We’ve got a veggie (pumpkin), a legume (chickpeas), fiber (oatmeal and ground flax seeds), healthy fat (coconut oil) and a little protein (almond flour).
And, a little treat with the chocolate chips for good measure!
I added chickpeas and oatmeal to change them up a little and to increase the nutritional content.
Traditional cookies have a horrible list of ingredients as their foundation…it’s always white flour, dairy and lots of refined sugar.
Typical Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup butter, 2 eggs, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar
and oats, chocolate chips and pumpkin
These are not only gluten-free and grain-free, but vegan, dairy-free and they contain no refined sugar.
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 Chickpeas:*
- excellent source of fiber
- good source of protein
- can help lower cholesterol
- provides better regulation of blood sugar
- can help decrease cardiovascular risks
5 Fast Facts About Oats:*
- provides significant fiber
- helps control blood sugar levels
- can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure
- increases appetite control hormones
- lowers bad cholesterol
5 Fast Facts About Pumpkin:*
- high in beta-carotene
- full of iron, zinc and vitamin C
- rich in anti-oxidants
- 280% RDA of vitamin A
- good source of B complex vitamins
5 Fast Facts About Flax Seeds:*
- high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
- contains soluble and insoluble fiber
- super high in lignans
- provides anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
- provides cardiovascular benefits
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 Vanilla Bean Powder:*
- high in anti-oxidants
- can help reduce inflammation
- contains small traces of minerals
- 1 teaspoon contains 3 g of protein and 3 g of fiber
5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink 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
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Tip #1: These will be soft cookies so make sure you handle them gently and let them cool completely before removing them from the baking pan and transferring to a cooling rack.
Tip #2: These are not an overly sweet cookie so if you prefer a sweeter cookie, just add additional sweetener.
Tip #3: The cooking time for these are 25 – 30 minutes since everyone’s oven times vary, but mine came out best right at 30 minutes.
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