Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with Chocolate Chips

Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with Chocolate Chips

Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - a healthy version of a delicious spice cookie with chocolate chips! Who says we can't eat pumpkin all year round? | slimsanity.com

So I know pumpkin is supposed to be super popular in the fall. But I had a major food blogger fail this year and published zero pumpkin recipes all fall season long.

Actually I take that back. I posted pumpkin pie muffins at the end of December… But I guess that’s still kinda after the whole pumpkin craze we see every year.

Instead of following the trends, I’m gonna break tradition and give you a pumpkin recipe in the spring! Yep – I said it. This rule breaker is gonna make all the other year-round pumpkin lovers squeal.

Today I bring you Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles!

Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - a healthy version of a delicious spice cookie with chocolate chips! Who says we can't eat pumpkin all year round? | slimsanity.com

My baked goods typically never have any refined sugar in them. But there are occasions when even the healthiest ingredients can’t be used as a substitute. If you want to save money, that is.

I used refined sugar only for the coating on these cookies. I’ve been told that coconut sugar is very similar to refined sugar when you bake with it, and that it was a similar texture. However, I not only preach healthy at Slim Sanity, I strongly believe in ‘healthy on a budget.’ And coconut sugar does not fit in the budget category at ALL. It’s like five times the cost of regular sugar. Since I buy some other refined sugar substitutes (like honey and stevia), I can’t fit them all in the budget. Coconut sugar does not make the cut. But I welcome you to try it if you ever buy it!

Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - a healthy version of a delicious spice cookie with chocolate chips! Who says we can't eat pumpkin all year round? | slimsanity.com

Back to the pumpkin.

I used canned pumpkin, as I normally do. I’m not so hard core (yet) as to roast the pumpkin myself. Please don’t call me a cheater, because this is a money saving tip, too. Especially in the spring when you’d probably have to import your own fresh pumpkin, since I’m pretty sure it’s not found in groceries again until September.

These cookies are not super sweet, which I like. They have a good pumpkin flavor, not the overly sugared flavor you find in a lot of the stew bought processed stuffed!

Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - a healthy version of a delicious spice cookie with chocolate chips! Who says we can't eat pumpkin all year round? | slimsanity.com

This recipe also makes a lot of cookies! 32 to be exact. So there are plenty I share, unless pumpkin is your jam. Then you have a lot of snacks for about a week!

Next time you head to the grocery, don’t forget these ingredients!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with Chocolate Chips

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 c whole wheat flour 2 (can also split it 1/2 c whole wheat flour, 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons refined sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice

Instructions

  1. Sift together flours, baking soda, salt and 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice.
  2. In a larger bowl, mix together yogurt, honey, pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla.
  3. Microwave coconut oil for 30 seconds, and mix into wet mixture.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Once thoroughly mixed, stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Mix together refined sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice in a small bowl.
  8. Using tablespoon sized amounts, roll dough into balls and roll in sugar coating. Place on a cookie sheet.
  9. Repeat for 16 cookies. Stamp them into circles using a glass.
  10. Bake for 13-17 minutes, either until you hit 17 minutes or tops begin to crinkle.

Courses Dessert

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4 g

6%

Saturated Fat 3 g

15%

Cholesterol 6 mg

2%

Sodium 58 mg

2%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g

6%

Dietary Fiber 2 g

8%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 2 g

4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Healthy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - a healthy version of a delicious spice cookie with chocolate chips! Who says we can't eat pumpkin all year round? | slimsanity.com

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