hello everyone! Hope you’re having a good Thursday – it’s a COLD one here! Below 20 degrees made for a definite pit stop for a hot Holiday Blend at Starbucks post spin class.
With Christmas around the corner, I bet you’ve seen a bunch of Holiday flavored everything & I can’t help but get inspired by all of the flavors.
I remember growing up & looking forward to egg nog at my Aunt’s house during the Holiday’s. To me it tasted like a milkshake & I loved it as a kid.
Whenever I came across the So Delicious coconut milk Egg Nog in Whole Foods – I couldn’t pass it up! It definitely didn’t disappoint.
Not only is it great to drink, but also goes great in baked goods for some added nog flavor.
Combining it with some pumpkin, banana, oats, & chocolate was kind of a wonderful idea – DELISH!
Pumpkin Egg Nog Oat Cookies
Makes about 14-16 medium sized cookies or over 20 small cookies.
– 1/2 Cup Pumpkin
– 1 cup Egg Nog (I used Coconut Milk Egg nog)
– 1 Mashed Banana
– 2 Cups Rolled Oats
– 1/4 Cup Flax
– 2 TB Chia Seeds
– 2 Eggs (could sub a egg replacer of choice)
– 1 Scoop of Vega Vanilla Protein Powder
– 2 TB Coconut Flour
– 1 TB Cinnamon
– 2 Tsp All Spice
– 1/4 Cup Raisins
– Chocolate Chips of choice
– 1 tsp of baking powder
– A few drop of liquid stevia or 1-2 TB sweetener of choice.
*add some almond milk or coconut milk of choice if the batter is too dry. You want to keep the batter thick.
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-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
– Mix together the wet ingredients (pumpkin, egg nog, banana, eggs, and stevia)
– Add in your dry ingredients (rolled oats, flax, chia, protein powder, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder & raisins)
– Once mixed well, let sit for a few minutes & it will thicken up! Then scoop onto a sprayed or parchment covered cookie sheet.
* I used an icecream scoop to make the cookies even in shape then pressed the cookie down with the back of the scoop to make a small indentation.
– At this point you can add some chocolate chips on top!
*Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or until firm.
– Let cool & ENJOY!
For Thursday I’m throwing back to a recipe from last year where I made Dark Chocolate Bark for Christmas Gifts for my family.
I love creating recipes with the seasons! It’s a fun way to get creative & use all types of ingredients.
Hope you have a great Thursday!
be true to you
what is your favorite recipe to make for the holidays?
Every year I make my family some kind of baked goods – my Pap especially looks forward to the cookies! ;] This year I may make some powercakes & package them up!
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