40 Calorie Pumpkin Cookies

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So actually these cookies are probably less than 40 calories each.   I just wanted to give you some leeway.  Just in case you want to add a little more sweetener or another chocolate chip.

How did I calculate the calories in each cookie?  I plugged the ingredients into this recipe calorie calculator.

These pumpkin cookies are perfect for fall.  They’re gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and vegan.  They’re also delicious.  My three-year-old literally sat there and ate the whole plate of them and kept saying ” Wow, these are so good!” ( I am not kidding)

You see, I am a former pumpkin spice latte lover.  Why a former?  Well, I stopped getting those sugary lattes from Starbucks.  And those few times when I wanted to treat myself, they were too sugary for me to even finish.  ( Yes, I would bring the latte home and mix it with black coffee. sad)

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I bought a package of coconut flour this summer.  I have found that it makes really good low-calorie cookies.  I love it because it is sweet.  I have used coconut flour in my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites and in the nougat that fills my Snickers Stuffed Dates.

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40 Calorie Pumpkin Cookies  Yields 12 cookies


2 tablespoons of coconut flour

3 tablespoons of canned pumpkin

1/4 cup of maple syrup

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

3 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut milk

a pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

12 chocolate chips

Method:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.  using a cookie scoop make 12 balls on a baking sheet.  Press down the balls with a fork, and add a chocolate chip onto each cookie.  Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.   You will want to make sure that the cookies are cooled before eating.

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These turned out better than expected.  Not bad for pulling random ingredients out of my pantry this afternoon.

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