Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (no flour or added sugars!)
These are the perfect breakfast or after dinner snack. Made with oats, pure pumpkin, applesauce, and mashed bananas for sweetness, they have no added sugars or flour. Add protein powder or flax seed for extra nutritional punch and lasting power. I grab one of these on my way out the door, and there's no need to make oatmeal and clean a bowl. And if I make the patties bigger next time, they'll fill you up until lunch! The best part, they're only about 120 calories each.
-2-3 medium bananas, mashed
-2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
-1 dish of unsweetened applesauce (about 1/3 cup)
-1/4 cup unsweetened peanut butter
-1 3/4 cup oats
-1 scoop Vanilla protein powder
-1 tsp vanilla abstract
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 T pumpkin pie spice (or a couple shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg)
-4-5 chocolate chips for the top of each one
Mix all the wet ingredients together, then add the oats and mix until everything is covered. Let the mixture rest for 10-20 minutes. Then form patties with your hands (cookies will not spread very much, so form them as big as you want to eat them.) Put 4-5 semi-sweet or white (or whatever flavor you want) chips on the top of each. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Mine were perfect at 25 minutes. Let rest on cookie sheet for 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool. This batch made about 14 cookies that I've been nomming on for the past week! The perfect protein packed grab-and-go breakfast.