Here’s a cookie recipe for the health nut in you! Sugar free AND sweetener free, these gluten free, paleo cookies are neither sweet nor savoury making them the perfect healthy snack without indulgence. They are great for those used to a diet low in sugar 🙂 and a great snack that’s not overly sweet but instead provides your body with nourishing ingredients that will love your body back and ward off sugar cravings.
These soft little bites are made with just a handful of ingredients and go perfectly with a cuppa!
- Almond meal is rich in healthy fats and vitamin E as well as providing a source of protein. The almond meal also helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer helping to reduce over-snacking.
- This recipe uses zero added sugar or sweeteners and instead just a hint of natural yummyness from pumpkin!
- These cookies are low carb and flourless making them a great snack without impacting your blood sugar levels.
- Pumpkin is a great source of vitamins A and C to help promote glowing skin and boost your immune system.
Sweetener Free Pumpkin Cookies
- Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 180C.
- Steam pumpkin.Drain well and whilst allowing to cool. (Not refrigerated*) Then mash well to puree.
- In a mixing bowl combine pumpkin puree with coconut oil.
- Add almond meal, baking powder and vanilla powder and mix to combine well.
- Using clean hands shape tablespoon portions of mixture into cookie shapes and place on a lined baking tray.
- Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden.
- If you prefer your cookie a little sweeter you can add a dash of pure maple syrup or a few drops of liquid stevia concentrate.
- If you prefer a firmer cookie add additional almond meal - up to 3 cups total.
- Press seeds or nuts into unbaked cookies for fun decoration and added crunch.
- You can cook your pumpkin puree in advance (with dinner the night before for example) for even quicker cookies! *Just make sure you allow pumpkin to return to room temperate and not straight from the fridge as it will solidify your coconut oil before combined.