Pumpkin Monster Cookies
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Yield: 36 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (I used canned pumpkin)
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar (or sucanat, or another raw brown sugar)
  • ½ cup stevia for baking or 6 packets of stevia (or whatever sugar or substitute you like)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter, almond butter or nut-free butter (I used Sun Butter to make it nut-free for school)
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce (1 snack pack)
  • 1¼ cups oat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups oats (I used old fashioned)
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • 60 Halloween smarties or M&M's
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer (with paddle attachment), mix together all your wet ingredients & sweeteners (pumpkin through to applesauce).
  3. Once its mixed to a smooth consistency, add in all your dry ingredients (oat flour through to oats).
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Drop cookies by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or another non-stick method). Just before they go into the oven, place your candies on top (about 2-3 per cookie).
  6. Bake for 14-15 minutes until just golden around the edges.  Allow to cool, and store in an airtight container.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 69 Fat: 2.6 g Carbs: 11 g Sugar: 5.6 g Sodium: 24 mg Fiber: 1.1 g Protein: 2.1 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at http://www.busybuthealthy.com/pumpkin-monster-cookies/