There are tons of pumpkin baked good recipes out there, but this one stands apart from the rest because it is packed with nutrient-rich pumpkin, muscle-building protein, and healthy fats.
Pumpkins are certainly fun for creating festive holiday decorations, but they are also loaded with healing nutrients that make them incredibly nourishing! The carotenoids that give pumpkins their bright orange color is converted by the body into vitamin A, which promotes skin and eye health. One particular carotenoid that can be found in pumpkins, beta-carotene, is an antioxidant that has even been linked to a decreased risk of some cancers. Pumpkins are also full of digestion-friendly, hunger-curbing fiber as well as potassium, a vital mineral which can help balance electrolytes after an intense workout. The addition of protein powder and energy-boosting Green Dream superfood powder makes these cookies a delicious treat that will trick your taste buds into thinking you’re being bad, while treating your body oh-so-good.
- ⅔ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup smooth almond butter
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop Raw Vanilla Protein Powder or any SWEETENED vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon Philosophie Green Dream Superfood Powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add the egg to a medium mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
- Add pumpkin puree, almond butter, and vanilla extract, and mix until combined.
- Add remaining dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly incorporated and batter is smooth.
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out batter and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. The batter should make 16-18 cookies.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes until cooked through, let cool, and enjoy!
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