab a can or box of organic pumpkin puree next time you are at the store and you are ready to go!

 

The ingredient list for the Pacific Organic brand I used below was:  100% organic pumpkin puree.  The other good thing is that it comes in a cardboard tetra pak so you don’t have to worry about finding canned pumpkin that isn’t in a BPA lined can.

 

5 Fast Facts About Pumpkin:

  • high in beta-carotene
  • full of iron and zinc
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains 246% DV of Vitamin C
  • good source of B-Vitamins (folates, niacin, Vitamin B-6 and thiamin)

 

5 Fast Facts About Walnuts:

  • high quality vegan protein
  • high in antioxidants
  • rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • high in Vitamin C
  • improves blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors

 

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable ph balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

 

5 Fast Facts About Flax Seeds:

  • high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
  • contains soluble and insoluble fiber
  • super high in lignans
  • provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides cardiovascular benefits

 

5 Fast Fasts About Cinnamon:

  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • helps control blood sugar
  • great source of manganese, fiber and iron
  • can lower bad cholesterol
  • used to eliminate headaches and migraines

 

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Where to Buy:  If you have any trouble finding the ingredients to make this recipe, you can order them online from Amazon and have them shipped straight to your door:

 

 

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup organic oats
  • 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup organic flax seeds (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder (non-aluminum)
  • 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegan butter (melted ("Earth Balance" brand))
  • 2 tablespoons organic flax seeds (ground and mixed with 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree

Directions

Step 1 Combine all the dry ingredients (except vegan chocolate chips and walnuts) together in a medium sized bowl or Kitchen Aid mixer.

Combine all the wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.

Slowly combine the vegan chocolate chips and walnuts into the mixture.

Drop dough by the tablespoon onto your baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 8 - 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

 

Talk to Me…

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe to welcome in Fall?

 




 

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