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A Healthy Halloween Treat!

From 'The Food Matters Recipe Book' - Quick, Delicious and Nourishing Recipes for a Vibrant and Healthy Life!

Staying Healthy at Halloween doesn't have to mean missing out on all things sweet. Here's a tasty alternative to satisfy your Halloween sweet tooth, without any tricks!

Pumpkin Choc Chip Cookies

Cookies made out of vegetables! Who would've thought? Makes approximately 18-20.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin, skin removed and cut into 1 inch cubes 
  • 1/4 cup softened butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp natural vanilla bean powder or extract
  • 1 1/4 cups coconut or buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 50 grams of 70-85% dark chocolate chips or chop a block roughly into chunks




METHOD


1. Preheat oven to 335 F/ 180 C. Rub in a couple of tablespoons of melted coconut oil over pumpkin. Roast the pumpkin for 45 minutes or until soft. Allow to cool slightly.

2. In a bowl, mix the pumpkin pieces, butter/ coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Combine well to form a smooth batter. Stir through the chocolate chips/ chunks.

3. Spoon tablespoon sized rounds onto a grease-proof baking paper-lined tray. Spread out with the back of a spoon so they are about 1cm thick. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. They will still be soft and the underside should become golden brown.

4. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container in the fridge. They are really good when they're still warm!


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