Pumpkin Protein Cookies

August 21, 2012

While on my Advocare 10 day cleanse, I was having a major craving for something sweet, cookies in particular.  As far as the cleanse goes, white flours and sugar are off limits!  So, I had to get a little creative.  I made these simple drop cookies and even incorporated the chocolate Advocare Meal Replacement shake (my favorite flavor).

I wasn’t too sure how they would be with no sugar in them, but they were surprisingly delightful, and the sweetness from the raisins popped through.  A yummy healthy treat and even my boys gobbled them up, one after the other and I didn’t stop them.  Why stop a good thing?

Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree; 1/4 cup applesauce; 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice; 1 egg; 1/4 cup protein powder (1 pouch AdvoCare chocolate shake); 1 tablespoon molasses; 2 cups rolled oats; 1/2 cup raisins; 1-2 tablespoons honey (optional)

In a medium bowl add in your wet ingredients: molasses, egg, apple sauce, vanilla and optional honey. Mix well.

Then add in the spices: cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

Add in the pumpkin and rolled oats, mix well.

Add in the AdvoCare Shake.

And lastly gently stir in the raisins.

Drop a large spoonful of cookie onto a greased (or silpat) cookie sheet.

Bake at 350° for about 15-20 minutes.

Deliciously healthy and packed with protein.

*did I mention I got that platter at a garage sale for $1 and its a Nambé *

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Pumpkin Protein Cookies

1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp  cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 egg
1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (1 pouch AdvoCare chocolate shake)
1 tbsp molasses
2 T honey or Agave nectar (optional)
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine ingredients in a bowl, stirring until well combined. Drop cookies onto baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Makes 12 cookies

Per Serving: 111 calories, 20 carbs,  2 fat,  5 protein,  16 sodium, 3 fiber

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Jennifer August 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

I love pumpkin, it’s the best in cookies. Did you know you can make a sugar free granola with it as well? The protein powder is a great addition. Awesome recipe!

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Vicki Harris August 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

these sound fabulous but if I don’t use the meal replacement powder what would I use. I use Amadsed meal replacement…it’s soy, yougurt and honey…..do you think that would work????

thanks

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Sweet Pea Reply:

Yes a meal replacement or protein powder, at 1/4 cup should work just fine.

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Adelina Priddis August 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I love that these are pumpkin cookies! The pumpkin season is coming, and we love pumpkin puree around here. Thanks for sharing a healthy cookie on Foodie Friday!

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Mrs. Tara August 28, 2012 at 9:30 am

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I can’t wait to try it.

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