This may come as a huge shock to some, but I am going to bake something and NOT add protein powder! Yes, I do actually make some tasty treats without using protein. Of course, you could add it if you wanted, but I have had some requests lately for some protein free recipes. Here are my super simple and super tasty Pumpkin Oat Cookies!
I love these because they are so quick and easy to make!
All you need is oats (I prefer quick), canned pumpkin, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and sweetener of choice. I have also made these and added things like chocolate chips, a bit of peanut butter, raisins, or some nuts. I kept this batch super simple.
One bowl, one spoon, and all the ingredients!
Mix it up good!
I make 12 cookies out of this recipe. Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball.
You can make them bigger or smaller if you like, but I think this size is perfect.
Flatten them down a bit. You can place them pretty close together on the baking sheet because they won't really rise or spread.
Bake them at 350 for 15-18 minutes.
And done! Now these cookies will stay very soft. If you want a crunchier cookie, I suggest adding a fat source like peanut butter, oil or butter.
I aboslutely love soft cookies though, so these are perfect for me.
And yes, I consider this whole tower of cookies to be one serving :) Only 240 calories for a dozen cookies!!
I love having these for breakfast! Great for on the go and they freeze well.
What's better than a plate of pumpkin cookies for breakfast?!
Nothing, nothing is the answer!
Pumpkin Oat Cookies
- 1/2 cup quick oats (40g)
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (240g)
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t baking powder
- sweetener to taste
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Roll into balls and flatten a bit.
3. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.
Makes 12 cookies - 240 calories for entire batch