pumpkin oatmeal raisin cookies

A few days ago, I started making my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and ended up with these. The original recipe results in a softer (but still very yummy) cookie, but I spontaneously decided that I wanted to try to make them a more classic, bakery type cookie. By that I mean golden brown and crusty on the outside with a softer, crumbly inside. Using buckwheat flour with the addition of peanut butter, oats, and coconut oil, I was delighted to find that I achieved my goal! Usually the best recipes come about when you're least expecting it.

These cookies are deeeeeeelicious (just ask my boyfriend, I'm not exaggerating). I, of course, feel the need to add chocolate to any sweet treat that I make, so I decided to throw them into this batch. If you're looking for a more traditional oatmeal raisin cookie, the kind that you don't feel bad eating for breakfast, by all means put a hold on those chocolate chips. These cookies are simple and easy to make- a perfect healthy treat to whip up for the holiday season. Speaking of the holiday season, I am in the process of creating a healthy holiday guide and I would love to hear what you guys would like to be included! Comment below or fill out the form at the bottom of this post.

ingredients:

  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS natural peanut butter
  • 2 TBS coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

directions:

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit). In a medium sized bowl combine flour, coconut, oats, baking soda, and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, honey, pumpkin, vanilla, peanut butter, and coconut oil until smooth and well-combined. Pour wet ingredients into the medium sized bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until all dry and wet ingredients are evenly incorporated. Stir in raisins and chocolate chips. Roll cookie dough into 1" balls, placing them on a baking sheet (depending on your baking sheet, you may or may not need to grease it- I like to use coconut oil). Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown (makes about 1 dozen). Allow cookies to cool and store in airtight container. Enjoy!

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