Protein Packed Pumpkin Cookies

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Love these delicious and nutritious snack bites. The original recipe where I got my inspiration is from The Preppy Paleo.

They are great for anytime (except in the evening because they are energy packed.) We pack them for school lunches, hikes, morning add ons, day time snacks, gifts for new moms, etc. Most people who don’t want a sugary overly sweet cookie appreciate this alternative.

They are easy to whip up and take very little time to bake. Often I am able to bake them in the morning and send them in Jaiden’s lunch box.

2 eggs (1 will work)
1/2 c pumpkin puree
1/2 c almond butter (or nut butter of your choice)
2 Tbsp coconut nectar
1/3 c whole husk psyllium
1/2 c shredded coconut
1/2 c Lily’s stevia sweetened chocolate chips
1/3 c chia seeds
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
(try adding a dash of cardamon if you want a little taste of chai 🙂 )

Preheat oven to 325 for convection bake or 350 for regular baking.

Mix together the first 4 ingredients and then add the baking soda & spices. Mix until you have an even consistency and then add the rest of the ingredients.

Use a Silpat lined baking sheet or grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.

Drop by rounded tablespoons and gently pat down with a fork to slightly flatten each cookie.

Bake for 9 minutes (or test to find the level of chewy that you prefer!) Just be mindful not to over bake.