{Recipe} Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

By Chelsey Amer


I’ve been baking COOKIES!

I recently thought about the oat-rageous pumpkin cherry chocolate chip cookies I made about a year ago and just had to make them again. I wanted to cut out some sugar and bump up the pumpkin flavor…mission accomplished! 




Now, I’m not sure about you, but I like my oatmeal cookies chewy, with a more cake-like texture, versus a crispy cookie. {Chocolate chip cookies? Totally different — chewy center with crisp edges in case you were wondering.} Luckily for me, adding pumpkin to baked goods seamlessly creates makes a more cake-like texture (unless you’re Sally, because thesePumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are out of this world with the perfect texture!). 


I was able to eliminate the granulated sugar from the original recipe and increase the amount of pumpkin (more fiber!!)…so they’re almost healthy enough to eat for breakfasthey, live a little!…




Plenty of cinnamon (it’s anti-inflammatory!) and a hint of cloves, plus the pumpkin, provides plenty of fall flavor, without much sugar in these pumpkin oatmeal cookies. I kept the brown sugar for a more molasses-like flavor, but if you prefer, you can substitute granulated sugar. Even better, add a drizzle of maple syrup for even more fall in every bite!




And those large raisin-like bites? They’re dried cherries from Trader Joes. No. Sugar. Added!Oh and some dark chocolate chips too!!


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Meet Chelsey!

I’m a 26 year old nutrition graduate student born and bred in New York! I am a self-proclaimed health and nutrition enthusiast and love creating delicious masterpieces in the kitchen! After living abroad for two years, I moved back to New York to become a dietitian/nutritionist, and created C it Nutritionally to share my nutritious perspective and journey with you! I spend my free time exploring this exceptional city with my friends, shopping at as many farmers markets as possible, brunching nearly every weekend, reading anything and everything, cooking for friends and family, and dancing. I cannot live without coffee (black!) and chocolate (nut-free!). Oh, and I truly believe laughter is the best medicine…

Twitter: @ChelsAmer
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