Healthy Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

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I feel guilty making pumpkin on an 80 degree September day…. I try not to jump the gun too aggressively on pumpkin/Fall treats since, pretty soon, that’s all I’ll be eating.  But this recipe is super healthy so it’s fair, right? I mean oats, pumpkin, flax seeds, almond butter and just the tiniest bit of maple syrup… these barely deserve to be called cookies.

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You actually might want to add a little extra maple syrup because these only have the slightest bit of sweetness going on.  More of a granola bar masquerading in cookie form.  Another key point about these pseudo cookies is that you mix all the ingredients and it’s over… no multiple bowls, beating or folding of batter…. just mix/bake/enjoy.

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You’ll need:

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 0.25 cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • 0.5 cup flax seeds
  • 0.25 cup plus 1 tablespoon almond butter (or any nut butter)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop batter onto parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Using the back of a measuring cup, press down the cookies a little to flatten.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.  Let cool completely.  Store in an air tight container.

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