What if a Thanksgiving dessert was an actual health-food? Oh, and what if you’re also so pressed in time trying to balance your busy life with the obligation to contribute something home made to the upcoming Thanksgiving Celebrations? If this is the case then these Healthy Pumpkin Cookies (with a 59 calorie price tag!) might just be the answer!
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HEALTHY PUMPKIN COOKIES
These home made cookies only take a few minutes to mix together! Yet, they’re full of Fall flavor, wholesome, VERY-VERY healthy (and low-calorie), while being so yummy: Your kids will never be able to tell that they’re actually health food (I know that because I’ve tested this on my boys: they kind of couldn’t stop enjoying them – and the best part: I didn’t have to worry too much about them having one too many of them!)
The “secrets” behind all the goodness?
- lots and lots of pumpkin!
- egg whites for a protein boost
- some fructose sugar instead of the regular sugar (since fructose is 1/3 times sweeter and thus you need to use less!)
- white whole wheat flour as the healthy carb choice
Et Viola! So… if you are someone who likes having the best of both worlds (i.e. indulge and have no guilt!) you should definitely give these yummy treat a try!
Well, with that said, if you DO have some time this week and are just looking for a healthier Thanksgiving Dessert option, you may also consider making the classics such as this Healthy Pumpkin Pie or a Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Pie!
But… these guys do take some time to make!
And to be honest, if you’re anything like me – you know that sometimes you just aren’t in a place where you want to mess around too much! Whether simply tired or having other obligations you still need to follow, or if you just need some me-time…
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…Guys – let me just tell you this: for your own sake, the sake of your loved ones AND for the best Thanksgiving socializing experience, it’s far more important to keep your stress levels low and keep that “holiday anxiety” at bay than to make something “exquisite” followed by a nervous breakdown, a sense of a burnout or simply the lack of general sense of well-being!
So, here we go: The Healthy Pumpkin Cookies recipe!:) And wishes for a wonderful, 100% stress-free & enjoyable Thanksgiving and lots of good times!
HEALTHY PUMPKIN COOKIES
Healthy Pumpkin Cookies are all-natural, healthy, high in protein (no protein powders!), so easy and quick to make and so sweet and satisfying!
- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp oil or melted butter
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup fructose sugar or 1/3 cup regular sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour of choice I used oat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl mix together pumpkin, oil, egg white, vanilla and sugar.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and pumpkin spice.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix well.
WIth a cookie scoop or a tablespoon scoop out the cookie to the sheets and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
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