Thursday, September 11, 2014

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

I can't emphasize enough how happy I am it is finally pumpkin season! I have already made pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin pie oatmeal, and also these pumpkin cookies. 

If you are already pumpkin crazy like me, these cookies will be perfect for all your pumpkin- craving needs. They are super soft and are like pumpkin cake in cookie form!


pumpkin chocolate chip cookies 

 from i heart naptime

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used canola)
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt (I omitted)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips*
  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir into the wet ingredients. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir for about one minute.
  2. Add vanilla and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookies on by the spoonful. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

*I used about 1/3 of an 11oz bag of mini semi sweet chocolate chips. An 11 oz bag is recommended.

Recipe makes about 3 dozen. Each cookie (WITHOUT chocolate chips) has 11.4 grams of carbohydrates. I didn't include chocolate chips in the carb count because I didn't measure my chocolate chips.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

pumpkin smoothie.

Aren't so many smoothie recipes super summer-y? Smoothies such as pineapple mango, blueberry peach, strawberry banana, the list goes on. Don't get me wrong- I love all those yummy flavors but it's September (aka FALL) so it is time for some fall smoothies!

So, here is a super quick and easy fall smoothie recipe. And it is perfect for using up that can of pumpkin puree that's leftover from that pumpkin dessert you just made!


pumpkin smoothie


1/2 banana, frozen
1/2-3/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1/4 cup pumpkin, puree 
1/2-3/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
Sprinkle of Pumpkin Pie Spice
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Sweetener (honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.), optional


Blend all ingredients together. Add more milk until you reach desired consistency.

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