After spending nearly the past four days “living alone” as both my boyfriend and puppy are out of town, I have had plenty of said “me time” to basically pull myself together as I have been in a “hot mess” for a bit. I was laying in bed watching Suits, relaxing after a long week of studying and exams when I decided I was craving pumpkin bread. I know, I know, we are all sitting over here in New York praying for spring to finally arrive and stay, and it is clearly way past fall, but I just couldn’t stop drooling over the thought of this pumpkin bread.
Fast forward a little bit to when I finally decided to get up and wander into the kitchen to see just what ingredients I had to possibly make a little something- pumpkiny. Gathering some of the more random things I realized I could whip up some pumpkin oatmeal cookies, and then I further continued this excursion in the kitchen to find chocolate chips and we all know there is never a limit to what chocolate can be added to.
Andddd this is exactly what I like to call my “eyeball baking,” where I find random things in the kitchen and cabinets that could potentially make something delicious or absolutely disgusting. And bear with me, but these chocolate pumpkin oatmeal cookies are utterly dreamy and drool worthy. It has the perfect combination of oats to pumpkin to chocolatey, a taste that just blends together so well.
Nonetheless, I am currently sitting at the table with a cup of chai tea and my warm cookie in hand, writing this post because it is seriously so easy to make as it is only a one bowl recipe and the cookies are just so good!
-1 cup QUICK OATS
-1 cup ROLLED OATS
-1/4 cup GROUND FLAX SEED
-1 tbs CHIA SEEDS
-1/3 cup PUMPKIN SEEDS
-1/3 cup SEMI SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
-1/2 cup PUMPKIN PUREE
-1/4 cup MAPLE SYRUP
-1/3 cup COCONUT OIL
-cinnamon and sea salt to taste
-preheat oven to 350ºF
-add dry ingredients to bowl first, mix
-add wet ingredients and spices to bowl, mix
-bake for about 15 minutes
THAT IS IT. SERIOUSLY. This recipe is honestly relatively healthy, in my opinion, as it is made with very wholesome ingredients and is filling enough to curb a sweet tooth craving or be a quick on-the-go breakfast paired with a banana.
Give them a try, I promise you won’t regret it… enjoy!!