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Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

11.06.13

Recipes

I couldn’t even fit all of the main ingredients for this puppy into its title. If I were being a perfectionist, I would have had to name these cookies “Pumpkin Coconut Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Raisin Oat Breakfast Cookies”… but the title would have run off the page! (There’s a real perfectionist for ya.)

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I have been craving the perfect breakfast cookie to go with my green smoothies in the morning. Sometimes I top my smoothies with granola, but that usually results in an overabundance of granola which leaves me full past lunchtime –  a situation I usually try to avoid getting myself into. If you are a fellow granola-lover, you know the danger of telling yourself you’re just going to have one spoonful.

This cookie is decadent enough to be a dessert or a midday sweet-tooth fix, and it is also healthy enough to eat for breakfast. Perfection, you say? Oh, heck yeah.

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Plus… because of the pumpkin, these cookies are the perfect holiday treat! I have gotten a lot of questions lately about Thanksgiving recipes, and let me tell you they are in the works over here in the TBV kitchen and I am super excited about them. If you’re looking for a healthy vegan alternative to make for the Thanksgiving dessert table this year, you may have met your match.

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Recipe yields 12-14 cookies.

Ingredients:

–       1 cup oats (gluten-free if necessary)

–       ½ cup pumpkin puree (I used Farmer’s Market organic pumpkin brand)

–       ¼ cup almond butter

–       ¼ cup honey/agave

–       1 T vanilla extract

–       2 tsp cinnamon

–       1 tsp baking soda

–       ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips

–       ¼ cup raisins

–       2 T coconut shreds

–       OPTIONAL: 2 T ground flax seed (for texture + additional protein)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until a smooth paste has been formed. DSC_0285
  3. Roll the cookies into balls (I like to make them about the size of a ping-pong ball) and place onto a well-greased baking sheet. Put them in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Enjoy!!!

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Recognize this recipe? It’s adapted from my all-time favorite Pumpkin Almond Butter Oat Bars, except tweaked a little bit to make the recipe smaller. Also nice because the cookies are mini compared to the bars, so they are more of a pop-in-your-mouth kinda treat! And I added coconut and raisins. Important note 🙂

Nutrition Information:

(Based off of one cookie.)

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