By: Alison Marras
March 7, 2017
(updated November 13, 2017)
These cookies are an update to my previous recipe for Pumpkin & Hemp Oatmeal Cookies! This time they’re totally grain-free and contain slightly less sweetener, perfect for breakfast or tea time. The pumpkin puree holds them together also adding to the sweetness but the taste is not very apparent. And if you love honey-sesame seed snacks, these cookies will be your new favorites!
Sesame Seeds are both delicious and crunchy, adding substance to these once oatmeal based cookies. Their health benefits are wide, ranging from heart-health support with lowering cholesterol and improving blood pressure to balancing hormones and boosting nutrient absorption. Sprinkling sesame seeds on your food is a great addition to squeeze in extra vitamins and help with your body processing nutrients!
Hemp Seeds are one of my favorite seeds, just 1 serving has 10g of protein which is amazing for a plant source. They’re extremely versatile and high in omega’s helping with inflammation and cardiovascular health support.
Pumpkin Pureé is an excellent thickener and binder, often times I’ll see banana pureé or applesauce used for these reasons but I prefer Pumpkin usually! It’s high in fiber and vitamins and minerals, plus it tastes delicious, you can either bring out the flavor or mask it often times and having some cans or cartons of organic pumpkin pureé makes it very easy to keep on hand.
makes 12 cookies
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