whole wheat pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

one of my students is trying her best to be fit. often, i’m bringing around baked goods made with yummy butter and sugar.ย  so, she challenged me to make something that leans more on the healthy side.

i stepped up to the plate, and i think these are a home run.

it was like autumn in my kitchen while i was making these. i always say summer is my favorite season, but autumn is right up there. who can say no to the warm smells of pumpkin and cinnamon whisking around the kitchen?

what’s your favorite season?

these cookies are kinda granola like too, which means that you won’t regret eating it.

they are also weight watchers friendly for those watching your points. these are 3 points on the weight watchers plan. (k wanted me to make sure that i shared that.)

whole wheat pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
printable recipe – slightly adapted from sally’s baking addiction

yield 2 dozen cookies

ingredients
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cup quick rolled oats
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries

preheat oven to 350. prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

in a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, egg, vanilla, and honey. in another bowl, combine, flour, sugars, oats, spices, baking soda, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips, and cranberries. incorporate wet and dry ingredients into one bowl and mix until just combined. do not overmix.

scoop spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. slightly flatten the cookies with your fingers. bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned. remove from oven and cool on rack. munch!

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