‘Tis the season for pumpkin and ’tis the perfect time to make these choc chip pumpkin peanut butter oat cookies. They are so delicious and so easy!
The one thing you need to know about these pumpkin peanut butter oat cookies is that the pumpkin purée must be quite dry to get a good cookie outcome. How do you make dry pumpkin purée I hear you ask, the trick is making it out of roasted/baked pumpkin rather than boiled or steamed.
I do this in advance. When I have the oven on for other things, like a Sunday roast, I will roast big chunks of pumpkin, skin on, and then just scrape the soft flesh out and store for recipes such as this.
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Choc chip pumpkin peanut butter oat cookies
Yield 12-14 cookies
- 1/2 Cup Roast pumpkin purée
- 1/2 Cup Peanut butter
- 1 Tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1/4 Cup dark chocolate chips
- If your honey is not liquid, warm it
- Mix roast pumpkin purée peanut butter and honey/maple syrup in a bowl
- Add rolled oats and mix
- Add choc chips
- Place spoonfuls onto a baking paper lined tray
- Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 12-15 mins, should be golden on the bottom
- Cool on tray
For this recipe to be a success the pumpkin puree you use needs to be a dry style purée ie made from roast or baked pumpkin rather than boiled or steamed
If you use dairy free dark chocolate chips the recipe will be dairy free
If your child is under 1 year please use maple syrup as the sweetener rather than honey, for a young child these biscuits can also be made without the chocolate chips and are still yummy
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