Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All things pumpkin

So clearly I love pumpkin. I just can't get enough of the stuff! Autumn is in the air, and so is the smell of pumpkin spice lattes, cookies, and pies! I often have to dilute my enthusiasm when my eyes come across canned Pumpkin on grocery store shelves. Today was one of those days. I was minding my own business, walking through the isles of Trader Joe's, when a huge orange display caught my eye. Could it be true? Could all of this Pumpkiny goodness exist in one store? The answer was Yes my friends, the answer was Yes. 

The friendly cashier even commented on my purchases, remarking that she could tell I was a Pumpkin fan... duh.
So now, as I type, I sit here sipping a steaming mug of pumpkin spice tea. I am a happy girl :). Whenever I drink tea, it makes me want cookies. I luckily baked these yummy little morsels on Sunday!

(the brownies are black bean brownies...)

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cookies
1 can Pumpkin (Not pumpkin pie!)
4-6 packets stevia
2 tbs apple sauce
2 egg whites 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 Rice flour (I used this because I'm gluten free, you can use any flour)
1/4 cup carob chips (or any chocolate)
1/2 cup gluten free oats
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup dried cranberries

(Three cookies= 3 points plus)
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl combine ingredients until they create an even mixture. Spoon (1 tbs per cookie) onto a cookie sheet...remember to spray it with cooking spray!  Cook for 12-15 minutes. Let them cool, and indulge!

Rehearsals have been a lot of work... I'll elaborate more on that another time...

(this is a picture of a bus in NYC! I'm the third from the left :) 
Until then!


1 comment:

  1. Can I first just say that I am SO happy to see you back in the blog world! I followed your old blog and I am SUPER excited that you are back with a brand new blog. I too just re-entered the blog world with a whole new blog. Looking forward to more of your posts! =)