Natural Pumpkin Oatmeal “Cuffins”

I recently stumbled upon Raw Is Sexy, the fabulous blog of a Californian raw chef and plant based wellness coach who transforms everyday favorites into natural, vegan recipes. When I saw her Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, I couldn’t resist and whipped up a batch right away with a few tweaks.

After a long day, these little buggers were just what the doctor ordered. Is it just me or are cookies the best medicine? I wasn’t alone in my love for this culinary creation. My roommates and friends raved about them…I had too many leftovers lying around and although these are guilt-free I simply HAD to give some away before I ate the entire batch! Taylor coined the name “cuffins,” based on the fact that they taste like healthy muffins in cookie form. The name stuck. 

Ingredients
1/2 cup of water
2 cups flaxseed meal
2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 whole avocado
1 cup of pitted medjool dates
1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree
1 1/2 ripe bananas, mashed
Dash of stevia, and vanilla extract
Option additions: chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
*Next time I will experiment with using more pumpkin puree and less bananas because the flavor wasn’t as predominately pumpkin as I had wished

To start, place the avocado, water and medjool dates in the food processor. Blend until smooth.

Next, combine your dry ingredients. 

Mash up your banana and add it to your the avocado mixture with the pumpkin puree. Fold in the dry ingredients.

Time for the fun part! Roll into balls and place onto a lightly sprayed cookie sheet. I may have eaten a spoonful or two of the batter in the process…

Set the oven to 350°F and bake for 10-15 minutes before indulging!

Quick, easy and delicious. Go ahead, have two or three. They’re healthy! Pumpkin Oatmeal “Cuffins” are great days later heated up in the toaster oven, too. Add a cold glass of soy milk and you have yourself a great afternoon pick-me-up. I even crumbled one up on top of my Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal the other morning. Doesn’t get much better than that! Healthy cookies with no added sugar, eggs, butter or flour? Yep, that just happened. Enjoy!

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren

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5 Comments to “Natural Pumpkin Oatmeal “Cuffins””

  1. I never would have thought about combining those ingredients! I will have to try these!

  2. Best dessert I’ve had in years!

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