Monday, November 25, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies (Vegan/Gluten-Free/Nut-Free)

Thanksgiving is mere days or even hours away and perhaps you have to bring a dessert to your family's gathering.  You don't want to do a pie (besides your Aunt Joanne already makes the world's best pies), you want something different, but you have someone with a dairy allergy and an egg allergy…someone who can't do nuts and another who is gluten-free.

Pumpkin Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies to the rescue!

I tasted these delicious little bites at the Market District yesterday and grabbed the recipe to try and home.  Perfectly simple to make in about 15 minutes, these no-bake cookies taste like a sweet pumpkin cookie batter.

Pumpkin Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies
(altered from a Market District recipe)

1 1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats (or regular if GF is not necessary)
1 cup oat flour (*take gluten-free oats and grind in a blender or food processor to make oat flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup almond (or your choice) milk
2 tablespoons coconut or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well to fully incorporate.

In a separate medium bowl, combine the pumpkin, milk, oil and vanilla extract, stirring well to combine.



Add the pumpkin mixture to the oatmeal mixture and stir well:


Combine very well and then begin to form into small 1-2 teaspoon bites:


Serve immediately or refrigerate and enjoy later:


Makes 4 dozen.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Life is sweet,
SPC


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