Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

This cookie recipe is a healthier alternative to others because of the added Greek yogurt, whole wheat pastry flour,...
pumpkin oatmeal cookies

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This cookie recipe is a healthier alternative to others because of the added Greek yogurt, whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, walnuts, and dark chocolate. Greek yogurt adds extra protein, and is a substitute for a ½ cup of butter. The whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and walnuts bring in additional protein and fiber. The molasses contributes not only great flavor, but a good amount of potassium. Last, but not least, the dark chocolate is a great addition of iron, and more potassium and fiber. Just because it’s the holidays it doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your health — have a treat that’s both healthy and sweet.

This recipe is courtesy of Alisha Falkenstein

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  unsalted butter
  • 1/4  Cup  plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4  Cups  brown sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Cup  whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  allspice
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2  Cup  old fashioned oats
  • 1/4  Cup  dark chocolate
  • 1/2  Cup  walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  molasses
  • egg
  • 3/4  Cups  pumpkin
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract

Directions

Directions

In a stand mixer, cream together the butter, yogurt, and sugars. In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.

Slowly add the molasses, egg, pumpkin, and vanilla to the creamed butter mixture. Scrape bowl.

Add the dry ingredients just until combined. Scrape bowl.

Add the chocolate and walnuts.

Scoop into 2 inch balls, and place on a cookie sheet with parchment.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes, rotate, and bake for another 5-6 minutes until golden brown.
 

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

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