In honor of Tasty Tuesday, Fall- like weather, the ever publicized pumpkin-everything & those that are thinking "can a girl just get a cheat day?!" I am sharing with you a cheat treat recipe: Clean Eating Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are also 21 Day Fix Approved! What? Whoop!
I made these for myself and the twins I nanny and they are very yummy. They are a little chewy but you do get sweetness from the chocolate chips and the maple syrup. If you are looking for a super sinful treat- this isn't it. If you are looking for a simple guilt-free cheat treat and you ate caught up in all of the pumpkin craziness- these little cookies are for you.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
29 oz can pure pumpkin
1/8 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups organic flour preferably whole wheat or almond flour
2/3 cups dark chocolate chips (semi sweet morsels if you must )
Combine all ingredients except chips in a bowl and spoon mix or use your stand mixer.
Once blended through, fold in chocolate chips.
Scoop in tablespoon sized drops onto your cookie sheet. Put into the oven for 10-15 minutes. You want them to darken in color, (you will see from the pictures the difference) but you don't want them to start to dry out on top. So keep an eye on them.
Okay, now for you 21 Day Fixers: 2 cookies is 1 yellow and 1 orange. Remember, this is a great so you are using it as a yellow substitute. Not to be exceeded 3x/week.
Just your average 30- something who finally found the motivation to make a fit and healthy lifestyle change. Now I'm trying to motivate others to do the same!