I had a can of pure pumpkin teasing me, and now that its September, I knew I could use it. Since Sunday was so rainy, I spent the day cooking. It conveniently aligns with today’s task for the Live More Weigh Less Challenge, Spend 5 hours cooking. Since I’m currently enjoying all the Healthy Living Summit has to offer, I decided to switch days.
I started my cooking day with Grilled Artichokes. In the afternoon I whipped up these cookies.
A lot of the “pumpkin” recipes I looked up actually called for pumpkin pudding, not pure pumpkin. After several searches, I finally found this recipe. I prefer to use pure pumpkin because it is low cal and provides a lot of fiber and vitamin A.
Keep heat on low for the entire recipe. There is no need to turn it up, unless you want to burn yourself.
Add the oats very slowly and stir to combine.
I used an ice cream scoop and made 20 No Bake Pumpkin Cookies. You could use a smaller scoop if you wanted.
Next time I would experiment with Coconut Oil instead of Butter. I think there was too much cinnamon, and I would love to add some Peanut Butter, but that will be a recipe for another day.