So last week I created this to die for recipe, chocolate pumpkin pie squares with chocolate ginger cookie crust – and they were absolutely delicious (I’m not even sorry I’m proud of them haha)! BUT, I was thinking about it and I would say most of the recipes on my site are pretty healthy – and they are ALL vegan – but maybe I should create a “cleaner” version of pumpkin pie for those that would like it?
I’m not sure if you guys have seen the healthy vegan banana oatmeal cookies – they are like 3 ingredients, you bake them up and they taste pretty darn good! I decided to take that same idea of simplicity and deliciousness and combine it into pumpkin pie oatmeal bites!
If you don’t know, I rarely (if ever) count calories, but these little suckers are under 50 calories a piece and they are pretty dog gone delicious! They are not rich, and heavy like traditional pumpkin pie, but they do taste pretty great (I might be a little partial haha).
1 Bowl + 25 Minutes + 12 Cookies = 0 Guilt
A note on the pictures – I’ve learned this week that I need to invest in a nice lighting kit if I want to shoot at night – so that’s the next thing I’ll be doing – so be gentle on these ones, promise? In order to make them brighter – they got a little grainy, but I SWEAR the pumpkin pie bites taste great!
I hope you enjoy!
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Purée (Canned Pumpkin)
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Preheat the Oven to 300 degrees.
- In a large bowl mix the pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined.
- Add in the oats, mix well and let sit for 5 minutes.
- On a baking sheet place heaping tablespoons of the mixture flattened into small cookies! You should get about 12 "bites" total.
- Bake for 20-25 minute flipping half way through - the outside should crisp up a bit, but the middle will stay chewy, yum!
- Allow them to cool for a few minutes, then dig in!
Wanna spice it up, throw in some dairy free chocolate chips!
Whip up some coconut cream and top for an authentic experience.
Let me know what you think!
Do simple, minimal ingredient recipes strike your fancy – or do you prefer more complex in depth flavors?