Friday, October 11, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cacao Cookies

My sister, Julie, gave me this incredible recipe for trail cookies a couple weeks ago, which I hope to share with you soon! But first I wanted to modify it to incorporate pumpkin, since I'll be the first to admit that is about all I can think about in the kitchen these days. That and cinnamon. I love fall and it's perfect for baking. These are so delicious and the plate of cookies was gone in less than a day at our house. They're only about 50 calories a cookie, and they are the perfect mix of what fall should taste like. It's like a fall party in your mouth!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cacao Cookies
PREP: 8 minutes           COOK: 12 minutes            READY IN: 20 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur's white whole wheat)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cacao chocolate chips, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. In a large bowl (or mixer), combine the first 5 ingredients (applesauce, honey, pumkin puree, egg, and vanilla).
  3. Add all the dry ingredients and mix together.
  4. Hand mix in cacao chips.
  5. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottoms.


    1 cookie serving    51 calories   .5g fat   10.5g carbs    1.6g protein    3.7g sugar   

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martha@ said...

I too love pumpkin at this time of year. These cookies look delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday.

Julia said...

Looks like your sister hit a gold mine with these things! I've been meaning to make a batch of pumpkin cookies and am thrilled to have a great recipe right in front of me! Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoy the rest of your weekend!! :)

Cambria said...

Good to hear from you, Julia! I can't wait to swap more ideas - love your blog!

Cambria said...

Thanks, Martha! Glad you stopped by, we can't wait to see more of your ideas too!


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