Saturday, 21 September 2013

Healthy, pumpkin cookies

I made cookies for my munchkin. I finally used up some of the pumpkin my mother in law had brought us a little while ago. They turned out amazing even though I was baking! My latest attempts at baking haven't gone so well, but this worked out. 

I got the inspiration from this recipe from Laura at Mommy Run Fast: 


I didn't have mila that the recipe called for, so I replaced that with normal chia seeds, and I forgot to add the raisins. The raisins are something I'm disappointed about. I also decided to not add carrot. 

Here is what I did:


Ingredients:

1. 1 cup of oats 
2. 1/2 a teaspoon of chia seeds
3. One banana
4. One cup of pumpkin (cooked)
5. 3-4 tablespoons of milk
6. A few drops of vanilla extract

Instructions: 

1. Measure out fresh ingredients


2. Oatmeal (here's a note on this. I didn't use quick oats or anything, and with the variety I have, I will cook them separately first. The cookies turned out well without doing so, but I think they could have been a bit better texture wise if I had tried cooking them first.) 


3. Add chia


4. Add a few drops of vanilla


That's everything 

5. Mash together. I used a potato masher. I forgot to make a photo after mashing it up and putting it in the oven. 

Here are what mine look like: 



This recipe made me 14 cookies. I love that these cookies are so easy to make! Next time, there are a few things I will try differently: add raisins, cook oatmeal beforehand, add dates. Dates sound yummy in there. 

Update: they also freeze well! 

Thanks for visiting, 
Yuliya