Everyone has favorite memories of Halloweens past from their childhood. But once those little ghouls and goblins grow up to be adults we start to feel guilty about the sweets we consume (and handout). So at Wholesome Goodness, we spend a fair amount of time thinking about how to take some of the guilt out of beloved old snacks and treats without giving up the flavor.
Obviously, we think our granola bars and trail mix tubes make for a great Halloween treats, but we also wanted to make something a little homier for get togethers at home and school lunch treats.
We combed the internet for oatmeal cookie recipes that we could add a little goodness to, and after about an hour’s worth of research we had found the right combination of ingredients to proceed. From there, we cut the sugar in half, relying more on the natural sweetness of the pumpkin and oatmeal. So without further ado, here’s our recipe for pumpkin spiced oatmeal cookies!
- 1/2 cup Wholesome Goodness® Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats
- 2 packets of Wholesome Goodness® Apple with Cinnamon Multigrain Instant Hot Cereal
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 small packet of slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar, butter and egg.
- Mix in the pumpkin purée.
- Add the flour and pumpkin spice a bit at a time, mixing in as you go.
- Add the oats and oatmeal. Mix until combined.
- If you’re adding almonds, chocolate chips, or raisins, do so now and mix well.
- Mix in the baking soda and give one last thorough stir.
- Using a regular table spoon, portion out cookies, placing them on a greased baking sheet about an inch apart.
- Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the cookies have achieved desired texture and browning.
- Repeat until you’ve baked all of your cookies, or freeze for later use.
Serve and enjoy!