Good Morning friends!
Monday means guest blogger time! Thankful to have this chicka on here to share this awesome recipe with us on vegan pumpkin cookies! You can find her personal Instagram here and her Toki Box Instagram here.
Hi everyone! Nice to meet you!
I’m Gabriela – vegan + baker + proud owner of a new subscription box – TokiBox (which I created back in May this year.)
My box is all about healthy vegan goodies like superfoods, healthy snacks and eco-friendly accessories.
I became vegan a few years ago after watching a documentary about animal cruelty and I’ve been vegan since then. I don’t think I could ever eat animal products again, that’s why I created my box. A place where you can get healthy snacks and superfoods that nourish your body and gives you energy and happiness. Because it is true that you are what you eat.
I have started cooking and baking around the same time of becoming vegan – because I was discovering a new world filled with foods I never tried. I grew up a small village in Romania – so there were some of the fruits, vegetables and pantry items I’ve never seen.
Now I cook because it makes me relax, distress and create amazing stuff! It has become on of my hobbies.
When I don’t work at my box (being an online business is sometimes a 24hr job) I enjoy taking photos in nature, running and doing yoga J. I love photography and the outdoors.
I’m super happy to do write for this blog and I want to thank to Koral for the opportunity to connect with each one of you and share one of my favorite recipes.
If you’d like to check out my box head over to our website: http://tokibox.co
I’m happy to introduce you to one of my favorite fall recipes, perfect for the holidays and fall season.
These cookies are a healthier version of the traditional chocolate chip cookies that I love to recreate in the fall – winter season, because makes me feel so cozy and happy!
Ah, and I have to mention that it has one of my old time favorite ingredients: PUMPKIN.
Because, ‘tis the season of pumpkins.
Cookies are my favorite dessert and I enjoy decorating them with all sorts of stuff and serving them with
“weird” combinations like peanut butter and nut milk or plum jam and almond butter!
I love baking them as well because they are easy and fast to make, plus everyone in the family loves them!
I have tried tons of cookie recipes since going vegan, but I personally fell in love with this one and I hope you do to!
This recipe is healthy, with no dairy or butter and with delicious vegan chocolate chips-it can be optional in case you’re going for a healthier treat, and it is under 30 minutes.
Time: under 30 min
Makes 20 cookies
- 1, 1 ¾ cups of flour (either regular or gluten free)
- 1, ½ tsp of baking powder
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- ¾ cup of tahini (or any nut butter of your choice)
- Vegan chocolate chips (measurement depends on your taste).
- Preheat the oven at 350 and oil a baking tray with coconut oil.
- Mix the flour with baking powder and set aside.
- Mix in the wet ingredients: pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and tahini.
- Combine them together using a spatula and then mix it with your hand (like a dough).
- After mixing it well, stir in the chocolate chips (my husband likes a lot of them so I put in ½ cup).
- Start shaping the dough into small 2 inch balls using your hand.
- Put all the balls into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
*you can use any kind of flour or even oats
*chocolate chips are optional – for an even healthier recipe, you don’t have to use them.
These cookies are going to come out super fluffy and not oily. I like serving them with a glass of non-dairy milk. For this photo I used pea milk from Ripple, but you can use any kind of milk you want and toppings! Go crazy with them!
This is a super healthy cookie recipe you can make ahead of time and snack on throughout the week. It is filled with protein and vitamins from the tahini and pumpkin. Eat food that nourishes your body.
Hope you try out the recipe and let us know how it turns out!
PS: here’s a coupon code in case you’d like to try out my healthy vegan goodie box: KORAL5 for $5 off on your first box!