Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! Cleaning up my OWN original!

I ran across something so fun the other day; my old OLD blog!…. I am talking 2011 old; which I think is quite old in “blog years” and makes me realize how long I have actually been at this stuff!

It also made me realize that my opinions and thoughts are forever evolving. Things I thought were ok back then, I don’t go for now and things I didn’t think were ok back then I am ok with now. As I grow and educate myself (a lot of times through trial and error…) I have adapted my thoughts, my line of thinking as a whole AND put those things into practice in working with others and in my own family.

I want you to know that I truly do try my best to bring you what I feel is “best health” oriented, not only for you but for my own family. I won’t try to sell you, I just want to help you. The blog is just one outlet that I try to do that through.

That being said, check out this weeks Clean Sweep! This happens to be one of my own recipes that I further revamped to continue to make it as healthy as possible, a little treat with no trick!

Check out the OLD CLEAN version:

  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour ( you can grind your own in a coffee grinder from old fashioned oatmeal)
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used half French Vanilla Creme Optimum Nutrition Whey and half Pea Protein)
  • 1/8 cup whole wheat flour, (most likely can be omitted or increase the oat flour to 1 3/4 cup)
  • 4 oz. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 omega-3 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • scant 1/2 cup Stevia for Baking
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 servings dark chocolate chip morsels, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray
  2. beat applesauce, egg and egg whites, vanilla and brown sugar together until brown sugar is dissolved. Add ½ cup pumpkin and mix until incorporated
  3. mix oat flour, protein powder, whole wheat flour (if you use), stevia, baking powder and salt together
  4. mix the wet into the dry until thoroughly combined
  5. add the chopped up chocolate chips and mix
  6. Drop by large spoonfuls onto your sprayed baking sheet
  7. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until firm but not hard to the touch

Calories: 60

Carbs : 8g

Fat: 1g

Protein: 3g

Sugar: 3g

Not too shabby the first time around!

Buuuuuut…. what if I can do better!?

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Let’s check and find out:

the NEW Clean Sweep Recipe
(serves 23 cookies)

  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 scoop Nutrabio Muscle Matrix Vanilla protein powder
  • 30g measured almond meal
  • 4 oz. nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 omega-3 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1/8 cup stevia
  • 2 syringes liquid Stevia (vitacost.com brand)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 servings dark chocolate chip morsels, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • OPTIONAL: finishing salt (used after baking)
  1. Mix the greek yogurt, pumpkin, vanilla, liquid stevia and egg/egg whites together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together (except the chocolate chips) in a small bowl
  3.  Mix the dry in to the wet until well incorporated, then mix in the chocolate chips
  4. Place by large spoonful’s on a sprayed baking sheet
  5. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees (or until desired doneness-do not overbake!)
  6. Sprinkle with finishing salt if desired

Nutrition Facts:

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Looks like a squeezed an extra 10 calories and a couple grams of sugar out of the original recipe!

Here’s to a Treat without the Trick!

Liz Jackson

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