Hi there dear friends!
I think I finally overcame the fact that Summer is over, that the Winter time has come, that the days are shorter and colder and that I have to sleep with my socks on...
I'm definitely loving the goods from the season: apples, pears, pomegranates, chestnuts, pumpkin...
I'm also loving the fact that I have an excuse to drink tea more often and to bake cookies to go with the tea...
The ingredients' list couldn't be simpler: pumpkin, oats, a natural sweetener (I used agave), ground flax and spices.
I used two kinds of flax: the tiny ones, which are cheaper, to make the flour, and the rolled ones, to give more texture to the cookies.
You just need to blend the pumpkin into puree, the oats into flour, mix everything and it is ready to go into the oven.
While the cookies bake, enjoy the fragrance that they spread in your kitchen...
And that's it!
They are tasty and balanced in flavors. They are more to the chewy side than to the crunchy one, but still, they are so good....
Pumpkin Oat Cookies
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
Cost: ~2.70 € (in Portugal)
Nutritional Information (per cooking): 65 Kcal, 2 g protein, 12 g carbs, 1 g fat
1+1/2 cups cubed Pumpkin (~250 g, or 1 cup puree)
1 cup cut Oats (~100 g, or oat flour)
3/4 cup rolled Oats (75 g)
2 tbsp ground Flax (thickened with 6 tbsp water 15 min.)
1/3 cup Agave Nectar (or other natural sweetener)
1+1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground Ginger (optional)
1/8 tsp ground Nutmeg (optional)
1. Place ground flax into a bowl and add in the water. Give it a stir and let it thicken for about 15 minutes.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F/180 ºC and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
2. Place pumpkin into the blender and turn it into puree. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
3. Add in the agave and the spices and stir to combine.
4. Place the cut oats into the food processor and process for 2-3 minutes until it turns into a flour. Transfer to the mixing bowl and stir to incorporate.
5. Mix in the rolled oats and the thicken flax.
6. With the help of a tbsp, scoop the dough into cookies over the prepared baking sheet. Flat them slighty until they get about 1/4 inch thick. Place in the oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until cookies are golden brown and firm at the surface but still soft on the inside.
7. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let them to cool down completely at room temperature. Keep cookies in a air-tight container. Enjoy at any time of the day...
I hope you enjoy these cookies. If you're looking for a good tea to go along I suggest you visit
Imporchás (organic and fair trade teas). They have now very good deals and you get 5 % extra discount if you use my promo code naturaltea, only till Sunday!