Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must in the fall! If you are like me, you can spend countless hours on the Internet milling through various combinations of pumpkin, chocolate, and sugar! On my endless Google search for "Healthy Pumpkin Recipes" I came across this Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe posted by Maria and Josh from Two Peas and Their Pod. Healthy? Check! Pumpkin and chocolate? Check! All ingredients on hand? Check! Check!
The Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies were easy to make! The one ingredient that you may not have on hand is coconut oil. I know, I know, it sound weird and scary. It took me a long time to open up to it too. I assumed my food was going to taste like coconuts! Coconut oil is a healthy fat and can be used in the place of butter, vegetable shortening, or any solid fat without dramatically changing the taste. Coconut oil boosts thyroid function, helps control blood sugar, increases digestion, increases HDL, and helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Coconut oil is a great option for cooking because it can withstand a high heat.
So, on to more important things, like chocolate, lets get down to business....
Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe by: Two Peas and Their Pod
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet.
2. In medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and
spices. Set aside.
3. Using a mixer, combine coconut oil and sugars together. Add vanilla extract and pumpkin,
mix until combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Drop by large, rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until
cookies are just beginning to brown around the edges. Transfer to cooking rack, cool
I am so glad Maria and Josh shared this recipe. This is definitely going to be put into my regular rotation of recipes! If you haven't been to Two Peas and Their Pod
I highly suggest it! A lot of simple, family-friendly recipes. Happy baking!