I’ve been eyeing the recipe for pumpkin spiced oatmeal pecan cookies on Skinny Taste, for a while now. My kids are constantly hungry, so I’m always looking for snacks that are somewhat healthy and easy to make, because homemade always wins out in my book. Then, I don’t have to worry about food allergies or artificial ingredients.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Cookies, minus the pecans, of course, looked like the perfect recipe for my kids. First son eats peanut butter pumpkin oatmeal almost everyday. It’s one of the few recipes from Deceptively Delicious that my kids not only like, but is easy to make. Since the ingredients are pretty much the same, sans the peanut butter and pecans, I was pretty much assured of a home run. (Unlike last week, when I tried the blueberry granola bar recipe from Deceptively Delicious, which was a lot of work and no one liked.)
These cookies were easy to make and quick to bake. You mix the dry ingredients.Mix the wet ingredients.Mix the two together.And voila, a healthy snack for when the kids come home!The only change I made was sectioning the batter so that I could experiment with a few add ins, I’m glad I did. I mixed about two teaspoons of peanut butter with a 1/2 c. of batter, threw in some white chocolate chips (so that I can be assured that even, all things healthy hater, second son will try some). I did the same with raisins and white chocolate chips (because little lady really needs to poop) and I left some plain, so I could taste the recipe unspoiled. None of the cookies disappointed. My favorite, the original recipe with raisins. I imagine it would be delicious with pecans, that is if you don’t have a life threatening nut allergy.
If you’re looking for a really sweet cookie, these aren’t for you, but if you’re looking for a cookie that is on the healthy side and has a nice bit of sweetness and spice to it, I say give them a try. And just for the record, I don’t know Gina, or how “skinny” (see footnote) these cookies really are, but after today, you can be sure I will try a few more of her recipes. You can follow the link above to her website. The cookies are called pumpkin spiced oatmeal pecan cookies.
Now go forth and bake! And have a great day, too!
**I just had to add, that after I posted this, I went back on Skinny Taste to look around and noticed that at the bottom of the recipe, Gina gives nutritional information, including Weight Watcher’s Points, awesome! So, I stand corrected, I do know how “skinny” her recipes really are.