November 7, 2013

C&C in the Kitchen

So, did any of you make the healthy cookies that I posted a few weeks ago? If not, you have been missing out. For those of you that have made them... chances are that you have made them again. They are that easy and that good!

Today I am going to offer you a "holiday" spin on the C&C Healthy Cookies….how about making them into "pumpkin healthy cookies"? Now doesn't that sound tasty??? It took me three batches last week to come up with the perfect recipe. 

It's really simple. All you need (in addition to the previous ingredients) are pumpkin puree and spice!

C&C Healthy "Pumpkin" Cookies
1 large, ripe banana, well mashed
1 Cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tbs agave (honey or maple syrup also work)
1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm - so it isn't solid
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1-2 Tbs pumpkin spice (depending on how much pumpkin flavor you like)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbs chia seeds
2 Tbs flax seeds

You can also substitute the chocolate chips for walnuts and cranberries and make them even more seasonal. If you do this, I also suggest adding 1 Tbs of maple syrup instead of agave. 

- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Mash bananas and mix with vanilla coconut oil, agave and pumpkin puree
- Add oats, almond meal, cinnamon, pumpkin spice salt and baking powder. Mix until fully incorporated.
- Add chocolate chips, chia and flax seeds and mix on low.

Bake on a non-stick cookie sheet or Silpat liner for 13-14 minutes! And you get these Delicious and healthy holiday treats!


  1. HI R&K! I feel like I already asked this but I cannot remember the answer! What would be a good sub for banana's? I can't stand the taste or smell! Thanks!!

    1. Perhaps about 1/2 cup pumpkin purée per banana