Yesterday was the “official” start of fall. However I had my first idealistic fall experience a little over a week before.
Let me set the scene for you…
It was a Saturday morning. Temps were in the lower 60s. I had all the windows open and a cool breeze was blowing in. A pumpkin-scented candle had been burning in the house since I got up.
After seeing recipe upon recipe for pumpkin related goodies popping up on Pinterest I decided it was time….time to break out the can of pumpkin puree I had in the cupboard just waiting to be enjoyed.
ADAPTED FROM: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Makes 16 cookies (small)
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (or grass-fed butter) realized at the end that I completely forgot it! turned out fine though!
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 tbsp raw organic honey 2 tbsp maple syrup (I like my treats less sweet)
- 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan sea salt (used regular)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice (I went with 3/4 tsp because I love the stuff)
- ¼ cup or more of Enjoy Life/ your favorite dark chocolate chips (I used a combo of Enjoy Life mega chunks + butterscotch morsels).
- Optional: additional pumpkin pie spice sprinkled over cookies when cooled (of course I added this!)
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In a medium-sized bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
3. Add in pumpkin puree, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla; mix well.
4. Fold in chocolate chips/butterscotch morsels/nuts/whatever your heart desires. I made 1/2 batch with crumbled Enjoy Life mega chunks+ raw almonds and 1/2 batch w/ butterscotch morsels.
4. Place tablespoons of dough on a lined baking sheet and lightly flatten. I made my cookies pretty tiny. I like them bite-sized!
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
6. Let cool and serve
I of course had to sample both varieties and while I love me some chocolate I have to say the butterscotch was the winner in my book. That flavor in addition combination with pumpkin was pure perfection.
I still have 3/4 of my can of pumpkin puree waiting to be used so might just have to go ahead and make another batch (perhaps this time not forgetting the coconut oil).
I want to know…
Pumpkin: love it? hate it? indifferent?
What is your favorite pumpkin including food or drink?