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Pumpkin PB Oat Cookies

Another healthy vegan treat! I’m focusing on nourishing foods for my body right now as I approach the end of pregnancy and make plans help my body recover and nourish another person! I know there are some other key ingredients to “lactation cookies” that some swear by, but instead of buying new stuff, I figure I start with foods I know for sure have health benefits, and improve lactation, like oats and flax! Also I used molasses for its iron boosting properties as I’m aware I will need plenty of iron in the postpartum period too! Plus it’s officially fall time, and time to bust out the pumpkin purée! SO I made these chewy pumpkin-y oatmeal cookies that are delicious and body nourishing!

You need:

-1/3 cup pumpkin purée

-1/2 cup peanut butter

-1 tbs flaxmeal+ 3tbs warm water

-1 tbs pumpkin pie spice

-1 pinch salt

-handful of cranberries

-1/4 tsp baking powder

-1.5 cups quick oats

-1/3 cup molasses

Combine all ingredients an drop onto a cookie sheet with a spoon (batter is pretty sticky) and bake at 350 x 10-12 minutes until slight browning around the edges.

Then I drizzled some melted dark chocolate on top because.. why not :D. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chia Protein Cookies

A cookie nutritious enough that you can eat it for breakfast? Sign me up! I used to eat Oreos and milk for breakfast as a kid. Not the best start to the day, but try these out instead with some protein and brain food, and you can feel good about chocolate cookies for breakfast. Really it is just like eating oatmeal 🙂 These are nice and chewy and soft.
You need:

1 egg (or flax egg)

 3tbs coconut flour

1 cup gf rolled oats

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1tbs carob powder

6 tsp chia seeds

1 small ripe banana

2/3 cup almond milk

1/4 cup kefir

3 tsp chocolate pb2

1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein
Simply blend together all wet ingredients (including banana) and then combine with all dry ingredients in a bowl. Scoop onto parchment paper or greased foil.

Bake at 350F x 10 min, and enjoy!
Makes 17 cookies

Each cookie:

48 cal

1.5 fat

6.3 carb

1.7 fiber

2.3 protein
   
    
    
    
    
    
   

Low Fat Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Easy healthy chocolate chip cookies. Chewy and full of good energy, none of that fat sluggishness or refined sugar crash here! Just nourishing goodness! And SO easy! 
You need:

2 very ripe large bananas, mashed

4tsp coconut vinegar

2tsp vanilla 

1tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1cup gf oats

1/2cup quinoa flakes

1/4 cup carob chips

2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch salt
Blend all ingredients well in a bowl, spoon into parchement paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 12-14 min and enjoy!
   
               

Happy Place Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, GF)

As the name indicates, just one of these tasty morsels takes me to my happy place. They are so delicious, so balanced, so incredibly satisfying. ❤️

These have no added sugar, no oils, no gluten, no oats, and very little flour (brown rice). They do have natural protein, nature’s sweeteners in the form of puréed fruit, and melty chocolate chip goodness. Natural nutritious indulgence 🙂 The nutty taste to these is not overpowering but blends so perfectly with the molten bittersweet chocolate. YUMMY

Begin with:
-1 banana
-applesauce 1/4 cup
-1tsp vanilla
-dates 3 ( Medjool)

Put above ingredients in food processor until smooth then put in your mixing bowl along with:

-2tbs flax meal with water to moisten well, let sit until gelatinous, about 5 min.
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 cup organic brown rice flour
-3/4 cup coarse almond/walnut flour*
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
-pinch sea salt

Mix all well.

Use small spoon or mini ice cream scoop to serve onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 16 min. Enjoy fresh out of the oven with your favorite cup of milk or hot tea. Good Earth decaf for me 🙂

*I made my own “flour” pulsing 1/2cup each walnuts and almonds in a food processor. This yields 1.5 cups “flour”, of which I only used 3/4 cup in this recipe.

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Frosted Protein Cookie Bites!

Another pink dessert option for the month of love. Or just anytime you feel like being festive. No added dyes or artificial flavors here, just nature’s pigments 🙂

For the no-bake cookies:
Process until smooth
1/2 cup dates
1/2 cup unsweet almond milk
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs cocoa powder
1/4 cup applesauce

Pour into a bowl and stir in:
2tbs ground flax
1tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup shredded coconut
1 scoop french vanilla vega protein powder
2 tbs chia seeds
1 cup rolled oats
pinch baking soda
pinch salt

Combine cookie dough well with your hands and form into bite sized balls, then refrigerate for an hour (or 5min quick freeze) to let harden.

For the fudge frosting there are 2 variations.

Pink creme frosting option:
Blend:
1/4 banana
1/4 cup mashed strawbereies
1mashed beet slice for color
3tbs coconut butter, melted
vanilla 1/4 tsp
Dash salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Spread over cookie bites in little dollops and refrigerate overnight or freeze for 10-15 min!

Chocolate frosting option:
1 tbs coconut butter melted
1tbs agave
1tbs Cocoa powder
1.5 tbs almond milk

Roll cookie bites in chocolate frosting to coat on all sides.

Refrigerate overnight or quick freeze for 15 min before serving!

Enjoy!

Store in fridge and enjoy!

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