Holidays, birthday parties and family gatherings can be tough when you’re trying to eat healthy or stick to a meal plan. What to do? I like to prepare a healthier recipe to bring and share. That way I know there will be something I can eat and others will enjoy it as well.
This year for my Thanksgiving gatherings I brought Clean Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies. These are low in calories and fat. I am not a vegan but they are vegan friendly as well.
I made two batches. The first (on the right in the above pic) I didn’t measure out the oil because all our liquid measuring cups were dirty. I just eyeballed it, and they came out small and a little dry.
Once they cooled, though, they had a little crunch and hubby and I actually liked them better than the second batch in which I properly measured the oil.
These were so good, I did multiple taste-tests!
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup organic cane sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/2 tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
Mix dry ingredients then wet. Spoon onto greased cookies sheet or pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy!