Monday, 29 September 2014

Healthy Pumpkin Spice and Peanut Butter Cookies - Gluten Free & Sugarless!


It just isn't the fall without pumpkin treats, and I was determined to cut my sugar intake and have my pumpkin too! Inspired by this recipe I whipped-up these easy and healthy pumpkin cookies. Without sugar or sweetener, I upped all the spices and added cocoa powder and pure vanilla extract for a little extra sweetness. They are indeed not very sweet, but if you let them sit in the fridge for a day, the spices start to become more pronounced.

Ingredients (makes 15):
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Cup All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and peanut butter, then stir in the rest of the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Cover the mixture, and place in the fridge for 20 minutes so that the batter can firm-up (this will help you to better form the cookies).
  4. After the batter has firmed up, evenly scoop 15 balls onto a wax-paper lined baking sheet, and flatten slightly
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, then once baked, let fully cool on the sheet.
Enjoy!

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