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pumpkin spice cookies

These pumpkin spice cookies are decadently soft + chewy, and are delicious paired with a warm cup of tea.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Stay tuned til the end [or come back to read while your cookies are baking!] to see how these flavors are not only delicious, but also functional.

pumpkin spice cookies

G A T H E R

  • 1/2 cup + 2-4 Tbsp coconut flour [see note]

  • 1/2 cup crystallized sweetener [of choice, i.e Lakanto monk fruit sweetener]

  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

  • 4 large eggs [beaten]

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil [melted]

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips [of choice]

H O W T O

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut flour, crystallized sweetener [of choice], baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to a large bowl. Stir to combine.

  3. Then, to a separate, smaller bowl, add pumpkin puree, eggs, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly incorporated.

  4. Next, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.

  5. Gently fold in chocolate chips with a spatula, and add more coconut flour [if necessary, see note].

  6. Then, form into balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until firm to the touch.

  8. Allow to cool slightly before enjoying!

 

F U N C T I O N A L F L A V O R S


cinnamon: not only does cinnamon tame inflammation with potent antioxidants, it also lowers blood-sugar by mimicking the effects of insulin + increasing insulin sensitivity.


pumpkin: the gorgeous orange hue of pumpkin is due to its carotenoid content, a group of phytonutrients important for skin, eye + immune health. In fact, some studies show that carotenoids can act as natural sunblock!


eggs: brimming with a wide array of nutrients + essential amino acids, eggs have been deemed by some as the “perfect food”. One of the all-star players in eggs is choline - a nutrient that aids in building cell membranes + improves communication between neurons [leading to improved cognition, memory and mood]

dark chocolate: dark chocolate [70% and above] is loaded with micronutrients + antioxidants to support bones, skin, blood pressure and cognition. It also contains dopamine making it a perfect "pick me up" snack.

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