Fall Chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

The Perfect Healthy Treat

Fall is officially here, and you know what that means— pumpkins and pumpkin spice are everywhere. It is amazing how quickly you shift from summer fruits to fall desserts. Within days, my house was infused by the smell of pumpkin vanilla candles, my kitchen smelled of pumpkin cookies, and pumpkin spice lattes are my new favorite treat. I couldn’t help but get right to baking some of my favorite fall pumpkin cookies. Each cookie is less than 100 calories and is the perfect healthy treat. Whether you want to enjoy them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with your kids, these are so chewy and delicious. Here is my first recipe of the season, and I am excited to share many more of my fall pumpkin favorites. I hope you like these Chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies as much as my family and I do. Enjoy!

Fall Chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies - The Perfect Healthy Treat

Gina’s Chewy Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients
• 2 cups oatmeal
• 1/2 cup almond flour (almond meal)
• 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used Devotion Nutrition Protein Angel Food Cake)
• 1 cup pumpkin puree
• 1 whole egg
• 3 egg whites
• 6 Devotion Nutrition’s Pumpkin Spice Flex Flavors (optional; 1/4 cup of baking stevia can be used)
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Optional Add-Ins*
• chocolate chips (I used 1/2 cup Stevia Chocolate Chips)
• pecans
• walnuts
• cranberries

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all ingredients, except optional add-ins, in a bowl and mix well. Option to place in mixer, although not necessary.
3. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with coconut oil nonstick spray.
4. Fold in optional add-ins, if you decide.
5. Spoon dough onto cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.
7. Allow to cool, and enjoy!

Makes 16 cookies

Nutritional Information
Serving: 1 cookie
*Does not include optional add-ins

Calories: 86
Fat: 3 grams
Saturated Fat: .5 grams
Carbs: 9 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Net Carbs: 7 grams
Sugars: .8 grams
Protein: 5.8 grams

Gina Aliotti

Gina Aliotti is a former IFBB Figure Pro, certified yoga instructor, health and fitness coach and owner of Gina Aliotti Fitness. Her passion is to inspire and motivate moms to get in the best shape with NO GYM necessary. Gina believes that we all have the same potential within us; it is a matter of what we do with that potential that makes all the difference. It is through her simplified approach to fitness that she helps to ignite that inner fire and help others tap into their ultimate potential. Find more of Gina on: Faceboook Gina's Website Instagram

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